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: Any changes to session duration will take effect the next time a member ends their current session and signs back into Slack.


Set up session duration

Standard and Plus subscriptions

Enterprise Grid subscription

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Administration, then Workspace settings from the menu.
  3. Click Authentication.
  4. Click Expand next to Session duration.
  5. Select how much time should elapse before requiring members to sign in.
  6. Click Save.
  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Administration from the menu, then Organisation settings.
  3. From the  Security page, click the Security Settings tab.
  4. Under Session duration, select how much time should elapse before requiring members to reauthenticate themselves.
  5. Click Save changes.

Note: session duration applies only 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.

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace Owners/Admins and Org Owners/Admins
  • Standard, Plus and Enterprise Grid subscriptions