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FormsAuthentication.GetAuthCookie Method (String, Boolean, String)

Creates an authentication cookie for a given user name. This does not set the cookie as part of the outgoing response.

Namespace:  System.Web.Security
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public static HttpCookie GetAuthCookie(
	string userName,
	bool createPersistentCookie,
	string strCookiePath
)

Parameters

userName
Type: System.String

The name of the authenticated user.

createPersistentCookie
Type: System.Boolean

true to create a durable cookie (one that is saved across browser sessions); otherwise, false.

strCookiePath
Type: System.String

The Path of the authentication cookie.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.HttpCookie
An HttpCookie that contains encrypted forms-authentication ticket information.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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