Session Timeout Alert Plugin With jQuery - userTimeout

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Session Timeout Alert Plugin With jQuery - userTimeout

Yet another jQuery session timeout and keep-alive control that checks the user activities and shows an alert modal dialog asking your users if they want to stay connected or to log off after a specified idle time. If log off is clicked, the webpage is redirected to a logout URL you specify.

How to use it:

1. Include jQuery library and the jQuery userTimeout plugin on the webpage.

<script src="//"></script>
<script src="dist/jquery.userTimeout.js"></script>

2. Include jQuery UI or Bootstrap framework on the webpage. In this case, we use Bootstrap's modal component for the session timeout alert dialog.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="bootstrap.min.css">
<script src="bootstrap.min.js"></script>

3. Initialize the plugin as follows. The plugin will displays a Bootstrap based session timeout modal after 3000ms (3 seconds).

  session: 3000

4. Customize the plugin. Here're default plugin settings which can be passed as an object during init.


  // ULR to redirect to, to log user out
  logouturl: null,              

  // URL Referer - false, auto or a passed URL     
  referer: false,            

  // Name of the passed referal in the URL
  refererName: 'refer',        

  // Toggle for notification of session ending
  notify: true,                      

  // Toggle for enabling the countdown timer
  timer: true,             

  // 10 Minutes in Milliseconds, then notification of logout
  session: 600000,                   

  // 5 Minutes in Milliseconds, then logout
  force: 300000,       

  // Model Dialog selector (auto, bootstrap, jqueryui)              
  ui: 'auto',                        

  // Shows alerts
  debug: false,            

  // Modal Title
  modalTitle: 'Session Timeout',     

  // Modal Body
  modalBody: 'You\'re being timed out due to inactivity. Please choose to stay signed in or to logoff. Otherwise, you will logged off automatically.',

  // Modal log off button text
  modalLogOffBtn: 'Log Off',  

  // Modal stay logged in button text        
  modalStayLoggedBtn: 'Stay Logged In'  

Change log:

v0.3.0 (2016-05-14)

  • Cleaned up some of the code
  • Fixed a few minor bugs
  • Added comments to the functions
  • Added support for console errors if debugging is off
  • Included focus as a document event

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by lleblanc42. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.