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Accessing/Manipulating Session Data in Socket.IO (Express + Sessions + Socket.IO)
var express = require('express');
var RedisStore = require('connect-redis')(express);
express.socketio = require('socket.io');
var app = express.createServer();
app.configure(function() {
app.use(express.cookieParser() );
app.sessionStore = new express.session.MemoryStore(); //Not recommended for production use
app.use(express.session({
'key': 'express.sid',
'store': app.sessionStore,
'cookie': {'path': '/', 'httpOnly': true, maxAge: 60 * 60 * 1000},
'secret': 'foo' + Math.random()
}) );
app.use(app.router);
app.use(express.static(__dirname + '/../public') );
app.use(express.errorHandler() );
app.set('views', __dirname + '/../views');
app.set('view engine', 'jade');
});
//Routes
app.get("*", function(req, res) {
res.send(404);
});
//Socket.IO Connections
var io = app.socketio = express.socketio.listen(app);
io.set('authorization', function(handshake, cb) {
if(handshake.headers.cookie)
{
handshake.cookie = connect.utils.parseCookie(handshake.headers.cookie);
if(handshake.cookie['express.sid'])
{
handshake.sessionID = handshake.cookie['express.sid'];
handshake.sessionStore = app.sessionStore; //Session contstructor needs an Object with sessionStore set
app.sessionStore.get(handshake.sessionID, function(err, session) {
if(err)
cb(err.message, false);
else
{
var s = handshake.session = new express.session.Session(handshake, session);
cb(null, true);
}
});
}
else cb('Session cookie could not be found', false);
}
else cb('Session cookie could not be found', false);
});
io.sockets.on('connection', function(socket) {
console.log('Socket connected with SID: ' + socket.handshake.sessionID);
//Awesome! socket.handshake.session is the Session!!!!
socket.on('disconnect', function() {
console.log("DISCONNECT");
});
});
var port = process.env.PORT || 6633;
app.listen(port);
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@bminer bminer commented Sep 13, 2011

Many thanks to Daniel Baulig!!!
http://www.danielbaulig.de/socket-ioexpress/

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