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How do i expire a formsauthentication ticket cookie based on the life spam of a browser?

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How do i expire a cookie based on the life spam of a browser? e.g. browser close = cookie expires.

I.e. i'm currently using
Dim fat As New FormsAuthenticationTicket(1, CustomerGUID, DateTime.Now, DateTime.Now.AddYears(1), false, "")

But the cookie still exists when the browser closes despite ispersits = false

Any ideas?

NB: I can't use the global.asax or custom Javascript

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Abu Hamdan earned 500 total points
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You should use sessions instead, since sessions will be abandon when the session is closed, but with cookies i dont think that you can capture the event when the explorer is closed, or the PC is turned off .. etc. So many possibilities.
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sesions not an option sorry as this is working accross multiple domains - any other suggestions? i.e. specifically why IsPersist isn't working ?
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by:Abu Hamdan
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What is the data that you are trying to save ? sepecific to user ? or to all users ?
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Sorry this was a case of me over complicating a simple concept - problem solved i.e. i was creating my own cookie and not utilising GetAuthCookie.

Thanks
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