© Yvonne Wilson, Abhishek Hingnikar  2019
Y. Wilson, A. HingnikarSolving Identity Management in Modern Applicationshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5095-2_13

13. Logout

Yvonne Wilson1  and Abhishek Hingnikar2
San Francisco, CA, USA
London, UK

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.

—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet and educator, from “Elegiac Verse” (1881)

Logout is probably not something that you think about very often, if ever. It might not even be on any of your project’s planned sprints, but it should be. Implementing logout can be more complex to design and test in some cases than login.

For many applications, it’s important for users to have a way to terminate their session. This is especially true for ...

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