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FormsAuthentication.RedirectToLoginPage Method

Redirects the browser to the login URL.

Namespace:  System.Web.Security
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
public static void RedirectToLoginPage()

The RedirectToLoginPage method redirects the browser to the LoginUrl.

The RedirectToLoginPage method does not clear the forms-authentication cookie. You can use the RedirectToLoginPage method in conjunction with the SignOut method to log one user out and allow a different user to log in.

The following code example clears the forms-authentication cookie using the SignOut method and redirects the user to the login page using the RedirectToLoginPage method.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Web.Security" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

public void LoginLink_OnClick(object sender, EventArgs args)
{
  FormsAuthentication.SignOut();
  FormsAuthentication.RedirectToLoginPage();
}

</script>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
<body>

<form id="form1" runat="server">
Welcome <b><%=User.Identity.Name%></b>. Not <b><%=User.Identity.Name%></b>? 
Click <asp:LinkButton id="LoginLink" Text="here" 
                      OnClick="LoginLink_OnClick" runat="server" />
to sign in.

<!-- Page Contents -->

</form>



</body>
</html>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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