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asp.net mvc membership

Last Modified: 2020-07-11
I take over website written by mvc and it uses membership and auth form.

How to identify the user already login? does it use some soft of aspnet session or cookie?
All I want to do is go to _layout.cshtml and validate the user is still live.

        public JsonResult Login(User user)
            User luser = null;
            if (Membership.ValidateUser(user.Username, user.Password))
                FormsAuthentication.SetAuthCookie(user.Username, false);
                luser = Models.User.Login(user.Username, user.Password);
            return Json(luser, JsonRequestBehavior.AllowGet);

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