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I’m setting to 4 minutes with those above browser extensions and settings and it works well. this is just another case of a small company becoming too big, hires a big name CEO to keep stock price up and business is now about cost cutting and no real development. They have customer retention as it is just too hard to change products. Another Xero user that loves the system but hates having to log back in every time I sit down to check some information or create an invoice.
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I lock my desktop when I’m away but find the 1/2 hour timeout frustrating when i get a phonecall and come back to my xero window and i need to login again. Does anyohe else think the timeout should be extended to at least one hour if not longer? I would be interested to know why Xero believe I should be locked out of my own accounts system if I don’t touch it for 30 minutes.
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Xero, I appreciate your efforts to manage my security, I’d liek you to put as much effort onto addressing all teh other feature requests here. I like your product but i am getting a little frustrated at teh lack of functionality.
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- That way when I’m working on a large invoice or purchase I will be notified before it times out.
- Heya Sally – I’m sorry you’ve been having difficulty getting into your account.
so I can’t check prices, talk to clients, or go to the toilet. the business owner should hold responsibility on how long the afk feature is. I get the feeling however that the Xero product team are more focused on what will bring them new sales, rather than improving the experience of existing users. I think the timeout is shorter than the 30 minutes I think I saw someone suggest. If anyone knows the exact, then we can set to just under that.
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FYI, our Security Architect has posted an explanation on this and remembering login settings on this thread Remember me checkbox on Xero login page with more to come. Laurette, I am sorry you feel this way about the 2SA requirements. Well done on forcing the most stupid long winded 2 strep authorisation known to men onto users. You ought to be congratulated for making things MORE difficult.
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The timeout for me is just an unnecessary annoyance. I work from home and the only person here is me, so there’s no risk of anybody walking up & using my PC. I frequently need to “step away” from Xero, either physically or to use other apps. I totally agree with the self config option – I work from a home office so the 24 hour timeout would be ideal in this environment. You have people’s business data to protect in the sense that your customers trust you to ensure your data centres are secure from physical and cyber threat. You are not responsible, nor should be expected to be responsible, for what happens on your customers’ desktops.
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If I really had a malicious employee and stepped away from my computer, 60 minutes or even 30 minutes is plenty of time for them to get at whatever they want to get at. I just had the budget scare and searched for this feature request. I spent an hour working on my budget and then was suddenly logged out.
Please modify the “Hey user,are you still there?” timeout popup screen to allow the browser to place the browser stored password into it. If you’re still having trouble answering your questions, please let us know. For security purposes and to protect your organisation’s data, we will need you to attempt the questions before we can advise on the next steps to re-access your account.” With Xero, payroll and accounting are seamless – they are one and the same system. Staff picks Consider these apps that have been hand-picked by the Xero teamXero apps and add-ons Apps, add-ons, and integrations that are built and owned by Xero.
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Terrible idea to just popup and let us know we have timed out. I have also lost a lot of work because of this. These are standard concepts that are key to not frustrating the user experience.
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I highly recommend Enpass for personal users and Bitwarden on Cloudron for business users. You’ll find lots of other interesting apps on Cloudron too. And if you Google my name to find my Blog & Twitter I’ll post more tips on there. For people who work from home, with Desktops it would be a huge help not to lose what your doing every 30 minutes due to a security timeout. Being a regular, daily, day-long user of Xero I would definitely appreciate a longer session timeout. In my circumstance there is little / no security concern in the locations I regularly use Xero from. Verifying by sms or email once a month is fine.