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Web Transfer Client/Plain Text Client Session Timeout

Karla Marsh
EFT Express (SMB) & Enterprise

THE INFORMATION IN THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO:

  • EFT Server version 5 and later

DISCUSSION

By default, if the Web Transfer client (WTC) (or, in v6.3 and later, the Plain Text Client (PTC)) is idle for 5 minutes, the session is released. That is, if no activity occurs during this time frame, the session is closed. This time out is for security purposes and, for the WTC, so that others can use one of the concurrent licenses. You may want the time to be longer or shorter, depending upon expected usage.

You can control this timeout in the Windows registry on the EFT Server computer by creating a new DWORD value that indicates the number of minutes that you want the session to be active, but idle, before the session is released.

On 32-bit systems:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\GlobalSCAPE Inc.\EFT Server 3.0\

On 64-bit systems:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\GlobalSCAPE Inc.\EFT Server 3.0\

Create the DWORD WTCTimeout and set the value to the number of minutes that a session can remain idle before it is released. The default value is 5 minutes (00000005).

Restart the server service for the change to take effect.

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