A login or logon (also called logging in or on and signing in or on) is the process by which individual access to a computer system is controlled by identification of the user using credentials provided by the user.

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Jeff Atwood at his best. In this article Jeff explores "Logging in". Something that seems so trivial. A simple form with two fields, a link, and two buttons. And yet it's often extremely complex and confusing.

Finding the balance between security and usability

As time goes on I find myself increasingly annoyed with login forms. As password managers like 1Password (which is what I use) and Chrome’s password manager (which I also sorta use) become more popular, it’s important for websites to be aware of how users go about logging into their sites.