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Is Super User limiting the practical use of the site by mandating the use of OpenID to log in? I could not ask this question on meta without the use of an OpenID. If I create an OpenID using Yahoo, I am told by Yahoo that I must log off Super User and Yahoo in order to sign off? So, if I have an OpenID and I keep Super User's cookie do I never have to sign in to Super User?

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migrated from Aug 31 '09 at 22:34

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What? Rephrase please, I can't understand you. – Dynamic I Aug 31 '09 at 18:38
Rephrase this so it's not completely about SO/SU etc. Otherwise it'll get moved to meta. – ChrisF Aug 31 '09 at 18:39
I think what the user is asking is whether it is safe to use OpenID in general and whether or not anyone has any insight into how it works and whether giving your information to one place (OpenID) is essentially giving up your whole "profile" away to all the sites that use OpenID. – 7777 Aug 31 '09 at 19:13

I don't see the problem. I'm logged into all four sites using the same OpenID (from at the same time without having to log out of any of them.

It might be an issue with Yahoo's implementation of OpenID.

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