# Session Service

# 1. Steps to add new Session type through session-service

  1. Define new type at SessionType.java.
  2. Add necessary tests if required.
  3. Update session-service documentation.

# 2. cBioPortal Backend

# 2.1 configuring session-service

Here are the properties that needs to be set

WARNING: do not use session service with -Dauthenticate=false
 either use authentication or change to -Dauthenticate=noauthsessionservice
#if basic authentication is enabled on session service one should set:

# session.service.url format

session.service.url: http://[host]:[port]/[session_service_app]/api/sessions/[portal_instance]/

# example

session.service.url: http://localhost:8080/session_service/api/sessions/public_portal/

# 2.2 Updates to code

  1. Update session-service dependency version in pom.xml.
  2. Add/Update api's in SessionServiceController.java to support new session type.
  3. Sometimes we might need to defined model for session. Check how session class is extended in VirtualStudy and how it is consumed in SessionServiceController.java.

# 3. cBioPortal Frontend

  1. Client code for cbio session service is in https://github.com/cBioPortal/cbioportal-frontend/blob/master/src/shared/api/sessionServiceAPI.ts. Update it accordingly when the new api added in cBioPortal backend SessionServiceController.java

# 4. Local development

# 4.1 Expose database port

If docker-compose.yml is used for running session service and if you like to access mongodb directly then uncomment this block of code

# 4.2 Test results with cURL in terminal

After you have local cBioPortal instance running, you can use cURL to test session-service endpoints.

Example for GET methods:

curl 'http://localhost:8080/api/session/custom_gene_list' \
curl 'http://localhost:8080/api/session/custom_gene_list' \
  -H 'Cookie: _ga=GA1.1.984976088.1616537420; _ga_F1EX2C1M11=GS1.1.1616537420.1.1.1616538749.0; JSESSIONID=E7498ECA52F30588CAA1B34F420122DA'

Example for POST methods:

curl 'http://localhost:8080/api/session/custom_gene_list/save' \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -H 'Accept: */*' \
  --data-raw '{"name":"test","description":"test description","geneList":["GENE1","GENE2"]}'
curl 'http://localhost:8080/api/session/custom_gene_list/save' \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -H 'Accept: */*' \
  -H 'Cookie: _ga=GA1.1.984976088.1616537420; _ga_F1EX2C1M11=GS1.1.1616537420.1.1.1616538749.0; JSESSIONID=04457E173F769F7BCF9072CD5480308F' \
  --data-raw '{"name":"test","description":"test description","geneList":["GENE1","GENE2"]}'

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