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How to add a user "log off" function to Sharepoint V1?

  Asked By: Meagan    Date: Aug 19    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1280

At the moment, there is no real way to log off from Sharepoint in order to
remove your username and password from your system's memory, other than to close
the actual explorer window.

If a new URL is typed in the Sharepoint window and the user decides to return to
Sharepoint at another stage (still using the same window), no username and
password are needed to login. This isn't really ideal from a security point of
view, and I was wondering if it's possible to add a "log off" function of some

Of course, users could still choose to ignore the log off button, but at least
the system wouldn't be at fault in case secured documents are downloaded by
unauthorized users because of this.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Manan Kadu     Answered On: Aug 19

This would depend on the type of authentication. If you are using Basic, then
the only reliable way is to close the browser. If you are using Windows
Integrated, then even that is not enough, you have to logout of the client
machine entirely.

Answer #2    Answered By: Tonia Franco     Answered On: Aug 19

The issue you are seeing here is that IE caches the authenticated
session as long as all IE instances have been closed. That's how IE
works since ever.

I got hit by this problem a couple fo years back with Exchange 2000
Outlook Web Access. I ended up developing an ActiveX control to
destroy the IE browser session. Found the info on MSDN.

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