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FormsAuthenticationConfiguration.Timeout Property

Gets or sets the authentication time-out.

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

[TypeConverterAttribute(typeof(TimeSpanMinutesConverter))]
[ConfigurationPropertyAttribute("timeout", DefaultValue = "00:30:00")]
[TimeSpanValidatorAttribute(MinValueString = "00:01:00", MaxValueString = "10675199.02:48:05.4775807")]
public TimeSpan Timeout { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.TimeSpan
The amount of time in minutes after which the authentication expires. The default value is 30 minutes.

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

            // Get the current Timeout.
            System.TimeSpan currentTimeout = 
                formsAuthentication.Timeout;

            // Set the Timeout.
            formsAuthentication.Timeout = 
                System.TimeSpan.FromMinutes(10);

.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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