[Solved]-Volley requests not working with Django Sessions


Volley does not support Cookie by default. you should override StringRequest class as below shown:

public class StringRequest extends com.android.volley.toolbox.StringRequest {

private final Map<String, String> _params;

 * @param method
 * @param url
 * @param params
 *            A {@link HashMap} to post with the request. Null is allowed
 *            and indicates no parameters will be posted along with request.
 * @param listener
 * @param errorListener
public StringRequest(int method, String url, Map<String, String> params, Listener<String> listener,
        ErrorListener errorListener) {
    super(method, url, listener, errorListener);

    _params = params;

protected Map<String, String> getParams() {
    return _params;

/* (non-Javadoc)
 * @see com.android.volley.toolbox.StringRequest#parseNetworkResponse(com.android.volley.NetworkResponse)
protected Response<String> parseNetworkResponse(NetworkResponse response) {
    // since we don't know which of the two underlying network vehicles
    // will Volley use, we have to handle and store session cookies manually

    return super.parseNetworkResponse(response);

/* (non-Javadoc)
 * @see com.android.volley.Request#getHeaders()
public Map<String, String> getHeaders() throws AuthFailureError {
    Map<String, String> headers = super.getHeaders();

    if (headers == null
            || headers.equals(Collections.emptyMap())) {
        headers = new HashMap<String, String>();


    return headers;

and your application class:

public class MyApp extends Application {
    private static final String SET_COOKIE_KEY = "Set-Cookie";
    private static final String COOKIE_KEY = "Cookie";
    private static final String SESSION_COOKIE = "sessionid";

    private static MyApp _instance;
  private RequestQueue _requestQueue;
  private SharedPreferences _preferences;

    public static MyApp get() {
        return _instance;

    public void onCreate() {
        _instance = this;
            _preferences = PreferenceManager.getDefaultSharedPreferences(this);
        _requestQueue = Volley.newRequestQueue(this);

    public RequestQueue getRequestQueue() {
        return _requestQueue;

     * Checks the response headers for session cookie and saves it
     * if it finds it.
     * @param headers Response Headers.
    public final void checkSessionCookie(Map<String, String> headers) {
        if (headers.containsKey(SET_COOKIE_KEY)
                && headers.get(SET_COOKIE_KEY).startsWith(SESSION_COOKIE)) {
                String cookie = headers.get(SET_COOKIE_KEY);
                if (cookie.length() > 0) {
                    String[] splitCookie = cookie.split(";");
                    String[] splitSessionId = splitCookie[0].split("=");
                    cookie = splitSessionId[1];
                    Editor prefEditor = _preferences.edit();
                    prefEditor.putString(SESSION_COOKIE, cookie);

     * Adds session cookie to headers if exists.
     * @param headers
    public final void addSessionCookie(Map<String, String> headers) {
        String sessionId = _preferences.getString(SESSION_COOKIE, "");
        if (sessionId.length() > 0) {
            StringBuilder builder = new StringBuilder();
            if (headers.containsKey(COOKIE_KEY)) {
                builder.append("; ");
            headers.put(COOKIE_KEY, builder.toString());


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I had the same problem using volley library in other scripting language, You need to go through about volley library here ..

Additionally volley store the cache values by default,so your code did not work second time (that means return the same values)

so you can try HttpURLConnection default method to use this type of server actions.

Thanks hope its help!!!


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