Customizing sessions using session_start parameters

Up until PHP 7, in order to override php.ini settings for secure session management, you had to use a series of ini_set() commands. This approach is extremely annoying in that you also needed to know which settings were available, and being able to re-use the same settings in other applications was difficult. As of PHP 7, however, you can supply an array of parameters to the session_start() command, which immediately sets those values.

How to do it...

  1. We start by developing an Application\Security\SessOptions class, which will hold session parameters and also have the ability to start the session. We also define a class constant in case invalid session options are passed:
    namespace Application\Security; ...

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