Token-timeout: Stsadm property (Windows SharePoint Services)

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


Topic Last Modified: 2008-03-25

Specifies the amount of time before a user token times out.

This property is available only from the command line.

stsadm -o setproperty

   -propertyname token-timeout

   -propertyvalue<A valid time interval, in minutes>

The syntax for the getproperty operation is:

stsadm -o getproperty

   -propertyname token-timeout

You can substitute -pn for -propertyname and -pv for -propertyvalue.

The following table shows possible values.





Gets or sets the name of the property.


A valid time interval, in minutes. The default setting is 1440 minutes.

This property applies to the entire farm.

The use of Stsadm will only affect the ContentService Web service property and not the AdministrationService Web service property. If you want to affect the AdministrationService Web service property, you must use the Object Model. For more information about the ContentService and AdministrationService Web service properties, see SPWebService Members ( and SPWebService Class (

To set a valid time to 2000 minutes, use the following syntax:

stsadm -o setproperty -pn token-timeout -pv 2000