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caitlinsgarden
Jun 23, 2013 7:20 AM CST
Please put the Logout button at the top left corner or someplace easy to find. I have spent too much time looking for it. Thanks!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 23, 2013 7:29 AM CST
Caitlinsgarden: The Log Out icon used to be at the top but was recently moved to the very bottom of the page/screen. Being "older", "blonde" and senior I had difficulty with the new location for a few days but now I just remember to press the command key and the down arrow and it immediately takes me to the very bottom where I can log out. Many folks never log out. Smiling
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caitlinsgarden
Jun 24, 2013 6:06 AM CST
This year it was at bottom to start, then I finally found it, then it changed to top, then bottom again. Why all the change?
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jun 24, 2013 6:19 AM CST

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Dave tinkers. nodding

I never log out either, because I spend so much time here, and I don't want to have to log in each time. Is there an advantage to logging out that I haven't figured out? Shrug!

Karen

caitlinsgarden
Jun 24, 2013 6:26 AM CST
I don't know either. maybe it makes it easier for computer spies to steal your personal info if you don't log out?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jun 24, 2013 2:00 PM CST

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caitlinsgarden said:I don't know either. maybe it makes it easier for computer spies to steal your personal info if you don't log out?


That's a scary thought, but I doubt it.

Logging out simply removes the cookie placed in your browser that identifies you to the ATP servers. Logging back in places the cookie back.

Your password is encrypted and never stored in the cookie or on the server, nor is it transmitted except the one time you login. In fact, it might be more secure to login and stay logged in, so that you aren't transmitting your password each time you login. Smiling Even I can't see what your password is. It's stored in the server encrypted.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
Sep 30, 2013 8:08 PM CST
Dave, it's been so long that I don't even remember what password I used. If I put in my user name, will I get the automatic help? I ask because I got locked out today, and was thinking I could always use another computer to let folks know.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Oct 1, 2013 7:01 AM CST

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If you ever forget your password you will find a "Mail your lost password" option in the login screen. You enter your email address and it'll email you a login link.

Also if you are currently logged in, you can change your password right now by clicking on your profile link in the blue menu up top, then click on "Change your account info (email, password, etc)".

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