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Startup parameter: webservices_sessiontimeout

Startup parameters change the behavior of the Service Manager server. You can always set a startup parameter from the server's operating system command prompt.




This parameter defines the number of seconds that the server waits for a WebService API client request before the server assumes that the client session has timed out and closes the connection. If a Service Manager connection is kept alive, a value that is 30 seconds shorter than the value of the connectionTimeout parameter is automatically applied for the timeout limit of the web service session. Otherwise, the value set in the webservices_sessiontimeout parameter is applied.

Note If a Service Manager connection is kept alive, the minimum timeout limit (15 seconds) is then applied for the web service session when the timeout limit for the Service Manager connection is less than 45 seconds.

Valid if set from

Server's operating system command prompt

Initialization file (sm.ini)

Requires restart of the Service Manager server?


Default value


Possible values

At least 15

Example usage

Command line: sm -httpPort:13080 -webservices_sessiontimeout:30

Initialization file: webservices_sessiontimeout:30

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System parameters

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Enter a parameter in the sm.ini file

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Startup parameter: connectionTimeout