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Sessions with JSF

abhi jhanduwala

Joined: Nov 13, 2008
Posts: 1
I am trying to check if the session for the user exists or not

It doesnt seem to work- I always find the session.
I thought if I pass false in getSession()- it wont create a session for me and return a session- only if one existed

What could I be missing ?

Tomcat 5.5 on Windows
IE 7.x
JSF 1.1
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Posts: 17145

You're probably trying to write a DIY login system, aren't you? I've got a long list of reasons why DIY is a bad idea compared to the JEE-standard security system.


If your method is in a session-scope bean, or if in order to get access to that bean you're referencing items with session-scope objects, JSF will automatically create a session.

An IDE is no substitute for an Intelligent Developer.
I agree. Here's the link:
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