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, your members will have to sign back in periodically. ⏳

Note: Session duration only applies to the 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+ subscriptions

Enterprise Grid subscription

  1. From your desktop, click on your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click Workspace settings.
  3. Click on Authentication.
  4. Next to Session duration, click Expand.
  5. Select how much time should elapse before requiring members to sign back in.
  6. Click on Save.

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

  1. From your desktop, click on your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then click on Organisation settings.
  3. Click  Security in the left column, then select Security settings.
  4. Next to Session duration, click Enable.
  5. Select how much time should elapse before requiring members to re-authenticate.
  6. Click on Enable.

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

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