Make "Keep me signed in" actually stay signed in!
If I click the checkbox to stay signed in, it should never log me out until I manually log myself out- I mean, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and many other companies do this, why doesn't Microsoft? It's very frustrating to need to sign back in and type in the 2FA code several times a day at my own workstation!
Ant Couzens commented
Is there an ETA on resolving this problem please? It's extremely frustrating to have to answer the same question you know will be ignored every time.
It's been 42 months ! Companies get made and sold during this period. Can you please address this bug? I'm using a Mac and it's extremely annoying to keep punching in user name + password every time I have to log in to Planner.
You don't even have an app for Planner for Mac !
Hilary Wigston commented
I can sign into my Microsoft live account with one click - Microsoft clearly having saved my sign-in data but NOT with outlook office 365. Not only do I have to enter my email address and password each time, but it will often log me out without warning in the middle of typing an email! I discover this only when I come to send it.....Grrrrr!
Jason Trumpio commented
2.5 years later - still broken - does anyone at Microsoft care or are they all secretly using Slack?
Philip Steer commented
A new login should be required at the beginning of a session, not suddenly log out in the middle of one.
John Ferrari commented
It’s my data. I want the option to choose how often I have to login, if at all ... this isn’t rocket science ...
At least, the 2FA code should not be requested with every login, but like once a month per device.
This happens on Microsoft Teams (macos). This is just lazy programming, Microsoft. If you are able to provide feedback that the session has timed out, you are able to refresh the bloody session yourselves without forcing the user to do so, effectively making them type in their username and password TWICE. ANNOYING AND LAZY PROGRAMMING.
Aaron Marks commented
Admins should be able to control the Session Timeout for the Office 365 Portal at https://portal.office.com through the portal itself or with PowerShell. The timeout should function more like SharePoint where it times-out after "5 days of inactivity. Each time a user accesses SharePoint Online, the timeout value is reset to 5 days." This is taken from:
The concept of a 3-hour timeout like what is set now contradicts Office 365's recommended method's for securing identities. Admins should be able to use Conditional Access and MFA to implement proper security rather than obfuscating security through timeouts. I'm fine with a 3-hour timeout if the user doesn't check the "Keep me signed in" box and if they don't use MFA/Compliant/DJ devices.
Let's improve the user experience by encouraging end-users to actually use portal.office.com. Can you imagine how many users would use the Outlook desktop client if they had to enter their passwords every 3-hours!?!?!
Feel free to contact me if you'd like to discuss this further.
Eric Schnabel commented
This is very frustrating. The only fixes I've seen for this is to push out a policy to trust some Microsoft sites so that their sessions are not deleted. Why can I stay signed into ANY other service without doing this, but I can't stay signed into Office!?!?
Matt Wood commented
yes, MS is obsessed with signing in all the time!