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The process by which individual access to a computer system is controlled by identifying and authentifying the user referring to credentials presented by the user.

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How to remove accounts from “Choose an account” list in Google sign in?

When signing in with Google (OAuth), it shows a list of accounts it already knows about. How can I remove some accounts from this list? I know I can nuke all of them by deleting all cookies, but I'd ...
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What causes the infinite redirect loop when I login to Gmail? How do I fix it?

Of course I can't reproduce it now! However, about 20% of the time when I try to login to my Gmail account (because my wife is logged into hers), it gets stuck in an infinite redirect loop. I always ...
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Is there a difference between a formal logout and shutting down the browser?

Sometimes I log out of a web page or app by clicking on a specific "logout" link. Other times I may be in a rush so I just close the browser. Is there a benefit to formally logging out? Is shutting ...
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Is there a way to switch accounts in Google analytics?

I have several Google accounts. In products like Gmail or Calendar I see my address on the top right corner and when I click on it I can switch to other accounts I'm logged in with. But in Google ...
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How do you change your Microsoft Live global account information, like primary email address?

I've had my .NET Passport -> Windows Live ID for a very long time. Since that time, I've changed my primary email address and would really like to not have to use my email from highschool to still ...
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Can I have application-specific passwords without 2-step verification for my Google account?

Is it possible to use application-specific passwords on Google without going through all the hassles of the 2-step verification authentication? What if I don't want to tie myself to a phone number on ...
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Facebook opens “Ads Page” instead of regular homepage after login

My cousin who is a regular Facebook user has a problem with his Facebook account. I think he made something wrong which he does not remember and now he can't log in to his Facebook account properly. ...
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How to disable Gmail's login verification “There's something unusual about how you're signing in.”?

Sometimes, I get this message: There's something unusual about how you're signing in. To show that it's really you, complete the task below. This usually happens when attempting to log in from ...
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How to disable Facebook account verification when I login from different country

As Facebook is blocked by Iranian government, we have to access it through VPNs and other proxy software (e.g. Tor) which their servers are scattered over the world. The problem is Facebook is ...
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What does using 'Login with Facebook' or 'Facebook Connect' to login to another site allow the site to do?

When I use a Facebook account to login to another website, what does 'logging in with Facebook' allow that website do with my Facebook account? Can they post messages on my wall or news feed or ...
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Log in to Digg with email

I (accidentally) created another Digg account when I signed up for Digg Reader, because I used the same (my primary) email I used for Google Reader. Now I just realized I have two Digg accounts, one ...
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How to change Spotify Facebook login to email login

Is there a way to change my Spotify login from using Facebook to using just email and password?
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I change locations frequently and Facebook doesn't like it

I change my location quite frequently and every now and then Facebook prompts me to confirm the location by tagging friends’ pictures. Are there any means to avoid these prompts, other than staying ...
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Why does the pre-filled Google login page never work for me?

I keep my Google account permanently logged in here at home. Every once in a while, when I open my browser I am greeted with a log in page like this one: I'm not complaning about this, of course ...
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Getting an account's login details if I am an administrator of a Facebook page

I work for a business and we have a few staff members registered as admins on the business' Facebook. However, the person who originally started the Facebook no longer works with us and we need to ...
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How to disable “Verify it's you” on Gmail, without phone?

Sometimes, when I try to access my Gmail account from some other computer or country, an annoying security feature prevents me from doing so. I get the following message: Verify it's you ...
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Sign in to Gmail after typing email

I just tried to send an email in Gmail, and then it said that I needed to sign in. Since on the screen I was signed in, there is no sign-in link. How do I sign in without losing the email? I've ...
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How can I change my IMDb account settings to use openID for login

I have an imbd.com account that I login to using an id and a password, I noticed recently that they support logging in using Facebook, Amazon and Google. I very much prefer using my Google account to ...
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How does one log into Facebook using Linked Accounts?

I have linked my Yahoo and Google accounts with Facebook via the Account Settings. Both of them now appear in the Linked Accounts list. Displayed immediately above them is the following: If you are ...
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Yahoo is asking me for security questions and I do not remember the answers to them.

I had an Yahoo account which I haven't accessed for months, and now when I try to log in again Yahoo asks me to answer two security questions, which I don't remember. Let's face it, everyone enters ...
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How to hide Facebook register/login message?

I don't have a Facebook account and I don't want any. The problem is many companies use their public Facebook pages as their websites these days, especially pubs, small shops etc. When I enter their ...
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How can I make Trello auto-login when Chrome starts?

