Use Redis as a session backend
Recently I used Redis in one of our projects, while looking for documentation about it I stumbled upon this article about configuring Redis as a LRU cache. I decided to try and write a little session manager for Nagare using Redis as backend.
[nagare.sessions] redis = nagare.sessions.redis:Sessions
nagare.sessions.redis:Sessions is the path to the Session manager implementation class.
Session Manager API
Redis Session manager has to inherit from nagare.sessions.common.Sessions
from nagare.sessions import common class Sessions(common.Sessions): ...
The following methods must be implemented:
- Save an application state to your backend:
def serialize(self, data): """Serialize application state.""" def _set(self, session_id, state_id, secure_id, use_same_state, session_data, state_data): """Store the serialized state and sessions state into our backend"""
- Retrieve and restore application state from your backend
def deserialize(self, session_data, state_data): """Deserialize application serialized state and session""" def _get(self, session_id, state_id, use_same_state): """Retrieve serialized state from our backend"""
- Create and delete state
def _create(self, session_id, secure_id): """Create a new session in our backend""" def _delete(self, session_id): """Delete a session"
The whole code, with handling of locks and other low level stuff can be viewed here.
Use Redis Session Manager
Now, to use the newly created session manager, you have to create a publisher configuration file. The sessions section is configured as this:
[sessions] type = redis
Finally I manage to replace seamlessly the standard Nagare session managers by the Redis one I wrote. Hopefully the same technique can be used to try out any other session backend for Nagare.