GetAuthCookie Method (String, Boolean)

FormsAuthentication.GetAuthCookie Method (String, Boolean)


Creates an authentication cookie for a given user name. This does not set the cookie as part of the outgoing response, so that an application can have more control over how the cookie is issued.

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

public static HttpCookie GetAuthCookie(
	string userName,
	bool createPersistentCookie


Type: System.String

The name of the authenticated user.

Type: System.Boolean

true to create a durable cookie (one that is saved across browser sessions); otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.HttpCookie

An HttpCookie that contains encrypted forms-authentication ticket information. The default value for the FormsCookiePath property is used.

The path of the cookie is determined by the FormsCookiePath property.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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