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AnonymousIdentificationSection.CookieRequireSSL Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection is required when transmitting authentication information.

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

[ConfigurationPropertyAttribute("cookieRequireSSL", DefaultValue = false)]
public bool CookieRequireSSL { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if an SSL connection is required; otherwise, false. The default is false.

If CookieRequireSSL is true, a compliant browser does not return the cookie unless the connection is over SSL.


When the anonymous identifier is stored within the URI path, rather than in a cookie, the CookieRequireSSL setting does not affect the behavior of the anonymous identification module. This is consistent with the behavior in forms authentication.

The following code example shows how to access the CookieRequireSSL property.

// Get CookieRequireSSL.
bool cookieRequireSSL = 
Console.WriteLine("Cookie require SSL: {0}", 

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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