The Ktor client allows you to handle cookies manually in the following ways:
cookiefunction allows you to append a cookie to a specific request.
setCookiefunction enables you to parse the
Set-Cookieheader value received in a response.
The HttpCookies plugin handles cookies automatically and keeps them between calls in storage. By default, it uses an in-memory storage, but you can also implement a persistent storage using CookiesStorage.
HttpCookies only requires the ktor-client-core artifact and doesn't need any specific dependencies.
Install and configure HttpCookies
HttpCookies, pass it to the
install function inside a client configuration block:
This is enough to enable the Ktor client to keep cookies between requests. You can find the full example here: client-cookies.
HttpCookies plugin also allows you to add a specific set of cookies to each request by using
ConstantCookiesStorage. This might be useful in a test case that verifies a server response. The example below shows how to add a specified cookie to all requests for a specific domain:
The client provides the
cookies function to obtain all the cookies for the specified URL:
Custom cookie storage
If required, you can create a custom cookie storage by implementing the CookiesStorage interface:
You can use AcceptAllCookiesStorage as a reference.