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As a part of our removal of OpenID. Learn more here: Support for OpenID ended on July 25, 2018

  • So that means that users who log in directly on stackexchange.com will no longer have a physical profile there that would need to be deleted by staff if the user deletes all their Stack Exchange accounts? Commented Oct 26, 2018 at 20:27
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    @SonictheAnonymousHedgehog Ultimately yes. We need to do some work to automate the clean up, but that is on our list.
    – Joe Friend
    Commented Oct 26, 2018 at 22:06
  • Yes, but all users who currently don't have physical profiles there, who log in to stackexchange.com today, will not have a physical profile? Commented Oct 26, 2018 at 22:08
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    Will SEDE ever have a merged login?
    – John Locke
    Commented Oct 26, 2018 at 22:10
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    @JohnLocke I doubt it as SEDE is open source and the universal login doesn't have a public API so there is no way for us to even start planning that work (yes, SEDE codebase isn't maintained by SE, it is only hosted and operated on SE severs)
    – rene
    Commented Oct 27, 2018 at 8:58


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