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Magento 1.9 admin session lifetime - How to extend?

Magento 1.9 admin session lifetime - How to extend?


I'm having issues setting the admin session lifetime.  Nothing I've done has worked this far. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. What I have tried so far. Current Admin time out 28 minutes. Wanting to change to 86400.


Magento 1.9.4


System -> Configuration -> GENERAL -> Web -> Session Cookie Management 

Cookie Lifetime 86400

Cookie Path /

Cookie Domain

Use HTTP Only No

Cookie Restriction Mode No




Stores -> Configuration -> ADVANCED -> Admin -> Security

Session Lifetime (seconds) 86400




FTP Server Root Directory

php.ini file changed to "session.cache_expire = 86400"






if (Mage::app()->getStore()->isAdmin())

     $adminSessionLifetime = (int)Mage::getStoreConfig(’admin/security/session_cookie_lifetime’); 
       if ($adminSessionLifetime > 86400) 






Re: Magento 1.9 admin session lifetime - How to extend?

Check the other PHP values you might have set, like session.cookie_lifetime and session.gc_maxlifetime.  They could be interfering.


Assuming PHP is not the problem, you can edit this value directly via MySQL, run a query like :


select * from core_config_data where path like "%cookie%";

You will see a value like

 1177 | default |        0 | admin/security/session_cookie_lifetime     | NULL     

Update it there, in the above example it is NULL so you can update it like so

update core_config_data set value=86400 where config_id=1177;

 You just need to alter the queries to suit your particular store.