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2737262 - SFTP acount timeout after 5 minutes


SFTP account is being logged out after 5 minutes of no actions.


SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite

Reproducing the Issue

Access any of our SFTP's with SFTP credentials, wait for 5 minutes with no actions and the SFTP account is logged off.

For example:

  1. Access and login in the
  2. Do not perform any action on 5 minutes.
  3. And then you are redirected to SFTP login page.


It is an expected behavior of the system to logoff absent SFTP users after 5 minutes


The SFTP of SuccessFactors BizX suite has a hard default setting of 5 minutes timeout on no activity and it is not possible to change.


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