Servlet Session Tracking

What is Session ?
  • Sessions are maintained on the server side, and since HTTP is a stateless protocol, the web container cannot determine if the client intends to continue to use the web application.
  • This is typical reequirement for web application, where a 'user activity' happens across multiple requests and responses, and the server is required to associate some form of uniqueness to each of the users.
  • The server should be able to identify that a series of requests from a single client from a single working session.
Techniques of Session Tracking in Servlet
There are four way to session tracking:
  1. Cookies
  2. Hidden Form Fields
  3. URL Rewriting
  4. Session using SSL


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