Manage session duration

For added security, you can limit how long your members are signed in to Slack on their desktop (we call this a session duration). When you set a session duration, members will have to sign back in periodically. ⏳

Note: Session duration only applies to Slack on the desktop app and in a web browser. With session duration turned on, members won't be signed out of their Slack mobile apps.

Set up session duration

Pro and Business+ plans

Enterprise Grid plan

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Workspace settings.
  3. Click Authentication.
  4. Next to Session Duration, click Expand.
  5. Choose if you’d like to sign members out whenever they close Slack or after a set period of time.
  6. Click Save.

Note: Changes to session duration will take effect the next time a member ends their current session and signs back in to Slack.

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Organization settings.
  3. Click  Security in the left column, then select Security Settings.
  4. Next to Session Duration, click Enable.
  5. Choose if you’d like to sign members out whenever they close Slack or after a set period of time
  6. If you’d like, choose to Notify users when they need to log back in
  7. Click Save.

Note: Changes to session duration will take effect immediately and be applied to members’ sessions over the timeframe you’ve selected.

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace Owners/Admins and Org Owners/Admins
  • Available on paid plans