I opened my Stack Overflow account by logging in through Facebook.

I would prefer not to use Google/OpenID/Facebook, and instead login directly with an email address (one that is not associated with any Google/Facebook/etc account).

Is it possible to now change this association? I can't seem to do it through 'my logins', as that only allows me to associate my account with other login services.

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Stack Exchange is itself an OpenID provider (blog post). Go to openid.stackexchange.com

Set up an account and then add that via the "my logins" link on your profile page.

  • Thanks, perfect answer!!
    – bitfed
    Sep 15, 2011 at 17:21

Stack Exchange supports OpenID logins only - no "normal" user/password logins.

You could host your own OpenID provider software (e.g. SimpleID) or use one of the other OpenID providers out there. See My OpenID provider is shutting down; how do I change my Stack Exchange login? for OpenID provider selection hints.

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