You can set up your SAP System to automatically log off users with no activity after a specified period of time. This improves system security by assuring that SAP sessions at unattended terminals do not stay active indefinitely.
By default, automatic logoff is not activated in the SAP System. Users remain logged on no matter how long they may be inactive. You activate automatic logoff by setting the system profile parameter rdisp/gui_auto_logout to the number of seconds of inactivity you want to permit. Enter as a value for this parameter the number of seconds of inactivity that must elapse before a user is automatically logged off.
If you activate this function, the inactive users are logged off after the specified period expires. The system does not save data before logging off the user. Unsaved data in the user session is lost. The system also does not display a logoff confirmation prompt.
To activate automatic logoff, proceed as follows:
1. Call the system profile maintenance functions with Administration ® CCMS ® Configuration ® Profile maintenance (transaction RZ10).
2. Define or maintain parameter rdisp/gui_auto_logout. Enter as a value for this parameter the number of seconds of inactivity that must elapse before a user is automatically logged off.
To activate automatic logoff throughout the system, set the parameter in the default profile (DEFAULT.PFL). However, if you want to activate automatic logoff only for a specific SAP application server, set the parameter in the profile for that particular instance.
Remember that some users are inactive for extended periods of time. Such users may include:
· Programmers or other users of SAP editors, who regularly work for long periods of time only using the front end software.
· Users that enter data only rarely, such as production employees who only enter data in the SAP System during certain procedures, such as when materials are delivered.
You should either set a high value for parameter rdisp/gui_auto_logout, or deactivate automatic logoff on the servers on which such users are active. This protects these users from loss of data or the inconvenience of having to log on again.
To deactivate automatic logoff, delete the parameter from your profile(s) or set it to the value 0.