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I usually log in to a Stack Exchange site using Facebook as my OpenID provider. However, providers such as Gmail, Yahoo and Facebook are blocked. Is there any way for me to log in to my existing Stack Exchange account even though my account provider is blocked?

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Are you sure the Google login will be blocked? Google accounts are way bigger than just gmail now, and if all they block is the gmail.com domain I don't think it will interfere. –  Ben Brocka Jul 7 '12 at 14:41
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Sounds like you should consider heading over to careers.stackoverflow and start looking for a new job... –  Adam Rackis Jul 7 '12 at 15:02

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Yes, you could use Stack Exchange's very own OpenID provider (or any other OpenID provider your company doesn't block), and associate that new ID to your account by following: How do I change my OpenID provider(s)?.

If you are currently using one of the "most trusted" providers (Google, Yahoo and Facebook at this time), and use the same email address while registering, account association well happen automatically, so you don't even have to worry about that step.

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I've been using the Stack Exchange OpenID endpoint for just about everything lately, no problems at all. It's basically replaced MyOpenID for me. –  Tim Post Jul 7 '12 at 14:31
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You don't even have to bother with associating the accounts if you are using an existing "trusted“ provider like Gmail, Yahoo, etc. -just use the same email when registering, and the association will be automatic. –  Shogging through the snow Jul 7 '12 at 14:45
    
@Shog9: is the automagic association only for the "top" providers (SE, Google, Yahoo & Facebook right now), or all the providers that have an icon in the login page (~9 more)? –  Mat Jul 7 '12 at 14:55
    
Pretty sure it's just the top ones. If you add an account and get an email address added to "my logins" then it should be trusted. –  Shogging through the snow Jul 7 '12 at 14:59
    
@Shog - yup, only the top verified ones we really trust –  Nick Craver Jul 7 '12 at 15:03
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I'll convert this to FAQ tomorrow at some point. A lot of companies want to "take the plus out of Google" –  Tim Post Jul 7 '12 at 16:05
    
@TimPost, that's the case here, and unfortunately Google are determined to put the plus into my Google profile. –  Benjol Jul 9 '12 at 9:34

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