divHelper11 divHelper11 - 4 months ago 28
PHP Question

Laravel session data passing

I don't understand how my data is directed through session using

->with
.

For example I am doing a simple redirect with some data:

return Redirect::to('/event')->with('data', 'hello.');


Now, this code below works fine:

$data = Session::get('data');
echo $data; //it says hello


But this one NOT:

var_dump($_SESSION); //empty array


The
var_dump
gives me empty array, which means that session doesnt contain anything I guess. While the
Session::get()
has no problems with it. Why does that happen? Please explain it to me a little bit.

Answer

For security reasons Laravel uses its own custom session handler which doesn't populate $_SESSION superglobals with your session variables, so to work with laravel session you should only use Session facade's methods