I took the following steps to try to change my stackoverflow.com password:

  • I browse to stackoverflow.com.
  • Click Edit Profile & Settings.
  • Click on My Logins. There is one, Stack Exchange.
  • Click "change password."
  • Enter current password, new password and new password (again).
  • Click Change Password. I get "An error occurred while attempting to reset password."

I know I have the correct old password because I had to use it to login here at meta.stackexchange.com. Why can't I change my password?

  • Out of curiosity, did either your old or new password contain multi-byte characters? I pinged the devs since this looks suspiciously coincidental with a few other bugs that have crept up, hang tight! :) – Tim Post Oct 17 '18 at 11:58
  • I can confirm this bug, having followed the exact same steps myself (reported several months ago). No 'multi-byte characters' involved. – Kal Nov 5 '18 at 5:42
  • The silence from the StackExchange folks is overwhelming. I opened a support ticket on this and I was directed to post here. Don't think they care. – cbarlock Nov 6 '18 at 12:36
  • @TimPost you know, hanging tight for so long (3 weeks by now) is painful. ;) – Shadow9 Nov 8 '18 at 8:08
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    Try tweeting .@balpha and .@Nick_Craver about the issue. – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Nov 8 '18 at 8:11

Yes, it's not working..

The solution for it is not to change your password with Stack Overflow's My Logins, instead logout your account and use the "forget password" option and follow the given instruction. Here's the "forgot your account's password" link: https://stackoverflow.com/users/account-recovery

If the above link is not working, just go to the login page and find the "forget password" option.

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    Nice workaround. Thanks. – Kal Nov 13 '18 at 23:49

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