Login: Remember me

Below the login credentials there is this cryptic “remember me” that doesn’t mean anything at all.

  • Remember me for what, for how long and what for?

The correct syntax for such checkboxes is:

  • Remember me for XX days on this computer

Read-only archive: https://petitions.classicpress.net/posts/164/login-remember-me

Author: John

Vote count: 21

Status: open


What is everyone’s thoughts on this? Should we improve it or remove it for security? Since I’m working on the login form, I can take a look at this. Especially if we can remove it, so the username isn’t being saved to the browser.

I don’t think this should be removed, that wouldn’t really improve security and it would definitely hurt convenience.

A good next step here would be to look into what this actually does and improve the wording. Maybe something like “Remember me for XX days on this computer”.