My application uses DispatchMappingAction objects to handle a variety of user functionality. Each DispatchMappingAction is actually extended from a BaseDispatchMappingAction where in the executeBefore() method, I test the user's ticket and redirect to a login page if necessary.
I'm finding that if the user was in the process of filling out a form and then their ticket expired, the form data is lost after they submit, because they are redirected to the login page and redirects start a new request. What are the general ways to handle this situation? If this is not the optimal way of doing things (unfortunately I didn't write this code so I'm trying to avoid rewriting if possible) what should be the proper way?
Also, can you please explain what you mean by ticket? I assume you are referring to a session.
Anyway, if something (a ticket) expires that requires them to login again, why should they be able to submit a form after it (the ticket) is expired?
Joined: Aug 13, 2004
Yes, I guess a ticket is a session and it has a timeout value. The authentication is done externally.
Hmm.. you raise a good point. If the session has timed-out, I should probably make them go back to the form and re-enter all the data?
Joined: May 05, 2006
Originally posted by Darien Cheung: Hmm.. you raise a good point. If the session has timed-out, I should probably make them go back to the form and re-enter all the data?
subject: Request objects and authentication redirects