Filemaker clients not disconnecting after idle time

Discussion created by l_allen_poole on Apr 20, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 22, 2016 by TSGal


Filemaker clients not disconnected after specified idle time


FileMaker Server


Operating system version

MacOS 10.11

Description of the issue

This morning I opened the FMS admin console and ticked the box "Set maximum idle time allowed for FileMaker clients (minutes)" and set the idle time limit to 15 minutes and clicked "Save."

Later I re-opened the admin console and confirmed this idle time limit is in place.

At lunchtime I closed my laptop & locked it in a closet.

After lunch (c. 45 minutes later) I opened my laptop and found my FileMaker solution still open & interactive.

Re-launching the FMS admin console (which had timed out, as expected), I confirmed that FMS still sees my laptop as a client.


Am I misunderstanding what the idea time setting is about, or is it not working as FMI intends?