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Hi!

This question might be very easy... I have 2 different applications where the first one links to the other. I want to set the name om the user in the session and then use this in the next. What I am doing is:
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String name="STRHEI";//request.getAttribute("name").toString();
session.setAttribute("bruker",name);
<a href=http://localhost:9080/XXX/XXX.jsp>Tips</a>
2.
session = request.getSession(true);
String profils=(String)session.getAttribute("bruker");
System.out.println("jsp="+profils);

Prints out null.... Why isn't the value in the session? Does the href starts a new session? WHat is the workaround?

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Each connection to an application has it's own session. These sessions are not shared, so if you set a session attribute in a session in one application it will not show up in another session in another application.

I'm not entirely sure what you are trying to do?
[ September 08, 2005: Message edited by: Scheepers de Bruin ]
 
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This question belongs in our Servlets forum. I will move it there for you.
 
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I have 2 different applications

that is the problem, you have two different applications. As mentioned in an earlier post, sessions cannot be shared between applications.

One possible workaround would be to put the information into request scope instead. Then the information is sent along with the request, instead of being stored in the session on the server side.
 
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Or, If you dont want to expose the session information by putting it in request, here is slight variation to the work around:

You can always serialize the session (to file, db, etc), and at every entry point in both of your applications, read the serialized object first to create fresh session.

In the request, you can pass ID of Serialized object (File name or db row_id or ..) so both the apps know how to create session from serialized data.
 
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