Sitecore Kicking Idle Users

Sitecore Licenses are often based on the number of users simultaneously logged in the Sitecore Client. If the threshold of maximum logged in users is reached the next user that tries to login gets the following screen:

Over Capactiy

Here the current user has 2 choices:

  1. Temporary boost the amount of concurrent users – in case the current user has boost permissions and the instance is not using express license.
  2. Kick another user who is already logged in – in case the current user has kick permissions.

Boosting will take the user to page from where he can temporarily increase the number of users who can be simultaneously logged in the system.

Kicking will take the current user to the following page.

Kick Users

The page lists the currently logged in users. The time they logged in and the Last Request Time is shown as well. From here the current user can decide if he wants to kick any of the currently logged in users.

The nice part is that this page can also be accessed directly even if the Sitecore instance is not over capacity. The page can be accessed from here: http://[SITECORE_INSTANCE_URL]/sitecore/shell/Applications/Login/Users/Kick.aspx and comes in handy when the instance becomes slower from the many idle users that forgot to logout.

Happy Kicking ! 🙂

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