[Owasp-cincinnati] Generate different session id for security

Zhou, Yan yzhou at medplus.com
Thu Jun 19 10:16:53 EDT 2008


Hi there, 

 

I read that a Web app needs to issue a different session id when user
enters protected page (e.g., from HTTP to HTTPS), or enters a more
privileged page. This all make sense for security. But I do not know
what is the best way to carry session data over to the new session?

 

User would not be happy if after he enters HTTPS page or a more
privileged page, all his data in previous session is lost. Is this an
issue or am I missing something?

 

Thanks,

Yan











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