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How to create custom session and cookie in Tomcat 7/8 ?

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I'm trying to figure out how I can create custom session cookies. I've found the Manager interface for creating the sessions, but there's nothing about the actual session cookie. I don't see anything in the Valve interface that will let me do this either. Is this possible in Tomcat 7 (or 8?).

posted Sep 8, 2013 by Sumit Pokharna

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What do you mean by custom? Change the cookie name? If yes, you can do so:

answer Sep 8, 2013 by Amit Parthsarthi
I need to be more dynamic. I need to be able to setthe session name and domain based on the url.
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Tomcat allows you to set the cookie name already, and the domain and path depend upon the domain and path used by the webapp.

Perhaps it would be better to describe what Tomcat does *not* do that you need it to do instead?

answer Sep 8, 2013 by Sanketi Garg
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I think we can do it through the web.xml file located in tomcatconfweb.xml and then restart Tomcat.

Is there a difference if I change it in the tomcatconf location versus tomcatwebapps[web app name] web-infweb.xml location?

If I change the web.xml file in the tomcatconfweb.xml location will it override the web app location?