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WebSecurity - Logout()


WebSecurity Object WebSecurity Object

Definition

The Logout() method logs out the current user.


C# and VB Syntax

Logout()


Examples

Example C#

// Log out the current user
WebSecurity.Logout();

// Redirect back to the homepage
Response.Redirect("~/");

Example VB

' Log out the current user
WebSecurity.Logout()

' Redirect back to the homepage
Response.Redirect("~/")


Parameters

None.


Return Value

None.


Errors and Exceptions

Any access to the WebSecurity object throws an InvalidOperationException if:

  • The InitializeDatabaseConnection() method has not been called
  • SimpleMembership is not initialized (or disabled in the website configuration)

Remarks

When a user is logged in, ASP.NET sets an authentication token in a cookie that lets ASP.NET know on subsequent requests that the user has been logged in.

The Logout() method removes the authentication token, which has the effect of logging the user out.


Technical Data

Name Value
Namespace WebMatrix.WebData
Assembly WebMatrix.WebData.dll


WebSecurity Object WebSecurity Object

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