I have started a new job, and from the new work computer, I am unable to login to stackoverflow.com using myOpenID. I get the message:

Unable to log in with your OpenID provider: No OpenID endpoint found.

From the question I Can't Log In With My OpenID — Troubleshooting Tips, I wonder if it is issue #7. When I try to access any page at myOpenID, it takes a very long time (often several minutes!) before the page appears. So I have created this temporary account (using a google address), in order to ask this question.

Is there any way around this? Can I change my old account to not use openID any more, but connect to it using a different login method?

  • You can use the email address you used for this temporary account to log onto your ordinary SO account now - I've merged the two.
    – Shog9
    Commented May 9, 2012 at 15:34
  • Ah! Thank you! Should I go ahead and delete this "temporary" account?
    – coco
    Commented May 9, 2012 at 15:53
  • You don't have to - like I said, I merged them, so it's now just "your MSO account".
    – Shog9
    Commented May 9, 2012 at 16:04

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Due to the many issues we have seen with myopenid.com we no longer can recommend them as your primary login provider. If you currently have a myOpenId account we would highly recommend adding another login method using StackExchange, Google, or Facebook. There are some helpful instructions on our blog on how to do this here: https://blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/01/we-now-support-multiple-openids/

We will not disable MyOpenId but we will soon be demoting them from the list of large top level login methods available on the login page.

Here's how it will look - you may have to first click "Show more login options …" on the login page.

myOpenId moved

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    This is quite disappointing. I hate the fact that I have to set up an account with a third party--and deal with their terms and privacy nonsense--just to use StackOverflow. I guess I'll have to check out StackExchange's own OpenID option. Commented May 9, 2012 at 16:39
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    @AdrianMcCarthy the StackExchange login option is a excellent choice - you should find it to be a lot faster and more reliable than MyOpenID Commented May 9, 2012 at 16:42
  • What about delegation through my open id? Will you be supporting that?
    – casperOne
    Commented May 28, 2012 at 21:54
  • We support any OpenId provider that supports the spec, however we don't recommend using a login provider that is unreliable - that includes delegated provider logins. Commented May 29, 2012 at 3:10
  • @GeoffDalgas I think what I meant was, can I delegate my open id url through a Stack Exchange login/open id?
    – casperOne
    Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 18:08
  • Yes you can - @balpha currently has this configured for his login and it works fine. Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 18:10
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    What are the recommended OpenId providers?
    – Alex O
    Commented Jun 25, 2013 at 14:17

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