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Set workstations to automatically lock or to logoff and close Cornerstone after a period of inactivity.

Before You Start

  • Security access to Defaults – Practice to set up the function
  • Security access to Auto-lock – Force Logoff for users able to perform the function.

Workstation Defaults

  1. Controls > Defaults > Practice and Workstation > Workstation > Auto-Lock/Logoff
  2. Do one of the following to choose how to apply Auto-Lock/Logoff settings:
    • Select the workstation from the drop-down list
    • Select the Apply to all workstations check box
  3. In the Lock/Logoff area, select one of the following:
    • Do not use Automatic Lock/Logoff
    • Lock Cornerstone
      The password of the current user will be required to unlock Cornerstone.
    • Automatically logoff user
      Cornerstone will close after the designated time period and unsaved data will be lost.
  4. In the Configuration Settings area:
    • Select the idle time (the period of time for inactivity) in minutes. The time can be set from 5 to 30 minutes.
    • Set the countdown display timer to show the amount of time remaining before the workstation is locked or logged off.
      • The timer can be set from 10 seconds to 5 minutes.
      • The Countdown Display Timer will appear and begin counting at the expiration of the Idle Timer.
  5. Click Apply to save your changes and continue setting for additional workstations or click OK to save your changes and close the window.
  6. Close and reopen Cornerstone on all workstations to which the changes will apply.

Additional Information

Logoff Functionality

  • When a workstation is configured for auto-logoff, the following message will display after five minutes of inactivity:

  • To track locking and logoff activity, use the log file found under File > Auto-Logoff Log.
  • Auto-Logoff functionality cannot be used for designated laboratory workstations. If you select Apply to all workstations, the settings will not be applied to any designated laboratory workstations.

Cloud Users

  • These settings apply to Cornerstone only and do not disconnect VMware Horizon. VMware Horizon has its own timeout settings and will override Cornerstone lock/logoff settings.
  • If you log out of VMware Horizon without logging out of Cornerstone, the next time you open Cornerstone it will display the last open window.
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