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Change session lifetime for phpmyadmin

Be aware that this can be security problem if you increase the session lifetime on a productive machine. Just do it on your local development machine where the database does not handle any sensitive data or informations. So far for the service announcements ;-).

Are you tired of logging in every 30 minutes to the phpmyadmin (currently it is unimportant that there is a mysql cli and tools like tora outside)?

Just edit your configuration file. This file should be in the path "/etc/phpmyadmin" (on debian) and is called "". In this file, you just have to add the following line to increase the session time to four hours.

$cfg['LoginCookieValidity'] = 14400;

You want to know more? Take a look at the phpmyadmin wiki

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