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Enabling sessions

It is quite possible that you will use session variables in the configuration file (config.php), for example when setting up the Access Control or writing the CheckAuthentication() function.

Please remember that you have to start your session before use of $_SESSION becomes available. In most cases it can be done by uncommenting the session_start() call in the configuration file:


Once enabled, session variables can be accessed using the global $_SESSION array:

$_SESSION['CKFinder_UserRole'] = "admin";

Please do not call session_start() in the CheckAuthentication() function body, it is recommended to call session_start() at the beginning of config.php instead.

More information about session handling can be found in PHP manual.

This page was last edited on 20 May 2015, at 07:27.