Set an automatic inactivity timeout

  • Directory > Organization > Admin permission

Administrators can set Genesys Cloud to log out users automatically after a specified period of inactivity. When Genesys Cloud logs out a user due to inactivity, it changes their presence to Offline and displays a message to the user notifying them that they must log back in. After the user logs back in, they return to the same page they were on before Genesys Cloud automatically logged them out. 

If a user is an agent and is On Queue, their routing status changes to Off Queue when they are logged out. To accept new interactions, agents must log in and go back On Queue

The timeout applies to all members of an organization, works for both desktop and web app users, and works for organizations that use single sign-on (SSO). However, Genesys does not recommend the use of this feature for organizations that use an embedded client or a custom developed client.

To enable the automatic timeout and set the amount of idle time before Genesys Cloud logs out a user, complete the following steps:

  1. Click Admin.
  2. Under Account Settings, click Organization Settings.
  3. Click the Settings tab.
  4. Click the Enable Inactivity Timeout toggle switch to on.
  5. Enter in the amount of time, in minutes, that users can be idle before Genesys Cloud logs them off. The feature allows any amount of time between 5 minutes and 8 hours (480 minutes).
  • Genesys Cloud determines activity by calls to the API. Even if the user isn’t typing or actively working with Genesys Cloud, the Genesys Cloud user interface can make a request on behalf of the user, for example, fetching data to keep the application up to date or saving application logs. Any request resets the idle timeout.
  • Organizations with HIPAA enabled automatically have a 15 minute inactivity timeout, even if the inactivity timeout is off. If the inactivity timeout is on, the maximum amount of time allowed for the timeout is 15 minutes. For more information about HIPAA and Genesys Cloud, see HIPAA compliance.

  • This feature provides an additional layer of functionality to help customers control costs and security implications for users who forget to log out when they leave stations. We recommend customers also use the supervisor logout feature and extend training to agents to enforce best practices to log out. Ultimately, it is the users’ responsibility to log themselves out.