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Flask Multiple Sessions Interface (combine multiple sessions with different backends)

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Flask Multiple Sessions Interface

combine multiple sessions with different backends

Install it with:

pip install flask-session-plus

For Flask Multi Session to work, all you have to do is define all your sessions on a simple configuration variable called SESSION_CONFIG, and init the extension.

Session Configuration:

        'cookie_name': 'csrf',
        'session_type': 'secure_cookie',
        'session_fields': ['csrf_token'],
        'cookie_name': 'session',
        'session_type': 'firestore',
        'session_fields': ['user_id', 'user_data'],
    # ... as many sessions as you want 

Caution: session_fields can collide if they have the same meaning (aka: value). If not, you must use different field names.

The above configuration will define two session interfaces. The first one is a secure cookie with 'csrf' name that will store the 'csrf_token' field.

The second one is a FirestoreSessionInterface that will set a cookie named 'session' with a single session id. The 'user_id' and 'user_data' will be stored in the Google Cloud Firestore backend.

Finally register it as an extension:

from flask_session_plus import Session

app = Flask(__name__)



from flask_session_plus import Session

app = Flask(__name__)

session = Session()


All posible values for Session configuration:

  • Common properties for all backends:

    Property name Required Default Description
    cookie_name True The name of the cookie to use. It also serves as a key for different sessions.
    session_type False secure_cookie The session backend to use.
    session_fields False None The fields that are owned by this session. It can be an array of fields to include or a dict with the keys 'include' or 'exclude', to include or exclude a list of fields.
    cookie_domain False The domain for the session cookie. If this is not set, the cookie will be valid for all subdomains of SERVER_NAME..
    cookie_path False The path for the session cookie. If this is not set the cookie will be valid for all of APPLICATION_ROOT or if that is not set for '/'.
    cookie_httponly False True Whether to allow access the cookie only over http or other ways (javascript).
    cookie_secure False False Whether to serve this cookie over https only.
    cookie_max_age False None The cookie expiration time in seconds. None means the cookie will expire at browser close.
    cookie_samesite False Lax The cookie samesite configuration.
    session_lifetime False timedelta(days=1) The duration for a valid session. Not used on SecureCookie backend.

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