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Issue #2488116 by dipen chaudhary, cpj, ashutoshsngh, joachim, znerol,...

Issue #2488116 by dipen chaudhary, cpj, ashutoshsngh, joachim, znerol, priya.chat, jhodgdon, anavarre, jmarkel: Document the session subsystem
parent 4cf79b42
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* using @link entity_api Entities @endlink.
* - Session: Information about individual users' interactions with the site,
* such as whether they are logged in. This is really "state" information, but
* it is not stored the same way so it's a separate type here. Session
* information is available from the Request object. The session implements
* it is not stored the same way so it's a separate type here. Session data is
* accessed via \Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Request::getSession(), which
* returns an instance of
* \Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Session\SessionInterface.
* See the @link session Sessions topic @endlink for more information.
* - State: Information of a temporary nature, generally machine-generated and
* not human-edited, about the current state of your site. Examples: the time
* when Cron was last run, whether node access permissions need rebuilding,
......@@ -2585,3 +2587,64 @@ function hook_validation_constraint_alter(array &$definitions) {
* minor release.
* @}
* @defgroup session Sessions
* @{
* Store and retrieve data associated with a user's browsing session.
* @section sec_intro Overview
* The Drupal session management subsystem is built on top of the Symfony
* session component. It is optimized in order to minimize the impact of
* anonymous sessions on caching proxies. A session is only started if necessary
* and the session cookie is removed from the browser as soon as the session
* has no data. For this reason it is important for contributed and custom
* code to remove session data if it is not used anymore.
* @section sec_usage Usage
* Session data is accessed via the
* \Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Request::getSession()
* method, which returns an instance of
* \Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Session\SessionInterface. The most
* important methods on SessionInterface are set(), get(), and remove().
* The following code fragment shows the implementation of a counter controller
* relying on the session:
* @code
* public function counter(Request $request) {
* $session = $request->getSession();
* $count = $session->get('mymodule.counter', 0) + 1;
* $session->set('mymodule.counter', $count);
* return [
* '#markup' => $this->t('Page Views: @count', ['@count' => $count]),
* '#cache' => [
* 'max-age' => 0,
* ],
* ];
* }
* public function reset(Request $request) {
* $session = $request->getSession();
* $session->remove('mymodule.counter');
* }
* @endcode
* It is important to keep the amount of data stored inside the session to a
* minimum, as the complete session is loaded on every request. Also third
* party session storage backends do not necessarily allow objects of unlimited
* size. If it is necessary to collect a non-trivial amount of data specific to
* a user's session, use the Key/Value store to save the serialized data and
* only store the key to the entry in the session.
* @section sec_reserved Reserved attributes and namespacing
* Contributed modules relying on the session are encouraged to namespace
* session attributes by prefixing them with their project name or an
* abbreviation thereof.
* Some attributes are reserved for Drupal core and must not be accessed from
* within contributed and custom code. Reserved attributes include:
* - uid: The user ID for an authenticated user. The value of this attribute
* cannot be modified.
* @}
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