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amazon elasticache redis

Hello,

Does anyone use amazon elasticache redis as a session adapter for phalcon app? i've been straggling for may session manager because my app is setup in amazon load balancer.

Thanks

Redis is supported in Phalcon, but Amazon elasticcache might be different thus you'd need to write your own wrapper.

edited 19d ago

In aws I use DynamoDB to share sessions between instance behind load balancer.
https://docs.aws.amazon.com/aws-sdk-php/v2/guide/feature-dynamodb-session-handler.html

In aws I use DynamoDB to share sessions between instance behind load balancer.
https://docs.aws.amazon.com/aws-sdk-php/v2/guide/feature-dynamodb-session-handler.html

I use the elasticache endpoint as a Adapter host and it seems working fine. but, will look into this will choose which one will save me money.

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/aws-sdk-php/v2/guide/service-elasticache.html

i've seen this but if i use this it means that i have to wrewrite my app on how they access the session and my app is lit bit large so i have to invest quite time that i'd rather use a JWT than doin this.

Thanks anyway.

In aws I use DynamoDB to share sessions between instance behind load balancer.
https://docs.aws.amazon.com/aws-sdk-php/v2/guide/feature-dynamodb-session-handler.html

how did you initialize the dynamodb connection in phalcon? does it in service or in public index?
or something like this

$di->setShared('session', function() {
    $dynamoDb = DynamoDbClient::factory(array(
        'region' => '<region name>',
    ));
    $sessionHandler = SessionHandler::factory(array(
        'dynamodb_client' => $dynamoDb,
        'table_name'      => 'sessions',
    ));
    $sessionHandler->register();     
});

as replacement of

$di->setShared('session', function() {
    $session = new SessionAdapter(array('uniqueId' => '****'));
    $session->start(); 
    return $session;
});


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Not as replacement, you need to initialize your aws session handler and after do your session process as usual.

$di->setShared('session', function() {
    $dynamoDb = DynamoDbClient::factory(array(
        'region' => '<region name>',
    ));
    $sessionHandler = SessionHandler::factory(array(
        'dynamodb_client' => $dynamoDb,
        'table_name'      => 'sessions',
    ));
    $sessionHandler->register();    
    $session = new SessionAdapter(array('uniqueId' => '****'));
    $session->start(); 
    return $session;
});

Not as replacement, you need to initialize your aws session handler and after do your session process as usual.

$di->setShared('session', function() {
   $dynamoDb = DynamoDbClient::factory(array(
       'region' => '<region name>',
   ));
   $sessionHandler = SessionHandler::factory(array(
       'dynamodb_client' => $dynamoDb,
       'table_name'      => 'sessions',
   ));
   $sessionHandler->register();    
  $session = new SessionAdapter(array('uniqueId' => '****'));
   $session->start(); 
   return $session;
});

Thanks for this, i made it work and will just see which one saves me a lil bit of money over elasticache or dynamodb