session persistence


Page created: 22 Sep 2020 |
Page updated: 7 Jul 2022

A mechanism for identifying a user or browser for subsequent requests to a server, needed because the HTTP protocol is stateless. This information is used to look up state information for the user. (For example, items in a shopping cart.)

A client session is persisted by directing the client to the same backend server or host for the duration of the session.