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VPN SSL idle-timeout vs auth-timeout

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Can somebody explain the difference between idle-timeout and auth-timeout in vpn ssl settings?
I've seen the help page but I don't seem to understand how is the end result any different between the two.
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    Re: VPN SSL idle-timeout vs auth-timeout 2021/06/13 01:37:42 (permalink)
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    Idle Timeout: The idle-timeout is period of time in seconds that the SSL VPN will wait before timing out.
    Auth-Timeout : The auth-timeout is period of time in seconds that the SSL VPN will wait before re-authentication is enforced.
     
    Now lets say, Idle Timeout is 10 Minutes and Auth Timeout is 5 minutes.
     
    The SSL connections logs out at 5 minutes irrespective of the traffic through SSL. Even if SSL is not idle, due to the auth-timeout value of 5 minutes, user will have to authenticate again.
     
    For the reverse values,  Idle Timeout is 5 Minutes and Auth Timeout is 10 minutes.
    Lets says the user is connected but there is no traffic through tunnel for 5 minutes, tunnel will go down. If the user is connected and tunnel is not idle, tunnel will go down only after 10 minutes.
     
     
    Ref: https://kb.fortinet.com/kb/documentLink.do?externalID=FD39435
    Ref: https://kb.fortinet.com/kb/documentLink.do?externalID=FD37221
     

    Regards,
    Suraj
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    Re: VPN SSL idle-timeout vs auth-timeout 2021/06/13 04:31:14 (permalink)
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