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FormsAuthenticationConfiguration.Protection Property

Gets or sets the encryption type used to encrypt the cookie.

Namespace:  System.Web.Configuration
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
[ConfigurationPropertyAttribute("protection", DefaultValue = FormsProtectionEnum.All)]
public FormsProtectionEnum Protection { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: 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 Protection property. Refer to the code example in the FormsAuthenticationConfiguration class topic to learn how to get the section.

// Get the current Protection.
FormsProtectionEnum currentProtection = 
    formsAuthentication.Protection;

// Set the Protection property.
formsAuthentication.Protection = 
    FormsProtectionEnum.All;

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
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