How can I log out on close but not on refresh?


Is there any way to logout the user when they close the tab or window but not on refresh?

Using window.onunload is easy enough but i’m struggling to come up with a hook that I can cancel the logout on refresh. Detecting shortcuts is do-able but won’t catch the refresh button click.

Any ideas?

Create random id for a non logged in user

You might be able to leverage sessionStorage somehow, since it’s destroyed on window/tab close but not on browser refresh.


Yeah I couldn’t crack it reliably… The best I could come up with was setting a sessionStorage on login and then when the page loads again log out the user if no session token is there… but that is not super secure and also has a flash of logged in/out.