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Redis session store for Rack

redis-rack provides a Redis-backed session store for Rack.

See the main redis-store readme for general guidelines.

NOTE: This is not redis-rack-cache, the library for using Redis as a backend store for the Rack::Cache HTTP cache. All this gem does is store the Rack session within Redis.

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Install with Bundler by adding the following to Gemfile:

gem 'redis-rack'

Then, run:

$ bundle install

Or, you can install it manually using RubyGems:

$ gem install redis-rack


If you are using redis-store with Rails, consider using the redis-rails gem instead. For standalone usage:

require 'rack'
require 'rack/session/redis'

use Rack::Session::Redis

# Alternatively you can specify options to use:
use Rack::Session::Redis,
  :redis_server => "redis://redis:6379/0",
  :expires_in => 3600 # Seconds. If you are using ActiveSupport you can use 1.hour


To install this gem for development purposes:

$ gem install bundler # note: you don't need to do this if you already have it installed
$ git clone git://
$ cd redis-rack
$ bundle install

Running tests

To run tests:

$ bundle exec rake

If you are on Snow Leopard you have to run the following command to build this software:

$ env ARCHFLAGS="-arch x86_64" bundle exec rake


2009 - 2013 Luca Guidi -, released under the MIT license