Sebastian Riedel > Mojolicious > Mojolicious::Sessions

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NAME ^

Mojolicious::Sessions - Signed cookie based session manager

SYNOPSIS ^

  use Mojolicious::Sessions;

  my $sessions = Mojolicious::Sessions->new;
  $sessions->cookie_name('myapp');
  $sessions->default_expiration(86400);

DESCRIPTION ^

Mojolicious::Sessions manages simple signed cookie based sessions for Mojolicious. All data gets serialized with Mojo::JSON and stored Base64 encoded on the client-side, but is protected from unwanted changes with a HMAC-SHA1 signature.

ATTRIBUTES ^

Mojolicious::Sessions implements the following attributes.

cookie_domain

  my $domain = $sessions->cookie_domain;
  $sessions  = $sessions->cookie_domain('.example.com');

Domain for session cookies, not defined by default.

cookie_name

  my $name  = $sessions->cookie_name;
  $sessions = $sessions->cookie_name('session');

Name for session cookies, defaults to mojolicious.

cookie_path

  my $path  = $sessions->cookie_path;
  $sessions = $sessions->cookie_path('/foo');

Path for session cookies, defaults to /.

default_expiration

  my $time  = $sessions->default_expiration;
  $sessions = $sessions->default_expiration(3600);

Default time for sessions to expire in seconds from now, defaults to 3600. The expiration timeout gets refreshed for every request. Setting the value to 0 will allow sessions to persist until the browser window is closed, this can have security implications though. For more control you can also use the expiration and expires session values.

  # Expiration date in seconds from now (persists between requests)
  $c->session(expiration => 604800);

  # Expiration date as absolute epoch time (only valid for one request)
  $c->session(expires => time + 604800);

  # Delete whole session by setting an expiration date in the past
  $c->session(expires => 1);

deserialize

  my $cb    = $sessions->deserialize;
  $sessions = $sessions->deserialize(sub {...});

A callback used to deserialize sessions, defaults to "j" in Mojo::JSON.

  $sessions->deserialize(sub {
    my $bytes = shift;
    return {};
  });

secure

  my $bool  = $sessions->secure;
  $sessions = $sessions->secure($bool);

Set the secure flag on all session cookies, so that browsers send them only over HTTPS connections.

serialize

  my $cb    = $sessions->serialize;
  $sessions = $sessions->serialize(sub {...});

A callback used to serialize sessions, defaults to "encode_json" in Mojo::JSON.

  $sessions->serialize(sub {
    my $hash = shift;
    return '';
  });

METHODS ^

Mojolicious::Sessions inherits all methods from Mojo::Base and implements the following new ones.

load

  $sessions->load(Mojolicious::Controller->new);

Load session data from signed cookie.

store

  $sessions->store(Mojolicious::Controller->new);

Store session data in signed cookie.

SEE ALSO ^

Mojolicious, Mojolicious::Guides, http://mojolicio.us.

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