Gets or sets the encryption type used to encrypt the cookie.
Assembly: System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
'Declaration <ConfigurationPropertyAttribute("protection", DefaultValue := FormsProtectionEnum.All)> _ Public Property Protection As FormsProtectionEnum
Property ValueType: System.Web.Configuration.FormsProtectionEnum
One of the FormsProtectionEnum enumeration values. The default value is All.
Note Be sure to use the default value for this property if you want both data validation and encryption to help protect the cookie. This option uses the configured data-validation algorithm based on the machineKey. Triple-DES (3DES) is used for encryption, if available and if the key is long enough (48 bytes or more).
To improve the protection of your cookie, you may also want to set the RequireSSL to true.
The following code example shows how to access the property. Refer to the code example in the FormsAuthenticationConfiguration class topic to learn how to get the section.
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)
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