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What happens if I forgot to logout? Is there a timeout?

There is an automatic logout on the IT Services PCs and Macs in cluster rooms after a short period of time.

You will be logged out, and your files will not be saved.

Always logout yourself, and check that the computer has logged out, before you leave it.

If you just leave the computer it would be possible for someone to misuse your account whilst it was unattended and before the automatic logout - e.g. spend your printing credit, delete your files.



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Created by Jason Bailey on 27 July 2001 and last updated by Sandy Radford on 23 August 2016