@mattab opened this Issue on October 12th 2017 Owner

In order to simplify life (for example when we refactor/improve security in our sesions in #12164), I'd like to propose that we remove the File Sessions Handler in Piwik, and default everyone to use the Database session handler.

  • there is no advantage or reason to support the file sessions handler AFAIK.
  • Instead the database session handler works well in all cases, especially in the case where multiple piwik frontends are used and sessions must be shared (load balanced Piwik), or when NFS is used to store Piwik files (in which case file sessions are very slow)
  • We also support the Redis session handler, see redis session faq

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@mattab commented on October 12th 2017 Owner

A more reasonable first step would be to instead, enable database session by default in Piwik, but leave the file session handler in case it is still useful to have.

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