How to get the session cookie after persona authentication

Hi,

I read this about using persona with couchbase:

Clients log in by sending a POST request to /dbname/_persona. The request body is a JSON document that contains an assertion property whose value is the signed assertion received from the identity provider. Just as with a _session login, the response sets a session cookie.

How does one get the session cookie that is set after accessing the _persona url?

I am trying to understand this so I can allow the user to skip the persona login if their session is still valid.

The result I get back from the urlConnection using _persona is below but I'm not sure if that helps.
{
"authentication_handlers": [
"default",
"cookie",
"persona"
],
"ok": true,
"userCtx": {
"channels": {},
"name": "eric@consultant.com"
}
}

I saw some code for Java like that listed below, but when I use a urlConnection for http://myserver.com:4984/our_sync/_persona, getCookie returns null. Any ideas?

Thanks

Some Cookie manipulation code:

HttpURLConnection urlConnection = null;
try {
urlConnection = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();

// Set cookies in requests
CookieManager cookieManager = CookieManager.getInstance();
String cookie = cookieManager.getCookie(urlConnection.getURL().toString());
if (cookie != null) {
urlConnection.setRequestProperty("Cookie", cookie);
}
urlConnection.connect();

// Get cookies from responses and save into the cookie manager
List cookieList = urlConnection.getHeaderFields().get("Set-Cookie");
if (cookieList != null) {
for (String cookieTemp : cookieList) {
cookieManager.setCookie(urlConnection.getURL().toString(), cookieTemp);
}
}

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> How does one get the session cookie that is set after accessing the _persona url?

An HTTP server sets cookies by adding a `Set-Cookie:` header in its response.

I can't answer the rest of your question, not being familiar with Java's HTTP API. For best results, ask questions on our mailing list instead of this forum -- https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/mobile-couchbase