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Roles.CookieProtectionValue Property

Gets a value that indicates how role names cached in a cookie are protected.

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

public static CookieProtection CookieProtectionValue { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Web.Security.CookieProtection
One of the CookieProtection enumeration values indicating how role names that are cached in a cookie are protected. The default is All.

You can specify the protection of the cookie where roles are cached for your application by setting the cookieProtection attribute in the Web.config file for your ASP.NET application. The cookieProtection attribute takes a CookieProtection enumeration value that indicates whether the role names are encrypted, validated, both, or neither.

The following example shows the roleManager element in the system.web section of the Web.config file for an ASP.NET application. It specifies that the application uses a SqlRoleProvider instance and sets cookieProtection attribute to Encrypted.

<roleManager defaultProvider="SqlProvider" 
  enabled="true"
  cacheRolesInCookie="true"
  cookieName=".ASPROLES"
  cookieTimeout="30"
  cookiePath="/MyApplication"
  cookieRequireSSL="false"
  cookieSlidingExpiration="true"
  cookieProtection="Encrypted" >
  <providers>
    <add
      name="SqlProvider"
      type="System.Web.Security.SqlRoleProvider"
      connectionStringName="SqlServices"
      applicationName="MyApplication" />
  </providers>
</roleManager>

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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