G Suite Session Timeout
Most frequent questions and answers about G Suite Session Timeout Control
No, when you change the session length in Google admin console (as shown above), then settings only apply to new sessions.
All users with an active sessions will “Not” be impacted by it, however once they “logout” OR “their 14 days default session expires”, then the new session length will be enforced.
Yes, workaround is to reset required user’s sign in cookies.
You can do that by following-;
- Search for the user in admin console
- Go to user’s account page
- Scroll down to see “Reset Sign In” cookies (as shown in the screenshot below)
Please note -: This will log the user out from all active sessions include the mobile app such as Gmail App on Android or iOS.
So be careful, I recall once I accidentally did it to our client’s CEO’s account and he had to login again to all his 6 devices, that was a tough day for me:).
No, it does not apply on G Suite mobile apps (e.g Gmail or Drive app on Android and iOS).
So, let say, if you configure session to be 8 hours, users on mobile devices with native G Suite apps will “NOT” need to enter their password every 8 hours which is good else it’ll be a nightmare:).
Though at the time of initial launch of session control, it was only supported where Google was acting as IDP, but just after couple of weeks, Google enhanced its session control and now it applies on SAML based authentication too where Google isn’t acting as authentication provider.
So if you are using a third party IDP (e.g Okta, Ping Identity or ADFS), this setting will now apply to those G Suite sessions too.
G Suite Admin session timeout is “One Hour”, and as its a persistent one, which means closing the browser won’t impact the session but one hour time would.
So far following static options are available to control sessions-:
Session Never Expires
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There might be scenarios where you would need to recover your deleted emails, may be because you deleted them by mistake, or you never thought you would need them back.
but….. now….. you might be asking, “Are deleted Gmail emails recoverable“?
The answer here really “depends” on whether you are using consumer Gmail (@gmail.com) account OR G Suite account, are you a regular user OR G Suite Admin, which G Suite plan you have subscribed to………
Let us see all these scenarios in details, and how they impact our ability to recover our deleted Gmail emails.
If you use G Suite (or G Suite Essentials), you might be leveraging Google Meet to organize your video meetings (and live streaming if you are on G Suite Enterprise plan).
If your meeting had more than a few attendees, you might want to know who attended your Google Meeting (or live steam) and for how long.
Though Google Meet records attendance but this information is provided in Google Admin Console, and one needs G Suite Admin access to see it, which is not scalable as you don’t want to give G Suite admin access to all your users.
So I thought to create a self service solution where your G Suite users (without admin access) can simply fill up a Google Form, and instantly get their Google Meet attendance report.