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How to retrieve cookies in Python CGI Programming?
It is very easy to retrieve all the set cookies. Cookies are stored in CGI environment variable HTTP_COOKIE and they will have following form −
key1 = value1;key2 = value2;key3 = value3....
Here is an example of how to retrieve cookies.
#!/usr/bin/python # Import modules for CGI handling from os import environ import cgi, cgitb if environ.has_key('HTTP_COOKIE'): for cookie in map(strip, split(environ['HTTP_COOKIE'], ';')): (key, value ) = split(cookie, '='); if key == "UserID": user_id = value if key == "Password": password = value print "User ID = %s" % user_id print "Password = %s" % password
This produces the following result for the cookies set by above script −
User ID = XYZ Password = XYZ123
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