Session sharing issue in various Tabs in Internet Explorer

One of the common problems reported with tabbed browsing in Internet Explorer is that the session state is shared between the tabs. Due to this user can face many issues like 1> Suppose user has opened a Product(productID=2) and editing it in one tab and at the same time in second tab user is editing another Product(productID=3). And suppose both are using Session(“ProductID”) stored in session.

So now when user will submit the first tabs product((productID=2), it will go to save the Product(productID=3).

This behavior has been complained a lot.

This behaviour continues in the following schenario too:
1. User A opens an IE instance and logs into a website where a session is created.
2. User A opens another tab and tries to access the same website. Without logging in, the user is already inside the session.
3. In this case, its clear that the session is shared between the tabs.

To resolve this issue:
ASP.NET 2.0 offered a simpler solution by way of the following config setting



you can read more details on the following URL:

Best Regards,


About Vijay Modi

Having 12+ years of experience in web application development. Expertise in various domains like E-Commerce, E-Learning, Insurance. I have expertise in web application development, window application development, Performance improvement, bug fixing etc. I have worked on various Microsoft technologies including ASP.Net, MVC, WebApi, WCF, Entity Framework, WPF, Window Application Development, AWS, Azure, AngularJS 2.0 / 1.5.2, .NetCore framework, jQuery. I am believing in quality work and achieving deadlines. Also like to work on new technologies and quick learner.
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4 Responses to Session sharing issue in various Tabs in Internet Explorer

  1. elena says:

    i have faced this problem many times while working with IE.thanks for the solution.

  2. Many times this problem is occur when we working on IE. Thanks for your solution.

  3. Asim Suvedi says:

    This works while opening the web forms. But when variables are put in the session while save/edit/or other operations, the session will be shared. Do you have any solution to this?
    i thought of adding a unique key with each session key but didn’t like the idea.

  4. Stone says:

    Why not just use the Firefox or Chrome? I think, they have solved the issue. Or haven’t they?

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