Re: [php-49] Login Question Version 2

From: Jd D.
Sent on: Thursday, August 9, 2012 3:04 PM
Yah like I said, after you query the database for an existing user, you can assign
their information like name, created on date, birthday, username, etc to sessions,
which then would be available everywhere, anytime.

On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 2:51 PM, Joe <[address removed]> wrote:
Thanks to those who've given pointers, so far.

I think that I probably should not have used the word session, initially.  By session, I meant was the user active (did they have an active cookie).  My understanding is that sessions are an alternative to cookies??

What I'm trying to understand is how to transfer a user's id information between pages. 

I will look at the tutorial that Jd Daniel suggested as well as the group wiki, since this is, obviously, new territory for me.

What I've gotten so far from the discussion is that people seem to (1) be suggesting the use of cookies (or sessions?) to store and then retrieve the user id (which people are calling sessionId) information between pages or (2) store the sessionId in a database.

Thanks for your assistance.


Joe Chambley

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