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March 2007[edit]

I like that Login and Logout were merged, but "Logging" is an ambiguous name since "logging" by itself normally refers to data logging. Beyond Authentication and Password issues this is really a dictionary entry anyway ("log in" vs "login", etc.) Quarl (talk) 2007-03-07 14:34Z

As a software engineer I can't say that I've ever heard of anyone referring to "logging in" as simply "logging." "Logging" on its own has always meant one of two things, data logging or logging, i.e., what one does with trees. (The original confusion for the name of this article may have come from the actual term "logging in" or the word "login" which sounds similar to "logging.")

Instead of the current article name I propose this article to be renamed to something else, possibly to "logging in" or "user authentication process (computer)" (discussing "logging in" and "logging out") or something else but not "logging." (There may already be a suitable article that the log-in/out process could be merged into.) Finally, "logging" should redirect to a disambiguation page (listing data logging and logging and possibly "logging in (computer)" or whatever this article ends up being called). -Andreas Toth (talk) 00:40, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Ok I seem to understand the difference in Login and log in. What about Login ID? Can you use that in place of Username (or is it User Name?), or would that not be a correct term. I know I've seen it all over, but it doesn't mean it's right.

Where did the term come from? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:54, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

I moved the page to login per above comments and WP:NAME. There is no reason why logout can't be coverd under this title.--agr (talk) 10:18, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Adjective vs. noun[edit]

I challenge the use of the term login as a noun. It could lead to confusion. Login should be used as an adjective. For example, a login problem or a login procedure. Consider the following sentences:

Incorrect: Sir, I lost my login (n.) today. Can you help me? Correct: Sir, I lost my login (adj.) information today. Can you help me?

I added adjective to the text, but noun use exists.-agr (talk) 10:18, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Loging out[edit]

I was looking for actually logging out!!!!!!!!!!!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rasberry15 (talkcontribs) 22:49, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Verb form[edit]

The article currently suggests that the verb form of "login" is always "log in". While I certainly see the logic, popular usage doesn't seem to mirror this assertion.

Compare "Please login" (59 million results) with "Please log in" (20 million results). Of course, searches of "login to" and "log in to" show popular usage favoring "log in".

In the end, it looks like both verb forms, "login" and "log in" are popular. As such, I've added a request for citation in the article body, simply that the article can demonstrate conclusively that "login" as a verb, while extremely popular, is definitely wrong (if it in fact is). Merreborn (talk) 01:40, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

There's a good explanation here. Don't know whether or not it qualifies as citable but I was convinced. WombatDeath (talk) 18:15, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

5 sections only?[edit]

This article has only 5 sections. Expand this, if so.--99 time 14:45, 9 October 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rockers99 (talkcontribs)

Working Agreenment and Communication Guide[edit]

The following is a general outline as to what we as a group have agreed on in order to summarize the main points for the working agreement and communication guide. Use this outline in order to write your own summaries for the work that must be submitted on Monday March 14th, 2011.

Working Agreement: Team Vision: To work as a unit to reach any and all goals whether they be assigned by the curriculum or ourselves. Measurable Team Goals: To maintain team deadlines and work well collaboratively in order to produce the best work possible. Personal Goals: Each team member should strive to do their best possible work in order to ensure the success of the team as a whole. Individual Commitment: Everyone is expected to complete all tasks and responsibilities on time and to their full potential. Conflict Resolution Guidelines: Any conflicts or concerns within the group are to addressed at the beginning of all group meetings, in or outside of the classroom. Missed Deadlines: All work will be divided up and outlined so that deadlines will not be missed. Unacceptable Work: All work is acceptable as long as it is done to full extent of the individuals capabilities.

Communication Guide: Attendance Policy: All team meetings are mandatory. Any absences should be prompted in advance to the rest of the group by email, text and phone. Level of Participation: Everyone is expected to participate equally and freely in order to prevent a “groupthink” environment. Preparation: Enforcement of deadlines will ensure the group will be prepared to produce the best work possible for anything that must be handed in. Quality of Work: All work is to be done with the highest each individual can produce. Any work that is deemed “inadequate” is to be revised and edited by all team members in order to increase the quality of the work. Member Roles: Content Manager: Lin; Plans what is going to be included in the project Timeline Coordinator: Leo; Plans task deadlines, meetings and duration of meetings Presentation Designer: Minji; Plans presentation lay out of written and oral projects. Primary Writer: Luis; Writes and edits. Note: All roles are subject to change based on expertise of each individual on a certain topic. Timetable: All meeting and deadlines are subject to change based on assigned deadlines and progress for any given project. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Leo 0315 (talkcontribs) 20:29, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Exploitation or Vulnerabilities[edit]

There should be some explanation or trying to pointing towards a section on the exploitations and vulnerabilities of login structures? Seems to be a big miss. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:58, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

"Login" as a verb[edit] indicates that "login" can be used as a verb (e.g. "Login with your new password.") but also states "Many who are neither professionals in the computer field nor amateur tech enthusiasts decry the use of the solid form LOGIN as a verb, and with reason. It doesn’t behave like a normal verb. You cannot say you have loginned, and you are never in the process of loginning." Is this a case of so many people using the word incorrectly that it is now acceptable usage? Thanks! GoingBatty (talk) 14:02, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

This page has issues[edit]

Just reading this page, the quality of this page is poor. I'm going to spend some time fixing it when I get a chance. --Rockstonetalk to me! 02:05, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

I wonder wherefrom the definition comes[edit]

I wonder wherefrom the definition comes. Both OED and Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English define login as a procedure of logging in, not as credentials being produced during the procedure.

I have heard some people referring to username (but never to both username and password) as "login" but I believed it to be just a slang usage. Maksim Otstavnov (talk) 12:29, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

Login counter[edit]

How many sites have a feature which allow the user to check how many times the user has logged on to the site? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:12, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 March 2014[edit]

Prem.pandey31 (talk) 17:42, 24 March 2014 (UTC)--Prem.pandey31 (talk) 17:42, 24 March 2014 (UTC) prem prakash pandey

Not done: as you have not requested a change.
If you want to suggest a change, please request this in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
Please also cite reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to any article. - Arjayay (talk) 18:05, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 5 April 2014[edit]

Please add more references. Using Cisco or Juniper or cyber-security organizations will provide stronger references for this already fine article. For example, the following link to Cisco is relevant. Also, i would highly recommend Carnegie Mellon's Computer Emergency Response Team, CERT, to be used as a reference. Thank you in advance for these considerations! doug L A U F F E R, OM, MA, MSci Telecommunications

Doug Lauffer 11:39, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Please see WP:REFBEGIN and tell us exactly what lines those references should be added to and in what context and I'm sure someone would be happy to add them in-line for you. — {{U|Technical 13}} (tec) 11:45, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

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