The next update to our web based room booking and resource scheduling software is fast approaching. Throughout this month we’re giving you a “first look” at some new features and improvements coming in MIDAS v4.11.

We take a pro-active approach to security here at MIDAS, so we’re excited to provide you with greater control over your sessions in v4.11.

If the multi-session (Allow Multiple Logins By Users) feature has been enabled for your MIDAS system, you’ll be able to log in to your scheduling system from multiple devices simultaneously.

If this option has been enabled on your system, then whenever you log in, you’ll be able to click your name near the top of your screen to see a list of all devices/browsers you’re currently logged in from:

Session Control

The list will show when the last activity in MIDAS occurred from each device, as well as indicating the device’s IP and Browser/OS. The highlighted entry denotes your current session.

You can remotely log out any of these sessions by clicking/tapping the device’s adjacent “x” icon.

Other session improvements

We’ve also made a couple of other improvements in relation to sessions for v4.11:

Firstly, when changing your password, all other active sessions you’re currently logged into will automatically be logged out. This takes place across all your devices.

Secondly, we’ve provided a new administrative setting to force accounts to be logged out if they’ve been logged in for a lengthy period of time. This will happen regardless of whether any recent account activity took place. This setting complements the existing setting which allows sessions to automatically log out if they become “idle”. The new additional setting can be useful to combat situations where a user can effectively remain logged into MIDAS “indefinitely”. This can happen if they’re running a browser extension/addon which regularly refreshes their browser window. With this new setting, even if a user’s browser window is regularly refreshing so that they never hit the idle timeout period, the new “Always force logout after X hours” setting will still force their session to timeout if it’s been logged into for more than 1-24 hours.

This new setting can be accessed via MIDAS Admin Options → Manage MIDAS → Security. For more information, please see: Manage Security Settings

MIDAS v4.11 will soon be generally available, however for now it is only available to Beta Testers. We’re currently looking for additional testers to help test and provide feedback/bug reports on this and future updates to our software before release. It’s free and no experience is required. Find out more here.

If you would like to be notified when v4.11 is fully released, then why not join our Mailing List?