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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Are these too many options for a login screen?

Are these too many options for a login screen? Should I try to find a way to present them in separated screens, or show hide different options with an animation? I have the feeling that this ...
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Should I log someone in if they enter an already existing user/pass combonation?

Normally, if a user inputs an already-registered email, they are told that it's already taken and offered to switch to the login form. However, if they enter a valid email/password combo, should ...
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How can I increase user adoption on a single-page app?

I have been working on this: http://spe.lt Now, I have had a few thousand people visit this. It seems like a lot of people find it useful, but not that many end up using it. I want to increase user ...
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What is best practice for a forgotten login email address?

It seems as though all the major sites that use an email as a login only allow for forgotten passwords. Looking to find how users can recover an account when they have forgotten their login email. At ...
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multiple 'sign ups' and 'log ins'

I have a program that works with two devices (phone and laptop). On each device you can sign up and log in unless you have already done so. Once the user has either signed up or logged in on either ...
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Why Amazon, Walmart, Fab and others have “login” only under main menu? Why not both login and register?

A lot of e-commerce stores have login link only under main menu on their mobile apps or website. Why do they hide register from main menu? UPD: What do you think guys, what is the best option: 1. Just ...
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change password on first use (using temporary password from letter)

I am working on a financial web app which clients access to view their funds. Currently the clients are sent a letter with a temporary password for first login which when used takes them to a change ...
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Should a web app remember your accessibility settings after login?

We have a website/app in which users can select the following accessibility settings when on the login page: Language (default is English) Font size (default is 12px for regular text etc) Colour ...
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Should user login and registration be separated from the principal menu items?

My current layout looks like this: LOGO Sign up | Sign In Item1 | Item2 | Item3 | Item4 | Item5 | Item6 | Item7 Once user is logged, the user name appears with a drop-down option for ...
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Loading icon placement on login screen

I have provided the loading icon on the login button, but I am not 100% sure that if its good place to show loading icon. My question is Should I place the loading icon on the login button Should I ...
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App login, why do users need to login?

I was browsing a nice restaurant finder app called Zomato recently. However the first page is a login screen which is bad in my opinion, it does have a skip login at top although not immediately ...
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Alternative to dropdown with over 6000 values [duplicate]

On a login form where the user must select the name of the store location that they are logging into, there may be up to 6000 values. For a company that only has 5-10 locations the dropdown works ...
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Is this publisher doing their UX wrong?

I recently made a code download & errata request for a Packt book. After I had submitted the request the website did three unexpected things: It registered a new Packt account with the entered ...
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Do we really need to ask for password on iOS “login with email” screen?

I am designing a login screen for an iOS app where users login with their email. The standard approach Here is the approach that is used by most apps. Firstly, a common "login with email" screen ...
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Mobile Web: Remember Me Checkbox?

For many desktop sites, the Remember Me checkbox is a very useful and important part of signing into a site. And, it is unchecked by default (there is a lot about this on several UX-based sites). On ...
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Sign in page: Using a combination of first person and second person

I've noticed on many sign in pages that it's quite common to use a combinaton of first person and second person, for example Facebook uses 'Keep me logged in' which is first person, as well as 'Forgot ...
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Using Social signup only for email verification

On our PAAS platform, users have to verify their email address through the email we send to them. We have noticed that we miss many leads as user enter their email address on our site but never click ...
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Examples of login landing pages handling many logins

Trying to figure out an effective design pattern for handling multiple logins options. Users right now land on a page with 5 login options, each takes the user to a dedicated login service. ...
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Ajax login vs navigation

I am redesigning my login page to be a tabbed modal (sign in / register). I asked my wife "which do you prefer, sign in page or a pop up / slide down sign in page," and she surprised me by saying the ...
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Need examples of good app-based email verification, account setup flows [on hold]

I have to design an email verification flow and i'm looking to find succinct language to let my iOs app users know that they will receive a verification email with a link they can click before they ...
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Pros/Cons of placing Login/Account in line with the main nav bar?

Currently our navigational header is mostly left side and central of page, account is on upper right. A proposed design shows the account moved down, into the main nav bar. There's some space in ...
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Why does google separate out its sign in process to 2 pages now? Is that bad UX or just unconventional? [duplicate]

Firstly: Enter my email address, then hit enter takes me to: Feels like it's unnecessarily staggered, but maybe I'm missing something? This is a relatively new occurrence as well
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Authentication frequency for polling system

I am building a system to be used for polling during an election. Security is a massive issue as I'm sure you understand! We are using two factor authentication so the user will be asked to supply a ...
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Can username be omitted if profile picture is present for an “account options” button?

