bradleypeabody / gorilla-sessions-memcache

Memcache session support for Gorilla Web Toolkit

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gorilla-sessions-memcache

Memcache session support for Gorilla Web Toolkit.

Dependencies

The usual gorilla stuff:

go get github.com/gorilla/sessions

For an ASCII memcache client:

go get github.com/bradfitz/gomemcache/memcache

For a binary memcache client with SASL authentication:

go get github.com/memcachier/mc

Usage

import (
  "github.com/bradfitz/gomemcache/memcache"
  // or
  "github.com/memcachier/mc"
  gsm "github.com/bradleypeabody/gorilla-sessions-memcache"
)

...

// set up your memcache client
memcacheClient := gsm.NewGoMemcacher(memcache.New("localhost:11211"))
// or
memcacheClient := mc.NewMC("localhost:11211", "username", "password")

// set up your session store
store := gsm.NewMemcacherStore(memcacheClient, "session_prefix_", []byte("secret-key-goes-here"))

// and the rest of it is the same as any other gorilla session handling:
func MyHandler(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) {
  session, _ := store.Get(r, "session-name")
  session.Values["foo"] = "bar"
  session.Values[42] = 43
  session.Save(r, w)
}


...
// you can also setup a MemCacheStore, which does not rely on the browser accepting cookies.
// this means, your client has to extract and send a configurable http Headerfield manually.
// e.g.

// set up your memcache client
memcacheClient := gsm.NewGoMemcacher(memcache.New("localhost:11211"))
// or
memcacheClient := mc.NewMC("localhost:11211", "username", "password")

// set up your session store relying on a http Headerfield: `X-CUSTOM-HEADER`
store := gsm.NewMemcacherStoreWithValueStorer(memcacheClient, &gsm.HeaderStorer{HeaderFieldName:"X-CUSTOM-HEADER"}, "session_prefix_", []byte("secret-key-goes-here"))

// and the rest of it is the same as any other gorilla session handling:
// The client has to send the session information in the header-field: `X-CUSTOM-HEADER`
func MyHandler(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) {
  session, _ := store.Get(r, "session-name")
  session.Values["foo"] = "bar"
  session.Values[42] = 43
  session.Save(r, w)
}

Storage Methods

I've added a few different methods of storage of the session data in memcache. You use them by setting the StoreMethod field.

  • SecureCookie - uses the default securecookie encoding. Values are more secure as they are not readable from memcache without the secret key.
  • Gob - uses the Gob encoder directly without any post processing. Faster. Result is Gob's usual binary gibber (not human readable)
  • Json - uses the Json Marshaller. Result is human readable, slower but still pretty fast. Be careful - it will munch your data into stuff that works with JSON, and the keys must be strings. Example: you put in an int64 value and you'll get back a float64.

Example:

store := gsm.NewMemcacherStore(memcacheClient, "session_prefix_", []byte("..."))
// do one of these:
store.StoreMethod = gsm.StoreMethodSecureCookie // default, more secure
store.StoreMethod = gsm.StoreMethodGob // faster
store.StoreMethod = gsm.StoreMethodJson // human readable
							// (but watch out, it munches your types
							// to JSON compatible stuff)

Logging

Logging is available by setting the Logging field to > 0 after making your MemcacheStore.

store := gsm.NewMemcacherStore(memcacheClient, "session_prefix_", []byte("..."))
store.Logging = 1

That will output (using log.Printf) data about each session read/written from/to memcache. Useful for debugging

Things to Know

  • No official release has been done of this package but it should be stable for production use.

  • You can also call NewDumbMemorySessionStore() for local development without a memcache server (it's a stub that just stuffs your session data in a map - definitely do not use this for anything but local dev and testing).

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Memcache session support for Gorilla Web Toolkit

License:Apache License 2.0


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