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How to configure the Sticky Sessions cookie's path?

Currently, when the user browses to an arbitrary subdomain of the site, the connection is not routed to the same droplet the user is already on. Because user sessions are on disk, the user is then seen as not logged in. I need to configure the path variable on the sticky session cookie so that the cookie is sent when the user browses to arbitrary subdomains (e.g. set path=“.mydomain.com”).


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It turns out other cloud providers that let you configure the path also don’t let you start with a character other than /. What I needed was to be able to set the “domain” attribute for the set-cookie header. This feature would be helpful.

Otherwise, a client-ip based affinity would be excellent. Other service providers offer this (e.g. Azure).

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