I know this change already took place some months ago, but I wanted to write about this now. Here's the situation:
- When I click on
- I login on my Gmail account and get :And I don’t have a public Google profile requiring me to create one (asking age; address; sex; favorite color…)but in my case, if I click onAccept then I'm forced to upgrade to a Google profile because of the new Stack Exchange OpenId login behaviour (which mean fulfilling street address; birthday; phone number; favourite colour…).
- If click onAnnuler(cancel) I get :
I created a Gmail account in the early beginning, I only had to fill in the password, name, and email address. I also find unfair that others providers don't have to provide this information while it is required for Google.
I can understand this for things like Facebook... But, not every Google account is a Google profile...
Also, let's be clear:
No, I will never upgrade, the same way I would never create a social media profile (I really dislike the bboard effect of the concept).
Do not try to convince me it's Google, because the message states the contrary and it perfectly work if I login using those other ways :
Ok, you are not using OpenId but Google+ Sign in (which is not really OAuth 2.0). According to the documentation, there are two endpoints, and using https://www.googleapis.com/auth/plus.login instead of https://www.googleapis.com/auth/profile prompt users to upgrade to a Google+ profile even if you only require an email address.
Anyway Google clearly states it : "Your app can either prompt those users to create a Google+ profile or not...", which means that Google requires you to upgrade to a Google profile only if requested.
I reported it to Google, but I already guess they’ll say it’s not on their end too.