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FormsAuthentication.FormsCookieName Property

Gets the name of the cookie used to store the forms-authentication ticket.

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

public static string FormsCookieName { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of the cookie used to store the forms-authentication ticket. The default is ".ASPXAUTH".

The FormsCookieName property value is set in the configuration file for an ASP.NET application by using the name attribute of the forms configuration element. The FormsCookieName is used to reference the cookie that stores the FormsAuthenticationTicket information.

The following code example sets the FormsCookieName property value by using the name attribute in the Web.config file.

<authentication mode="Forms">
  <forms loginUrl="member_login.aspx"
    cookieless="UseCookies"
    name=".ASPXFORMSAUTH" />
</authentication>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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