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Top navbar not updated when login session is invalidated

tl;dr When editing existing post after your session has been invalidated in the background, editor itself reflects the fact that user has been logged-off, but top navbar remains unchanged and still ...
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Does SO's still use localStorage to auto-login users? [duplicate]

I was searching about how SO authenticate and manage users sessions across multiple sites/domain and found this question from 2010: How does SO's new auto-login feature work? However, I didn't ...
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Session at Data.SE expires very quickly [duplicate]

Subj. The expiration time is about 1 hour or so. This is very inconvenient: If I leave a query open, after some time it becomes inoperative - impossible to execute and the editor glitches I have to ...
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SEDE logs me out more often than it used to do

I'm pretty sure that since a month or so, SEDE seems much more eager to get rid of my session and log me out in that process. I don't mind logging in a couple of times per day, if that helps to reduce ...
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Messaging failed - doesn't give more info. as to what to do about it [duplicate]

I am opening this so that if I run into the same situation would perhaps know what to do as well as others. I am trying to login to sites and most sites work except for some meta sites. For this I ...
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How does StackOverflow/StackExchange handle cross-domain sessions? [duplicate]

The multi-domain approach to a membership implemented at StackOverflow, through Stack Exchange's network seems well beyond just an Open ID. How are the individual participant's sessions at multiple ...
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Please, don't force me to log-out on all devices [duplicate]

I logged in on two systems, ie, office system and home. If I logged out of any one of the system means it won't get logged out , it asked me that I should log out on all devices. Then I have to re ...
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Can we have a "log out on this computer only" button? [duplicate]

While it's great to have the ability to clear all session cookies for all devices, I'd like the ability to log out on one computer only, and not come home to have to relogin on all of my devices. It ...
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Broken error popups when voting on mobile

I have observed twice that if I am using the mobile view (with Chrome for Android v18.0.something), my session has expired, but the page was loaded before it did (the time gap typically because I ...
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Why does Stack Exchange ask for a reload on successful automatic login?

I'm looking for an answer considering both technical limitations and user experience. Does it need a reload from a technical standpoint?
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Why does StackExchange log me in after I've visited the page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does it says welcome back -user- click here to “refresh page” TL;DR: This is a technical/programming question, not an off topic question about the Stack ...
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Hijacked session: Signed in as someone else

I refreshed the SO home page and saw I was signed in as "Daniel Carvalho". I suspected an out-dated cache page, so I refreshed the page, but it persisted. I was able to view Daniel's user profile and ...
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How does SO's new auto-login feature work?

SO and SU just told me I've been logged in. I'm guessing because I'm already logged into my Google account... but how does SO know that?
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How does SO identify different unregistered users?

What I can think of is by IP address, but this won't work for corporations where everyone has the same address. Otherwise cookies might work, but this will make faking happen easily here. How ...
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Co-workers logged in as me when viewing question I asked

When I sent a link to my question to co-workers (we're on the same LAN, so perhaps we look to have the same IP to the SO site), they were essentially logged in as me and could perform all the ...
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