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From Stephen Caine <>
Subject Re: Session problem
Date Tue, 24 Aug 2010 22:37:57 GMT

As each window shares the same session, a change to the session value in one window will effect
the session value in the others.

Stephen Caine

On Aug 24, 2010, at 5:21 PM, Jason Britton wrote:

> I would make sure that the link for your "Messages" tab is going to the same
> domain as that your session was established under and is hitting the same
> domain as your "Home" and "Admin" links.  This doesn't seem to have anything
> to do with Tomcat though.
> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 1:53 PM, Hisham <> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I have a problem that is driving me crazy.  I don't even know if its a
>> Tomcat issue but maybe someone out there can help me out.
>> I have a webapp that I first developed locally.  I tested this on my
>> local environment (windows) and had no issues.  I then deployed the
>> same app to our QA environment (linux).  There i am seeing something
>> strange.  There are three main tabs, "Home", "Messages" and "Admin".
>> I can go between home and admin, no probs.  But once i click on
>> Messages, somehow the session on the server gets messed up.  The way i
>> check whether session is valid is not is that I have a filter that
>> will check if a certain attribute is present in the session or not.
>> If its not, i assume the session is invalid and forward to login page.
>> As soon as i click on the Messages link, i cannot do anything else;
>> anywhere else i click it takes me to the login page.  I put print
>> statements in my filter and verified that it is not able to find the
>> attribute in the session.  Which is strange because the session id is
>> the same (i have verified by printing it out, and also seeing what is
>> sent in the actual request headers via firebug).  I am not removing
>> the attribute from the session in any place; and in any case it works
>> fine locally as i said before.
>> Does any one have any clue as to what could be happening?  I can post
>> code if needed, but i don't know where to begin :)

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