I've used this feature, and I hate it. Anything that requires me to alt + tab alt to type in a code is terrible. Either put it on the launcher, or get rid of it please... This game doesn't need this level of security...
Agreed, especially since when I alt-tab out of STO it's hit or miss as to whether I can get back in or if I'll just end up with a small black screen and have to kill the session.
Also, tying the browser part in with cookies is just bad. Those of us who practice "safe computing" regularly delete temporary internet files, which includes cookies. That means any time we clean house, we'll have to generate yet another email with a code.
If we have to do this to just log into the game itself, it will become very old very quickly.
Question: For game login, will this process only affect the initial login for a game session or will it kick in whenever we log out one character and bring in another? I do this quite a bit when doing Duty Officer missions.