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When I originally registered at stackexchange.com I used MyOpenID as my provider, which I have subsequently tossed aside. I would like to switch my stackexchange.com profile over to Google but there seems no mechanism for doing so. Am I just missing it?

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Thanks to a recent round of network-wide authentication refactoring/improvements, all your accounts (i.e. Q&A sites, Area 51, and Stack Exchange) use the same login credentials. So, adding an OpenId to one of your accounts is actually equivalent to adding it to all of your accounts.

That said, the "my logins" popup was just added to stackexchange.com, so the "add more logins" UI is exposed on stackexchange.com as well now.

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Perfect, works great now. – squillman Sep 2 '11 at 18:09

You should be able to add your Google account as a login for your Stack Exchange account by going to your profile, clicking on "my logins" and then "add more logins...". Removing your old OpenID isn't possible at the moment because the login system is being tweaked, but it should be possible soon, in the same location.

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This is for stackexchange.com, not MSO or any of the other Q&A sites themselves. There is no my logins when viewing your profile on stackexchange.com. – squillman Sep 1 '11 at 20:40
@squillman: I'm not certain, but if you login to Stack Overflow or any other site using that login, and then follow these steps, it should be equivalent. I didn't create my account on Stack Exchange, I created it on Stack Overflow, but I've added login methods on Stack Overflow and been able to use them on Stack Exchange later. – Jeremy Banks Sep 1 '11 at 20:53
That's what I thought as well, but when I try to login on stackexchange.com using Google it doesn't recognize my Google OpenID and tries to create a new stackexchange.com account. – squillman Sep 1 '11 at 20:55

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