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Method name Description
__construct Constructor
register Register the functions of this class with PHP's session handler
open Open the SessionHandler backend.
close Close the SessionHandler backend.
read Read the data for a particular session identifier from the SessionHandler backend.
write Write session data to the SessionHandler backend.
destroy Destroy the data for a particular session identifier in the SessionHandler backend.
gc Garbage collect stale sessions from the SessionHandler backend.
getInstance Returns a session storage handler object, only creating it if it doesn't already exist.
test Test to see if the SessionHandler is available.


jimport( 'joomla.session.storage' );


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