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    I see we recently got a new table on the database called AuthCookies. I guess this is used by the new GDPR stuff introduced recently in DNN. But how does it work? What does the info on that table mean?

    On some clients websites we see that we have there thousands of records and the table is becoming quite large.

    Should the records here be deleted from time to time? Is that done already and I just didn't find where?

    Vicenç Masanas
    Disgrafic ITec SL Banyoles - Spain


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      I had to double check, but no, it has nothing to do with GDPR. From the looks of it these are regular cookies for web authentication.


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        I second Vicenç's question, "On some clients websites we see that we have there thousands of records and the table is becoming quite large. Should the records here be deleted from time to time? "

        I am looking at a public site with approaching 200K records. If it doesn't clear regularly, I can see this growing to mammoth size


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          We have a public site with 1,7 million records in AuthCookies that uses 1.4 GB in the database, all created in the last 18 months.
          Are there any best practices how to handle this?

          AuthCookies was introduced in DNN 9.2.0


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            Meanwhile we have 2.2 million records in AuthCookies requiring 1.8 GB. Can we delete old records without risk?


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              Yes, I've added it to our list of maintenance queries where we clear out old records regularly


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                FYI - The core of DNN really should be managing this for us all. We're discussing this in the bi-weekly Technology team meeting right now. Hopefully, we can have an issue created in GitHub and get this resolved soon - instead of people needing to manually clean this up in any way.
                Will Strohl

                Upendo Ventures DNN experts since 2003
                Official provider of the DNN-based E-Commerce w/ Hotcakes Commerce Cloud and SLA support


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                  We're just discussing it at the MVP meeting - here some insights:

                  Created here: https://github.com/dnnsoftware/Dnn....ty.cs#L550

                  Checked and removed in the cookie - but not in the DB here: https://github.com/dnnsoftware/Dnn....#L211-L220

                  Seems to be an oversight. Peter said he would have a quick look at it ;)



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                    As promised, Peter is looking into it... Thanks, Peter!  :)  

                    https://github.com/dnnsoftware/Dnn.Platform/issues/4982

                    Will Strohl

                    Upendo Ventures DNN experts since 2003
                    Official provider of the DNN-based E-Commerce w/ Hotcakes Commerce Cloud and SLA support
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