SessionIDManager.CreateSessionID(HttpContext) SessionIDManager.CreateSessionID(HttpContext) SessionIDManager.CreateSessionID(HttpContext) SessionIDManager.CreateSessionID(HttpContext) Method

Definition

Creates a unique session identifier for the session.

public:
 virtual System::String ^ CreateSessionID(System::Web::HttpContext ^ context);
public virtual string CreateSessionID (System.Web.HttpContext context);
abstract member CreateSessionID : System.Web.HttpContext -> string
override this.CreateSessionID : System.Web.HttpContext -> string
Public Overridable Function CreateSessionID (context As HttpContext) As String

Parameters

context
HttpContext HttpContext HttpContext HttpContext

The current HttpContext object that references server objects used to process HTTP requests (for example, the Request and Response properties).

Returns

A unique session identifier.

Implements

Examples

The following code example shows a class that inherits the SessionIDManager class and overrides the CreateSessionID and Validate methods with methods that supply and validate a Guid as the SessionID.

using System;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Web.Configuration;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.SessionState;


namespace Samples.AspNet.Session
{

  public class GuidSessionIDManager : SessionIDManager
  {

    public override string CreateSessionID(HttpContext context)
    {
      return Guid.NewGuid().ToString();
    }


    public override bool Validate(string id)
    {
      try
      {
        Guid testGuid = new Guid(id);

        if (id == testGuid.ToString())
          return true;
      }
      catch
      {
      }

      return false;
    }
  }
}
Imports System.Configuration
Imports System.Web.Configuration
Imports System.Web
Imports System.Web.SessionState


Namespace Samples.AspNet.Session

  Public Class GuidSessionIDManager
    Inherits SessionIDManager

    Public Overrides Function CreateSessionID(context As HttpContext) As String
      Return Guid.NewGuid().ToString()
    End Function

    Public Overrides Function Validate(id As String) As Boolean
      Try
        Dim testGuid As Guid = New Guid(id)

        If id = testGuid.ToString() Then _
          Return True
      Catch
      
      End Try

      Return False
    End Function

  End Class

End Namespace

To use the custom class demonstrated in this example, configure the sessionIDManagerType attribute of the sessionState Element (ASP.NET Settings Schema) element, as shown in the following example.

<sessionState  
  Mode="InProc"  
  stateConnectionString="tcp=127.0.0.1:42424"  
  stateNetworkTimeout="10"  
  sqlConnectionString="data source=127.0.0.1;Integrated Security=SSPI"  
  sqlCommandTimeout="30"  
  customProvider=""  
  cookieless="false"  
  regenerateExpiredSessionId="false"  
  timeout="20"  
  sessionIDManagerType="Your.ID.Manager.Type,  
    CustomAssemblyNameInBinFolder"  
/>  

Remarks

This method is not intended to be called from application code.

The CreateSessionID method returns a unique session identifier that is a randomly generated number encoded into a 24-character string consisting of lowercase characters from a to z and numbers from 0 to 5.

Notes to Inheritors

You can supply a custom session identifier to be used by ASP.NET session state by creating a class that inherits the SessionIDManager class and overriding the CreateSessionID(HttpContext) and Validate(String) methods with your own custom implementations. If your custom session ID does not meet the character constraints enforced by the default implementation of the Validate(String) method, you should override the Validate(String) method to provide validation of your custom session identifier. In this case, the SessionIDManager class will ensure that your custom session identifier is URL encoded in the HTTP response and URL decoded from the HTTP request using the Encode(String) and Decode(String) methods, respectively.

Applies to

See also