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Hi all,

At the logoff page from our website i do following:
 Session.Clear()
 Session.Abandon()
 FormsAuthentication.SignOut()

But the user isnt Signed out at all,
when i read the membership.GetUser ill get the providerkey back of the person who is trying to logoff  (Response.Write(Membership.GetUser().ProviderUserKey.ToString()))

Am i missing something??

Tia,
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by:quizwedge
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I don't know so much from experience, but this may help you out: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/412300/formsauthentication-signout-does-not-log-the-user-out
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by:paulley
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@quizwedge: tried that one already without success :(

must say: I'm using cross-side logins
Im loggin on at domainA.mysite.com than i move to account.mysite.com, at this point im loggin off
the return url is presented (domainA.mysite.com/login.aspx) and at that point of time the Membership.GetUser() is returning te currently logged off user
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by:quizwedge
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Are you trying to log off of domainA.mysite.com from account.mysite.com? I don't have an answer, at least yet, for that, but just trying to clarify for anyone else that comes across this question.
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by:paulley
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Thank you,


Yes, im sharing the login session betweeen both sites, therefor ive enabled crosssite login in the web.config.

So it can be possible that a user Logs in on the domainA site, moves to the account.mysite.com part, does his accounting thing, and logs off in that site.

Hope this is clear :D
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About to head to bed, but wanted to throw out one more suggestion. Since you're doing cross-site stuff anyway, what about a page at domaina.mysite.com that you can call from account.mysite.com? Basically, ignore the advice in this article so that you can do cross-site requests: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2008/09/cross-site-request-forgeries-and-you.html

Would reducing the ticket lifetime help? It still wouldn't be an immediate logout, but you could set it to 1 minute. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff648341.aspx

Finally, there are some suggestions at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/612488/logoff-button-iis6-asp-net-basic-authentication for which I'm currently too tired to figure out if they apply or not. They might, so I'm including them. :)
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by:paulley
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Problem still exist. looking for workaround.
Thanx for the replies
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