Cookie Manager

aah provides a secure cookie manager to fulfill custom secure cookie purpose. It does AES encryption and HMAC SHA signing.

import ""

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A sample code snippet to create a secure cookie manager is below. For non-secure cookie manager, simply supply signKey.

import ess ""

// Create cookie options
opts := &cookie.Options{
    Name: "mycustomcookie",
    Domain; "",
    Path: "/",
    MaxAge: 2629746, // 1 month in seconds
    HTTPOnly: true,
    Secure: true, // use only SSL enabled website

// Get sign and encryption keys from configuration
cfg := aah.App().Config()
signKey := cfg.StringDefault("myapp.mysecure.cookie.key.sign", ess.SecureRandomString(32)) 
encKey := cfg.StringDefault("myapp.mysecure.cookie.key.enc", ess.SecureRandomString(64))

// Creating a secure cookie manager
cookieMgr := cookie.NewManager(opts, signKey, encKey)

Using secure cookie manager, manipulating cookie value is like a breeze.

// create and reply
httpCookie := cookieMgr.New("This is my secure cookie value")
func (c *ProductController) Show(id string) {

    cookieValue := c.Req.Cookie("cookiename")
    b, err := cookieMgr.Decode(cookieValue)
    if err != nil {
        // invalid cookie
        c.Session().SetFlash("cookie.error", "Invalid cookie")        
        c.Reply().BadRequest().HTMLf("/errors/cookie.html", nil)

    value := string(b)
    c.Log().Info("Cookie value: ", value)