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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: using Servlet Filter to rewrite domain of JSESSIONID cookie?
Date Fri, 02 Jul 2010 00:59:57 GMT
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Nikita,

On 7/1/2010 6:37 PM, Nikita Tovstoles wrote:
> I borrowed "sub-domain" from Google Analytics terminology. I have one
> server, running one tomcat instance with one virtual host. That host is
> running one app - a JS/html widget that is embedded on multiple sites.
> 
> We need to track usage per-deployment (per site embedding the wiget). For
> (google) analytics purposes, the easiest way to do so is to have a different
> (sub)domain per deployment. So the same tomcat instance is responding to
> requests for site1.widget.com, site2.widget.com, etc.
> 
> a user may interact with 2 widget deployed on 2 different sites (and thus
> served from different (sub)domains) within 30 minutes. It is for this case
> that we want user to share the same HttpSession:
> 
> - go to some site A where our widget is deployed at site1.widget.com
> - go to some other site B where our widget is deployed at site2.widget.com
> - reuse the same JSESSIONID because its' domain is set to ".widget.com"

This sounds like a job for a non-JSESSIONID cookie that is created from
your own code.

- -chris
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