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ASP.NET Membership - Force user back to login page when login expires

Posted on 2011-03-23
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I'm using ASP.NET membership provider for the first time in a web application so I'm not extremely familiar with all of it's inner workings.

I basically have 2 issues...
1) I'm not sure how long a user is supposed to stayed logged in by default, but the login doesn't ever seem to expire.  How is this configured?
2) When a login is expired, or when a user logs out, how do I make it force the user back to the login page?  Do I have to write code for this or is there a way to set it up in the web.config so it will happen automatically.

Thanks.
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Follow this article for more information on forms authentication, but the timeout is set in one of two places:  The web.config or in the actual callto FormsAuthenticateTicket.  If the call to FormsAuthenticateTicket has a timeout in it, then it takes precedence and whatever you put in the web.config is ignored:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301240

Your second question is best answed by this article:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.web.security.formsauthentication.signout(v=VS.90).aspx
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