Does it make a difference if I use the same account I use for Chrome? I really need it to be starting up when I ever I start Chrome, without having to sign in every time.
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Disable “Stay signed in” for Google Inbox/Gmail

Title says it all... When I sign in to Google Inbox, the "Stay signed in" box is checked by default on the password screen. Sometimes I forget to uncheck it. Is there a setting somewhere to disable ...
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How to connect a YouTube account to another email address

I recently got a YouTube account from someone, but I would like to be able to login with the Google account that I already have and connect it to the former YouTube account. How can I add my own ...
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Logged out of Twitter whenever I restart the browser even with ‘Remember me’ option

Is anyone else experiencing the same problem? I have it with both Opera 11 and Safari 5 on the two separate Macs. I have reset cookies and done the usual troubleshooting. I have the always-use-...
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Log in to Goodreads with another service

I am using the Goodreads service, I used to login using my Facebook account. I did a lot of activities on Goodreads previously, I recently deactivated my Facebook account which means I cannot log in ...
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Login to Hotmail without a Windows Live ID

I have a Hotmail account which I haven’t used for about 6-8 years. I’m pretty sure that I didn’t have a Windows Live account back then. How can I still login to that account with my old credentials? ...
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How to share Google Drive folder without sign in required to view

I have a Google Drive folder shared to anyone with the link. The problem is that when anyone with the link tries to access it, everything on the page is unresponsive (clicking folders does nothing) ...
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Why do I get logged out of my Google Account when I log out of a web-app?

I log on to a web-app using my Google Account—Khan Academy for example. When I logout of Khan Academy I also get logged out of my Google Account (surely this is a major flaw in user experience). What ...
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I signed up via my Google account and now can't get on Trello

I signed up via my Google account but now when I try to login via my Google account Trello just loops back to the login page. Any suggestions?
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How to use Facebook cookie on other sites

Of late, I have been visiting some sites like Yelp. I noticed that even though I did not explicitly log into the site using "Facebook Login" button, it automatically logs in using that profile. (I ...
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Suspicious Gmail login - by Google ??

I received a "Suspicious sign in prevented" email this morning for one of my Gmail accounts. I changed my password just in case but upon inspecting the email details it looks odd. It was accessed by ...
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TinyPic.com wants me to use Photobucket to login?

I'm trying to register an account with TinyPic.com and it tells me to register with Photobucket. I've been registered at Photobucket.com for something like ten years. When I type my username and ...
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Google docs gets confused by my logins

I am logged in to both the company google docs' gmail as well as my private (normal) gmail simultaneously (i keep both tabs open in chrome all the time), which seems to work fine most of the time. ...
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Logging in to Gmail now appears to be an annoying 2-step process

In the past, logging in to Gmail was pretty simple. It presented a standard login page requesting your username (email address) and password. Now it seems that they have made it twice as much work. ...
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Short URL that will always get me to a Gmail login screen?

What short URL can I type in so that I always get to a Email + Password login screen for Gmail? Here is my problem - In Chrome, when I enter gmail.com into the address bar, I am redirected to a ...
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How to log into Facebook using alternative accounts (Google, OpenID)

Everybody has a Google account. Yet, I see no way to use it to enter the Facebook. Others say that I must check "Linked Accounts" in https://www.facebook.com/login.php?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook....
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Logging into Facebook with the phone number

In Facebook, where you type your username, it says "E-mail or phone". Can you login to Facebook using your phone somehow? Would the password be the same as the e-mail?
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Last Pass is neither auto-filling or auto-logging in for my Facebook account

These are the settings I have for my Facebook account in LastPass: When I visit Facebook.com, there is no auto-login or filling the username and password: What's wrong?
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Invalid email addresses in email field at log in from autocomplete of first letter of address

On trying to log in to a Gmail account, the first field requested is the email of the account. I have two valid email accounts and these are offered in the pop up list, but there are other addresses ...
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Facebook login problems

I have been facing a weird problem regarding login to Facebook account: I have two PCs; PC1 at home and PC2 at my office. I created my Facebook account from PC1. Now, I can log in to my Facebook ...
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How can I login on Google via Tor?

Every time I try to login on my Google account via Tor, I'm presented with the following message: Google couldn't verify it's you, so you can't sign in to this account right now. Try again ...
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“Your account is temporarily unavailable. Regain access by logging in from a web browser” [closed]

A friend of mine has asked for help because his Hotmail account, and Facebook account associated with it, have been hacked. There's no way to recover the Hotmail account - the hacker has secured it ...
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Problem with Login using Facebook [closed]

I'm trying to login to SlideShare using Facebook Login and all I get is a popup window pointing to this address: https://s-static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect/xd_proxy.php?version=3#cb=f3ae2149bc&origin=...
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Showing the last login time of when a user logs into their Gmail account

How do I find out the last login time of a user when they log into their Gmail account? I don't see this information at all.
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Unknown email on login page Facebook

I was using Facebook on Opera when I needed to clear the cache history. I then shut down the laptop and went to do something else. When I came back, I launched Opera (which opened the latest page I ...
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What does a hacker/attacker see when they try to access your Google account?

i.e. when you get the email that says "suspicious activity was detected and sign-in was blocked." Do they see "password incorrect" or do they see "your sign in was blocked?"
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How can I find out my Facebook login name?

How can I find out my Facebook login name? What must I enter here:
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How can I log out of Trello and log back into Trello?

I am sharing a computer with a co-worker. We have two different Trello accounts and we're using the same browser. I need to log out of Trello so I can log into my own account.
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How can we access a Facebook account if it was setup by a 3rd party?

A client of ours had their Facebook business page set up by someone who has disappeared. The business page is here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Step-Ahead-Child-Development-Center/211673368859321 ...