I usually log in to a Stack Exchange site using Facebook as my account provider. However, I'm currently in an environment where Google and Facebook are blocked, or I'm experiencing a bug with the mobile apps where Google login isn't working. Is there any way for me to log in to my existing Stack Exchange account even though I can't use my account provider?

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  • Are you sure the Google login will be blocked? Google accounts are way bigger than just gmail now, and if all they block is the gmail.com domain I don't think it will interfere. – Ben Brocka Jul 7 '12 at 14:41
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    Sounds like you should consider heading over to careers.stackoverflow and start looking for a new job... – Adam Rackis Jul 7 '12 at 15:02

Yes, you can use standard email and password login, and associate that to your account by following: How do I change my login provider(s)?.

If you use the same email address while registering, account association well happen automatically, so you don't even have to worry about that step.

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    I've been using the Stack Exchange OpenID endpoint for just about everything lately, no problems at all. It's basically replaced MyOpenID for me. – Tim Post Jul 7 '12 at 14:31
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    You don't even have to bother with associating the accounts if you are using an existing "trusted“ provider like Gmail, Yahoo, etc. -just use the same email when registering, and the association will be automatic. – Shog9 Jul 7 '12 at 14:45
  • @Shog9: is the automagic association only for the "top" providers (SE, Google, Yahoo & Facebook right now), or all the providers that have an icon in the login page (~9 more)? – Mat Jul 7 '12 at 14:55
  • Pretty sure it's just the top ones. If you add an account and get an email address added to "my logins" then it should be trusted. – Shog9 Jul 7 '12 at 14:59
  • @Shog - yup, only the top verified ones we really trust – Nick Craver Jul 7 '12 at 15:03
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    I'll convert this to FAQ tomorrow at some point. A lot of companies want to "take the plus out of Google" – Tim Post Jul 7 '12 at 16:05
  • @TimPost, that's the case here, and unfortunately Google are determined to put the plus into my Google profile. – Benjol Jul 9 '12 at 9:34

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