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easy set cookie expired time

Author:
limodou
Posted:
February 27, 2007
Language:
Python
Version:
Pre .96
Score:
6 (after 6 ratings)

If expire parameter is omitted, then the cookie expire time is one year. And you can pass expire parameter with n seconds.

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from django.conf import settings
import datetime

def set_cookie(response, key, value, expire=None):
    if expire is None:
        max_age = 365*24*60*60  #one year
    else:
        max_age = expire
    expires = datetime.datetime.strftime(datetime.datetime.utcnow() + datetime.timedelta(seconds=max_age), "%a, %d-%b-%Y %H:%M:%S GMT")
    response.set_cookie(key, value, max_age=max_age, expires=expires, 
        domain=settings.SESSION_COOKIE_DOMAIN, secure=settings.SESSION_COOKIE_SECURE or None)
    

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