Issue: Session has expired when a user is working in Workbench:

An error like this might be caused by many different factors such as plugins, users mistake, long inactivity, etc. To eliminate most of them and gather the necessary information, it is best to make yourself acquainted with text below.

Steps to follow

Please make sure that you are not closing the XTM application tab after opening the workbench in a new one. We suggest that you can check if you are using the latest version of your web browser and whether you have disabled any unnecessary plugins or addons. If the plugin in your browser affects cookies, it may also have the effect that the session expires. The reason for session expiration in Workbench might also be related to another user logging into the same web browser.

An article showing how to disable plugins:

Basic steps you can execute to eliminate the potential cause of your issue:
Clear your browser's cache
Try another browser
Try accessing XTM in the private (incognito) mode
Run your browser without plugins or extension
Try different computers and networks
Check if your internet connection is stable
Check your proxy or firewall settings 

Work in the single browser mode  

If all above fails to improve the situation please send us all of the required information listed below:  

  1. The precise date and time range when the session expired issue appeared
  2. Workbench instance ID (the _s parameter value). It can be found in your current URL in a document that you are working on.
  3. Send us the exact name of the project and the file you were working on when the session expired
  4. Provide the name of the user who is experiencing this problem

Additional info

In the workbench, you can simultaneously work on more than one file/document at the same time. When the user will log out from the PM GUI (from the current user account) the session opened in a separate tab should expire soon (after 3-7 minutes).

What is the default Workbench session expiry time and can we change it?

The default inactivity time for Workbench on each server is set to 30 minutes (60 minutes in the old Editor). This value can be altered by sending a request via FreshDesk.