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 Dec 11, 2017 at 8:08
  • @ShadowWizard You are not understanding my question. :)
    – pabvid
    Dec 11, 2017 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, 2017 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". Dec 11, 2017 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, 2017 at 8:14
  • hmm... regarding removing SE OpenID: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/242496/…. Dec 11, 2017 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, 2017 at 8:21
  • @pabvid that is true. Glad to help! Dec 11, 2017 at 8:22
  • If nothing else, you need to contact them anyway, and it'll get you what you need. Dec 11, 2017 at 8:24
  • @ShadowWizard I answered my own question giving the credit to you. Hope that is OK with you.
    – pabvid
    Dec 11, 2017 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 Dec 11, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 at 18:27

1 Answer 1


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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