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Manual Reference Pages  -  CATALYST::PLUGIN::COOKIEDSESSION (3)

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NAME

Catalyst::Plugin::CookiedSession - Store sessions in a browser cookie

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS



  # in your Catalyst application:
  use Catalyst qw(CookiedSession);
 
  __PACKAGE__->config(
      cookiedsession => { key => secretkey, expires => +1d },
  );
 
  # later on in your code
  $c->session->{product} = foo;
  ...
  my $product = $c->session->{product};



DESCRIPTION

This module is a replacement module for Catalyst::Plugin::Session::* which stores the Catalyst session in a browser cookie. This has two advantages: it’s easier to configure than Catalyst::Plugin::Session::* and sessions require no disk IO.

The session is encrypted using Rijndael using the key you provide in the configuration, which should be unique to your application.

More about Rijndael: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rijndael

If you do not set an expires value in the configuration, then a session cookie is used. You should set a value to make the cookie persist through closing the browser: use ’+1h’ for one hour, ’+2d’ for two days, ’+3M’ for three months and ’+4y’ for four years.

The cookied is named after your application, with _cookiedsession appended to the end. Pass in a name value in the configuration to override this.

Note that the cookie is limited in size to 4096 bytes. Keep your sessions very small. Alternatively please provide a patch which works along the lines of CGI::Cookie::Splitter.

AUTHOR

Leon Brocard <acme@astray.com>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2008, Leon Brocard

LICENSE

This module is free software; you can redistribute it or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
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