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I am using FormsAuthentication in my website. When a user requests a page while they are not authenticated, they are redirected to the login page. Once the use is authenticated, the user is redirected to the requested page. I would like the application to ALWAYS redirect to the default page, not the requested page. Is this too much to ask?

Here's my web.config:

<authentication mode="Forms">
    <forms loginUrl="~/Account/Login.aspx" timeout="2880" defaultUrl="Default.aspx" />

Here's my authentication code from the login page:

FormsAuthentication.RedirectFromLoginPage(employeeID, true);

What am I missing?? Thanks!

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Are you using the Login control? If so, handle the LoggedIn event and redirect as necessary
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jasonHall 23-Dec-10 12:48pm    
No, this is a custom Login page. I'm using my own authentication method by calling a stored procedure, not FormsAuthentication.Authenticate(). Perhaps I shouldn't use the RedirectFromLoginPage method and use Response.Redirect(), but then I don't understand how the rest of the application will know that the session is authenticated.
[no name] 23-Dec-10 14:11pm    
RedirectFromLoginPage: Redirects an authenticated user back to the originally requested URL...

In your case then yes you would need to use Response.Redirect
jasonHall 23-Dec-10 14:35pm    
If I use:
instead of:
FormsAuthentication.RedirectFromLoginPage(employeeID, true);

I'm just transfered back to the Login page. Obviously I am not redirecting correctly. Anyone have any input on how this can be done?
[no name] 23-Dec-10 14:54pm    
Since where implementing your own login method I though you knew to call SetAuthCookie to set the authentication token
jasonHall 23-Dec-10 15:45pm    
Well, I do now! :) So far, so good! For those of you wondering what that would look like, here is the code that I've used in the login form:
FormsAuthentication.SetAuthCookie(employeeID, false);

Thanks Mark!

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