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Disqus shows three fields on their login page: "Username or Email", "Password", and "OpenID URL". If you put https://openid.stackexchange.com into "OpenID URL" (as instructed on SE's blog) and click Login, you're rejected with "We couldn't log you in. Please check what you've entered." What is the correct approach to log in to Disqus with a StackExchange OpenID?

(My understanding about OpenID is that I should only be typing the StackExchange OpenID endpoint URL into this form. Correct me if I'm wrong. Also, please forgive the relatively newb question and that I couldn't find a better place to ask.)

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This seems to be unrelated to Stack Exchange OpenId in particular. I've tried several OpenId providers (Stack Exchange, a delegated version, MyOpenId, Blogger, and Wordpress); Disqus gives me that error message you encountered for all of them.

The way you've tried should work.

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Thanks for the confirmation. I wrote their customer support, and they replied they're dropping OpenID as a login mechanism. They claimed it should still work for now, but clearly that's not the case. Not going to pursue it. –  duozmo Aug 2 '12 at 23:29
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Disqus is flipping weird, and different logins work in different places. If you go to a blog which uses traditional-style Disqus comments, you can log in in a number of ways, including OpenID. If you go to a blog which uses new-style Disqus comments, you cannot log in with OpenID (but if you're already logged in with OpenID elsewhere, you are still logged in there). I have never managed to log in on the Disqus site itself.

Ultimately, this is a Disqus problem, not a Stack Exchange problem.

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