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How do I change my password?

I have a Stack Exchange account but can't seem to find the option to change my password.

Help please?

  • clicking on "change password" simply redirects to the homepage. April fools!? – Daniel Springer Jul 31 at 23:34
  • @DanielSpringer no, SE keeps changing the way to change password without ever telling anything, for their own internal reasons. People keep guessing and finding ways though, try one of the six answers below and you might be able to actually change the password. (And yes, it's a perfect example of what became of SE - company that doesn't care a bit for its users.) – Shadow The Princess Wizard 2 days ago
  • @ShadowThePrincessWizard please see the rationale behind my edit on the announcement. If you think the original should not be touched, this includes anyone who posts a paragraph including a link directly to a question of theirs. If you think Sonic's edit was helpful, then other users should be allowed to edit, and my edit improved the last paragraph's readability. – Mari-Lou A 2 days ago
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I'm assuming "I have a Stack Exchange account" means you have a Stack Exchange ID.

Go to 'My logins' on your profile page; you can navigate directly to https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/mylogins/current or, if you're already on your user page, click "Edit Profile & Settings", then "My Logins". Then you should see a change password link next to your Stack Exchange login:

change password link on my logins

Alternately, go to https://openid.stackexchange.com/ and login. At the top you'll see a "change password" tab:

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If your OpenID provider is somewhere else then as ChrisF commented, the process varies

  • It looks as if the site is down openid.stackexchange. Am I the only one who is seeing problems ? – khalooo Jul 20 '14 at 10:14
  • Found out the solution from huha's answer – khalooo Jul 20 '14 at 10:25
  • Why does the passworts have to contain upper letters? From a cryptografic perspective it shrinks the possible key space! – velop Feb 23 '15 at 19:49
  • @velop That's kind of the point, it prohibits keys that are easily brute-forced. From a cryptographic perspective all restrictions "shrink the keyspace", but that doesn't mean they should let your password be "password" – Michael Mrozek Feb 23 '15 at 19:52
  • @MichaelMrozek True when I think about, it shifts the probability from one peculiarity to different ones like Password, PassWord, PaSsWoRd, so in reality it spreads the choosen passwords more equally over the shrunken keyspace. – velop Feb 25 '15 at 10:05
  • My My Logins space only presents: Log in or sign up on any Stack Exchange site using these accounts and add more logins…. I don't see any Email type of login. I would like to change my password. – Stephane Jul 9 '17 at 13:54
  • For the record, I went to the SE page and found the page you specified, but the "(change password)" links by any of the IDs were not there at all. At the OpenID, the emails I use for SE are not recognized. – Tango Nov 3 '18 at 2:31
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It's changed again in 2019. You now have to go to https://meta.stackexchange.com/ and click your profile pic at the top right and click "Edit profile and settings" tab enter image description here

After that click "My logins" and from there you can change your password across all stack exchange websites. As of October 2019 this is the new and only way.

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    Thankfully this works, but knowing StackExchange UX it'll be deprecated in 2 weeks. NOTE if one doesn't see the "change password" link, try adding a new login and then removing the previous one, changing password on new login. – kevlarr Oct 14 at 1:40
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The "my logins" link can be found here:

my logins link

After clicking it follow Michaels answer.

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The 2011 and 2014 and 2018 did not work for me. So latest from 2019 :)

New from 2019

This worked for me -

Login in any of your sites such as stackoverflow.com or meta.stackexchange.com or anysite linked to stackexchange.

Then change the browser url to https://meta.stackexchange.com

Then click on your profile pic on the right hand side and then click my_logins. You will see the following screen -

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Now click on My logins


Old from 2018: Login in any of your sites such as stackoverflow.com or meta.stackexchange.com or anysite linked to stackexchange.

Then change the browser url to https://stackexchange.com

Then click on your profile pic on the right hand side and then click my_logins. You will see the following screen -

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It's 11/2019 and not working again. Here's what I see when I click on my profile picture after logging in: enter image description here

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  • You have to do it from a Q&A site, not from stackexchange.com. Your profile here on meta, for example. – Adam Lear Nov 14 at 19:11
  • have updated the answer – infoclogged Nov 16 at 9:51

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