How I can modify session timeout in stash ?

I modify conf/web.xml and WEB_INF/web.xml like this <session-timeout>300</session-timeout>, but it seems session only keep in 5-10 minites, then I modify server.xml add '<Context docBase="${catalina.home}/atlassian-stash" ... defaultSessionTimeOut="3600" ..., also not work.

3 answers

Hi Smith,

You had it right the first time. Modifying the conf/web.xml file should be the way to increase the timeout (and remove the WEB-INF/web.xml changes). It's in seconds, so 300 is 5 minutes. You will want to increase that to something greater?

I hope this helps.


Charles O'Farrell,

I midified conf/web.xml to <session-timeout>3600</session-timeout> as your helps,but it seems not work, my environment is stash2.1.2 on suse linux sp10.

  <!-- ==================== Default Session Configuration ================= -->
  <!-- You can set the default session timeout (in minutes) for all newly   -->
  <!-- created sessions by modifying the value below.                       -->


Hi Smith,

I'm pretty confident that's the file you need to modify. What are you seeing exactly? Are the sessions timing out at _exactly_ 5 minutes like the default is still applied, or are you being logged out at strange intervals?



Hi Charles,

First,I test timeout on a pc vpn to server, it seems not work. Just now I test it on LAN pc , It work well, thank your helps very much.

and the web.xml say "the default session timeout (in minutes) " , the fact it is in seconds as you say.

Good lucky!



Just want to verify:

Is it really is seconds? The default value in web.xml is 30 and the comment in the file states (in minutes)

I want to increase this to 6 hours. Should I use 360 or 21600?


// Svante

Hi Svante,

I don't know what I was thinking (or where I got that example from). The timeout is in minutes (so 360).



It is not needed in fact. What problem you try to solve?

Stash is not statefull application. What problem you trying to solve?

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Mar 14, 2019 in Bitbucket Pipelines

Building a Bitbucket Pipe as a casual coder :  #!/bin/bash source "$(dirname "$0")/" enable_debug extra_args="" if [[ "${DEBUG}" == "true" ]]; then extra_args="--verbose" fi # mandatory variables R...

314 views 0 12
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you