TicketCompatibilityMode Enumeration

.NET Framework (current version)

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Defines whether to use Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) or local time for the ticket expiration date for forms authentication.

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

public enum TicketCompatibilityMode

Member nameDescription

Specifies that the ticket expiration date is stored as local time. This is the default value.


Specifies that the ticket expiration date is stored as UTC.

The ticket expiration date for ASP.NET forms authentication can be stored by using Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) or the local time. For compatibility between applications, and for compatibility between different versions of the .NET Framework, the ticket expiration time can be specified by using the ticketCompatilityMode attribute of the element. The default value for the ticketCompatibilityMode attribute is Framework20.

The following example configures the forms authentication ticket expiration date as UTC time.

  <authentication mode="Forms"> 
    <forms ticketCompatilityMode="Framework40">

.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
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