This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Requirement: I need a persistent session, such that after a user has logged in, he can do searches on our databases, but when the user logs out or closes the client browser, the "logged in" state expires ie he cannot do searches anymore until he logs in once again. What I have got now: apache2+mod_ssl collaborating with TC4, .htaccess is enabled on apache2. applet, a2s communication, servlet to query the database. Please point me in the right direction: Before I dive in, is HttpSession, URL rewrite and cookies the things that I need to look into in order to implement my requirement ? TIA :-)