Recognized devices are created whenever you log in to Populi on a new browser or device (a computer, phone, or tablet). You can view and manage your Populi devices in your personal account settings.
Among other things, you can set devices to Trusted, which lets you remain logged in to Populi on that device. See below for the instructions on how to edit a device.
How do devices get on this list? What can you do with them?
- Devices are automatically added whenever you log in on a new one for the first time (whether or not you use login approvals).
- Unique devices are created for each different browser or computer on which you log in to Populi. For example, you may use both Safari and Chrome on your Macbook Pro—each browser would be considered a unique device. Likewise, if you're using one of Populi's mobile apps (iOS or Android) on your smartphone and then log in using your phone's built-in browser, each would be considered a unique device.
- If your account is currently logged in to other devices, you'll see an Active Now notice. Click to log your account out of that device.
- Click to edit a device. You can change its name and assign it a trust setting:
- Known devices let you log in whenever you wish without a passcode. That is, you need only your username and password to access Populi on this device.
- Public devices require a passcode every time you log in. You can set a device to Public only if you've enabled login approvals (see above). If you ever use Populi on any sort of shared computer, you should mark it this way.
- Trusted devices let you remain logged in to Populi—you don't even have to enter your username and password to access Populi on this device. Please take special care with such devices! You should not share it, it should enter "Sleep" mode after a few minutes of inactivity, and should require a password when you start it or wake it up.
- Never set a public computer to trusted!
- If you lose access to a device, click to deauthorize it.