Provides access to properties and values of the ticket used with forms authentication to identify users. This class cannot be inherited.
Assembly: System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|FormsAuthenticationTicket(String, Boolean, Int32)||Initializes a new instance of the class using a cookie name and expiration information.|
|FormsAuthenticationTicket(Int32, String, DateTime, DateTime, Boolean, String)||Initializes a new instance of the class with cookie name, version, expiration date, issue date, persistence, and user-specific data. The cookie path is set to the default value established in the application's configuration file.|
|FormsAuthenticationTicket(Int32, String, DateTime, DateTime, Boolean, String, String)||Initializes a new instance of the class with cookie name, version, directory path, issue date, expiration date, persistence, and user-defined data.|
|CookiePath||Gets the cookie path for the forms-authentication ticket.|
|Expiration||Gets the local date and time at which the forms-authentication ticket expires.|
|Expired||Gets a value indicating whether the forms-authentication ticket has expired.|
|IsPersistent||Gets a value indicating whether the cookie that contains the forms-authentication ticket information is persistent.|
|IssueDate||Gets the local date and time at which the forms-authentication ticket was originally issued.|
|Name||Gets the user name associated with the forms-authentication ticket.|
|UserData||Gets a user-specific string stored with the ticket.|
|Version||Gets the version number of the ticket.|
|Equals(Object)||Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode||Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
The class is used to create an object that represents the authentication ticket that is used by forms authentication to identify an authenticated user. The properties and values of a forms-authentication ticket are converted to and from an encrypted string that is stored in a cookie or in the URL.
The FormsAuthentication class provides an Encrypt method to create a string value that can be stored in a cookie or in the URL from a . The FormsAuthentication class also provides a Decrypt method to create a object from the encrypted authentication ticket retrieved from the forms-authentication cookie or the URL.
The for the current authenticated user can be accessed using the Ticket property of the FormsIdentity class. You can access the current FormsIdentity object by casting the Identity property of the current User as type FormsIdentity.
This example contains a text box that accepts user input, which is a potential security threat. By default, ASP.NET Web pages validate that user input does not include script or HTML elements. For more information, see Script Exploits Overview.