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There are a lot of questions concerning the correct use if login, log in, etc.

When speaking directly to an use I would say

You can always change this permission by logging in in the internal download area [...]

because after the "logging in" I naturally would do a very short pause before continuing with an emphasis on "in the internal download area".

However when I wrote it down on the site I'm developing, I didn't like it. The double "in" seems wrong o to me but I don't know how to express that in better way. Could anyone help me here? What about "by logging into the internal"?

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    Here's an Ngram for your reference. Click the entries at the bottom of the page to see how each term is used. – Lawrence Jan 31 '17 at 14:13
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    You can certainly do it. Better to avoid if it's not too awkward to do so, but it's not worth losing sleep over, unless you are writing something that will be read by thousands of people every day. – Hot Licks Jan 31 '17 at 20:31
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The double in is not good.
There are other ways:

by logging to the internal...

by logging on the internal...

by logging on to the internal...

by logging in on the internal...

by logging in on to the internal...

You are quite right in wanting to change the double in. English has a grand selection of prepositions, and I think a little thought will just about always produce a good alternative for situations like this.

  • I like the logging on the internal... one. I think I'll use that – Pablo Feb 1 '17 at 9:40
  • What about: Logging in to the internal... ? – Vahid Jul 17 '18 at 4:07

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