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Unable to sign out

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, April 23, 2008
13 years ago7,581 views

Currently, if I click on the link "sign out" on any Google service, I won't be signed out.
"Google Accounts

Sorry, there seems to be a problem. The service you're looking for is temporarily unavailable. We're working hard to restore your access as soon as possible. Please try again in a few hours. Thanks for your patience." ...

JJLD [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Why do we care?

Utills [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Gmail seems to be down for me.

I believe PicasaWeb was down earlier too.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

In an emergency on a public computer, you can always clear your cookies to sign out.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

What's the status now Tom?
Can you sign out?

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

[put at-character here]Roger: some computers with public access don't allow users to access to the preferences menu....

The problem is still there, I don't know if I'm the only user having this problem. You should try it. On, I click on the link "sign out", and I get that:

the link is ... (now "Logout", in the first post on this thread it was "Logout2"). Then I can go on, I'm still connected to my Google account...

Can you test it please? ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I've tested it, and it works fine.
Try adding or removing a gadget.. see if that works.

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

This reminds me, I've always wished they'd add a "Universal Nuke Cookies" feature to invalidate your cookies on all machines where you've signed in from. That would be a great way to protect yourself if you lost a laptop, mobile device, etc. or forgot to logout on a public machine (it's very easy to accidentally sign in with the "remember me" option on a public machine).

The way it stands now, anyone with access to a browser with you cookied has free access to everything in all your accounts and I don't think changing your password would help.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I completely agree with you, Niraj. This would be great. Even if you have cookies, when you connect, the first action of the authentification service should be checking if a flag "has signed out in the meanwhile" is set. Then you would be unable to connect the Google Account, except entring your login & password.
THAT would be a great idea, useful for EVERY GOOGLE USER, not like the new release of Foo API which nobody cares...

[put at-character here]David : I've tried it. It works, unfortunately.

pradeep kumar [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

sign out problem in i am allredy signin but od not sign out

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