Is it possible to override the Session Cookie Lifetime found in the system configuration?

The reason I ask is because it appears that Magento is not honoring the value I set for Cookie Lifetime no matter what. This is an instance that MANY developers have had their hands in and it seems someone found a way to override it. Any thoughts?

  • After changing the value, have you cleared all the cache and restarted your web services to ensure the new value has taken effect? – SR_Magento Jun 12 '14 at 13:35
  • Definitely. This is happening on local instances as well. Somewhere in the code. – sparecycle Jun 12 '14 at 13:39

Check the content of code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Session/Abstract.php and make sure the file is used. If the lifetime is wrong, check where it is set.




public static function buildCookie()
                require_once 'app/Mage.php';
                $request = new Zend_Controller_Request_Http();
//                      ,$request->getHttpHost() // commented out to fix double cookie problem.
                        ,'.domain.com' // added to fix double cookie problem.
  • 2
    Modifying core files is strongly in conflict with Magento best practices. – parhamr Nov 18 '15 at 23:39
  • not best way to change core files. – Denish Vachhani Oct 19 '16 at 6:31

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