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I have started a new job, and from the new work computer, I am unable to login to stackoverflow.com using myOpenID. I get the message:

Unable to log in with your OpenID provider: No OpenID endpoint found.

From the question I Can't Log In With My OpenID — Troubleshooting Tips, I wonder if it is issue #7. When I try to access any page at myOpenID, it takes a very long time (often several minutes!) before the page appears. So I have created this temporary account (using a google address), in order to ask this question.

Is there any way around this? Can I change my old account to not use openID any more, but connect to it using a different login method?

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You can use the email address you used for this temporary account to log onto your ordinary SO account now - I've merged the two. –  Shog9 May 9 '12 at 15:34
    
Ah! Thank you! Should I go ahead and delete this "temporary" account? –  coco May 9 '12 at 15:53
    
You don't have to - like I said, I merged them, so it's now just "your MSO account". –  Shog9 May 9 '12 at 16:04
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Due to the many issues we have seen with myopenid.com we no longer can recommend them as your primary login provider. If you currently have a myOpenId account we would highly recommend adding another login method using StackExchange, Google, or Facebook. There are some helpful instructions on our blog on how to do this here: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/01/we-now-support-multiple-openids/

We will not disable MyOpenId but we will soon be demoting them from the list of large top level login methods available on the login page.

Here's how it will look - you may have to first click "Show more login options …" on the login page.

myOpenId moved

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This is quite disappointing. I hate the fact that I have to set up an account with a third party--and deal with their terms and privacy nonsense--just to use StackOverflow. I guess I'll have to check out StackExchange's own OpenID option. –  Adrian McCarthy May 9 '12 at 16:39
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@AdrianMcCarthy the StackExchange login option is a excellent choice - you should find it to be a lot faster and more reliable than MyOpenID –  Geoff Dalgas May 9 '12 at 16:42
    
What about delegation through my open id? Will you be supporting that? –  casperOne May 28 '12 at 21:54
    
We support any OpenId provider that supports the spec, however we don't recommend using a login provider that is unreliable - that includes delegated provider logins. –  Geoff Dalgas May 29 '12 at 3:10
    
@GeoffDalgas I think what I meant was, can I delegate my open id url through a Stack Exchange login/open id? –  casperOne Jan 10 '13 at 18:08
    
Yes you can - @balpha currently has this configured for his login and it works fine. –  Geoff Dalgas Jan 10 '13 at 18:10
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What are the recommended OpenId providers? –  Alex O Jun 25 '13 at 14:17
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