wwSession::NewSession

This method creates a new Session record for the current user. New sessions should be created when the session doesn't already exist. The following example demonstrates:

lcID = Request.GetCookie("wwDemoCookie")

loSession = CREATE("wwSession","wwDemoSession")

IF !loSession.IsValidSession(lcID)
   lcID = loSession.NewSession()

   *** Add the cookie to the HTTP header
   Response.AddCookie("wwDemoCookie",lcId)
ENDIF


*** Make sure the cookie gets written
Response.ContentTypeHeader(loHeader)

... more HTML here

RETURN

NewSession() tends to be preceeded by a call to IsValidSession() to determine whether a new session needs to be created for the user. Obviously you have more control about this code such as first going to a login page and then assigning the new session after the user logged in successfully.

Use wwProcess::InitSession()

In most applications you don't have to write code like this - instead wwProcess::InitSession() if called from your wwProcess::OnInitProcess() method will perform this task for you and ensure that the Session object will be precreated for you.

Unless you have a very specific reason for overriding Session behavior we recommend not to do your own session handling. Use InitSession() since it provides the 99% use case without the extra code and logic to ensure that the Session gets properly initialized for each request.

o.NewSession(lcUserId)

Return Value

String of the new session ID

Parameters

lcUserId
Optional - a user id to store in the new session.


See also:

Class wwSession

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