> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tommy Pham [mailto:tommy...@gmail.com]
> Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2011 5:23 PM
> To: 'Paul M Foster'
> Cc: 'email@example.com'; 'Thijs Lensselink'
> Subject: RE: [PHP] Different sessions, same client
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Thijs Lensselink [mailto:d...@lenss.nl]
> > Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2011 12:21 AM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: [PHP] Different sessions, same client
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> > On 01/23/2011 07:33 AM, Paul M Foster wrote:
> > > Storing any sort of login/auth data in cookies has regularly been
> > > panned on this list. The preference seems to be to store whatever
> > > login/auth information *must* be stored in the $_SESSION variable.
> > >
> > > Well and good. My problem, however, is that I have multiple
> > > applications in different tabs running on the same server, which may
> > > all use the same sub-variables, like "username". As a result, they
> > > run into
> > each other.
> > > One application will think I'm logged in when I'm not logged in to
> > > that application, but to another in the same browser on the same box.
> > >
> > > So my question is how to prevent this using the standard PHP
> > > functions relating to sessions. I'd like different applications in
> > > different tabs on the same box/browser to have different sessions,
> > > so they don't share data.
> > >
> > > Thoughts?
> > >
> > > Paul
> > >
> > Using session_name will allow you to run two different sessions in the
> > same browser.
> > session_name('app1');
> > session_start();
> I'd would go with session_name($_SERVER['SCRIPT_NAME']) or
> session_name(substr($_SERVER['SCRIPT_NAME'], 0,
> strripos($_SERVER['SCRIPT_NAME'], '/')). My regex skills sucks so I can't
> you a sample using regex. But you get the idea.
> It's easier to get a particular app's relevant data to the URL while not hard
> coding the session name, eventually giving your app(s) more flexibility
> especially if you may have multiple URLs mapped to an app serving
> different purposes/clients.
Forgot to mention that this assumes your app's design is MVC like with a single
point entry only.
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