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Can I set a cookie server-side?

Adam Cook Dec 18 2020 at 16:17

I'd like to control my cookies server-side instead of relying on js. Can we do this?

Maciej.Krajowski Dec 18 2020 at 16:22

Currently your only option is to use session tag to set a value server side for the current user session.

  • Adam Cook Dec 18 2020 at 16:36
    But that won't show up as a cookie, correct? Will we eventually have the ability to set cookies?
  • Maciej.Krajowski Dec 18 2020 at 16:50
    Correct. And yes, there is no technical reason to not allow setting cookies in the future.
Rich Dec 21 2020 at 01:00

It is still a cookie, but destroyed once the session ends :)

The solution is for POS to allow expiry times and path (prefered - but I can see a security risk there) or greater control over headers so we can set our own SS cookies.

  • Adam Cook Dec 25 2020 at 01:44
    It may be technically true that a session variable is a cookie, but it kind of misses the point. I'm talking about cookies that can be read from the client-side.
  • Rich Dec 30 2020 at 02:37
    Cookies are cookies, session or not, you can read the values of cookies set by POS client side in JS if you wish
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