Timeout For Users on OS X

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Is there an easy way to set a timeout for OS X users, say thirty minutes of inactivity? Just need to pick someone's brain. Thanks All!

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    <a href="http://www.macosxlabs.org/"; target="_blank">macosxlabs.org</a> has stuff like this for using in academic computer lab settings. I think there is one program that logs users out when the screensaver kicks in. If that's not what you are looking for there might be something else to suit your needs. Check it out.

    edit: I went to find this app myself and couldn't find it on this site. I did find it at <a href="http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=14114&db=mac"; target="_blank">versiontracker</a>.

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    dobbydobby Posts: 797member
    What do you mean by inactivity?

    No more input device activity (keyboard, mouse etc)? What if the user is compiling something in the background.

    We have an in-house perl script that just kills all user processes at 23.30 to enable backups etc.

    You could write a script that looked for the screen saver activity then kill the interactive user processes and effictivly throw the user out.

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