Cookie without secure flag in web.config

The “secure” flag in a cookie is an attribute that can be set to ensure that the cookie is only transmitted over secure (HTTPS) connections. When the secure flag is enabled, the browser will only send the cookie back to the server if the connection is encrypted.

To set the secure flag for a cookie in a web.config file in ASP.NET, you can use the <httpCookies> section. Here’s an example of how to configure a cookie with the secure flag in the web.config file:

      <add name="MyCookie" value="example" path="/" secure="true" />

In this example, a cookie named “MyCookie” is defined with the value “example”. The path attribute specifies that the cookie is valid for all paths on the domain. The secure attribute is set to “true,” indicating that the cookie should only be sent over secure connections.

If the secure attribute is not explicitly set or set to “false,” the cookie will be transmitted over both secure and non-secure connections. However, it’s recommended to use the secure flag for sensitive cookies that contain confidential information to ensure their transmission only over secure channels.

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