Change session time


User has to login again after 10 minutes of inactivity.


The global session time had to be extended, e.g. to 1 hour. The following steps show how to do this:

1. Start Cognos configuration for the environment you wish to edit.

2. Go to Local Configuration\Security\Authentication



3. Change the value for “Inactivity timeout in seconds”

Old value: 600

New value: 3600 (is one hour)

4. Save de settings (floppy icon)

5. Restart the services.

General instructions to set advanced server parameters


1. Start IBM Cognos Connection.

2. In the upper-right corner, click Launch, IBM Cognos Administration

3. On the Status tab, click System.

4. In the upper-left corner of the Scorecard pane, click the arrow to view the Change view menu. Click Services, and then click All.

5. Click the arrow next to ReportService to display the Actions menu, and then click Set properties.

6. Click the Settings tab.

7. Click Edit next to Advanced Settings.

8. Select Override the settings acquired from the parent entry.

9. In the Parameter column, enter the desired parameter

10. In the Value column, enter the default value

11. Click OK twice

12. Redo steps 5 – 11 for the BatchReportService