Session is a State Management Technique. It enables you to store and retrieve values for a user as the user navigates pages in a Web application.

Let's see how we can use session -

import { Controller, DefaultWorker, textResult, viewResult } from "fortjs";

export class DefaultController extends Controller {

    async default() {
        // check if session exist
        const isSessionExist = await this.session.isExist('userId');

        // add value to session
        await this.session.set('userId', 45);

        // get session value
        const userIdFromSession = await this.session.get('userId');

        // remove session
        await this.session.remove('session_name');

        // set multiple session at a time
        await this.session.setMany({
            'user_id' : 1,
            'name' : 'ujjwal gupta'

        return textResult('Welcome to FortJs');

By default fortjs stores all your session data in memory which means data will be lost when nodejs process is stopped or restarted.

If you want to preserve your session values, then you need to store your value in a database or use any tools or service. You can customize the session store by creating a session provider.

You should take a look at our authentication example. In this example - a login page is shown to user and when user logs in - session is created. Login method is present in "default controller".