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keeping the session alive

ajse ruku
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Joined: May 06, 2005
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Hi all,

I want to know is there any way to keep the user session alive although user is idle beyond session timeout interval.
For some reasons i dont want to increase session timeout duration but still i want that user operation becomes succesfull by keeping the session alive in backgroud.

Ankit Garg

Joined: Aug 03, 2008
Posts: 9339

Well the solution is simple. Make an AJAX request to the server at regular intervals like 15mins to a do-nothing servlet to keep the session alive.

And if you want the session to remain alive for a particular page like a page where user enters long information, then you can set the session time out on the session object in a servlet or JSP for that particular situation i.e. use the setMaxInactiveInterval method of the HttpSession class...

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