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Roles.CookieTimeout Property

Gets the number of minutes before the roles cookie expires.

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

public static int CookieTimeout { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
An integer specifying the number of minutes before the roles cookie expires. The default is 30 minutes.

The CookieTimeout property is used when the CookieSlidingExpiration property is true and specifies the time-to-live in minutes for the roles cookie. To set the CookieTimeout value, add the cookieTimeout attribute to the roleManager element in the Web.config file for the ASP.NET application and specify an integer value.

If CookieSlidingExpiration is false, this property is ignored.

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 the CookieTimeout property to 30 minutes.

<roleManager defaultProvider="SqlProvider" 
  enabled="true"
  cacheRolesInCookie="true"
  cookieName=".ASPROLES"
  cookieTimeout="30"
  cookiePath="/MyApplication"
  cookieRequireSSL="true"
  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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