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When you are done with a user's session data, you have several options:

  • Remove a particular attribute: You can call public void removeAttribute(String name) method to delete the value associated with a particular key.

  • Delete the whole session: You can call public void invalidate() method to discard an entire session. Setting Session timeout: You can call public void setMaxInactiveInterval(int interval) method to set the timeout for a session individually.

  • Log the user out: The servers that support servlets 2.4, you can call logout to log the client out of the Web server and invalidate all sessions belonging to all the users.

answered Jun 30, 2016 by Nani
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To delete a session you can either call session.invalidate() method or session.setMaxInactiveInterval(0)

answered Mar 17, 2017 by Roshan333
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If you mean this by manually using removeAttribute() for every single attribute which can be obtained by getAttributeNames(), then this makes really no sense. I'm not sure whether it's the course/tutor which is bad or that you misinterpreted the course/tutor.

So one of my classmate asked - "How about we delete the HttpSession permanently after we've done using it?"

Yes, you can "delete" it by invalidating it.


Any subsequent request will force the server to create a new session. The redirect is by the way not necessary, but mandatory if you'd like to present the view in a fresh new session.

answered Apr 21, 2017 by LogenRahul

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