How to Automatically Logout Inactive Users with Webflow


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This post will teach you how to automatically logout inactive users in webflow and when/why you might want to use automatically logout inactive users in your project.

How to Automatically Logout Inactive Users

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Why/When would need to Automatically Logout Inactive Users? 

  1. Enhanced Security: It prevents unauthorized access to user accounts, especially in shared or public computer scenarios.
  2. Data Protection: Protects sensitive user data from being exposed.
  3. Compliance with Policies: Meets certain regulatory and compliance standards that require automatic logout for inactivity.

How to Automatically Logout Inactive Users

Automatic logouts end a user’s session by logging them out after a period of inactivity. Sites include them to improve the security and integrity of user sessions. Limiting the length of inactive sessions can help protect sensitive information and prevent unauthorized account access. 

Implementing Automatic Logout in Webflow 

We will use a MemberScript that provides all the necessary custom code to add this feature. The script tracks how long a user has been inactive and ends their session if they’ve been inactive for longer than the preset duration.

We assume you’ve already set up Memberstack on your site and allow users to log in to an account managed using Memberstack. If you’re not there yet, don’t worry! You can get started here and come back when you’re set up.

1. Decide a Maximum Length for Inactive Sessions

Your users will have their own patterns when interacting with your site. If you have data on how long their average periods of inactivity are, you can use it to inform your choice of timeout. Having a corporate or regulatory requirement also makes the choice of timeout easier. If you don’t have data or specific requirements, you can make an educated guess here and adjust later if needed.

2. Add Automatic Logout Functionality to Your Webflow Site

We’ll follow the tutorial for MemberScript #16 - End Session After X Minutes of Inactivity to add an automatic logout. After adding the script, your site should log out inactive users after the default time limit has elapsed. Update the time limit using the appropriate maximum inactive session length you determined earlier and give it a manual test to ensure you’ve configured the script correctly.

3. Monitor

Setting the timeout for inactive sessions too low can annoy users and make them more likely to churn. Watch for user feedback related to the automatic logouts to learn more about how well you’ve chosen the timeout length. You might also consider setting up analytics to collect data on the percentage of user sessions automatically logged out and the average session length.


Automatically logging out inactive users is a great way to protect sensitive user data and secure user accounts. By choosing your maximum inactive session length appropriately and using our MemberScript to set up the automatic logout, you can improve the security of your Webflow site.

You can explore the example used in MemberScript #16’s tutorial through this clonable. It includes a page that can only be accessed by members who are logged in, and another that displays after a user has been logged out.

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