Log in it is a verb that is frequently used in our language, although it is not part of the dictionary developed by the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ). Its use usually occurs in the context of computing .
The term derives from the English expression log in, which refers to the necessary action to access a system . Logging, therefore, amounts to log in: enter a platform or digital tool .
In order for a user to log in and make use of a certain service, he must first check in in the system in question. Suppose a person You want to use an email account. For this you must complete a registration form at Gmail , Hotmail or Yahoo! , to mention some options, accepting their conditions and generating a username and password. With this information in your possession, you can log in by entering the corresponding information and thus take advantage of your email.
Logging, in short, implies identify . If only registered users have access to a system, the interested party must show that they have that permission, indicating their user and password when requested.
The opposite of logging in is log out , equivalent to English log off. In this case, the subject wishes to exit the system and, for this, closes his session .
As you can see, the action of logging has become habitual in everyday life. An individual must log in to check his email, operate with his bank account via Internet , sell products in eBay or enjoy series through Netflix , to mention some possibilities.