A few people have said that they have noticed problems the new iPhone/iPad Google Chrome apps as well as trouble with applications that use hosted Safari inside of UIWebView (which is what Chrome is) or apps that host a website in PhoneGap. If you're using FormsAuthentication (in WebForms or MVC, doesn't matter) then Google Chrome for iOS might switch FormsAuth to Cookieless mode, which sucks for everyone.
This has been fixed in .NET 4.5 and you won't see this problem if you have .NET 4.5 installed, even if you're running a .NET 4 application. For example, Bing.com is running .NET 4 applications under .NET 4.5 RC and wouldn't see this. If you install 4.5 (now or later) ASP.NET will always assume clients support cookies.
If you want to tell ASP.NET 4.0 or earlier that EVERY browser supports cookies for FormsAuth you can do ONE of these things:
Make a file called generic.browser in a folder called App_Browsers and put this in it:
<browsers> <browser refID="GenericDownlevel"> <capabilities> <capability name="cookies" value="true" /> </capabilities> </browser></browsers>
Add cookieless="UseCookies" for your forms element in web.config.
<authentication mode="Forms" > <forms loginUrl="~/Account/LogOn" timeout="2880" cookieless="UseCookies" /></authentication>
Hope this helps.
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