Questions tagged [logout]

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Show an alert to confirm Log out or not?

I am currently working on a iOS app where users sign in. However, I am curious to know what the best UX experience would be. Would it best to show an alert to verify that they do want to log out or ...
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How to inform the user they have been logged out from their previous account when logging in to a new account in a new tab

We have multiple products that belong together, a suite of products. They all share a single-sign-on solution ie users can log in to one of the products and are automatically logged in to all of the ...
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How to manage logged in status when the user clicks back button?

Something I have had trouble understanding the technical/implementation requirements is what should happen to a user's logged in state when they press the back button immediately after logging in (or ...
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Where to show session has expired

Our web app has idle time-out of 30 minutes. Ideally it won't happen, but if it occurs, how to inform the user? My thoughts are Prompt the user when attempting (clicking item/keyboard action) at the ...
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Placing logout button in menu-less application

This particular application does not have a side menu, bottom navigation or a Profile/Account page. Although it requires the user to Sign In to proceed. NOTE: This is a front-facing application ...
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Design of Login/logout menu

I am designing a desktop application that has login functionality. The login dialog is placed on the main form and is only shown on startup, and it is not a part of my question. In the main view, I ...
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Should someone be able to log out without an internet connection?

Facebook and other apps allow you to log out without an active internet connection. We have to make the decision to allow this or not, but I think that you should ask for an internet connection to log ...
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In burger menus, should “Logout” always be at the bottom and why?

I noticed this while using websites that require login/logout - I get used to accessing the "Logout" button at the bottom of the menu. For example: On burger menu, the logout option will always be at ...
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Should you always confirm sign-out in a mobile app?

Is this necessary as it's not a critical action but I see it in a few apps. If so, what are the reasons behind it?
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What page should be shown to the user after s/he sign out?

Currently my project will redirect the user to the login page after s/he clicks sign out, I see many websites redirect the user to the homepage after sign out. Which is the best page to be shown to ...
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If user uses Facebook/Google to login in my website, should I logout a user that logs out from Facebook/Google account?

Is basically the inverse of this question. An user register to a website using his/her Facebook account. Should I check if user is still logged in in Facebook and if is not the case log out the user? ...
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What is the practical consideration and impact on user experience when the designer makes the logout link/button difficult to access?

It seems like many websites go to great lengths to make the logout link/button very difficult to find or click on. For returning users hiding the logout link/button doesn't make sense because they ...
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What is the best location to place an identity context control (avatar, name, sign out button)

I'm working on a (web) design that implements both an identity (user) context, and an organization context -- similar in the way that GitHub allows you to log in as yourself, then be a member of one ...
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Logging out of mobile app without Internet connection

I’m currently developing an Android app (native) that connects to a service via an API. I recently added a logout functionality that sends a call via the API to logout the user on the server destroys ...
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Email session expiration date?

How long should remain an email session opened? Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail. And what's the best practice to expire it? I looked up for it but with no luck. Thanks!
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Should a user get kicked out of an application after they have cancelled their subscription (not their account)?

Our application does not cancel your account, rather the user's subscription gets cancelled. That being said, is it better to kick the user out from the app completely after cancellation (They can ...
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Where to put logout in an Android app?

I have an app that relies on a particular web service. It can't be used without login in, so the first screen users see is the login screen. Until recently I didn't thought that users would ever want ...
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Is it a good idea to hide logout button with error/warning message?

I'm building a secure website, closer to banking. I'm bit hesitant to hide the logout link with the error/warning message. I think design look simplistic when I add error/warning over the logout panel....
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Where should the logout button go?

Right now, SE has the logout button next to the "Current Community": However, the login has just changed so that if you logout of one site, you log out of all of them. Where should the logout button ...
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Visual reference for user impersonation feature

Right now, when a user logs in, on top of the page it shows it's nick name and an exit icon to sign out. I'm about to implement an "impersonate user" feature and I was wondering how to make it clear ...
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Should the logout button redirect to the last page or to the home page?

On an information-centric website that also has content only accessible for logged-in users, what should happen after the user logs out? I see two possibilities: Redirect to / stay on the page the ...
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Any established gesture controls for the “log out” action?

I'm working on an interface that will be interacted with through a Kinect camera, and as such don't want to rely on onscreen buttons. Using basic swiping and an occasional grab and pull, I've found ...
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Origin of the Position of Logout/ Close Button

Just out of curiosity, what could be the root of having conventions as log-out/ close button on top right for windows and top left for macs and same being followed on websites?
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Do users log-out?

We have grown noticeably accustomed to logging in or signing in to systems and websites in many places. I know that many sites such as my bank (NetBank) logs me out as soon as I exit the page1; but ...
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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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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 icon ...
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How should a user exit an intranet web app with automatic login?

We have an administration tool which is a installed locally on a server and accessed through a browser with automatic log in using AD. When the user navigates to the page, they are automatically ...
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What are best practices when setting session expiration for a site's login?

We recently did a survey for our website, and one of the main complaints we received is that our customers are getting logged out and need to log back in. We have a 15 minute expiration set currently ...
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Why do some sites use “If you are not <user>, click here” instead of “Log out”?

I've recently noticed that several websites, e.g. Amazon, Dockers, etc. say "If you are not -username-, [click here]" instead of an explicit logout button. Is this another example of hiding the logout ...
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What should happen if the login page is accessed post-login?

I have a normal web-app (website) with login and logout links. The logout link only appears if the user is logged-in and vice versa. However, there is nothing preventing the user from manually ...
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Is log out button not critical so that Google almost hides it in the gmail inbox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why would a web site hide the log out button? Everyone knows Gmail. Its so easy to use. Of course. But just like Facebook wall, gmail inbox also almost hides the log out ...
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Placement of the logout button/link?

In my experience, having a "logout" button/link of some description in the upper right hand corner is (or was) pretty standard. Is this documented/recommended anywhere? Sites that require javascript ...
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Best Practices for Warning of Session Expiration

Our application has a 30 min auto-expiring session - the session is renewed on server communication. What is the best way to communicate an expiring session to the user? My initial thought is a to ...
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Why would a web site hide the log out button?

I have recently observed many sites that do not have a log out button. Either it's not there or hidden somewhere so that you have to find it. Why do you think this has been done? Does it apply to ...
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Icon Ideas for Logging Out but not Exiting a WinForms Application [closed]

Firstly, I am going to put text with the icons, so the user won't be completely clueless and as confused as a whale hurtling through the air from a great height. Our WinForms application's user ...