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log on

1. To access a digital account or network, typically by entering personal credentials; to log in. I'm having trouble logging on to my computer, so I haven't had a chance to check my email yet.
2. To allow someone to digital account or network; to log someone in. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "log" and "on." I've having trouble accessing my account from home—any chance IT can log me on remotely?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

log someone on (to something)

to allow someone to link (electronically) to a computer system. (This action may be recorded, or logged, automatically in the computer's memory.) I will log you on to the system if you forgot how to do it. I will log on Jill, who is late.
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log on

to begin to use a computer system, as by entering a password, etc. (This action may be recorded, or logged, automatically in the computer's memory.) What time did you log on to the system this morning? I always log on before I get my first cup of coffee.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

log on

v.
To provide the necessary information to a computer for someone to be allowed to access computer resources: Let me log you on so that you can access the files yourself. You can't use this program until you log on.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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IT can now move from server to server, send server-related messages to users, as well as route new log-ons to under utilised servers to improve performance.
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Workstations now have log-ons for user authentication that are consistent with other public machines in the libraries and standardized images, such that all computers are loaded with the same basic set of programs.
Companies can run contests ranging from the "Most log-ons a month," to "Name the Yearly Convention" and "Name the Intranet/Extranet." What makes these contests "funny" and "fun" is that many franchisees will post hilarious submissions, so that franchise owners will log in frequently just to get a good laugh; therefore, proving that humor is a great motivator to keep franchisees consistently logging on.
It also eliminates multiple data entry since log-ons are handled machine to machine in the background, and offers customers real-time responses to their requests, the insurer said.