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hi all, i am using FormsAuthenticationTicket  
add the cookie in login.aspx

but when i want to retrieve the cookie from default.aspx
the userdata is empty

but the userdata appears again when i close my browser and open it again

any idea on this?

thanks a lot!
FormsAuthenticationTicket ticket = new FormsAuthenticationTicket(1, "myname",
         DateTime.Now, DateTime.Now.AddMinutes(dCookieLife), true, "my_role", FormsAuthentication.FormsCookiePath);
        string ticketEncrypted = FormsAuthentication.Encrypt(ticket);
        HttpCookie authCookie = new HttpCookie(FormsAuthentication.FormsCookieName, ticketEncrypted);
        authCookie.HttpOnly = true;
        authCookie.Path = FormsAuthentication.FormsCookiePath;
        authCookie.Domain = myHKJCCookieDomainName;
        authCookie.Expires = ticket.Expiration;
        HttpContext.Current.Response.Cookies.Add(authCookie););        
         Response.Redirect("default.aspx");   
        }
 
 
in default.aspx
 
if (Request.Cookies[".ASPXAUTH"] != null)
        {
            try
            {
                FormsAuthenticationTicket ticket1 = FormsAuthentication.Decrypt(Request.Cookies[".ASPXAUTH"].Value);
                Response.Write("UserData: " + ticket1.UserData+ "<br>");
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                Response.Write(ex.ToString());
            }

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by:nkiran4u
ID: 21863035
i suggest u to use sessions instead of cookies(since session will not expire until the browser window is closed)......

at the same time write the request.cookies in  IfNotpostback  function

if possible post ur entire code and ill try to help u....... also do u just want to display the username in remaining pages when the user is logged in (or) do u want to retreive the saved password(ie if u have checked remember me option wile loggin in (or) do u want to check the encrypted password of the user with the database....
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by:orbulat
ID: 21863064
i can't use session my case

in fact i want to retrieve the userData which holds the role

it's weird that,
1. clear cookie
2. go to logon page (form cookie is written here)
3. user is authenticated
4. redirect to default.aspx (using response.redirect)
5. userdata can't be retrieved, it's empty
6. close browser
7. open browser, go to default.aspx
8. userdata can be retrieved

the above code is for testing to see why userdata can't be retrieved immediately after writing in logon page
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by:orbulat
ID: 21863079
and i just looked at the ticket name

first time login

FormsAuthenticationTicket ticket1 = FormsAuthentication.Decrypt(Request.Cookies[".ASPXAUTH"].Value);

ticket1.Name --> it's sth. like guid

but when i close browser and logon again
the ticket name becomes "myname"

any ideas?

thanks!
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orbulat earned 0 total points
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thanks a lot!

i have sorted out the problem myself

it turned out that there is someone who has added another piece of code somewhere in the global page, which also add a formauthenication cookie, it overrides the correct one!
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