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How Apache server keeps track of user session variables.

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It's normally not apache's job to keep track of user session variables, but a task for your application.

Typically, all session handling is based on cookies. The web server (or web app) generates a cookie with a unique value and sends it to the client. In the following requests, the client will send that cookie back to the web server/app.

Your application then can use the value of the cookie to locally (filesystem or database) store the session variables, and associate things with a "session".

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There are a number of different possible ways. The documentation is here.

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