Managing Session IDs without Cookies

This section describes what is an array - an ordered pairs of keys and values. If sequential integer keys are used, an array is a simple indexed list. If string keys are used, an array is a map.

If don't like to use the cookie technology to manage the session ID, you can try to use the URL transparent parameter to manage the session ID. Here is what I did to test the URL transparent parameter.

1. Open and edit the configuration file, \php\php.ini:

session.use_cookies = 0
session.use_trans_sid = 1

2. Re-run http://localhost/SessionPage1.php, I got:

I am buying 3 PHP books.

Next

Counter = 1
Session name = PHPSESSID
Session id = mg04r204ctuloo2uegmih14ri5
Session module = files

Contents of $_GET:

Contents of $_POST:

Contents of $_COOKIE:

3. Click "Next" on the first page, the URL address on the browser was changed to: http://localhost/SessionPage2.php?PHPSESSID=mg04r204ctuloo2uegmih14ri5. The browser displayed:

I am buying 3 PHP books.
The unit price is 9.99 per book.

Next  Prev

Counter = 2
Session name = PHPSESSID
Session id = mg04r204ctuloo2uegmih14ri5

Contents of $_GET:
   PHPSESSID = mg04r204ctuloo2uegmih14ri5

Contents of $_POST:

Contents of $_COOKIE:

4. Click "Next" on the second page, the URL address on the browser was changed to: http://localhost/SessionPage3.php?PHPSESSID=mg04r204ctuloo2uegmih14ri5. The browser displayed:

I am buying 3 PHP books.
The unit price is 9.99 per book.
The total price is 29.97.

Prev

Counter = 3
Session name = PHPSESSID
Session id = mg04r204ctuloo2uegmih14ri5

Contents of $_GET:
   PHPSESSID = mg04r204ctuloo2uegmih14ri5

Contents of $_POST:

Contents of $_COOKIE:

Output shows that the session concept still worked correctly. But a couple of interesting things happened here:

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction and Installation of PHP 7.0

 PHP Script File Syntax

 PHP Data Types and Data Literals

 Variables, References, and Constants

 Expressions, Operations and Type Conversions

 Conditional Statements - "if" and "switch"

 Loop Statements - "while", "for", and "do ... while"

 Function Declaration, Arguments, and Return Values

 Arrays - Ordered Maps

 Configuring and Sending out Emails

 Retrieving Information from HTTP Requests

Creating and Managing Sessions in PHP Scripts

 What Is a Session?

 How Sessions Are Support in PHP?

 SessionPage*.php - Session Test Script Pages

 Running Session Test Script Pages

Managing Session IDs without Cookies

 Where Is Session Data Stored?

 Sending and Receiving Cookies in PHP Scripts

 Controlling HTTP Response Header Lines in PHP Scripts

 MySQL Server Connection and Access Functions

 Functions to Manage Directories, Files and Images

 SOAP Extension Function and Calling Web Services

 SOAP Server Functions and Examples

 Localization Overview of Web Applications

 Using Non-ASCII Characters in HTML Documents

 Using Non-ASCII Characters as PHP Script String Literals

 Receiving Non-ASCII Characters from Input Forms

 "mbstring" Extension and Non-ASCII Encoding Management

 Managing Non-ASCII Character Strings with MySQL Servers

 Introduction of Class and Object

 Integrating PHP with Apache Web Server

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version