[nycphp-talk] Session timing out too soon
afischer at email.smith.edu
Thu Dec 4 09:12:36 EST 2008
I have an application built for internal use that has a user login and
then uses sessions to track their state. I am running into a problem
in that their session seems to expire if they are on one page for
somewhere between 15-25 minutes. This creates a big problem because
they type up a long report, submit it and then get booted out of the
application without the report being saved.
I would like to have the user be able to be logged in for a full eight
hour day, regardless of their level of activity.
How would I do this? I would appreciate any suggestions. Also of
note, I am in a shared hosting environment.
I tried three different solutions without any luck so far:
1) Using session_set_cookie_params() to extend the lifetime of the
simulate page activity.
3) Using ini_set(session.gc_maxlifetime) to set the the number of
seconds for php to wait before data may be seen as garbage and be
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