Bug 37184 - Forms authentication cookie timeout is 50 years. Timeout value is not used
Summary: Forms authentication cookie timeout is 50 years. Timeout value is not used
Alias: None
Product: Class Libraries
Classification: Mono
Component: System.Web ()
Version: 4.2.0 (C6)
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Alex Rønne Petersen
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-12-21 10:13 UTC by eetasoft
Modified: 2016-01-13 05:22 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description eetasoft 2015-12-21 10:13:02 UTC
In Mono 4.2.2 using forms authentication with persistent cookie, cookie lifetime is set always to 50 years in line


According to 


starting at .NET 2.0 timeout element value must used for this.

This means that in ASP.NET 2.0 the timeout value of both persistent and session based cookies are controlled by the timeout attribute on the <forms/> element.  This also applies if you migrate an ASP.NET 1.1 application to ASP.NET 2.0 then you can expect your persistent cookies to be reduced from 50 years to 30 minutes unless you increase the value in the timeout attribute.
Comment 1 Alex Rønne Petersen 2016-01-13 05:22:00 UTC
This should be fixed on Mono master.