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From Murray Altheim <murra...@altheim.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (JSPWIKI-579) Recreating Sessions
Date Fri, 24 Jul 2009 21:41:08 GMT
Janne Jalkanen (JIRA) wrote:
> Recreating Sessions
> -------------------
> 
>                  Key: JSPWIKI-579
>                  URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JSPWIKI-579
>              Project: JSPWiki
>           Issue Type: Improvement
>     Affects Versions: 2.8.2
>             Reporter: Janne Jalkanen
> 
> 
> People have displayed annoyance at the way our current session
> expiry works: If you start editing a page, and the editing takes 
> too long, the session may expire, and you are served a very 
> cryptic page describing how to log into JSPWiki, or told something
> about Session expiration, which, of course, tells really nothing
> to the user.
> 
> Since this causes a dataloss of your edits, we should really try
> very hard to restart the Session. Obviously, this is not possible
> if user credentials have expired, but if the wiki is open to all,
> or CookieAuthenticationLoginModule is in use, then restarting
> the Session should be possible.

I agree that this can cause frustration and data loss, but in our
installations the simple solution was simply to set the timeout
to a full work day, i.e., 8 hours.  The side effects of this seem
to be minimal if any.

That's certainly sub-optimal but a simpler solution than trying to
recreate a session, which might have security implications. I do
agree that the current error message is not helpful and usually
confusing to users.

Murray

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