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Qlik Sense and cookies

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Qlik Sense and cookies

Qlik Sense uses cookies to maintan a connection between the client and the Qlik Sense Server. The default cookie name is X-Qlik-Session.

For instance in Chrome, cookies can be displayed using F12 developer tools:

  • In Google Chrome, press F12 on your keyboard
  • In the top menu, navigate to the Application tab
  • In the Storage menu on the left, select Cookies
  • This lists all currently saved cookies. See Fig 1

Fig 1Fig 1


Can the cookie name be changed?


The cookie name can be changed. However, the session cookie header name must be unique for all virtual proxies used by the same proxy service. 

To change the cookie name:

  • Open the Qlik Sense Management Console
  • Navigate to Virtual Proxies
  • Choose the Virtual Proxy you want to modify
  • Click Edit
  • In the menu on the right, ensure that Identifiation is expanded
  • Locate and change the Session cookie header name (See Fig 2)

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Hi @Sonja_Bauernfeind ,

I see two cookies in my cookies list and sometimes my on-demand report is failing and I have this error message "403    Connection session is null. May be related to multiple number of session cookies with identical names received "

Can you please clarify when we have "X-Qlik-Session" in Virtual Proxy then in the application cookies list should be only that one or it doenst matter?

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