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IBM WebSphere: Deployment and Advanced Configuration by Roland Barcia, Keys Botzum, Tom Alcott, Bill Hines

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Session Tracking

In order to associate the user's session with a particular browser, WAS needs to maintain some form of association with the client browser. There are several techniques available, and we'll detail them here. It is important to note that while WAS allows for great flexibility in choosing the tracking mechanism, cookies are by far the best approach.

Cookies

The use of a cookie for tracking session state is the default in WAS. This option differs from a pure cookie-based solution in that the HTTP session uses a single cookie named JSESSIONID that contains the session ID, which is used to associate the request with information stored on the server for that session ID, while an entirely cookie-based solution would employ multiple ...

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