Website session timeout is not applied to my Windows 8 Pro PC using IE 10 RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    Apologies if this is the incorrect place to post this question but its my first.

    Recently we have upgraded some workstations to Windows 8 Pro OS with IE 10 and some using IE 11. A couple are running Windows 8.1.

    We have a website that has a session timeout assigned of 5 minutes that has been working fine with workstations using XP/Vista/7 and IE versions 8-11. 

    When browsing from any of the Windows 8 workstations the session timeout is not applied, so even though the user has been inactive for more than 5 minutes the browser session is not refreshed and therefore the user is not required to login again which could pose a security risk in future once the site is live.

    Any help would be much appreciated.



    Monday, January 6, 2014 11:35 PM


  • Hi,

    the userAgent string of IE11 has changed to an agnostic schema that is meant to be interoperable.

    Remove any client side or server-side UAS sniffing.

    Determine which IE Security zone your site maps to on the client...


    Determine if Tools>Compatibility View

    "Include updated website lists from Microsoft" and/or

    "Include intranet sites in compatibility view" are checked.

    To debug your client side scripts (are you using scripted client timers for the 'session' timeout calc?)

    F12>Debug tab, click the "Start" button, (select the "Break on all exceptions" option in the drop down to break on ALL errors)... Refresh the page to show scripting error messages during the page load (normally they are suppressed)

    Post question about html, css and scripting for website development to the IE Web Development forum. Include a link to your website with your question.


    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 2:54 AM