Signing out using Persona
Signing out with Persona
Persona makes it simple to sign in to websites, but sometimes you want to make sure the next time someone tries to sign in using your computer, they are asked for a password. For example, if you're using a shared computer in a school, library or at work. There are three steps to ensuring this:
- sign out of the website
- sign out of the Persona service
- sign out of your email
Signing out of websites
Signing out of a Persona-enabled website is just like signing out of any other website. It'll have a button labeled "Sign out" or "Log out": click it, and you're signed out. For example, if you're signed in to the Persona demo site 123done, you'll see something like this:
Click thebutton to sign out.
Signing out of Persona
However, it's likely that your browser will still be signed in to the Persona service, meaning that you can sign back in again without entering your password. This is convenient, but might not be what you want if, for example, someone else might be using your computer after you. To sign out of Persona, visit https://login.persona.org/ and click :
This will make the browser forget your Persona credentials.
Signing out of your email
Even if you've signed out of Persona, if your email provider supports Persona and you're still signed in to your email, then your browser will still be able to sign you in to Persona-enabled sites without needing a password.
So to make sure that Persona-enabled websites will ask for a password next time someone tries to sign in, go to your email and sign out of there, too.
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