IISW-SV-000134 - The IIS 8.5 web server must use cookies to track session state.


Cookies are used to exchange data between the web server and the client. Cookies, such as a session cookie, may contain session information and user credentials used to maintain a persistent connection between the user and the hosted application since HTTP/HTTPS is a stateless protocol.

Cookies associate session information with client information for the duration of a user's connection to a website. Using cookies is a more efficient way to track session state than any of the methods that do not use cookies because cookies do not require any redirection.


Open the IIS 8.5 Manager.

Click the IIS 8.5 web server name.

Under 'ASP.Net', double-click on the 'Session State' icon.

Under 'Cookie Settings', select 'Use Cookies' from the 'Mode' drop-down list.

Click 'Apply' in the 'Actions' pane.

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References: 800-53|SC-23(1), 800-53|SC-23(3), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001185, CCI|CCI-001664, Rule-ID|SV-214419r879638_rule, STIG-ID|IISW-SV-000134, STIG-Legacy|SV-91421, STIG-Legacy|V-76725, Vuln-ID|V-214419

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: f950407e4178f9938c682e838c3027574b76c28dc8e3a1099384e2bc5ae399b0