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What is a Workflow Task Timeout?

A Workflow Task Timeout is the maximum amount of time allowed for a Worker to execute a Workflow Task after the Worker has pulled that Workflow Task from the Task Queue.

Workflow Task Timeout period

Workflow Task Timeout period

The default value is 10 seconds. This timeout is primarily available to recognize whether a Worker has gone down so that the Workflow Execution can be recovered on a different Worker. The main reason for increasing the default value would be to accommodate a Workflow Execution that has a very long Workflow Execution History that could take longer than 10 seconds for the Worker to load.