is the process by which individual access to a computer system is controlled by identification of the user using credentials provided by the user

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Is there any advantage of signup before login with social plugins?

I am building a site and was thinking about if there should be a signup option at all. I found this but there was neither an accepted answer nor enough responses. ...
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Log into a subdomain and its parent domain independently

We have a site, example.com, that includes a login system for the end users. We then have a CMS, cms.example.com, in which admin users log in to edit the content of the main site. Both sites are ...
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The best way to use Facebook Connect for sign-up/sign-in

I am designing the account system for a site and I need to decide how best to handle connection to Facebook vs. natively registered accounts. Some options I have considered: Make user sign up with ...
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Why do sites like stackexchange have users sign up for each site?

I am really wondering why the SE community of sites is each under it's own login system --> to me it looks like it passes the session data to each but I am not sure. The reason why I am asking is ...
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Wouldn't it be a good UX practice to give hints to users to help them remember their passwords?

Although most of the places on the internet allow users to login with their existing Google or Facebook account, there are still many places where this is not an option. In such cases, remembering ...
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Dealing with Connected Social Accounts and Potential Orphans

Our application has the following signup paths: Twitter Connect Facebook Connect Email/Password Once you signup with one, you have the option to connect either both social account (in the case of an ...
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How to explain Login with OpenID to end users, good models to follow?

I have an analytic app for data-oriented professionals. For authentication it offers social login (Sign in with Google, LinkedIn, Twitter) or "Email me a signin link" (like Forgot my Password ...
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Should login fields be cleared if user is denied to change the profile while logging in?

I am working on a mail application. Currently, while logging in we are saving the user's credentials as a user profile and when the user logs out and in again with some other user ID we ask him if he ...
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Potential UX issues with password-less logins?

There is a fantastic article entitled Is it time for password-less login? that suggests that we could use the "reset password" link as the default login action to any site. It provides a lot of ...
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Should the real estate on a company's login page be used to market company products?

A login page often contains a large amount of real estate which various companies take advantage of to market their own products. In terms of usability this isn't necessarily a good idea, but some may ...
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Optional password field on login

We want all users to enter their employment ID so we can identify them, but it's not so important that we require them to register or remember a password. Some users will be registered for the ...
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Error message for “Invalid Username”

As per "UX guidelines" what should be the error message for a dimmpley Login for having 2 basic fields "Username" & Password. So if a User Enter a username with "Space or special ...
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Should a login navigation item be displayed in the navbar if it opens a modal while the others open a different page

My fixed top navigation bar has five links of equal sizes: the three on the left go to content-related pages; the two on the right access user account functions. One link, "Register," opens up the ...
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Should password complexity be shown at login page?

I believe most (or at least: many) users have passwords pretty much standard - they tend to use even literally the same password for most of the systems they access. This is insecure, of course, but ...
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How to handle requests to pages for logged in users that shouldn't be looking for them?

Let's say a user successfully logs into my web application. At this point there is no need for the “Sign up” and “Log in” pages to be visible anymore in the navigation, but what if they still try to ...
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Is it ok to force a username to be lowercase?

I am having problems with custom keyboards in android. Currently the username is being input with a capital letter if the user is using a custom keyboard. In my mind the users don't notice the ...
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PayPal's 'Logging you in security' screen

After using PayPal for years, this thought has only just came into my head. Why does PayPal display a screen, when logging in, that says: Logging you in securely. Please wait 5 seconds, and ...
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Should distinct parts of a system share the same login?

So let's say we have a web application for an autoshop. The employees use this application to keep track of cars and other related work as it moves from checkin to diagnosis to repair, and then back ...
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Logout after password change?

What is the convention regarding the following scenario: In a given system, a user is already logged in. He perform some tasks and then he change his own password. After this point, what should ...
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Argument for/against splitting login process into checking username, then ask password?

My boss has insisted for a while that our login process be divided into two steps on separate pages: on the first page, ask the user's e-mail address. On the second page, either display "user found" ...
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Different Screens/Functionality after login

There is an app with screens such as products, events, news; all accessible from bottom navigation. However after logging in the bottom navigation changes and a different set of features are provided ...
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Login Form Prominent - Sign up not prominent

I've never understood why some sites make it very easy to log in, but hide the "register" link from your focus ( or vice versa ). Tumblr, for example: It's in the bottom left hand corner of the ...
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Which login system should I use?

I am currently developing a website with a login system. The server will not have HTTPS available and will not handle critical data such as credit card info or addresses, the most critical data ...
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Why are log in buttons becoming hard to find? [closed]

I certainly agree we should put login links on the front page. And can understand Why are log off buttons becoming hard to find?. But out of curiosity, why do so many sites make the log in button ...
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Login in a popup vs sidebar [closed]

I have been wondering why most of the popular websites go for displaying the login form on a popup or a separate page vs having it in the sidebar. One of the very few of them that has the login form ...
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Native vs. Browser Based Sign in for Mobile Apps

Our application currently allows users to sign in using an email/password combination, Facebook or Google. In the update we're working on, we will also add the ability to sign in with a Microsoft ...
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Are people sick of logins?

