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How Process Commander uses HTTP cookies

Updated on April 25, 2019


A developer asks: Does Process Commander use cookies?  If so, what information is stored in them and what steps are taken to prevent them from being altered?

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The only cookies used in Process Commander contain a session id.   No application-specific data is stored in cookies.  Examples of the cookies used are shown in the images below.

The Web server sets a cookie similar to the following (from Tomcat 4.1.x):

In addition, Process Commander sets a cookie similar to the following:

The session cookie value is an MD5 (message digest) hash that serves as a session identifier. 

This conveys no other information and cannot be easily guessed nor easily modified into another valid value.

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