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Session Sign-On

Option to sign in without leaving permanent cookie on computer
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I have been using a lot of different PCs in a shared environment lately, and I have found that I haven't always remembered to log out from the Halfbakery at the end of my session.

So, could we have a "log in this one time only" option?

[This is, of course, far from an original idea: most non-confidential sites give the option of logging in for the session or forever.

hidden: that feature is available for the sites I write, since cookie are validated by the server, although I limit the function to admins.]

DrCurry, Oct 24 2005


       Whew, that explains that piezzoelectric shaver idea.
theircompetitor, Oct 24 2005

       I was wondering a while ago about the practicalities of having a button to sign a person out from all other computers where they were signed in.
hidden truths, Oct 25 2005

       The only technical way of making that work I can think of would be session timeouts - I think single-login interactions are quite rare, and you'll want to edit that annotation/post/link. You could trigger an inactivity timeout at time of sign-in.   

       I can't justify the extra text field/button in the user interface, though. Hm.   

       Have a halfbakery.com/DrCurry URL that asks for your password with that parameter implied? I guess it depends whether you're coming in via google or via typing the URL.   

       This should also be a browser option - run in some sort of "burst identity" mode where all your stuff gets reset after a period of inactivity.
jutta, Oct 26 2005

       Not having to log in every time also has certain disadvantages: finally forgetting/mislaying the password.
Ling, Oct 26 2005


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