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As a community moderator I can change someone else's OpenID. I've tried to do it with a new OpenID, but instead of adding that ID to that user's account it added it to my account instead.

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AND I can't get rid of it :( – Oak Jan 9 '11 at 19:09
"As a community moderator I can change someone else's openid." Are you sure? That sounds like it'd be a massive security hole. I would certainly hope it'd be limited to SOIS staff only. – Powerlord Jan 10 '11 at 14:44
@RBemrose the option is definitely there; it either needs to be fixed or removed. – Oak Jan 10 '11 at 16:43
@RBemrose: Why is that a massive security hole? You don't trust the moderators? – Josh K Feb 10 '11 at 20:19
@josh's answer is correct. You can't change a user's OpenId; the link goes to the regular login page, where the openid is added to the logged in user (i.e. you) – balpha Feb 10 '11 at 20:47
@balpha in that case, it's extremely confusing that this link appears when looking at someone else's user page! – Oak Feb 10 '11 at 21:00
I'm not denying that; you make a good point. But you also have to admit that the following page makes it pretty clear that you're adding the openid to your account. – balpha Feb 10 '11 at 21:06
@balpha definitely - it was weird. I just assumed that the team hasn't bothered creating a separate UI for adding an openid to someone else's account since it's so rare (and for the record - I tried it on this account, I wanted to do it so I could take over it to change its icon to the spam icon :) – Oak Feb 10 '11 at 21:12

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This is hardly a "bug" but I agree that there's no reason for the link to appear on any user other than yourself, so.. that's how it is now, once we do another deploy.

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Is this what you're talking about?

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This could be a bug (that it's showing that link) but from looking at how it's working it doesn't appear to add an OpenID to the user.

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It's either a bug that it shows the link, or it's a bug that it adds the ID to the wrong account; either way, it's wrong – Michael Mrozek Feb 10 '11 at 20:22
@Michael: Correct. – Josh K Feb 10 '11 at 20:27

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