Configuration > Sessions

Session Directory

Key: SESSION_WRITE_DIRECTORY
Path: Configuration > Sessions
Description: This should point to the folder specified in your DIR_FS_SQL_CACHE setting in your configure.php files.
Key: SESSION_USE_FQDN
Path: Configuration > Sessions
Description: If True the full domain name will be used to store the cookie, e.g. www.mydomain.com. If False only a partial domain name will be used, e.g. mydomain.com. If you are unsure about this, always leave set to true.
Key: SESSION_FORCE_COOKIE_USE
Path: Configuration > Sessions
Description: Force the use of sessions when cookies are only enabled.

Check SSL Session ID

Key: SESSION_CHECK_SSL_SESSION_ID
Path: Configuration > Sessions
Description: Validate the SSL_SESSION_ID on every secure HTTPS page request.

Check User Agent

Key: SESSION_CHECK_USER_AGENT
Path: Configuration > Sessions
Description: Validate the clients browser user agent on every page request.

Check IP Address

Key: SESSION_CHECK_IP_ADDRESS
Path: Configuration > Sessions
Description: Validate the clients IP address on every page request.

Prevent Spider Sessions

Key: SESSION_BLOCK_SPIDERS
Path: Configuration > Sessions
Description: Prevent known spiders from starting a session.

Recreate Session

Key: SESSION_RECREATE
Path: Configuration > Sessions
Description: Recreate the session to generate a new session ID when the customer logs on or creates an account (PHP >=4.1 needed).

IP to Host Conversion Status

Key: SESSION_IP_TO_HOST_ADDRESS
Path: Configuration > Sessions
Description: Convert IP Address to Host Address

Note: on some servers this can slow down the initial start of a session or execution of Emails
Key: SESSION_USE_ROOT_COOKIE_PATH
Path: Configuration > Sessions
Description: Normally Zen Cart will use the directory that a store resides in as the cookie path. This can cause problems with some servers. This setting allows you to set the cookie path to the root of the server, rather than the store directory. It should only be used if you have problems with sessions. Default Value = False

Changing this setting may mean you have problems logging into your admin, you should clear your browser cookies to overcome this.
Key: SESSION_ADD_PERIOD_PREFIX
Path: Configuration > Sessions
Description: Normally Zen Cart will add a period prefix to the cookie domain, e.g. .www.mydomain.com. This can sometimes cause problems with some server configurations. If you are having session problems you may want to try setting this to False. Default Value = True



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Last modified April 19, 2020 by Scott C Wilson (d47630c).