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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>

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, 1.1, 1.0

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