wp_validate_auth_cookie ( $cookie = '', $scheme = '' )

  • (string) cookie Optional. If used, will validate contents instead of cookie's.
  • (string) scheme Optional. The cookie scheme to use: 'auth', 'secure_auth', or 'logged_in'.
  • (int|false) User ID if valid cookie, false if invalid.
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Validates authentication cookie.The checks include making sure that the authentication cookie is set and pulling in the contents (if $cookie is not used). Makes sure the cookie is not expired. Verifies the hash in cookie is what is should be and compares the two.

Related Functions

wp_clear_auth_cookie, wp_parse_auth_cookie, wp_generate_auth_cookie, wp_set_auth_cookie, wp_validate_logged_in_cookie

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