Upgrading from 3.1.1 to 3.1.2

Before performing an update you should take your site offline by replacing the index.php file with a static one.

Step 1: Update your CodeIgniter files

Replace all files and directories in your system/ directory.


If you have any custom developed files in these directories, please make copies of them first.

Step 2: Update your “ci_sessions” database table

If you’re using the Session Library with the ‘database’ driver, you may have to ALTER your sessions table for your sessions to continue to work.


The table in question is not necessarily named “ci_sessions”. It is what you’ve set as your $config['sess_save_path'].

This will only affect you if you’ve changed your session.hash_function php.ini setting to something like ‘sha512’. Or if you’ve been running an older CodeIgniter version on PHP 7.1+.

It is recommended that you do this anyway, just to avoid potential issues in the future if you do change your configuration.

Just execute the one of the following SQL queries, depending on your database:

// MySQL:
ALTER TABLE ci_sessions CHANGE id id varchar(128) NOT NULL;

// PostgreSQL
ALTER TABLE ci_sessions ALTER COLUMN id SET DATA TYPE varchar(128);