I log into my SE account with SE. And I read that they won't be adding support for 2FA. But there's no article informing a work around for the people who signed up with SE in the first place.

First I thought I could add a login with a site supporting 2FA and remove the SE login. But there's no way to remove the first login. Apparently there was a way to remove logins but it's not working.

So my last hope is I can create another SE account and sign up with a site supporting 2FA, and then follow the merge procedure and hope that they leave the second account's login as the only one (something I'm not sure will happen).

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me. I hope I'm not seeing something and there's a much more simpler solution.

  • Pretty sure I managed to remove my SE login in the past. It was an epic pain to add back, sure ... but should be doable – Journeyman Geek Dec 11 '17 at 8:08
  • @ShadowWizard You are not understanding my question. :) – pabvid Dec 11 '17 at 8:10
  • @JourneymanGeek I checked lots of times and can't see the option of remove SE login. And why did you added it back later? – pabvid Dec 11 '17 at 8:11
  • @pabvid I did, otherwise I would have closed it as dupe. My comment was meant as "I don't think there is much hope, since there isn't and won't be 2FA support in SE". – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Dec 11 '17 at 8:13
  • @ShadowWizard Thanks for not closing it as dupe! haha But I'm not asking SE to support 2FA, I'm asking if there's a work around for the ones who signed up with SE. – pabvid Dec 11 '17 at 8:14
  • hmm... regarding removing SE OpenID: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/242496/…. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Dec 11 '17 at 8:17
  • @ShadowWizard Oh that's useful! Thank you very much! So contacting SE would be the way to do it, right? – pabvid Dec 11 '17 at 8:21
  • @pabvid that is true. Glad to help! – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Dec 11 '17 at 8:22
  • If nothing else, you need to contact them anyway, and it'll get you what you need. – Journeyman Geek Dec 11 '17 at 8:24
  • @ShadowWizard I answered my own question giving the credit to you. Hope that is OK with you. – pabvid Dec 11 '17 at 8:29
  • try if meta.stackexchange.com/users/mylogins/259430 works for you (that's your user number). If it works, I'll post an answer ;p – Journeyman Geek Dec 11 '17 at 9:52
  • When SE support answers my contact inquiry and I verify my answer is correct I will add a [NO] prefix to the title of the question, so it doesn't confuse people who read it fast without detention. I'm awaiting. Would it be right to add that prefix?? – pabvid Dec 11 '17 at 13:19
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    @pabvid Don’t do that. Your edits will be reverted. You should not use the question title one that capacity. Guaranteed way of getting a moderator attention and not in a good way – Ramhound Dec 11 '17 at 18:27

No, it's not the way to do it. The way should be to contact SE via the link at the bottom of any page on any site and ask them to remove the SE login.

Source: I can't find the OpenID delete button

Credit: @ShadowWizard

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