I just registered an account at Stack Exchange.com. So far I only joined two network sites (meta, and cross validated). I somehow understand how the login system works for the network sites. What I don't get is why I get automatically logged in although I explicitly logged out of all sites.

It goes like this: I log out explicitly of any site and of Stack Exchange.com. When I now click on 'log in' at Stack Exchange.com and choose 'log in with Stack Exchange account' it automatically logs in without asking for my password. The only thing I can do is to delete my browser history.

I find this very troublesome, since this makes using a shared or public computer (which I do from time to time) very unsafe.

Does anyone know what's up with this?

  • related question but I have to see if the new login changed anything/much about this issue. – rene Jan 21 '16 at 13:30
  • Thanks @rene. It seems to be the same problem. Is my stackexchange account and OpenID the same thing? The post is four years old and they do not offer a solution other than 'clear your browser history'. But this cannot possibly be a concept for logging out. Let me restate my question: How can I conveniently logout from stackexchange and related sites possible subsites such that I am really logged out and not some user who uses the brower afterwards can log in without giving credentials? (Without clearing browser history, of course...how weird is that?!) – DMJ Jan 21 '16 at 14:12
  • This answer is what you need. Assuming you have Stack Exchange account, you have to visit openid.stackexchange.com and log out in there. Then clicking login will require a password. If you're using other provider,e.g. Google, you will have to do the same, i.e. log out from the provider itself. – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Jan 21 '16 at 14:46
  • Thanks @ShadowWizard for closing. Now I had to post my answer here ;) – rene Jan 21 '16 at 14:59
  • @rene my pleasure! Your answer is better than the old one, cheers! – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Jan 21 '16 at 15:00
  • @ShadowWizard and rene, thanks for the help...now I get it -.- But think it is totally not clear what to do to log out. But once you know, it's OK – DMJ Jan 21 '16 at 15:50
  • Yeah, that's what we have Meta for. :) – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Jan 21 '16 at 15:51