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From Asif10 <>
Subject Re: Geronimo loses data stored in HTTP Session
Date Wed, 01 Apr 2009 09:57:58 GMT

Thanks for the info David, I have managed to get it working.

In my haste i did not test the application correctly. It turns out if you
call the action directly then the session information is being stored
correctly. The part which wouldn't work was when the application made remote
calls using DOJO. Making remote calls always showed the session as being
empty, but invoking "non-remoting" actions in a browser for example shows
the session as being populated.

Using the Live Headers addon i noticed that the session ids for the remote
calls, was different each time it was invoked, but for the other actions it
was always the same.

The reason why the a new session id was different each time was because the
url has an extra "/", just before the context e.g.


Dropping that extra slash, now shows the session being populated. I am now
able to make remote calls where the session is being stored correctly.
Application is working fine now

Thanks for your help, it was very useful in allowing me to track the problem


djencks wrote:
> On Mar 30, 2009, at 12:30 PM, Asif10 wrote:
>> Hi, I have finally managed to get my geronimo server (geronimo- 
>> tomcat6-javaee5-2.1) up and running. I have installed my Struts2  
>> application which uses a MySQL datasource. Everything appeared to be  
>> working until i realised when my app stored info into the  
>> HTTPSession (via Struts2) it loses the information on the next call.  
>> So for example a user invokes a url, some data is stored. The user  
>> calls the url again but the data from the first call is lost. I also  
>> deployed this EAR file onto JBOSS and it works fine. Does anyone  
>> have any idea as to why Geronimo loses info stored in the HTTP  
>> Session Thanks in advance
> I don't have any ideas why this might be happening but have a couple  
> suggestions and questions...
> -- can you use something like the firefox live http headers plugin to  
> see if the session id is getting to the browser and if it is staying  
> the same over several requests?
> -- is the user authenticated when this happens?  are you using form  
> auth?
> -- can you provide a sample app showing the problem?  I'm pretty sure  
> some session handling is working correctly since the admin console  
> does let you login.
> thanks
> david jencks
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