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Sets the handler responsible for handling sessions.


Handler=<name handler>


This settings defines the handler responsible for handling sessions.

When this setting is left empty, "ezpSessionHandlerPHP" is used which basically leaves session handling to PHP so that PHP session handlers like "files" (default) can be used, as defined by php.ini "session.save_handler".

For more information on all other session related settings in php.ini please visit

If you prefer to use the old behavior for the log-in, anonymous user count and session clearing, use the ezpSessionHandlerDB handler. To allow anonymous user count to work as before, you'll additionally need to enable the setting ForceStart in the [Session] block.

This setting is case sensitive. This setting is available for eZ Publish 4.4 and above.



Ester Heylen (04/08/2010 1:30 pm)

Geir Arne Waaler (14/03/2011 1:00 pm)

Ester Heylen, Geir Arne Waaler


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