Cookie Security
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Published: 17 Oct 2003
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A short article on providing a bit of security for the cookies on your site.
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ASP Tip : Cookie Security



If your site is going to use cookies to store things like usernames and passwords then you should apply some security to the cookie (even if the information is encrypted).


Take this scenario -

  • You store a username and password in a cookie that will remain on the user's computer.

  • Another website copies that cookie from the user's computer.

  • They can use that cookie to gain access to your site.

To protect yourself you can use Domain and Path settings.


Response.Cookies("uinfo") = "uname,password"

Response.Cookies("uinfo").Domain = ""
Response.Cookies("uinfo").Path = "/auth/secure"

This means that the cookie can only be accessed from '' in directory /auth/secure

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