WebSecurity - Logout()
The Logout() method logs out the current user.
C# and VB Syntax
// Redirect back to the homepage
' Redirect back to the homepage
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)
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.