To date many of you are probably used to accessing Eloqua by going to https://secure.eloqua.com. While this login site still works, you might notice that after logging out, it takes you to login.eloqua.com. I thought I would take a minute and explain what login.eloqua.com is all about.
Login.eloqua.com is the culmination of a lot of back end work being done to our authentication services. For example, In the Winter 13' release we introduced POD support. To date you might have had to switch to a different URL to access Eloqua depending on what POD you are on, POD2 customers use https://www02.secure.eloqua.com. Login.eloqua.com is POD agnostic so you never need to worry which POD or data center your production vs sandbox is on, you can always access Eloqua from login.eloqua.com.
For the more technical people out there, login.eloqua.com can act as a central place to authenticate users via OAuth 2, SAML 2 SSO and a central place to query user identity information.
I hope you enjoyed this tidbit of info, update your Eloqua login bookmark!