In order to close a BSCW session,
• select File Logout in the top menu. Alternatively, press at the upper right-hand corner of the BSCW interface.
• Before actually closing down your session, BSCW deletes any private data that might have been stored in your browser. Such data are, e.g. backup copies of the integrated HTML editor or locally cached microblogging messages. Subsequently you are presented with the publicly accessible welcome page of your BSCW server.
Note: Should an error occur during the removal of private data, you are notified and have to delete these data from the local storage of your browser yourself. For Windows browsers use the key combination Ctrl-Shift-Del to invoke a dialog for deleting the browsing history, check the website data option (with Firefox check the cookies option) and proceed to delete these data. In Safari you select Safari > Reset Safari, check ‘Delete all website data’ and hit [Reset].
• With some browsers, you are asked to authenticate again before you can log out. In this case, you must authenticate with an empty password to actually close the BSCW session. Cancelling the authentication at this point does not close your session with BSCW.
For some Web browsers the explicit logout cannot be provided. In this case, you have to close a BSCW session by terminating the Web browser program on your local computer. Until logout or termination of the browser the access rights remain in effect that were granted to you under your user name.
Note: If you share your computer with other people (e.g., in a public Internet cafe), do not forget to close your BSCW session after you have finished working with BSCW.