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

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Chapter 22. Session Management

The HTTP session API is an essential component in constructing interactive web sites. The session API of the Java Servlet specification provides a mechanism for associating a series of requests with a specific browser or user. This is required because the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) employed for web browser to web server requests is a stateless protocol. As a result, a web server has no means of associating a series of requests with a specific browser or user. This chapter will expand on the coverage of HTTP session from Chapter 4, “Build and Deploy Procedures,” by providing a brief overview of HTTP session and will then discuss the WebSphere Application Server (WAS) session management implementation, as ...

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