Manual:$wgCookieSecure

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Cookies: $wgCookieSecure
Whether cookies are secured.
Introduced in version:1.6.0 (r12253)
Removed in version:still in use
Allowed values:(boolean or special value 'detect')
Default value:(see below)

Details[edit]

Whether cookies should only be sent over HTTPS (Secure attribute of cookies, see section 4.1.2.5 in RFC 6265). HTTPS-only sites should set this to true, to avoid cookie theft. If configured with the default value, 'detect', the runtime value is calculated by looking at the protocol that the request came in under. Sites using reverse proxies, load balancing or some other method which converts HTTPS requests into HTTP ones need to set the X-Forwarded-Proto header for detection to work correctly. (See also $wgVaryOnXFP).

Default value[edit]

MediaWiki version:
1.18
$wgCookieSecure = 'detect';
MediaWiki versions:
1.6 – 1.17
$wgCookieSecure = ($wgProto == 'https');

See also[edit]