Spring Session MongoDB


Spring Session MongoDB provides an API and implementations for managing a user’s session information stored in MongoDB by leveraging Spring Data MongoDB.


Spring Session MongoDB provides the following features:

  • API and implementations for managing a user’s session

  • HttpSession - allows replacing the HttpSession in an application container (i.e. Tomcat) neutral way

  • Clustered Sessions - Spring Session makes it trivial to support clustered sessions without being tied to an application container specific solution.

  • Multiple Browser Sessions - Spring Session supports managing multiple users' sessions in a single browser instance (i.e. multiple authenticated accounts similar to Google).

  • RESTful APIs - Spring Session allows providing session ids in headers to work with RESTful APIs WebSocket - provides the ability to keep the HttpSession alive when receiving WebSocket messages

Adding Spring Session for MongoDB to your build

Spring Session MongoDB is part of a Maven BOM (Bill of Materials) used to coordinate versions between the core Spring Session project and this MongoDB extension. Each BOM release is called a release train and has a naming strategy, e.g. Apple-SR8, Bean-SR3, etc.

Using the BOM with Maven

With Maven, you need to import the BOM first:

  • This example is using Bean-SR3, but you plug in the release train version you need.

  • Notice the use of the <dependencyManagement> section and the import scope.

  • The BOM artifact is org.springframework.session:spring-session-bom, and is outside of Spring Session MongoDB.

Next, add your dependencies to the project without a <version>:


Using the BOM with Gradle

Since Gradle has no first-class support for Maven BOMs, you can use Spring’s Dependency management plugin.

Apply the plugin from Gradle Plugin Portal (update the version if needed):

plugins {
  id 'io.spring.dependency-management' version '1.0.6.RELEASE'

Then use it to import the BOM:

dependencyManagement {
  imports {
    mavenBom 'org.springframework.session:spring-session-bom:Bean-SR3'

Finally, add a dependency to the project without a version:

dependencies {
  compile 'org.springframework.session:spring-session-data-mongodb'
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