Months ago I created a login with my email and password. But now it insists on an OpenID login, and I see no way around this. Even the info on how to link an old account with an OpenID account is wrong.


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    Account authentication has always only used OpenID.
    – Mark Biek
    Sep 17, 2009 at 4:56
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    should be moved to meta.stackoverflow.com
    – grigy
    Sep 17, 2009 at 4:56
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    [status-WTF?] Sep 17, 2009 at 5:15

2 Answers 2


The logins for Stack Overflow, Super User and Server Fault have always been OpenID.

It is possible that you registered with an email address at one of the OpenID providers linked to at the login page.


If you need to figure out which OpenId account you used before (e.g. Facebook, Gmail), try recovering your account here: https://stackoverflow.com/users/account-recovery

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