Query String SIDΒΆ

Query string based session:

#!/usr/bin/env python

import sha, time, cgi, os

sid = cgi.FieldStorage().getfirst('sid')

if sid: # If session exists
    message = 'Already existent session'
else: # New session
    # The sid will be a hash of the server time
    sid = sha.new(repr(time.time())).hexdigest()
    message = 'New session'

qs = 'sid=' + sid

print """\
Content-Type: text/html\n
<p>SID = %s</p>
<p><a href="./query-string-sid.py?sid=%s">reload</a></p>
""" % (message, sid, sid)

To mantain a session you will have to append the query string to all the links in the page.

Save this file as query-string-sid.py and run it two or more times. Try to close the browser and call the page again. The session is gone. The same happens if the page address is typed in the address bar.