I recently had the need to extract the value of a Set-Cookie response header in PHP. Google lead me
pecl_http which isn’t available with PHP out of box, and is a pain to install.
Other Google results suggest defining your own function.
Here’s a quick overview of how to use it…
Usage in pretty simple. The easiest way to use Guzzle is via composer. Once you’ve autoloaded the library, you pass the
Set-Cookie header as an argument to
fromString method as follows…
use GuzzleHttp\Cookie\SetCookie as CookieParser; $cookieParser = new CookieParser; $cookie = $cookierParser->fromString('Set-Cookie: key=value');
Now you can conveniently interact with the
echo $cookie->getName(); // key echo $cookie->getValue(); // value
You can also access many other aspects of the cookie
echo $cookie->getExpires(); echo $cookie->getHttpOnly(); echo $cookie->getSecure();
Set-Cookie class for a full list of available methods…
I hope this post came in useful for some people. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to drop a note below, or, as always, you can reach me on Twitter as well.
Hi, I'm Max!
I'm a software developer who mainly works in PHP, but also dabbles in Ruby and Go. Technical topics that interest me are monitoring, security and performance.
During the day I solve challenging technical problems at Something Digital where I mainly work with the Magento platform. I also blog about tech, work on open source and hunt for bugs.
I built a tool called Domain Clamp which monitors and alerts about expiring domains and SSL certificates.
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