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[Junos] Options to logout sessions

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Article ID: KB36232 KB Last Updated: 15 Oct 2020Version: 2.0
Summary:
This article discusses the different options to logout sessions manually, with a specific scenario where the same user is logged in simultaneous sessions.
Solution:

Sessions can logout/close on the basis of PID [process ID], terminal or username. All users can also logout together using the 'all' option. These options are mentioned below: 

root@device> request system logout ?
Possible completions:
  <[Enter]>            Execute this command
  all                  Logout all sessions owned by user
  pid                  Management process ID for user
  terminal             Terminal user is logged in to
  user                 Name of user
  |                    Pipe through a command

Sometimes, the same user may open simultaneous multiple sessions. These sessions share the same username. The fastest method to logout these sessions is using the 'terminal' option.

Example:

  1. Get the list of active sessions logged-in to the SRX using the command 'show system users'. Then select the terminal session you want to logout manually. 

    root@device> show system users                       
     8:11PM  up 16 days,  9:11, 4 users, load averages: 7.35, 7.19, 7.36
    USER     TTY      FROM                              LOGIN@  IDLE WHAT
    root     v0       -                                29Aug20 7days cli           
    root     pts/0    10.107.106.42                    8:11PM      - -cs           
    root     pts/1    10.107.106.42                    8:09PM      - cli           
    root     pts/2    10.107.106.42                    8:09PM      2 cli           
  2. Notice the TTY value for the session to manually logout. The session is logged out using the command 'request system logout terminal <TTY Value>'. 

    root@device> request system logout terminal pts/0 
    logout-user: done
  3. The selected session is logged out.

     root@device> show system users                       
     8:16PM  up 16 days,  9:16, 3 users, load averages: 7.56, 7.29, 7.34
    USER     TTY      FROM                              LOGIN@  IDLE WHAT
    root     v0       -                                29Aug20 7days cli           
    root     pts/1    10.107.106.42                    8:09PM      - cli           
    root     pts/2    10.107.106.42                    8:09PM      6 cli 

This is applicable to all Junos devices. For further details, refer to the command reference guide for request system logout.
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