Logging in to Yandex
To use Yandex personal services (Mail, Disk, and others), you must log in by:
- entering your username and password on the service
- entering your username and password in Yandex Elements
- choosing a social network where you already have an account
When you log in through social networks or Yandex Elements you will be logged out after a few hours and your session will end when you close the browser. You will need to log in again after your time expires.
Switching between accounts
If you have several Yandex accounts, you can switch between them without entering your other usernames and passwords:
Just select an account in Passport and on other Yandex services that support this function. The account you select will be the main one and will be used to log in to services that currently don't allow you to switch between accounts.
You can add up to 15 accounts to the list. To delete an account from the list, switch to that account and click Log out. That account will disappear from the list and you will automatically be logged in to the next one.
To remove several accounts, go to Add account and click Edit list.
Don't remember me
If you entered your username and password on a given service, you only need to enter your password again if you haven't used Yandex services for three months. This is convenient if you're using your personal or home computer, but can be dangerous if you're logged in to a public computer (for example, at an internet-cafe).
The Don't remember me box lets you log in for a few hours only or until the browser is closed. Even if you forget to log out of your account, the browser will not recognize that you ever logged in after a certain amount of time has passed.
As an additional security measure, it's best to log out of your account. Just click on your portrait in the upper right corner and select Log out in the menu that appears. Several services have a Log out button in the upper right corner for this reason.
If you logged in on another computer and forgot to log out, go to the Log out of all computers link on the personal information page.
No matter how good your password is, someone can still look over your shoulder or steal it (such as with a virus). To protect your account, you can choose to only use one-time passwords.
Learn more about one-time passwords and two-factor authentication in the Two-factor authentication section.