[development] sid not available in anonimous user

Ivan Sergio Borgonovo mail at webthatworks.it
Fri Jan 18 14:16:27 UTC 2008

On Thu, 17 Jan 2008 12:01:57 +0100
Ivan Sergio Borgonovo <mail at webthatworks.it> wrote:

OK... I've found another thing that can't find a place in the big
Even after login $user doesn't have $user->sid.
You can't find it in hook load and login.

While I can't find any better place to offer uniform access to sid
for anonymous users other than the the below patch in core, it is
very easy to add sid to $user object in a module... but well more
than one module may need it as soon as the user is logged in, and
since sid is getting into the $user object very soon later and anyway
authenticated users have sid... why don't anticipate the addition of
sid property into sess_regenerate?
While the below patch have a marginal cost in term of memory (but
well even carriage return in code have) anticipating the assignment
of sid property shouldn't have it.


> Index: includes/session.inc
> ===================================================================
> --- includes/session.inc        (revisione 419)
> +++ includes/session.inc        (copia locale)
> @@ -30,6 +30,7 @@
>    // Otherwise, if the session is still active, we have a record of
> the client's session in the database. $user =
> db_fetch_object(db_query("SELECT u.*, s.* FROM {users} u INNER JOIN
> {sessions} s ON u.uid = s.uid WHERE s.sid = '%s'", $key));
> +  $sid=$user->sid;
>    // We found the client's session record and they are an
> authenticated user if ($user && $user->uid > 0) {
> @@ -48,6 +49,7 @@
>    else  {
>      $session = isset($user->session) ? $user->session : '';
>      $user = drupal_anonymous_user($session);
> +    $user->sid=$sid;
>    }
>    return $user->session;
> The situation I'm trying to deal with are anonymous users who own
> temporary objects not suited to be placed in $session, eg.
> e-commerce carts.
> I didn't use $key to fill $user->sid because I need a pk in
> {sessions}.

Ivan Sergio Borgonovo

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