NAME

Konstrukt::Session - Session management (Cookies/Session)

SYNOPSIS

The user will automatically get a session and you (as a plugin developer) can access the session object easily like this:

        $Konstrukt::Session->method();

The following methods are available:

        $Konstrukt::Session->activated();             #returns true if the session management is activated
        $sid = $Konstrukt::Session->session_id($key); #get session id
        $Konstrukt::Session->set($key => $value);       #set value
        $boolean = $Konstrukt::Session->exists($key); #does this key exist?
        $value = $Konstrukt::Session->get($key);      #get value
        @keys = $Konstrukt::Session->keys();          #get all keys
        $Konstrukt::Session->delete($key);            #delete specified key
        $Konstrukt::Session->clear();                 #clear all keys

That's currently exactly what the CPAN-module Session offers, since Session currently is the only method of handling sessions internally. As Session uses Apache::Session and Apache::Session::Flex internally, you might also want to take a look at those.

Currently only the MySQL backend has been tested so the settings may not be apropriate to cover all backends offered by Apache::Session.

DESCRIPTION

This module provides easy session management for your plugins/websites.

CONFIGURATION

To use the session management it must be activated in your konstrukt.settings (it's deactivated by default).

        #Session management
        session/use           1 #default: 0
        #backend module. probably all Apache::Session backends possible, but not tested
        session/store         MySQL
        #dbi source. will default to your Konstrukt::DBI settings, when not specified
        session/source        dbi:mysql:database:host
        session/user          user
        session/pass          pass
        session/timeout       60      #default: delete sessions that haven't been used for 60 minutes
        #session/table        session #currently unsupported
        #only for backend store "File". Note: The path does _not_ relate to your document root!
        session/directory     /tmp/sessions #default: save sessions in dir /tmp/sessions. you have to create that dir!
        #only for backend store "DB_file". Note: The path does _not_ relate to your document root!
        session/file          /tmp/sessions #default: save sessions in file /tmp/sessions
        #show error message, if session could not be loaded or silently create a new one
        session/show_error    1

METHODS

new

Constructor of this class

init

Initialization of this class

Parameters: none

install

Initializes the backend according the settings (e.g. create tables).

Parameters:

none

activated

Returns true if the session management is activated and ready to use.

create_session

Creates a new session and sets an SID-cookie

Parameters:

none

set_session

Sets a timestamp for the session and sets it as an attribute of this object

Parameters:

  • $session - The session object

session_cleanup

Deletes old sessions from the database

Parameters:

none

session wrapper methods

Wrapper methods for the usual methods of the session backend. For more indormation take a look at e.g. Session.

(Implemented using AUTOLOAD.)

Methods

  • set('key', 'value') - Set a value

  • get('key') - Retrieve a value

  • remove('key') - Delete a key

  • clear() - Delete all keys

  • session_id() - Returns the current session id

  • exists('key') - Returns true if the key exists

  • keys() - Returns an array with the keys within the session

  • delete() - Delete the session

  • release() - Release the session

AUTHOR

Copyright 2006 Thomas Wittek (mail at gedankenkonstrukt dot de). All rights reserved.

This document is free software. It is distributed under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO

Session, Apache::Session, Apache::Session::Flex, Konstrukt