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development:architecture:cookies [2019/05/10 08:07]
demiankatz [Other Cookies]
development:architecture:cookies [2019/05/10 08:08] (current)
demiankatz [Session Cookie]
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 ===== Session Cookie ===== ===== Session Cookie =====
  
-The most prominent cookie used by VuFind keeps track of the user's PHP session, and it uses the standard ​name for a PHP session cookiePHPSESSID. Exactly what information is associated with the session identifier will depend on VuFind'​s configuration. In addition to normal, typical uses of the PHP session (such as maintaining the status of the current logged-in user, and temporarily holding state information during certain kinds of transactions),​ the session ID is also stored in the search table of VuFind'​s database to keep track of a temporary search history (which expires along with the user's session, unless the user opts to save searches to an account).+The most prominent cookie used by VuFind keeps track of the user's PHP session, and its name is configured through [[configuration:files:​config.ini|config.ini]]'​s session_name setting, defaulting to VUFIND_SESSION in recent releases of the software. Exactly what information is associated with the session identifier will depend on VuFind'​s configuration. In addition to normal, typical uses of the PHP session (such as maintaining the status of the current logged-in user, and temporarily holding state information during certain kinds of transactions),​ the session ID is also stored in the search table of VuFind'​s database to keep track of a temporary search history (which expires along with the user's session, unless the user opts to save searches to an account).
  
 ===== Other Cookies ===== ===== Other Cookies =====
development/architecture/cookies.txt · Last modified: 2019/05/10 08:08 by demiankatz