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I usually log in to a Stack Exchange site using another site (Google, Facebook, etc.) as my account provider. However, I'm currently in an environment where my login provider is blocked. 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... Jul 7 '12 at 15:02
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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 may happen automatically, so you don't even have to worry about that step if that happens. In some cases (such as you being a member of a Stack Overflow for Teams site, or if the system couldn't verify something), it may create a second account; if that happens, request that your accounts be merged.

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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 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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