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Kitura-Session store using Redis as the backing store


Kitura-Session store using Redis as the backing store

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Swift version

The latest version of Kitura-Session-Redis requires Swift 4.0 or newer. You can download this version of the Swift binaries by following this link. Compatibility with other Swift versions is not guaranteed.


In order to use Redis as session store, create an instance of RedisStore, and pass it to Session constructor:

import KituraSession
import KituraSessionRedis

let redisStore = RedisStore(redisHost: host, redisPort: port, redisPassword: password)
let session = Session(secret: <secret>, store: redisStore)

RedisStore constructor requires Redis server host and port. The rest of the parameters are optional:

init (redisHost: String, redisPort: Int32, redisPassword: String?=nil, ttl: Int = 3600, db: Int = 0, keyPrefix: String = "s:")

You can set Redis password in redis.conf file:

requirepass <your password>

The maximum number of databases is also set in redis.conf file:

databases <number of databases>

The db passed to the constructor must be between 0 and this number minus 1.

Swift Test Setup

To run swift test for Kitura-Session-Redis you must first set up Redis. From the Kitura-Session-Redis directory, run the following commands:


brew install redis --build-from-source || brew outdated redis || brew upgrade redis
export REDIS_CONF_FILE=/usr/local/etc/redis.conf
password=$(head -n 1 “/Tests/KituraSessionRedisTests/password.txt")
sudo perl -pi -e "s/# requirepass foobared/requirepass ${password}/g" $REDIS_CONF_FILE
redis-server $REDIS_CONF_FILE


sudo apt-get update -y
sudo apt-get install -y redis-server
export REDIS_CONF_FILE=/etc/redis/redis.conf
sudo chmod go+x /etc/redis/
sudo chmod go+r $REDIS_CONF_FILE
password=$(head -n 1 “/Tests/KituraSessionRedisTests/password.txt")
sudo perl -pi -e "s/# requirepass foobared/requirepass ${password}/g" $REDIS_CONF_FILE
sudo service redis-server restart

Then run swift test.


This library is licensed under Apache 2.0. Full license text is available in LICENSE.


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