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Sign out of TeamViewer Desktop after inactivity

Hi there, 

I use authy to login to TeamViewer on my own desktop (using Authy as extra security). From there I connect to 4 different PCs. I often forget to sign out (or exit) TeamViewer on my desktop in spite of best intentions. 


Question: Does anyone know if there is a setting which will automatically sign me out (or even exit)  TeamViewer on my desktop after a period of inactivity? 

Thank you
Michelle

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Re: Sign out of TeamViewer Desktop after inactivity

Hello @michellepace,

Thank you for the clarification, now I get it 💡

Unfortunately, there is no automatic sign-out feature implemented in TeamViewer. 
The users have to sign out manually :

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Jean

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Re: Sign out of TeamViewer Desktop after inactivity

Hello @michellepace,

Thank you for your message and welcome in the Community! 🙌

You can set this up directly in the TeamViewer options of your computer.

  1. Open TeamViewer on your computer
  2. Go to Extras → Options
  3. Go to Advanced
  4. In Advanced settings for connections to other computers, place the arrow on the timing out period you desire

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I hope this could help. 🍀

If not, do not hesitate to ask your questions here. 👇

Cheers,

Jean

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Re: Sign out of TeamViewer Desktop after inactivity

Thank you Jean for your reply. However, this is not actually what I am after. On my PC I log into TeamViewer and I use the APP Authy. I then have access to a variety of machines. Should I leave my PC unattended, these machines then become at risk. 

What I am looking for is for *me* to be logged out of TeamViewer upon XX minutes of activity such that my password and authy code would be required again. Does such a setting exist?

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Re: Sign out of TeamViewer Desktop after inactivity

Hello @michellepace,

Thank you for the clarification, now I get it 💡

Unfortunately, there is no automatic sign-out feature implemented in TeamViewer. 
The users have to sign out manually :

Window.png

Best,

Jean

French Community Moderator

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Re: Sign out of TeamViewer Desktop after inactivity

Thanks Jean. That is quite a big sercurity hole, but very simple to solve. Could you please suggest it as a feature request?

Even windows will "lock" after a certain amount of inactivity. 

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Re: Sign out of TeamViewer Desktop after inactivity

Hello @michellepace,

I checked and this function already exists for our Management Console (https://login.teamviewer.com/).
You will be automatically logged in after a certain amount of time. But not for our TeamViewer client version.

I forwarded your request to implement this for the client version as well. 👍

Thanks again for the discussion - take care and stay safe! 🍀

Best,

Jean

French Community Moderator

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