Forcing users to re authenticate after idle time

Golan Ops 1 Reputation point


What i want to achieve is that users from any devices that will authenticate to the Exchange server (by entering password), will be forced to authenticate again after some idle\inactive time (like 30 min), which then they will have the enter password again.

scenario : user go to a break of 30 min while is outlook is open, when he returns to the outlook he needs to enter password to keep working again.

The devices includes : Outlook, mobile and OWA .

Were using Exchange server 2016 and authenticate with ntlm and kerberos.

Is there a way to achieve that?
I'm open to any suggestions, any external tools and any configuration on the server.

Thanks anyway.

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  1. Andy David - MVP 140.8K Reputation points MVP

    The only way I can see this working is to leverage Hybrid Modern Auth in Exchange Online and Azure

    Then enforcing a session timeout using Conditional Access:

    Otherwise, I dont think there is any native way of doing this on-prem.

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  2. Eric Yin-MSFT 4,386 Reputation points

    For OWA, you can modify the default time-out settings to 5 minutes by the following command:

    Set-OrganizationConfig -ActivityBasedAuthenticationTimeoutInterval 00:05:00  

    This command may need several hours to work, maybe 12+ H.

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