NetID Login Service - Logout Procedure

This document explains how to log out of NetID Login Service.

How To Log Out

You must exit your browser (Quit on a Mac) to log out of your NetID Login session and make sure your session cookies are cleared (see Clearing Browser Cache and Cookies).

Making sure your browser doesn't save your NetID session

More and more often, browsers allow you to save your session state and reload it the next time you open the browser.  Depending on the browser's settings and version, it's possible that the Logout Procedure above will not clear your NetID Login session.  This is a serious security concern, since it could allow others to reopen your browser and continue with your NetID Login session.

You'll find instructions below for accessing the session save settings in browsers where this behavior has been confirmed.

In Firefox, here's how to find the session save setting:

  1. Go into Firefox > Preferences... (Mac) or Tools > Options (Windows).
  2. On the General tab, view the When Firefox starts drop down list:
  • To avoid saving your session state, choose either Show my home page or Show a blank page
  • To save your session state, choose Show my windows and tabs from last time

In Chrome, here's how to find the session save setting:

  1. Go into Chrome > Preferences... (Mac) or wrench_icon.pngCustomize  > Options (Windows).
  2. On the Basics tab, view the radio button options in the On Startup section:
  • To avoid saving your session state, select Open the home page
  • To save your session state, select Reopen the pages that were open last

In Safari, here's how to find the session save setting:

  1. Go into Safari > Preferences...
  2. On the General tab, view the drop down list options for Safari opens with:
  • To avoid saving your session state, select A new window
  • To save your session state, select All windows from last session

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Keywords:webiso logout procedure netid login service secure shibboleth shib   Doc ID:4302
Owner:Ben R.Group:Access Management Services
Created:2005-12-29 18:00 CSTUpdated:2016-09-12 16:07 CST
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