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Dharmesh Chheda
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Joined: May 08, 2001
Posts: 204
The question is regarding the new login feature .. previously i.e. before this upgrade in javaranch one had to enter the login and password every time to post a reply or a new topic . but now that has been replaced by single single-on .. but that raises a question .. normally i have developed this habit of closing the browser window w/o logging out of javaranch .. so next time(next day or later) when i login i am authenticated directly ....
but in my case .. my machine is used by many people when i am not around.. i.e. if i am gone on leave or at some clients place.. so in that case any one uses my machine and can log into javaranch .. and post replies .. maybe useful or some crap .. which can disrepute me .. dont you think the previous way of authenticating was good?... what say?

regards,<br />Dharmesh Chheda
Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9059
In the previous case, when I posted once you logged in. Thereafter the browser remembered who I was and filled in the "login" boxes for me. The current type of JavaRanch login is also common when using web email.

It is a good habit to learn to logout when you are finished. This is required by many companies as well.

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that's why they call it the present." Eleanor Roosevelt
Jim Yingst

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 18671
I think the best solution would be to allow the user to set the behavior - either stay logged in (if at a private computer), or log in for each successive post (if at a public computer). But ultimately this is anlther thing to suggest to InfoPop - it's not something we could change ourselves without some massive hacking. Which isn't going to happen. Personally I like the new system much better than the old as far as logging in is concerned. For those of you who have to make a point of logging out now - well, sorry for the inconvenience.

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