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how can i start a session in ASP ?

i'm developing a webapplication with Dreamweaver MX 2004, i created a login page which need to pass "ID" from the users DB to the protected page after successful login, so i can pass the user's " first name and last name " ... so it displays something like :

welcome to our page FIRSTNAME LASTNAME

can somebody help me with this please

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Sessions are started as soon as the browser is fired up.

;;;need to pass "ID" from the users DB to the protected page after successful login
When you are checking the user details against the DB and find a match, store thier unique id in a session variable:
session("UID") = RS(0)
NOTE:The recordset RS holds the user details, the first element (0) is the unique ID for this user (commonly called ID)

Now what ever page you go to this variable is available. If you want to protect a page by only letting logged in users access it place the following code at the top of the page:

<% if session("UID") = "" then
   end if %>

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