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Mastering ServiceStack

By : Andreas Niedermair
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Mastering ServiceStack

By: Andreas Niedermair

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (13 chapters)


Whenever there's a need to store data that needs the scope of a (browser) session, the ordinary approach is to store data on the server-side, which can be accessed via a session-key that is stored on the client by some mechanism.

Three types of session lifetimes exist within a browser scenario. They are as follows:

  • Temporary sessions: The cookie holding the session key has no explicit expiration timestamp set; hence, it lives only while a browser window is open.

  • Permanent sessions: The session key is stored in a cookie, whose expiration timestamp is set in the far future (ServiceStack uses a lifetime of 20 years from creation as the default).

  • Sliding sessions: The cookie that holds the session key is stored with an expiry in the near future. This expiration date is advanced by every following request; hence, it has the term sliding in its name.

To enable session support in your application, you need to register the session feature:

public override void Configure(Funq.Container container...