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Manual Reference Pages  -  CATALYST::PLUGIN::SESSION::STATE::COOKIE (3)

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NAME

Catalyst::Plugin::Session::State::Cookie - Maintain session IDs using cookies.

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS



    use Catalyst qw/Session Session::State::Cookie Session::Store::Foo/;



DESCRIPTION

In order for Catalyst::Plugin::Session to work the session ID needs to be stored on the client, and the session data needs to be stored on the server.

This plugin stores the session ID on the client using the cookie mechanism.

METHODS

make_session_cookie Returns a hash reference with the default values for new cookies.
update_session_cookie $hash_ref Sets the cookie based on cookie_name in the response object.
calc_expiry
calculate_session_cookie_expires
cookie_is_rejecting
delete_session_id
extend_session_id
get_session_cookie
get_session_id
set_session_id

EXTENDED METHODS

prepare_cookies Will restore if an appropriate cookie is found.
finalize_cookies Will set a cookie called session if it doesn’t exist or if its value is not the current session id.
setup_session Will set the cookie_name parameter to its default value if it isn’t set.

CONFIGURATION

cookie_name The name of the cookie to store (defaults to Catalyst::Utils::apprefix($c) . _session).
cookie_domain The name of the domain to store in the cookie (defaults to current host)
cookie_expires Number of seconds from now you want to elapse before cookie will expire. Set to 0 to create a session cookie, ie one which will die when the user’s browser is shut down.
cookie_secure If this attribute <B>set to 0B> the cookie will not have the secure flag.

If this attribute <B>set to 1B> (or true for backward compatibility) - the cookie send by the server to the client will got the secure flag that tells the browser to send this cookies back to the server only via HTTPS.

If this attribute <B>set to 2B> then the cookie will got the secure flag only if the request that caused cookie generation was sent over https (this option is not good if you are mixing https and http in you application).

Default vaule is 0.

cookie_httponly If this attribute <B>set to 0B>, the cookie will not have HTTPOnly flag.

If this attribute <B>set to 1B>, the cookie will got HTTPOnly flag that should prevent client side Javascript accessing the cookie value - this makes some sort of session hijacking attacks significantly harder. Unfortunately not all browsers support this flag (MSIE 6 SP1+, Firefox 3.0.0.6+, Opera 9.5+); if a browser is not aware of HTTPOnly the flag will be ignored.

Default value is 1.

Note1: Many peole are confused by the name HTTPOnly - it <B>does not meanB> that this cookie works only over HTTP and not over HTTPS.

Note2: This paramater requires Catalyst::Runtime 5.80005 otherwise is skipped.

cookie_path The path of the request url where cookie should be baked.
For example, you could stick this in MyApp.pm:



  __PACKAGE__->config( Plugin::Session => {
     cookie_domain  => .mydomain.com,
  });



CAVEATS

Sessions have to be created before the first write to be saved. For example:



        sub action : Local {
                my ( $self, $c ) = @_;
                $c->res->write("foo");
                $c->session( ... );
                ...
        }



Will cause a session ID to not be set, because by the time a session is actually created the headers have already been sent to the client.

SEE ALSO

Catalyst, Catalyst::Plugin::Session.

AUTHORS

Yuval Kogman <nothingmuch@woobling.org>

CONTRIBUTORS

This module is derived from Catalyst::Plugin::Session::FastMmap code, and has been heavily modified since.



  Andrew Ford
  Andy Grundman
  Christian Hansen
  Marcus Ramberg
  Jonathan Rockway E<lt>jrockway@cpan.orgE<gt>
  Sebastian Riedel
  Florian Ragwitz



COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2005 - 2009 the Catalyst::Plugin::Session::State::Cookie AUTHORS and CONTRIBUTORS as listed above.

LICENSE

This program is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
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