File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes Servlets and the fly likes logging on session timeout/destruction ? Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Servlets
Bookmark "logging on session timeout/destruction ? " Watch "logging on session timeout/destruction ? " New topic

logging on session timeout/destruction ?

Anupreet Arora
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 17, 2003
Posts: 81
I get a very frequent problem in my web application, which relates to a user's session timing out.

Is it somehow possible to determine when a particular user's session was timed out by the app server ?
Is it possible to maybe write a System.out.println() or a logger statement, saying that the "HttpSession of XYZ user timed out at DDMMYY HH:MI:SS", just before the session gets destroyed?

I am aware that the newer specifications for servlets do offer certain classes like HTTPSessionListner and HTTPSessionAttributeListner.. but my application is on specification 2.1 of servlets, which doesn't have these classes.

Any ideas people ?

Best Regards,
Luke Knightley

Joined: Sep 10, 2004
Posts: 3
HttpSessionBindingListener is in the 2.1 API
Mark Spritzler

Joined: Feb 05, 2001
Posts: 17276

"Y bear"-
Welcome to the JavaRanch! Please adjust your displayed name to meet the

JavaRanch Naming Policy.

You can change it


Thanks! and welcome to the JavaRanch!


Perfect World Programming, LLC - iOS Apps
How to Ask Questions the Smart Way FAQ
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: logging on session timeout/destruction ?
It's not a secret anymore!