How to Increase Session Lifetime in Laravel?

Admin   Laravel   28  2020-08-03 23:58:26

Hi Dev,

This article goes in detailed on how to increase session timeout in laravel. you will learn how to set session lifetime in laravel. i would like to show you how to set session timeout in laravel 7. we will help you to give example of laravel increase session timeout.

You can easily increase session lifetime in laravel 5, laravel 6 and laravel 7 version.

If you want to increase your session life time then you can easily do it from configuration file in laravel. laravel provide session.php there is a 'lifetime' key option for setting time in minutes. in session configuration file there is a also several option for set driver, timeout, expire_on_close and encrypt etc.

Basically, you can not set lifetime session for forever but you can set in minutes for session expiration time. so i will set 1 year time for session expire.

60 * 24 * 365 = 525600

Here i will show how to increase lifetime from env file and configuration file. so let's see both example as bellow:

Solution 1: Using .env File

you can simple define value in minutes in your env file as bellow:

.env

SESSION_LIFETIME=525600

config/session.php

<?php

use Illuminate\Support\Str;

return [

.....

'lifetime' => env('SESSION_LIFETIME', 120),

.....

]

Solution 2: Using Config File

config/session.php

<?php

use Illuminate\Support\Str;

return [

.....

'lifetime' => 1 * (60 * 24 * 365),

.....

]

I hope it can help you....