Join Date: May 2004
Location: near Bremen, Germany
I've always found it odd that macOS defaults to leaving sudo sessions open for five minutes, but not doing the same for its authorization framework (which might as well be a GUI for sudo*). It's a weird inconsistency that has been there since the 10.0 days (and I assume Rhapsody before that?).
Maybe they didn't want to change it for sudo for fear of breaking compatibility with shell scripts that assume sudo lasts for a while?
*) That is roughly how it works in Ubuntu.