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What you described, with a list of all sites at the top with the current site highlighted, sounds perfectly sensible. I've worked on a couple of single sign-on and multi-site projects. I'd say the most important thing is to keep the navigation for switching between sites easily distinguishable from the navigation within each site. You need to make the ...
I would recommend against using a pop-up unless you feel there is a strong need for it. The "pop-up" paradigm is often inappropriately used on many web pages. The pop-up should be used only when it is very important to maintain the user's context outside of what you are doing. There are two styles of login. Either you have "login-as-navigation" where ...
I'm sure it depends what branch of government, but I can comment from personal experience, when in the Air Force (I've only been out for a year) we were only allowed to use IE (other browsers would not install). All active X, and some Java was disabled, and popups were blocked by default, even on .gov or .mil sites. However, there would be a notification ...
Here is the signup workflow Tumblr uses: Sign up with e-mail/password Log user in (and send them the verification link) Allow user to operate main functions of the site Once the user does something that really requires verification stop the user and ask them to verify (see picture below). When the user clicks "Send it again" the user is brought back to ...
In cases such as yours, the real question is whether this type of functionality is appropriate for your audience. I believe it's better to go through the small inconvenience of going to a separate sign in page than not being able to sign in at all. It seems too high of a cost.
Perhaps save users the explanation and offer a button that says "Mozilla Persona?" Mozilla Persona users can login at the following page. That's what I'm seeing websites do with the Facebook and Gmail registration/login.
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