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Old October 4th, 2007, 02:27 AM
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quote:the sessoin value lost as my application is redirected to payment gateway web site and when it return to my application session values lost.
Is that an assumption? Or a test outcome?

AFAIK, if you're using cookies based sessions, you can safely go to another site, return to the initial page and still have a valid session.

If you are using session identifiers in the querystirng, then you're out of luck with that solution.

However, you can often instruct payment gateways to send some identifier, like an order number in the query string. You can then look up that number in your database and find the associated user again.

Finally, you can store data in a cookie. Not secure, but it might work for you.



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