I'm creating an account system for my website and the account controls will be in the top right corner, as shown in the samples below. The more stuff I add to the top bar, however, the more cluttered ...
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Language login screen

I have a small application that I'm making for both Android and iOS. On the first screen users see, they have to fill in a code. This code gets checked with the server, and the server also returns the ...
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Requiring User Login for Mobile App

I am working on a series of utility mobile apps whittle residential real estate investors manage their businesses. The apps I am developing are highly specialized and impactful. I plan on making them ...
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Help needed with instructions

On our account registration page, we allow the user to enter an email address and a username. Although we optionally allow users to use their email address to login, we still require a username. ...
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If a user has created an account on my iOS app using Google, how should I handle their effort to also create an email account?

Imagine a user logged into my iOS app using their Google account. Months later, they are trying to create an account using their email address (the same one connected to their previous Google social ...
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How to direct users to opt for a particular social sign-in?

Suppose I am having login form as : How can I direct users to opt in for Google sign-in preferably against Twitter like by doing: placing google option closer to login form making google option ...
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Should i use modal dialog or separate page for login and signup?

Is it OK to use modal dialog for Login and sign up? Or should i always use a separate url.com/login and url.com/signup?
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For enterprise web-based software, which is best Log In/ Log Out vs. Sign In / Sign Out [duplicate]

The last time this question was asked on this platform was 3-4 years and not specific to enterprise SaaS ago, so it's time for an update as our field moves quickly. Based on latest research/work, ...
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Why do companies send out emails for verification if they let you gain access to the app/ website anyways?

I have always wondered why when signing up for websites or apps, some companies would send out an email for verification, but would give the users complete access to the app/website anyways. What ...
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Username or Email label for login form, assuming they're the same?

We are designing a new login screen for an enterprise app. If the username is the same as the user's email address registered with the system, would it be clearer to the user to call the field on ...
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What are some compelling reasons to disallow spaces in usernames?

I'm a developer. Our UX guy is asking us to allow spaces in usernames. The caveat is that they should be allowed anywhere. So entering the username 'JohnDoe' is the same as 'John Doe' is the same as ...
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Email registered by someone else - First time Login / Register

I am working on a system where the administrators can add information about potential users. So a user can exist without even knowing it. Current Login: At this moment there is an extra input ...
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Show functionality prior to sign up?

I am building a list where logged in users have the ability to add to this list. Accordingly, there is an add new button to do so. For the best, most seamless experience, should this button be ...
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Where to redirect the user after a password recovery email has been sent

I am working on the flow for password recovery and can't determine where to redirect the user once an email has been sent to help them complete the process. They enter their email address on this page ...
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How should I go about making a login system for video game high scores?

I have a couple video games on my website, and to be able to add account-based features I'm implementing a login system for my site. My goal with the login system is to allow users who aren't logged ...
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One time password every time user logs in?

I want to implement a log in system: User simply provides his / her email to sign up / sign in. A random password is generated and sent to his / her email, with a valid period of, say, 30 minutes. ...
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Does it make sense to authenticate a user when he/she provides existing valid credentials while registering?

Someone came up with this proposed behavior recently and I haven't been able to find examples of services working the same way. I have to say I don't really like it, but can't put my finger on a ...
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Is social register enough or should you always add regular register method?

I'm building a web application, primarily aimed at students and young people. I'm guessing everyone has at least one social account(Facebook/Twitter/Google etc.) Is it enough only to offer ...
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Implementing a passphrase instead of a password

I was reading about UX and passwords to try to decide on explaining the requirements (ex: 1 capital letter, 1 number, 1 special character,eight characters) and came across this answer which sent me ...
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Showing predictive text on app login screens

I've noticed that most apps don't show predictive text suggestions on keypads on login screens. Why is that? Is there some security issue around entering password?
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Log in: username + password, or pin-code

For online services handling economic transactions, which login method has the best conversion rates: Username/e-mail and password E-mail/phone-number & a link sent to the user (like Swedish ...
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What is the best practice for login in/ sign up android application

I need to know what is the best practice to design login/signup for in android apps for best user interface. Case 1 Load screen ask to log in or sign up after splash is loaded. Case 2 Choose ...
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Which is perferred - a standalone login page or a javascript popup over a MyAccount page?

I am designing a new website, and am thinking about the UX for accessing a personal account page. Is it "better" to have a standalone login page (and then redirects to My Account details), or a ...
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Login flow with openid / social signin

Due to a technical limitation / privacy settings openid does not always return an email. This leads to the following convoluted signup process: User clicks on login with facebook. User enters email ...
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Is this login arrangement better than a typical social signin?

First I had a social signin which was nearly identical to the old stackexchange login and my login looked almost exactly like SO:s "login with google" "Login with facebook". Now we have designed our ...
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Back to login page authentication expiration behaviour

If a user presses back after logging in to a website should the authentication cookie be set to expire because the user expects to be logged out if they can see the login page or not?
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Log in with username vs. login with email address - which option provides better user experience? [duplicate]

I am developing a new web application and was wondering if I should have people pick their usernames and login with their usernames or should I have them login via their email addresses. Which option ...