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How does Stack Exchange's authorization works

Possible Duplicate: How does SO's new auto-login feature work? After logging with an 3rd party account (facebook, google, ...), how does Stack Exchange Network save credentials? I signed up through an existing facebook account, I tried deleting cookies and cache for and refreshed the page to see if still logged in, and indeed I am still logged in. If not by cookies, how are the credentials saved (where)? What information is saved in the browser? No matter if OpenId or...


It saves them using 2 storage methods: cookies and localStorage (html5), and this is probably what you...

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Is a reputation driven privilege system appropriate to implement community moderation on a higher-level physics site?

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Considering they had a farewell podcast with him and invited him back on later: Podcast #51 - The Return...

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Is there a community on Stack Exchange/Stack Overflow sites like there is on Quora?

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The purpose of the Stack Exchange network is NOT to support and maintain international online communities...

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Has there been any academic research using Stack Overflow or Stack Exchange?

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