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How do I log out of myVITA?

How do I log out of myVITA?

When I log out of myVITA, I get a message that I am not completely logged out.  Why is this and how do I log out?


In conjunction with your single-sign on credentials, myVITA uses a technology called Shibboleth to log in and out. Shibboleth is convenient because it allows you to access many resources with a single sign-on. As long as you maintain the current browser session, you can access other applications that use your credentials without relogging in. The Shibboleth session will remain active for 8 hours or until you close the browser. 

While this is helpful on personal systems, this method poses a risk for users of shared computers where stored login credentials may be inappropriately used. To protect from this risk, when using a shared computer you should ensure that "Private Browsing" is turned on within the web browser. In addition, from a shared computer you should always close ALL browser windows and tabs when you are finished.

Instructions for configuring Private Browsing:

Internet Explorer - Click the Tools menu and select InPrivate Browsing.

Firefox on Windows - Click the Firefox or Tools menu and select Start Private Browsing.

Firefox on Mac - Click the Tools menu and select Start Private Browsing.

Safari - Click the Safari menu and select Private Browsing.

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For assistance please contact the IT Help Desk by calling 573-341-4357 (HELP), visiting the IT Help Desk on the first floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library, or submitting a ticket online at:

Keywords:logging out of myVITA   Doc ID:60269
Owner:Connie G.Group:Missouri University of Science and Technology
Created:2016-01-28 14:42 CDTUpdated:2017-07-27 12:35 CDT
Sites:Missouri University of Science and Technology
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