File session backend

File session backend is the more simple session database. Sessions are stored as files in a single directory. Lock files are stored in another directory. It can not be used to share sessions between different servers except if you share directories (with NFS,…) or if you use SOAP proxy.


In the manager: set “Apache::Session::File” in “General parameters » Sessions » Session storage » Apache::Session module” and add the following parameters (case sensitive):

Required parameters    
Name Comment Example
Directory The path to the main directory /var/lib/lemonldap-ng/sessions
LockDirectory The path to the lock directory /var/lib/lemonldap-ng/sessions/lock


Restrict access to the directories only to the Apache server. Example:

chmod 750 /var/lib/lemonldap-ng/sessions /var/lib/lemonldap-ng/sessions/lock
chown www-data:www-data /var/lib/lemonldap-ng/sessions /var/lib/lemonldap-ng/sessions/lock