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Cookie Munger in Apache? (cookieless server based session management)

Last Modified: 2013-12-03
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The simple question is...is there an Apache equivalent of IIS's Cookie Munger?

The longer question is... I'm designing a site that needs some form of user management, for example it needs to remember a user over a set of pages, user names, passwords etc etc.

The site is based on Apache 2.0.49, Tomcat 4.1 and J2SE 1.4.2 (client's requirements).

I know I can use cookie based sessions, URL encoding, hidden forms, and all kind of other methods (which we are considering), but googling around the interweb, I came across this MS IIS technique (used with ASP I believe).

Is there an Apache equivalent of Cookie Munger-ing?

If not, is there a low-level (as opposed to high level cookie based sessions) way of doing this?

Let's say we ignore all the system resources requirements (cookie munger-ing apparently swallows a lot of system power)

Thank you in advance
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