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:).
Yes & No
Let me explain
As per Google’s documentation “Chrome Broswer” on Android and iOS works a bit different and these settings will NOT be applied on it, however other browsers such as Mozilla Firefox are covered by this setting.
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:).
For now, above setting only applies where G Suite is Identity Provider (IDP), if you are using a third party IDP (e.g Okta, Ping Identity or ADFS), this setting will not apply and G Suite session timeout will be of 14 days as default.
However, am confident Google would roll out that feature too soon.
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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