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Right way to check if session is valid

Discussion in 'XenForo Development Discussions' started by ghostwolfling, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. ghostwolfling

    ghostwolfling Member


    I am developing a custom service using python + django which interacts with a forum database. I need to verify if user session is valid.

    Right now I:
    1. Check for 'xf_session' cookie.
    2. Check in a forum database if the session exists.
    3. Check if the session isn't expired (expiry_date > current date).
    If I pass all these steps then I assume that user is logged in and I can do my stuff. It works as expected.

    Could you tell me please if this approach is secure? Guess I need a few more verifications to prevent false logins, attacks and so on.

    Last edited: Jan 7, 2016

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