Due to audit of our client website the testing team told us that after login to admin pannel of website, if any user is idle for more than 5 min then it should redirect to login page.

I set the Session Lifetime to 5min in backend. But problem is this that its logout only when page refresh. Its should logout directly. I am tired too many thing but nothing work.. Please help. Thanks in advance

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    I'm very surprised the audit didn't flag the use of Joomla 1.5.
    – Lodder
    Commented Jun 4, 2018 at 19:55
  • Yes.. They told us to upgrade the joomla version. But upgrading from 1.5 to latest 3.8 is not possible
    – mohan
    Commented Jun 6, 2018 at 5:06

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Add the following before the closing head tag inside index.Php

    <script type=text/javascript>
setTimeout(' document.location=document.location' ,10000);
  • Its showing error:404 - An error has occurred. Component Not Found
    – mohan
    Commented Jun 6, 2018 at 5:14
  • but i just modified your code with this: <script type=text/javascript> setTimeout(function(){ alert("Your session has been expired. Please login again."); window.location.assign("eserverindia.in/dmdesic/administrator"); }, 70000); </script>But this code will activate even if user is not loged in.
    – mohan
    Commented Jun 6, 2018 at 7:31

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