Hmmm. I use that technique with Java (should have qualified my response with that). A quick Google on PHP indicates that the connection cannot be saved in a session variable so I guess you are stuck with using the encrypted password methods that others indicated.

Sorry for the mis-information. I assumed that PHP was a bit more OO than it is....

Pete Helgren
Value Added Software, Inc

On 3/4/2011 9:01 AM, Larry Kleinman wrote:
Pete, I had the same idea, but can't seem to get it to work. My code is
below - Form1 does connect successfully, but the 15_query in Form2 fails
with a "No Default Connection found" error. Here's what I am doing, maybe
you can see the problem:

session_start ()
include login.php
lots of code
submit action=form2

session_start ()
$sql_result = i5_query ($searchstring, $_SESSION["Connection"]);


$host = '192.168.x.x';
$user = 'xxxx';
$password = 'xxx';

$connection = i5_connect($host, $user, $password, array
if (!$connection) {
die ("Could not connect to database " );
$_SESSION["Connection"] = $connection;

Larry Kleinman
Kleinman Associates, Inc.

From: Pete Helgren<pete@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: Web Enabling the AS400 / iSeries<web400@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 03/03/2011 03:02 PM
Subject: Re: [WEB400] persistent sign on for Zend Server
Sent by: web400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx

The technique I use is to use the user id and password to connect and
then make the connection object part of the session variable and use
that connection object when I need it.

Pete Helgren
Value Added Software, Inc

On 3/3/2011 12:18 PM, Larry Kleinman wrote:
Using Zend Server, I would like to present a sign-on screen where the
enters a user ID and password to be used as the parms of the i5_connect
function. This is not hard, but I want to present that screen only
and use that info as the user moves from screen to screen, all of which
will require a 15_connection. I know that I can store the user and
password entered as $_SESSION variables, but I don;t like the idea of
password being written to some place on the PC hard drive. (That's how
$_SESSION works, right?). Any suggestions on how to deal with this.

Larry Kleinman
Kleinman Associates, Inc.

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