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Block the forms after logout in ASP .Net 2.0

Posted on 2006-06-20
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Hi,

I have an ASP .Net 2.0 website, after the user clicks the logout button to log out. I don't want user to be able to go back to the forms. I know how to disable the back button in IE, but feel it isn't a very good approach. Can anyone help?

This is how I signed out:

Response.Redirect("~/Login.aspx", True)
System.Web.Security.FormsAuthentication.SignOut()


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by:whityum
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good old html tags will say the page is expired:
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Pragma" CONTENT="no-cache">
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Expires" CONTENT="-1">
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by:CRIIT
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i tried, but i still could go back.
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by:Maxim10553
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Your correct in stating that disabling the IE back button is not a good way to trap this event. First of all this will not work for any non IE users, so unless you are rolling your application out in an intranet envirnoment I would suggest otherwise. Also i do not think users would be happy with you trying to hijack their browsers and disable thier standard options. I would say the best way to do this is to write code in the Page_Init event of the forms page to determine whether the user is logged in or not. If the user is not authenticated redirect them to the login page or display a custom message stating they must be loggin in to view the forms.  
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by:whityum
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but that event won't fire, it will show him the page in memory.

try these:
      Response.AddHeader "Pragma", "no-store"
      Response.Cache-Control = "no-store"
      Response.Expires = -1
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by:CRIIT
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how do I determine whether the user is logged in or not in the page_init?
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by:whityum
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sign them out before the redirect also, it's probably not even hitting that code.
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by:CRIIT
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yeah, my bad, i've changed that, now I signed the user out first and then redirect:

System.Web.Security.FormsAuthentication.SignOut()
Response.Redirect("~/Login.aspx", True)

but i still could go back,

btw, where should i use this code?

     Response.AddHeader "Pragma", "no-store"
     Response.Cache-Control = "no-store"
     Response.Expires = -1


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by:whityum
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in the page_load function
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that might be asp 3.0, try this

Response.Cache.SetCacheability(HttpCacheability.NoCache);
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by:Maxim10553
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you dont want to program page redirection in the page_load event.
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thanks, this works perfectly!

Response.Cache.SetCacheability(HttpCacheability.NoCache);
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