For authenticated users, the Jahia stores data in the HTTP session. By default, this data is stored in the memory of the server, where requests of a session are routed to. When the server is shut down, all this session data disappears and the user will have to login again and eventually re-do steps. For higher availability and up-time we recommend replicating the session data on all servers, so that sessions survive a stopped server and that other servers can continue working on user requests, which were previously served from the stopped server.
Starting with v2.0.0, the distributed-sessions module offers the ability to distribute sessions on all servers with hazelcast.
The Jahia Academy contains dedicated documentation detailing distributed session usage for Jahia 8 and for Jahia 7. Please make sure to review this document prior to deploying the distributed-session module.
Can I upload a new Jahia license with Distributed Sessions started?
You'll get a error in the Administration UI. Note that this error is harmless and reloading the page will fix the problem.
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