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I am trying to create a function that will automatically log user out of PrestaShop when browser window is closed. Ideally it should all happen in JS with possibly an AJAX call.


I already looked at this thread: http://www.prestashop.com/forums/topic/120515-logout-when-browser-is-closed/


Unfortunatelly, i wasn't able to implement this solution successfully. Can anyone help with that issue please? Perhaps there are other methods available.

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Probably you need to use cookie or you own variable in you module, for example save there current session ID and when user get back see if this changed


May be Prestashop do it for you and you just need to investigate cookie object for see what is in there.


But its bad practice, because is very annoying if you need always sign in....


Hope its helps.

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Problem is with even if you put your cookie to be a session cookie, Chrome and Firefox will keep it and reuse it after the browser has been closed, BUT the user has indicated to 'continue from last session'. Then the browser will do as if it still is the same session...


(Done, because Chrome, and lately Firefox auto update and restart the browser after an upgrade, and they didn't want the user to have to log in after this...)



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For people looking for solution for 1.6 version



change the setexpire to this

    public function setExpire($expire)
        $this->_expire = 0;


it's no use, i've changed $this->_expire to 0 , but still got the cookies even after i closed the browser...


any other reference ?

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