FormsAuthenticationConfiguration.Protection Property

Gets or sets the encryption type used to encrypt the cookie.

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

public FormsProtectionEnum Protection { get; set; }
/** @property */
public FormsProtectionEnum get_Protection ()

/** @property */
public void set_Protection (FormsProtectionEnum value)

public function get Protection () : FormsProtectionEnum

public function set Protection (value : FormsProtectionEnum)

Not applicable.

Property Value

One of the FormsProtectionEnum enumeration values. The default value is All. Note   Be sure to use the default value for this property if you want both data validation and encryption to help protect the cookie. This option uses the configured data-validation algorithm based on the machineKey. Triple-DES (3DES) is used for encryption, if available and if the key is long enough (48 bytes or more). To improve the protection of your cookie, you may also want to set the RequireSSL to true.

The following code example shows how to access the Protection property. Refer to the code example in the FormsAuthenticationConfiguration class topic to learn how to get the section.

// Get the current Protection.
FormsProtectionEnum currentProtection = 

// Set the Protection property.
formsAuthentication.Protection = 

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0