koa session store with memory, redis or others.
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generic-session

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Generic session middleware for koa, easy use with custom stores such as redis or mongo, supports defer session getter. different from koa-session(it is cookie session).

This middleware will only set a cookie when a session is manually set. Each time the session is modified (and only when the session is modified), it will reset the cookie and session.

You can use the rolling sessions that will reset the cookie and session for every request which touch the session. Save behavior can be overridden per request.

Usage

Example

var session = require('koa-generic-session');
var redisStore = require('koa-redis');
var koa = require('koa');

var app = koa();
app.keys = ['keys', 'keykeys'];
app.use(session({
  store: redisStore()
}));

app.use(function *() {
  switch (this.path) {
  case '/get':
    get.call(this);
    break;
  case '/remove':
    remove.call(this);
    break;
  case '/regenerate':
    yield regenerate.call(this);
    break;
  }
});

function get() {
  var session = this.session;
  session.count = session.count || 0;
  session.count++;
  this.body = session.count;
}

function remove() {
  this.session = null;
  this.body = 0;
}

function *regenerate() {
  get.call(this);
  yield this.regenerateSession();
  get.call(this);
}

app.listen(8080);
  • After adding session middleware, you can use this.session to set or get the sessions.
  • Setting this.session = null; will destroy this session.
  • Altering this.session.cookie changes the cookie options of this user. Also you can use the cookie options in session the store. Use for example cookie.maxAge as the session store's ttl.
  • Calling this.regenerateSession will destroy any existing session and generate a new, empty one in its place. The new session will have a different ID.
  • Setting this.sessionSave = true will force saving the session regardless of any other options or conditions.
  • Setting this.sessionSave = false will prevent saving the session regardless of any other options or conditions.

Options

  • key: cookie name defaulting to koa.sid
  • prefix: session prefix for store, defaulting to koa:sess:
  • ttl: ttl is for sessionStore's expiration time. it is different with cookie.maxAge, default to null(means get ttl from cookie.maxAge).
  • rolling: rolling session, always reset the cookie and sessions, defaults to false
  • genSid: default sid was generated by uid2, you can pass a function to replace it
  • defer: defers get session, only generate a session when you use it through var session = yield this.session;, defaults to false
  • allowEmpty: allow generation of empty sessions
  • errorHandler(err, type, ctx): Store.get and Store.set will throw in some situation, use errorHandle to handle these errors by yourself. Default will throw.
  • reconnectTimeout: When store is disconnected, don't throw store unavailable error immediately, wait reconnectTimeout to reconnect, default is 10s.
  • sessionIdStore: object with get, set, reset methods for passing session id throw requests.
  • valid: valid(ctx, session), valid session value before use it
  • beforeSave: beforeSave(ctx, session), hook before save session
  • store: session store instance. It can be any Object that has the methods set, get, destroy like MemoryStore.
  • cookie: session cookie settings, defaulting to

    {
      path: '/',
      httpOnly: true,
      maxAge: 24 * 60 * 60 * 1000 //one day in ms,
      rewrite: true,
      signed: true
    }

    For a full list of cookie options see expressjs/cookies.

    if you setcookie.maxAge to null, meaning no "expires" parameter is set so the cookie becomes a browser-session cookie. When the user closes the browser the cookie (and session) will be removed.

    Notice that ttl is different from cookie.maxAge, ttl set the expire time of sessionStore. So if you set cookie.maxAge = null, and ttl=ms('1d'), the session will expired after one day, but the cookie will destroy when the user closes the browser. And mostly you can just ignore options.ttl, koa-generic-session will parse cookie.maxAge as the tll.

Hooks

  • valid(): valid session value before use it
  • beforeSave(): hook before save session

Session Store

You can use any other store to replace the default MemoryStore, it just needs to follow this api:

  • get(sid): get session object by sid
  • set(sid, sess, ttl): set session object for sid, with a ttl (in ms)
  • destroy(sid): destroy session for sid

the api needs to return a Promise, Thunk or generator.

And use these events to report the store's status.

  • connect
  • disconnect

Stores Presented

Licences

(The MIT License)

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