Introduction

Introduction – An introduction to HTTP_Session2

Overview

This package provides access to session-state values as well as session-level settings and lifetime management methods.

Based on the standart PHP session handling mechanism HTTP_Session2 provides more advanced features such as database containers, idle and expire timeouts and more.

A few examples

Setting options and detecting a new session

<?php
HTTP_Session2
::useCookies(false);
HTTP_Session2::start('MySessionID');
HTTP_Session2::set('variable''The string');
if (
HTTP_Session2::isNew()) {
    echo 
'new session was created with the current request';
    
$visitors++; // Increase visitors count
}
// continue
?>

Setting timeouts

<?php
HTTP_Session2
::start();
HTTP_Session2::setExpire(time() + 60 60); // expires in one hour
HTTP_Session2::setIdle(time() + 10 60);   // idles in ten minutes

// the session expired
if (HTTP_Session2::isExpired()) {
    echo 
'Your session has expired!';
    
HTTP_Session2::destroy();
}

// the session is idle
if (HTTP_Session2::isIdle()) {
    echo 
"You've been idle for too long!";
    
HTTP_Session2::destroy();
}

HTTP_Session2::updateIdle();
?>

For a more comprehensive example of persistent sessions, please check the cookie section.

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