java – How to log out a user from a GWT application? – Education Career Blog

I develop an GWT applicationwith HTTP basic login type.

I have a “Logout” button that calls a server side method logout()

public void logout() {


after the call it executes


in order to reload the page and get a browser’s login screen.

But when the page reloads, I’m still logged in. Why ?


Well, Logout is a common problem for basic HTTP authentication.

Ref. Logout with http basic authentication and restful_authentication plugin

if the user logs in with basic auth, he/she will have to close his/her browser window to logout.

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