The Session Manager

The SessionManager package is in charge of managing the session for you.

Why do we need a session manager?

PHP offers a simple way to start sessions: the session_start function. So you would we ever need to use another session mechanism?

Well, sessions can be configured in a lot of different ways. You can use session_set_save_handler to change completely the way sessions work. For instance, if you use Drupal, the sessions are stored in database. You could also configure your application to use a special "session handler".

Some components may need to access the session the way you do. So we decided to provide a simple way to initialize sessions. As a bonus, the SessionManager offers a lot of settings for managing your session graphically if you are using the Mouf framework.

Using the session manager

Just enable the package in your project. When the package is enabled, you have a sessionManager instance create.

To start a session, use:


To write and close a session, use:


To destroy a session, use:


To regenerate a session id, use:


The DefaultSessionManager class

The DefaultSessionManager uses the standard PHP mechanism to track sessions. It offers a number of parameters to configure the lifetime of a session, the path where session files are stored...


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