[SOLVED] WebView with persistent session

Hi all,

I’m trying to preserve session data for a webview to keep cookies and website connections. Based on my understanding from reading the documentation, persistence is achieved by WebKit.NetworkSession which itself creates storage related objects for cookies and caches.

I have come up with the following minimal example but it does not work. Every time I re-open the app, I end up disconnected. Any help would be welcome.

import sys
import gi

gi.require_version("Gtk", "4.0")
gi.require_version("Adw", "1")
gi.require_version("WebKit", "6.0")
from gi.repository import Gtk, Adw, WebKit

class MainWindow(Gtk.ApplicationWindow):
    def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
        super().__init__(*args, **kwargs)

        self.set_default_size(480, 512)

        self.box = Gtk.Box(orientation=Gtk.Orientation.VERTICAL)

        network_session = WebKit.NetworkSession(
            data_directory="/tmp/data", cache_directory="/tmp/cache"
        self.webview = WebKit.WebView(network_session=network_session)

        self.connect("destroy", lambda *args: self.webview.try_close())

class MyApp(Adw.Application):
    def __init__(self, **kwargs):
        self.connect("activate", self.on_activate)

    def on_activate(self, app):
        self.win = MainWindow(application=app)

app = MyApp(application_id="com.example.GtkApplication")

Solved by saving all cookies. The doc for CookieManager.set_persistent_storage says it is concerned with non-session cookies, but calling it anyway fixes the problem. I suppose many websites out there must be using non-session cookies for authentication.

So one just needs to add the following to the example above:

            "/tmp/cookies.sqlite", WebKit.CookiePersistentStorage.SQLITE

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