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When you say "native" I assume you mean "file", as "native" is no longer an option in Laravel 4.1. If you upgraded from 4.0 to 4.1 you should double-check that you have made the right modifications to your app/config/session.php file.

What value do you have for 'lifetime' in your app/config/session.php file? If it is set to zero then that might explain why you ended up with the behaviour you described (although it would only be 100% consistent if lottery was set to 1,1).

I was having problems with users randomly getting logged off my site and eventually figured it was because I had 'lifetime' set to zero (because this was how you set the cookie to be session-only in 4.0). Although it might not be the direct cause of your problem, I'm sure it is related, so reading this might be of some help:

http://yetanotherprogrammingblog.com/content/laravel-40-41-ses...

Also, check that you don't have a specific session.php file for production and try deleting your cookies and starting fresh.

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Thanks for your anser James! I've read your article. I'm afraid our problems differ. In my case for every request a new session is created. This happens even when a use the database driver. But all this happens only on production and not on development.

I indeed did an upgrade form Laravel 4.0 to 4.1. Maybe something got corrupted, because my session.php still mentioned 'native' instead of 'file'. I think I will try again with a clean Laravel 4.1. installation.

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