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Tue May 03, 2016 9:56 pm Change Time Zone

How can I logout of ECL Watch?

I would like to logout as one user and log in as a new user. I do not see a button on ECL Watch. I remove cookies to no avail.

Thanks,
+vince
vin
 
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Wed May 04, 2016 1:42 pm Change Time Zone

Vince,

Yeah, I don't see a way to do that, either. I had thought the old ECL Watch interface had that capability, but when I open the legacy version I don't see it there, either.

Time to submit a JIRA :)

HTH,

Richard
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Wed May 04, 2016 3:49 pm Change Time Zone

JimD
 
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Fri May 06, 2016 3:13 pm Change Time Zone

The JIRA is 2 years old. It doesn't like is will be fix any time soon.

Am I the only one who finds this (a) a bafflingly omission and (b) a huge inconvenience?

If I open an incognito window, I'm not logged on. So there is a simple (inconvenient) workaround: always log in to ECL incognito.

Just curious: I cleared all browser data and I'm still logged on. What mechanism is being used?

Thanks,
+vince
vin
 
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Fri May 20, 2016 12:41 am Change Time Zone

I was collecting data for Stuart and Kevin. I first deleted all cookies and other browser date. Refresh ECL watch page -- still logged in and it regenerated a cookie.

I tried an idea I had while talking with Flavio today: shutdown the browser app (Chrome, BTW) then restart. Presto! I was logged off.

So ECL watch uses some browser identification thing other than cookies to maintain my log in session. BTW, the something is more specific than my machine because I can log in another user to the same ECL watch using a different browser or an incognito window. It doesn't use my IP either because I remain logged in when my laptop comes home.

I am very curious what information is being maintained.

Thanks,
+vince
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Tue May 24, 2016 6:41 pm Change Time Zone

EclWatch uses basic access authentication.
Gleb Aronsky
 
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Tue May 24, 2016 7:08 pm Change Time Zone

I've discovered that one workaround to the logoff issue is to have an administrator change the user password out from under you, so that the saved value will fail next time you try to get in.

HTH,

Richard
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Tue May 24, 2016 7:22 pm Change Time Zone

Another way to logout is to change the url to use a different username/password. For example change the url to be http://user:pw@10.1.1.10:8010. user:pw can be replaced with phony account info, and the IP with the IP of eclwatch.
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Sun May 29, 2016 8:44 pm Change Time Zone

More test results

(1) [Mac/Chrome]

(a) Delete “cookies and other site and plugin data” from “the beginning of time"(in chrome>settings>show advanced setting>clear browser data)

- ECL watch - DOES NOT logout
- every other site I examined, including this forum — DOES logout

(b) [Mac/Chrome] Close chrome (without deleting cookies as in (1))

- ECL watch - DOES logout
- every other site I examined, including this forum — DOES NOT logout

Repeated the above tests in several other OS/browser combos.

(2) [Mac/Safari] Same as (1)

(3) [Mac/Opera] Same as (1)

(4) [Linux/Chrome] Same as (1)

(5) [Linux/Firefox] deleting cookies DOES logout ECL and other apps.

(6) [Windows/Chrome] deleting cookies DOES logout ECL and other apps.

Summary, in 4 of the 6 OS/browser combis, ECL watch behaved differently than “normal” sites, such as the HPCC forums. Mac and/or chrome may do something odd, but other sites have figured out how to play well. I don't think it is too much to ask ECL Watch play well with others as well. This isn’t something that a logout button fixes.
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