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Method name Description
__construct Constructor
__destruct Session object destructor
getState Get current state of session
getExpire Get expiration time in minutes
getToken Get a session token, if a token isn't set yet one will be generated.
hasToken Method to determine if a token exists in the session. If not the session will be set to expired
getName Get session name
getId Get session id
getStores Get the session handlers
isNew Check whether this session is currently created
get Get data from the session store
set Set data into the session store.
has Check wheter data exists in the session store
clear Unset data from the session store
destroy Frees all session variables and destroys all data registered to a session
restart Restart an expired or locked session.
fork Create a new session and copy variables from the old one
close Writes session data and ends session
getInstance Returns the global Session object, only creating it if it doesn't already exist.
getFormToken Method to determine a hash for anti-spoofing variable names


jimport( 'joomla.session.session' );


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