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Old 02-08-2009, 08:39 AM
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Lightbulb Where is session stored? can i extend the period a session last?

Where is session stored? can i extend the period it last?

Many people prefer to use session for user login. But i just came realize that session normally only last until the web browser closes.

I'm working on a login page and i'm trying to make a session or something similar that will last for a week or so. I don't want to use cookie because its unsecured.

if anyone have any ideas please let me know.
 
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:12 AM
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The session is stored on your server. You can't really store it anywhere else, but you can use cookies to either store the values on the user's computer, or I believe you can store the session_id in a cookie, and then load that session from their computer. I'm sure there's probably some kind of security measures you need to take, but take a look at:
http://us.php.net/manual/en/function.session-id.php
http://us.php.net/manual/en/function.session-encode.php

session_encode encodes the session as a string. You can probably store that string as a cookie and then decode it later.. session_id sets/gets the session_id. You can store this in a cookie and load it if the cookie is set.
 
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