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FormsAuthenticationConfiguration.Name Property

Gets or sets the cookie name.

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

[StringValidatorAttribute(MinLength = )]
[ConfigurationPropertyAttribute("name", DefaultValue = ".ASPXAUTH")]
public string Name { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of the HTTP cookie to use for request authentication.

The following code example shows how to access the Name property Refer to the code example in the FormsAuthenticationConfiguration class topic to learn how to get the section.

// Get the configuration file. Replace the name configTarget 
// with the name of your site.
System.Configuration.Configuration configuration =
    WebConfigurationManager.OpenWebConfiguration("/configTarget");


// Get the external Authentication section.
AuthenticationSection authenticationSection =
    (AuthenticationSection)configuration.GetSection(
    "system.web/authentication");

// Get the external Forms section .
FormsAuthenticationConfiguration formsAuthentication =
  authenticationSection.Forms;

string cookieName = formsAuthentication.Name;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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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