If you have a website where users 90% of time only read and view content, but rarely post, like a blog, does it make sense to force a login? If I force the user to login to view some information, ...
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In a Single Page Application should the page reload on login/logout

I am building an application and I'm very much using the SPA (Single Page Application) approach. This means my page never reloads and everything is done through AJAX or sockets. However, I do have one ...
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What is the proper way to provide social media authentication: in login or register form?

We provided standard login/registration forms for providing email and password, but I'd also like to allow user use my website after oAuth authentication. Should they be able to register or login via ...
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Best way to present a quick access option in a login form

I'm building a web app that will require users to do some small data entry. By default, when a user logs in, they are taken to their dashboard to see the status of their account. From here they can ...
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online game landing page

In designing an online, in-browser game, I found in my research that many other games have "priority" in registration over login on their home page. They usually show a big form for registration, ...
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Why are those Sign-in/sign-out icon a convention?

I've been recently implementing a custom icon-font & I decided to use those icons for Sign-in/sign-out: My only real reason being that choice is that it seems to be a convention in all major ...
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Should I auto register users behind the scene when using social login button?

I am building a service where I am allowing users to login using social buttons (for example, Facebook connect buttons). When a new user clicks on this social login button, I have two options: Auto ...
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drop down menu login or login page for easier user experience [duplicate]

I've been observing a couple of websites, and leading brands using drop down menu, and some using just a login page. I know Google uses a login page for you to log in to your inbox. When you visit ...
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Sign In / Registration form

I've seen this topic : Combining Sign in and Registration form It gives me some answers, but let me show you the issue we're encountering. We are doing a small app, and we want users to be able to ...
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Any stats data advocating integrated social logins over traditional user / password login?

Is there any published, statistical data that shows social logins (such as OpenID, Facebook, etc.) are preferable over traditional username / password login with regards to registration rates? For ...
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Having an icon to replace 'Forgotten username and password?'

Has anyone come across any instances where an icon has replaced the link text: 'Forgotten your username and/or password?' I am designing a log in bar that has to go across the top of the website and ...
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Automatic log-in

I've just seen a question here about auto submitting form on a webpage (Should Forms Auto Submit (Auto Advance) When Questions Are Correctly Filled In?). Most people answered 'no', because the person ...
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Does a log in/sign up field always have to be top right?

Best practice says that log in/sign up fields should always be top right of the website, no arguments there. There seems to be a trend towards simply having "Sign up here. Or log in if you already ...
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Defaulting to the sign-up form?

Recently I've noticed more and more sign-in / sign-up workflows defaulting to the sign-up option first and providing a minimal "Sign-In / Login" action somewhere else on the page. What's the reason ...
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Is it secure (safe) to inform a user logging in that “on user with that login ID exists, please create a login”

In early usability testing, I had a user click the Login button instead of Register and then try entering a variety of Email and Password combinations. Of course, they had not account. I'm thinking ...
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Should I provide login functionality in mobile version?

I am working on a mobile version of the new website for my company, if users visit my website on a mobile device/tablet, they will be asked whether the visitor wants to go to the mobile version or the ...
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I'm trying to design an accounts creatin system with two levels of administrators

I'm working on a ERG application for a high school debate program. I need to be able to create accounts for each user, but there are issues with the number of administrators involved. Firstly, a ...
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Anonymity / free vs trust [closed]

This is a two-part question. I'm going to pick on Craigslist, but I think it applies to other sites as well. One of the drawbacks to free/anonymous posting is the amount of spam (including ...
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Developing the fastest and most hassle-free login system [closed]

I'm building an opensourced social network that will be an alternative to Facebook and others. Where I'm now stuck at is building the fastest login system possible (including a fast registration too). ...
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Is a “Remember Me” definition really necessary?

On many websites, when you log in, it gives you the option to "Remember Me". Next to that, on some websites, it shows what "Remember Me" means. Why would it have to explain what "Remember Me" is? ...
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Why are log off buttons becoming hard to find?

It used to be that logging out of your email, there was a button, often at the top right corner, that said 'log out'. Now for things like facebook, gmail etc, logging out is actually quite ...
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Which verbiage is appropriate for a combined login/register button and why? [closed]

I'm creating a combined login/sign up form. When the user clicks the action button an ajax call is made which either: Logs the user in, if the account exists. Signs the user up, and then logs them ...
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Username or email address fields

I am maintaining the server implementation of a website. The site allows usernames and email address as username. This is how the login screen looks where the user is asked to select if the user is ...
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How to display login link to admin user

I am working on a small application, which will display pictures of cakes to the users. At this stage only admin users will have access to update content of the pages, upload pictures, etc. I still ...