State Management :: Session Variable Authentication State Timeout?

Dec 3, 2010

I am building a web app that is limited to one database, therefore I cannot use the ASP.NET config tool. As a quick means of getting this app online, I tried to use a simple session variable. The login page verifies the user's credentials, and if they pass, it sets the session variable to a certain value. All other pages check in the page_load event whether or not the session variable is equal to that value. The problem is that once being logged in for a short while and sending and recieving some data, the session variable resets, and I'm returned to the login page to repeat the process. Here's the basic code from my webforms:


Is there some setting I need to change in the web.config file to adjust the cookie timeout or is that only for the config tool authentication methods?

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