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From Keith <>
Subject RE: AXIS, SOAP and cookie based routing
Date Fri, 06 Jan 2006 13:07:30 GMT
I appreciate the advice but I have to use cookies -- I don't have an
alternative.  I am not interested in session management.

The existing infrastructure is using cookies.  I need to be able to set a
specific cookie with a specific value.

I need to be able to insert the following header in the HTTP response:

Set-Cookie: MN=1, path=/

The "MN" is fixed.  The value (1 in this case) identifies the server -- so
each server will use the value that identifies it.

The browser will automatically send back the cookie in subsequent requests,
the load balancer will use that to route it back to the correct web server.


-----Original Message-----
From: iksrazal [] 
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 4:25 AM
Subject: Re: AXIS, SOAP and cookie based routing

An alternative to cookies - which I have used successfully - would be to 
generate your own UUID and store that in a replicated cache like ehache or 

The idea being that on successful login, the uuid is returned and then
back in on subsequent requests. Its a quick, simple approach. 

Yet another alternative would be SimpleSessionHandler in axis 1.x and 
SeviceGroupContext in axis2 . 


Em Sexta 06 Janeiro 2006 00:37, o Keith escreveu:
> I am not trying to use cookies to maintain session.  I want to use cookies
> for load balancer affinity.  The idea is that every session going to a
> server will have the same cookie -- and only my software will know what
> name and value to use based on the server.
> When I read this it looks like Axis is creating a cookie with the name it
> wants to use and a value that varies by sessions on the same server.
> -Keith
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jarmo Doc []
> Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2006 8:06 PM
> To:
> Subject: RE: AXIS, SOAP and cookie based routing
> For basic session handling using cookies, at server:
> MessageContext.getCurrentContext().setMaintainSession(true)
> At client:
> XYZServiceLocator xyz_locator = new XYZServiceLocator();
> xyz_locator.setMaintainSession(true);
> Also see:
>_ pf.aspx
> >From: Keith <>
> >Reply-To:
> >To: <>
> >Subject: AXIS, SOAP and cookie based routing
> >Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2006 19:21:42 -0600
> >
> >I need to be able to set cookies on SOAP responses so that subsequent
> >requests will come back to the same server.  The load balancer will
> > examine the cookie and route subsequent requests back to the same web
> > server.  The cookie will be unique to the server and will not vary by
> > session.
> >
> >
> >
> >I don't see a way with Axis to add Set-Cookie headers on HTTP responses.
> >Am
> >I just not seeing it?  Perhaps I could write a handler that handles
> >flowResponse and tacks on the cookie?
> >
> >
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Keith
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