Talis Aspire Reading List time out

Introduction

We are often asked 'what is the time out on Talis Aspire Reading List (TARL) and can this be extended?'

Time out

TARL timeout occurs after 24 mins of inactivity. If your University's Single Sign On (SSO) time out is shorter, for example 15 mins, it overrides the TARL time out, meaning the system times out after 15 mins of inactivity. Where the SSO is 60 mins time out, the TARL time out will trigger first after 24 mins. We have no plans to change this time out as it is a system wide default, not per tenancy and maintains the security for the end user.

Top Tip

We do recognise that you may be interrupted by other tasks while working your list. A tip that may help to extend your session is to use an auto-refresh tool on another tab signed into your TARL tenancy. This will maintain the login whilst you work in another tab in the same browser uninterrupted.  The tool will depend on the browser you use.

This one is a Chrome app, but if you search Auto-Refresh in your browser of choice you may find other suitable alternatives.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/auto-refresh/ifooldnmmcmlbdennkpdnlnbgbmfalko

REMEMBER to logout and close both tabs when you have finish your task.

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2 Comments

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    Natalie Hull

    Hi, just wondering if there is any thought to reconsidering the auto time out for greater than 24 minutes?

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    Zena Amos

    Hi Natalie,

    Thank you for your question on this, there is a planned improvement in the area of authentication in Talis Aspire Reading Lists, though this is not available in the short-term. This will change the logout process by the way it recognises the user and as a result, the timeout will increase as a benefit. As we progress with this longer-term planned improvement we will update this article with new details.

    Thanks
    Zena

    Edited by Zena Amos
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