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Zend_Application_Resource_Session allows you to configure Zend_Session as well as optionally initialize a session SaveHandler.

To set a session save handler, simply pass the saveHandler (case insensitive) option key to the resource. The value of this option may be one of the following:

  • String: A string indicating a class implementing Zend_Session_SaveHandler_Interface that should be instantiated.

  • Array: An array with the keys "class" and, optionally, "options", indicating a class implementing Zend_Session_SaveHandler_Interface that should be instantiated and an array of options to provide to its constructor.

  • Zend_Session_SaveHandler_Interface: an object implementing this interface.

Any other option keys passed will be passed to Zend_Session::setOptions() to configure Zend_Session.

Example 50. Sample Session resource configuration

Below is a sample INI snippet showing how to configure the session resource. It sets several Zend_Session options, as well as configures a Zend_Session_SaveHandler_DbTable instance.

resources.session.save_path = APPLICATION_PATH "/../data/session"
resources.session.use_only_cookies = true
resources.session.remember_me_seconds = 864000
resources.session.saveHandler.class = "Zend_Session_SaveHandler_DbTable" = "session"
resources.session.saveHandler.options.primary[] = "session_id"
resources.session.saveHandler.options.primary[] = "save_path"
resources.session.saveHandler.options.primary[] = "name"
resources.session.saveHandler.options.primaryAssignment[] = "sessionId"
resources.session.saveHandler.options.primaryAssignment[] = "sessionSavePath"
resources.session.saveHandler.options.primaryAssignment[] = "sessionName"
resources.session.saveHandler.options.modifiedColumn = "modified"
resources.session.saveHandler.options.dataColumn = "session_data"
resources.session.saveHandler.options.lifetimeColumn = "lifetime"

Bootstrap your database first!

If you are configuring the Zend_Session_SaveHandler_DbTable session save handler, you must first configure your database connection for it to work. Do this by either using the Db resource -- and make sure the "resources.db" key comes prior to the "resources.session" key -- or by writing your own resource that initializes the database, and specifically sets the default Zend_Db_Table adapter.

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