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package session
import (
// Store holds your cookie store information.
var Store sessions.Store
// SetSecretKey initializes a session cookie store with the secret key.
func SetSecretKey(keyPairs ...[]byte) {
Store = sessions.NewCookieStore(keyPairs...)
// Middleware gets the Gorilla session store and makes it available on the
// Request context.
// Middleware is the first custom middleware applied, so it takes the current
// datetime to make available later in the request and stores it on the request
// context.
func Middleware(next http.Handler) http.Handler {
middleware := func(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) {
// Set the HTML content-type header by default until overridden by a handler.
w.Header().Set("Content-Type", "text/html; charset=utf-8")
// Store the current datetime on the request context.
ctx := context.WithValue(r.Context(), StartTimeKey, time.Now())
// Get the Gorilla session and make it available in the request context.
session, _ := Store.Get(r, "session")
ctx = context.WithValue(ctx, SessionKey, session)
next.ServeHTTP(w, r.WithContext(ctx))
return http.HandlerFunc(middleware)
// Get returns the current request's session.
func Get(r *http.Request) *sessions.Session {
if r == nil {
panic("Session(*http.Request) with a nil argument!?")
ctx := r.Context()
if session, ok := ctx.Value(SessionKey).(*sessions.Session); ok {
return session
// If the session wasn't on the request, it means I broke something.
"Session(): didn't find session in request context! Getting it " +
"from the session store instead.",
session, _ := Store.Get(r, "session")
return session
// Flash adds a flashed message to the session for the next template rendering.
func Flash(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request, msg string, args ...interface{}) {
sess := Get(r)
var flashes []string
if v, ok := sess.Values["flashes"].([]string); ok {
flashes = v
flashes = append(flashes, fmt.Sprintf(msg, args...))
sess.Values["flashes"] = flashes
sess.Save(r, w)
// GetFlashes returns all the flashes from the session and clears the queue.
func GetFlashes(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) []string {
sess := Get(r)
if flashes, ok := sess.Values["flashes"].([]string); ok {
sess.Values["flashes"] = []string{}
sess.Save(r, w)
return flashes
return []string{}