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DNN Details 001: Remember Me and Staying Logged in Longer

Stay Logged in for Days or Weeks on Your .NET Website

Friday, December 7, 2018

Author: Jeremy Farrance

Note: this is meant for technically savvy users and has not been re-written for new users - 20181207 JRF

Edit web.config and update the following nodes to whatever value you require (the appropriate fields are identified in bold below - all values are in minutes i.e. 60 minutes*24 hours*14 days=20160).

The following sets a 2 hour session expiration and allows for Remember Me of 2 weeks via your cookie (unless you click logout).

Under <system.web>, then in <authentication … />

<forms name=".DOTNETNUKE" protection="All" timeout="120" cookieless="UseCookies" />

In <appSettings>

<add key="PersistentCookieTimeout" value="20160" />   [ 14 days ]


	<add key="PersistentCookieTimeout" value="720" />   [ 12 hours ]


In English, stay logged in to the site:

  • with Remember Me un-checked = 2 hours
  • with Remember Me checked = 14 days


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