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FormsAuthentication.FormsCookieName Property

Gets the name of the cookie used to store the forms-authentication ticket.

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

public static string FormsCookieName { get; }
/** @property */
public static String get_FormsCookieName ()

public static function get FormsCookieName () : String

Not applicable.

Property Value

The name of the cookie used to store the forms-authentication ticket. The default is ".ASPXAUTH".

The FormsCookieName property value is set in the configuration file for an ASP.NET application by using the name attribute of the forms configuration element. The FormsCookieName is used to reference the cookie that stores the FormsAuthenticationTicket information.

The following code example sets the FormsCookieName property value by using the name attribute in the Web.config file.

<authentication mode="Forms">
  <forms loginUrl="member_login.aspx"
    name=".ASPXFORMSAUTH" />

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, 1.1, 1.0