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asp .net mvc how to log out a user in an ASP.NET MVC application using ASP.NET Identity edit button Edit

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Murugan Andezuthu Dharmaratnam | calendar 04 February 2024 | 86

To log out a user in an ASP.NET MVC application using ASP.NET Identity, you typically call a method in a controller that signs the user out. Here's a step-by-step guide to implementing logout functionality

Solution


Create a Logout Action in Your Account Controller: Open the AccountController (or whatever controller you use for authentication purposes) and add a Logout action. If you're using ASP.NET Identity, you can use the AuthenticationManager.SignOut method to sign the user out.

Call the Logout Action: You can call this action from a view, such as a logout button in your layout view, using an HTML helper like Html.ActionLink or an AJAX call if you prefer to do it without reloading the page.

Implement the Logout Action

        public ActionResult Logout()
        {
            AuthenticationManager.SignOut(DefaultAuthenticationTypes.ApplicationCookie);
            return RedirectToAction("Index", "Home");
        }