With the approaching deprecation of OpenID, I'd like to create an email-based login so that I'm not "part of the problem" anymore. I currently use the
openid.stackexchange.com OpenID provider just for SE. I visited the add new provider page and I see three options. I refuse to use Facebook or Google to log in, so I tried using the same email address that identifies my OpenID account as the email for the new email-based login. However, it gives me the message that the "email is in use by a different account".
There's this footnote at the bottom of the deprecation notice:
Remember, SE OpenID accounts are really email/pw accounts handled through complicated OpenID code path. They will be migrated to a simpler email/pw only code path as a part of this change. No extra work required on your part.
Which implies I won't have to do anything, but that directly contradicts statements further up in the announcement that indicate that I would have to manually add a new means of logging into my account. So which is it?