Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Miscellaneous/Show all active sessions

Show all active sessions

  • Problem: Sometimes we can forget to log out when using an other device than usually thus making it possible that someone can use your account.
  • Who would benefit: all users
  • Proposed solution: Create "active sessions" special page and let users to remove sessions they don't want to keep active. Similar like in Google/Facebook etc.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets: T58212
  • Proposer: Stryn (talk) 11:22, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

Discussion

  • This seems like it could be a big security improvement. I wonder what the common use cases would be. My first thought was that I know a significant number of editors work from library computers - I'd be interested in people's experiences of whether Wikimedia login sessions persist on library computers or get logged out by default. — Bilorv (talk) 19:38, 17 November 2020 (UTC)
  • I know we aren't voting now, but I think that's a great idea. I have a shared computer that I sometimes use when my personal computer is unavailable and my phone doesn't make the cut. I wouldn't want my young, mischievous siblings using my account. The security of everyone's account would be improved as well. You could easily see if someone were in your account, and could change your password accordingly if necessary. Thanks, EDG 543 (message me) 01:38, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
  • If nothing else, the ability to view a simple count of active sessions (or sometimes "sessions other than the current one"), along with the ability to log out all additional active sessions other than the currently-active one, is kind of the bare-minimum for account-management features in federated authentication systems of similar scale/scope to Wikimedia's. Gravy on top would be the ability to see when each session was last active, where each session was logged in from (either geolocation, network topology, OS / browser fingerprinting, etc.) and the ability to disconnect individual sessions instead of having no option other than the nuclear one. -- FeRDNYC (talk) 00:54, 24 November 2020 (UTC)

Voting

  •   Support Sagivrash (talk) 18:59, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Definitely interesting. Sannita - not just another it.wiki sysop 19:27, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Good for security. Some websites already employ a feature like this. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 19:33, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support General support, though I think this does not happen at all cases. For example, when you tick the "remember me" or "Keep me logged in for up to 365 days"-checkbox, you cannot actually log in on multiple devices. As soon as you log in to the second one, you are automatically logged off from the first one. Victor Schmidt (talk) 20:05, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Martinkunev (talk) 20:17, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Thryduulf (talk: meta · en.wp · wikidata) 21:00, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support , especially the ability to log out one's other active sessions: very helpful if a device is lost. Certes (talk) 21:06, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Common security-related feature provided by many services. Nw520 (talk) 22:41, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support YFdyh000 (talk) 23:45, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Mahir256 (talk) 01:36, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   SupportBilorv (talk) 01:37, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support per all arguments above ──post by kenny2wiki  Talk  Contribs  02:36, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Shizhao (talk) 02:57, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Rschen7754 03:26, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support -- CptViraj (talk) 03:53, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   SupportAmmarpad (talk) 04:22, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
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  •   Support ElKevbo (talk) 05:58, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Michal0803 (talk) 09:26, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Samwalton9 (talk) 09:48, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Thomas Kinz (talk) 10:50, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Frhdkazan (talk) 11:53, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support BugWarp (talk) 12:54, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support MilkyDefer (talk) 13:02, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Jjkorff (talk) 13:48, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Sgd. —Hasley 14:05, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Geraki TL 17:41, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support * Pppery * it has begun 17:49, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Supportputnik 18:31, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Rafael (stanglavine) msg 18:33, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support JackFromReedsburg (talk) 22:12, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support dwf² (talk) 22:59, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Eddie891 (talk) 23:31, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support - Darwin Ahoy! 02:11, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support // Lollipoplollipoplollipop :: talk 05:24, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support JPxG (talk) 05:56, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
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  •   Support Srđan (talk) 22:18, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support RSLitman (talk) 02:16, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Matěj Suchánek (talk) 14:57, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
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  •   Support czar 18:33, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Ahecht (TALK
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  •   Support. Meiræ 22:09, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Xnet1234 (talk) 22:23, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Redalert2fan (talk) 00:14, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support --Alaa :)..! 01:17, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support — AfroThundr (u · t · c) 05:04, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support ~Cybularny Speak? 11:32, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Francois-Pier (talk) 12:40, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Yiyi (talk) 19:43, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Emperork 🐋🐰 00:00, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Très bonne idée ! Nemo Le Poisson (talk) 10:18, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Edgars2007 (talk) 10:49, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support 4nn1l2 (talk) 18:18, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Novak Watchmen (talk) 19:18, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
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  •   Support ~ Amory (utc) 13:22, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Michel Bakni (talk) 14:00, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Pinage404 (talk) 22:34, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   SupportThanks for the fish! talkcontribs 22:45, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support β16 - (talk) 09:13, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support — Draceane talkcontrib. 13:14, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support I, for one, would benefit from this feature. Thanks, EDG 543 (message me) 15:03, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Jstalins (talk) 04:34, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Golmore (talk) 18:36, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Papuass (talk) 21:16, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Sikander (talk) 01:51, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Temp3600 (talk) 18:01, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support especially if we can log out of particular sessions. DarkGlow (talk) 21:11, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Dirk123456 (talk) 10:28, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Of course. Sashatrk (talk) 17:49, 19 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Rehman 02:13, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support USI2020 (talk) 18:44, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Ahmadtalk 04:25, 21 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Nachtbold (talk) 12:43, 21 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support S8321414 (talk) 14:16, 21 December 2020 (UTC)