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Why “log in” logs in automatically?

I'm having this problem of Auto-Login. That is, whenever I log out from Stack Overflow and then try to click on "log in" -> "Sign up" or "log in" -> "log in with Stack Exchange", I'm automatically logged in without asking for my email or password.

Why this is happening? Is it a bug or feature? I want to get rid of it.

P.S: I'm using Chrome.

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    It's a feature of the OpenID host you're using. Log off from your gmail/facebook/etc account on their side and it should work. – M.Babcock Mar 14 '12 at 21:21
  • @M.Babcock I think he's talking about SE's OpenID, not any of the other ones. – Adam Lear Mar 14 '12 at 21:29
  • @AnnaLear - My mistake. Owais - In that case just clear your cookies and you should be fine. – M.Babcock Mar 14 '12 at 21:30
  • @M.Babcock I havent openend any gmail/facebook/etc account – Owais Qureshi Mar 14 '12 at 21:31
  • @OwaisQureshi - I encounter this constantly using my external OpenID logins so I assumed it was the same situation. Using SE auth, I'd probably set my cookies to be cleared on browser shutdown. – M.Babcock Mar 14 '12 at 21:33
  • @M.Babcock I just cleared the cookies and itz working,but why don't this kinda behaviour happens in Hotmail or other sites they also use cookies – Owais Qureshi Mar 14 '12 at 21:40
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  • @OwaisQureshi - This is a common problem with OpenID authentication systems in my experience. In short, in-house authentication (like that used Hotmail) is much less complex at the price of flexibility. – M.Babcock Mar 14 '12 at 22:29
  • This is definitely a feature. In fact, I love this feature. Why are you complaining about it? Does it make it difficult to manage your sockpuppet accounts? BOo-hOo! – Cody Gray Mar 15 '12 at 3:41
  • @CodyGray I dont have any SockPuppet accounts here,Few days back I advised my little bro to make SO account to get help from the community,so from there the problem started,Infact I love b/c i dont have to put password again and again :) – Owais Qureshi Mar 16 '12 at 19:32

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