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FormsAuthentication.SetAuthCookie Method (String, Boolean)

.NET Framework 1.1

Creates an authentication ticket for the given userName and createPersistentCookie and attaches it to the cookie's collection of the outgoing response. It does not perform a redirect.

[Visual Basic]
Overloads Public Shared Sub SetAuthCookie( _
   ByVal userName As String, _
   ByVal createPersistentCookie As Boolean _
public static void SetAuthCookie(
 string userName,
 bool createPersistentCookie
public: static void SetAuthCookie(
 String* userName,
 bool createPersistentCookie
public static function SetAuthCookie(
   userName : String,
 createPersistentCookie : Boolean


The name of an authenticated user. This does not have to map to a Windows account.
Specifies whether or not a durable cookie (one that is saved across browser sessions) should be issued.


This has the effect of creating an authenticated user. Applications can use this when they intend to manually redirect, or if they do not want to redirect. For example, you can use this for an embedded logon area on a page.


Platforms: Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

See Also

FormsAuthentication Class | FormsAuthentication Members | System.Web.Security Namespace | FormsAuthentication.SetAuthCookie Overload List