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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 24, 2023

change RESPONSE_HTTP_HEADER for QSYS2.HTTP_GET_VERBOSE when we want cookie

The HTTP functions do not handle the multiple use of the "set-cookie" headers within an HTTP response.

The root issue is that JSON keys should be unique and multiple instances of the "set-cookie" key are not permitted in JSON.

Here is a possible alternative :

return the cookies using a "set-cookies" JSON key with the values being a JSON ARRAY of the raw cookie values.

So, if the returned headers were the following:

set-cookie: usercontext=client=1; path=/

set-cookie: SESSIONID=abcedf

The returned headers in the output would look like this.

{"set-cookies" : [ "usercontext=client=1; path=/","SESSIONID=abcedf" ] }


Best Regards

Jean-Yves Saulières

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Nov 17, 2023
    This enhancement was delivered in November 2023 with IBM i 7.5 PTF Group level 5 and IBM i 7.4 PTF Group level 26.

    The HTTP header option for the verboseResponseHeaderFormat was extended to provide new ways to access the cookies.

    You can read about it on the fact page here:
    And in IBM Documentation here:

    Db2 for i development team
    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    Feb 24, 2023
    IBM will use this Idea as input to planning, but no commitment is made or implied. This Idea will be updated in the future if IBM implements it.

    Db2 for i development team
    IBM Power Systems Development