A policy defines the amount of time end-users will have access to an environment and what will happen to the environment once this access period has expired. The policy also defines what happens to the environment once it has been idle for a certain amount of time. You can define as many policies as you need and apply them to environments, courses and classes.
The setting in the policy are as follows:
The amount of time a user has access to an environment is determined by the duration. The duration starts from when the environment is first launched.
The amount of time after first launch that the environment is destroyed.
Users can be allowed to extend their access duration by the setting defined here. The quantity of extensions combined with the extension duration determine the additional user access.
Once Heropa has detected an idle user session in the workspace the auto-suspend setting determines if the VMs in the environment will be automatically shutdown. As an example, an auto-suspend after 1 hour setting will shutdown the VMs exactly 1 hour after an idle session has been detected.
Note: An idle session is triggered after 15 minutes of no user activity in the browser tab.