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Good morning,

I was wondering if someone could tell me the proper way to change my web forum so that the cookie will not expire for the users logging in. I've had a lot of complaints about having to log on each time. I've tried to tamper with the coding and set the expiration to 10000000, but that didn't seem to work. I'm at a loss. Is there a way to do it in admin mode via the GUI?

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The default expiration is 30 minutes, you can change it in your web.config like this:

<authentication mode="Forms">
<forms timeout="40320"/>

40320 is 4 weeks in minutes. Just search Google for "4 weeks to minutes" or whatever.

If the authentication cookie is still expiring then my guess is it's a client issue. They may have some browser settings or tools that are deleting cookies periodically, or not keeping them at all.
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See both below, they are all you need.

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Thanks to you both for the reply, So I need to edit the web.config file. I'm not sure how to do that, but I'll figure it out. Thanks for the links.

Chetan Bavarva
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javascript set cookie with expire time 30 seconds

	var date = new Date();
   var expires = "; expires="+date.toGMTString();

   document.cookie = name+"="+value+expires+"; path=/";

Chetan Patel
Custom software company India 
iFour Technolab Pvt. Ltd
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