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Q&A Following the "sign out" into a new tab results in 404 Not Found

This is [status-bydesign] for security reasons. The sign out request uses an HTTP DELETE request to avoid an attack called CSRF. Clicking a link, by default, uses a GET request. The library that ha...

posted 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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#1: Initial revision by user avatar ArtOfCode‭ · 2020-06-14T10:18:59Z (about 4 years ago)
This is [status-bydesign] for security reasons.

The sign out request uses an HTTP DELETE request to avoid an attack called CSRF. Clicking a link, by default, uses a GET request. The library that handles our user authentication works some JS magic to capture your click and send the correct DELETE instead, but middle-click or otherwise opening in a new tab can only ever use a GET request, which won't work.

As a workaround, you can instead open any page in a new tab - middle-click the logo, for example - and then sign out in that tab.