Questions tagged [sessions]

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Get a session value in a template file

I am trying to get value set in session in a template file, but I don't get the expected value. I tried two methods, but neither of them works for me. The code in the custom module controller is the ...
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How to retrieve anonymous session data after user login [closed]

Having issues retrieving anonymous session data after user login. I've tried using Tempstore and native $_Session[] but no success. Anonymous data get stored okay, but they're emptied after user login....
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Saving “user.private_tempstore” is not working on production server [closed]

This is my code: $tempstore = \Drupal::service('tempstore.private'); $store = $tempstore->get('registration'); $store->set('some_data', 'hello'); Then I have this code on another page: $...
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Why are there entries in sessions table for uid 0?

I was alarmed to find sessions being written to the table [sessions] for uid 0. Do I need to worry or is this normal? I could not find answers by searching. I don't know how the sessions table works. ...
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Set and read data in session between anonymous and authenticated user [duplicate]

On my Drupal 8 site, when an anonymous user "A" visit this link: https://www.example.com/page-1?data=12345678, I want to store the data value in a session and save it later to the user account under ...
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Why 'Failed to start the session' when RedirectResponse is sent?

When this code is executed, I have an error message logged. The code is in shared_node_access(NodeInterface $node, $op, AccountInterface $account) if ($node->get('nid')->value == 1) { if ($...
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Incorrect handling of PHP sessions causes many 503 errors?

I use my personal website to host several images galleries, and for several months now, I've noticed that a lot of the thumbnail images appear broken and aren't loaded by the browser. This seems to be ...
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SESSxxxxx cookie gets removed, $_SESSION data being lost but only locally

I have just pulled deployed code down to my local setup, restarted MAMP, cleared the Drush cache, and started a process that relies on data stored in $_SESSION. We can confirm this works in prod - no ...
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How do I troubleshoot PrivateTempStore for session data?

I am updated one of my Drupal 7 modules for Drupal 8 and I discovered that I need to use PrivateTempStore rather than $_SESSION variables. I followed some great examples online, but it does not seem ...
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get csrf token using guzzle client

I am trying to get CSRF token using Guzzle http client, In Drupal we can get the session token on navigating to http://xxxdrupal.com/rest/session/token, When I open this in browser I can get the token....
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Service to interface with sessions table?

In my module, I need greater session control, beyond simple max_lifetime and other parameters taken from PHP config. What I did was to add a column to the sessions table that gives me the effective ...
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cant read current user in middleware

i am relatively new to drupal . thus i am trying to make an sso system work . i have this parent domain "domain.com" and the drupal site is running on sub.domain.com  . i can read the cookies and all ....
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How do change the value of a session before form submission

I created a custom module that allows users to enter their information, and during the form submission, I set a session with the name that they type in the form: $session = \Drupal::request()->...
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How do I get rid of anonymous sessions?

In a Drupal 7 site taken over from an ex-colleague, sessions for anonymous user always are generated as this screenshot shows. The security-scanning service provider always claims: Our ...
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Keep open state of a block when the page is reloaded

in a search_api view I have several facets links. These links are placed inside several block. If I open a facets block (collapse block), and I click on a facet link the page is reloaded...and the ...
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Is it possible to provide a temporary role to an anonymous session?

Use-case is to provide a set of permissions to an "anonymous" user i.e. we don't know who they are and they haven't logged in, we just have their IP range to confirm where they're coming from (yes I ...
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How to bootstrap a custom script and retrieve the session object?

I'm writing a custom script that requires a proper Drupal 8 user session to work. This is the current version: <?php use Drupal\Core\DrupalKernel; use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Request; $...
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User not logged in

I have a Drupal 8 installation and it is not logging in the users. Tried Google search and applied all solutions like setting cookie_domain, trusted_host_patterns and clearing cache. Note that, if ...
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How do I dynamically change cookie_lifetime?

I'm trying to change cookie_lifetime dynamically in my D8 project, to set cookie_lifetime to 0 or to some value(for example 24 hours). I know that this can be partially acomplished by changing ...
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session_unset logs out user when viewing the page

We have an application that we developed in Drupal 7 and I am tasked with migrating this form to Drupal 8. I have a question about the session behavior which seems to have changed from Drupal 7 to 8. ...
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Drupal 8 dropping session variables on password reset. Gives 403 Access Denied

I have a fresh install of Drupal 8.6.13, default everything with no custom themes or modules. It was created via: drupal-composer/drupal-project:8.x-dev with the drupal site:new command. When I use ...
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What is the difference between \Drupal::request()->getSession() and \Drupal::service('user.private_tempstore')?

As the title suggests, I'm a bit confused about those two methods of creating and accessing a session on Drupal 8. I'm not quite sure when to use the one over the other, could someone point me to the ...
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How to save session data in prod server?

I want to save my data in a session: under drupal 8.6 I worked with "Private tempstore" it works locally but not in the server prod only if user is anonymous. if ($this->currentUser->...
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SSESS Cookie (Session ID) is being changed when loading images that don't exist

I have a Drupal 8.6.10 site which has a very confusing logout bug: I have a page that has various elements on it as images, js, css and so on. I load that page and everything works fine I add an ...
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How do I display username in a custom block?

Am new to Drupal so this is a very fundemental question. How do I display the current username ? In a custom Block? I beleive is the $user->name session variable. Do I create a Custom Block Type?...
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update all active sessions with custom data stored in the database sessions

Every user stores the session-data in the database (xxx_sessions). The tricky thing here is a custom data stored in the session with $_SESSION['CURRENT_DOC_YEAR'] = $current_doc_year;. This session ...
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Same session variable retrieved in different blocks not stable

I have a module that have three blocks. Block No 1 sets the session Block No 2 gets the session Block No 3 remove the session Each block is assigned to a different page. Now, for some reason this ...
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Is it possible to unset private_tempstore values?

I have a block that creates a private_tempstore value (which I understand works exactly like PHP sessions). How do I unset that value. This is the code I am using for the block. class ...
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How does core triggers cleanup of expired sessions in database?

core/lib/Drupal/Core/Session/SessionHandler.php defines a method (gc()) to clear expired sessions from the database (sessions table) when is that triggered ? is there a way to trigger it from the ...
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Force redirect back to password form until password got set after one-time-login

When my users click on a one-time-password-reset link then I log them in and then show them a page where they can choose their new password. Problem is that there are two additional links on that page ...
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Switch user session programmatically

I'm trying to switch user session thanks to Drupal Switch. I want to do this so that when I have a certain role, I can switch to another user account to check some data from the user i choose to ...
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How to hit an endpoint (menu route) with the session intact

I'm trying to hit an endpoint which shows different data when logged in/out. I am trying to write a unit test, but can't seem to figure out how to hit the end point with user context. How can I do ...
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What is the difference between a Drupal session variable and a cookie?

When you set a Drupal session variable (i.e. a "magic" variable you may set like this): $_SESSION['mymodule'] = array('key' => 'value'); the value goes away when the user logs out. If you set a ...
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Rest login cookie token explanation

When logging in via a POST to user/login?_format=json I'm sent back a response that looks like this { "current_user": { "uid": "233", "name": "test" }, "csrf_token": "...
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How do I keep data without using sessions

Is there a way to store data for separate users in Drupal without using sessions. I have previously used Drupal varibales. But it didin't work because the variable gets updated for every user (So ...
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Session Fails to Start

In my drupal site, it has been working fine for a while, but recently users have not been able to log in to the site (including me as admin). I am seeing the following error in my php logs: [28-Jul-...
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Access denied for all users, sessions table empty, access log shows NULL uid

My Drupal 7 site has been up and running for a couple years without issue. I went to log in as admin today to check for security updates and had the following experience: When I first browse to the ...
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How to access session variables in Twig template?

In a custom module I specified in the hook_preprocess_page function the following session variable: if (isset($blockNameState) && $blockNameState == 'open') { $tempstore->set($...
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Is a session alone enough for non logged-in users to see some information?

In my project I have a content type called Person that is only viewable or editable by logged-in user. In this content type, I added some fields. I want to give a person the ability to visit his ...
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Drupal 8 reset session each request [closed]

I have create a EventSubscriber like this: <?php namespace Drupal\custom_session\EventSubscriber; use Symfony\Component\EventDispatcher\EventSubscriberInterface; use Symfony\Component\...
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How to make anonymous session data private

I am using this multi-step form example (https://www.sitepoint.com/how-to-build-multi-step-forms-in-drupal-8/ ) for the basis of an online employment application using Drupal 8. All applicants are ...
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Run code when a session ends

Is there a hook or something similar that triggers when a PHP session ends? When a user signs in, I'm writing a few things to the cache, and I need to delete them from the cache when the user exists ...
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Clear session on checkout complete

I'm using the following code to remember shopping carts per session. The code works just fine, but the problem is that the cart is not emptied on checkout complete, but shows the contents of the ...
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How to implement a button with different redirections?

I'm setting up a job directory using Drupal 8, together with a team. It is possible to see it here. As you can see below, in a screenshot of the site, there's a button called "Add new job": In a ...
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Increase session timeout

So I have a requirement that I'm getting close to stumped on how to complete in Drupal 8. I'm going to attempt to simplify the requirements. I have two roles. They are essentially mutually exclusive. ...
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Register a custom AttributeBag to the SessionManager

How can I register a new custom AttributeBag into the session manager? I have this custom module and want to contain the session stuff in a specific attributeBag. But when I try to call the ...
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View content based on if a new session is created

I am running a Drupal 7 website using the Ubercart module. I am trying to show some HTML content when users get on the site, and not keep viewing it when they click on a certain button. I need this ...
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Anonymous session data is being carried over for another user

I am saving form values to a session variable for anonymous users in a WebformHandler using the following code: $values = $form_state->getValues(); // set session vars $session = \Drupal::request()...
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How to write session data for another user?

I need to switch to another user, create session for him, write data into the session(his UID), save the session id, then switch back to original user and work with the session id. The account ...
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D8 use Memcache for sessions only

I need to use memcache only for sessions. We have PHP 7.1, php-memcached and Drupal 8 with Memcache module. In session.php we put: $settings['memcache']['servers'] = ['192.168.177.112:11211' => '...

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