I've used http://timothy.green.name to log into SO before, but now it's not working for me (past two days).

The following message appears on the log-in page:

Unable to log in with your OpenID provider: The signature verification failed.

Any suggestions?

  • Incidentally, I don't use OpenID logins on any other sites, so I can't really test it. Any suggestions for sites to join with OpenID? I believe Facebook has it, but the "log in with OpenID" page is well hidden. – TRiG Dec 5 '09 at 16:38
  • Tried at Pharyngula and got the error message "An error occurred: The sign-in attempt was not successful; please try again." That suggests it's a problem with MyOpenId, not with Stack Overflow. But I am definitely logged into MyOpenId. – TRiG Dec 5 '09 at 17:11
  • It should be sorted now; if not, let me know. I'm marking as completed - just add a comment under my reply if I'm wrong. – Marc Gravell Dec 5 '09 at 19:47
  • Ouch on the "CallVerify". Are you now up and running, then? – Marc Gravell Dec 22 '09 at 20:48

I can't say what is wrong with your current openid, however, let's just get it fixed, eh? I suggest you pick a second OpenID provider - google might make sense, since you can use either gmail or your google profile. Create a second account on SO, and let me know which. In parallel, I'll e-mail the e-mail address on your original account; reply to confirm that it is you, and I'll merge the two accounts (you can have 2 OpenID records per account).

Then when (if?) your OpenID works again you can change back easily.

For info, the reason I ask you to create a second SO account is that gmail OpenID is not preditable.

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  • Got that e-mail. Thanks. Still can't log into SO. – TRiG Dec 5 '09 at 19:32
  • MyOpenId is completely messing me up now. For some reason I enabled CallVerify, so it phones me when I log in to confirm it's me. CallVerify has now completely stopped working, so it looks like I'm locked out of my OpenId account for good. Grrr! I'll create a second Google account on SO now. – TRiG Dec 22 '09 at 18:37
  • After about a week of messing about, I finally noticed the "recover account" option on MyOpenId. I have now disabled CallVerify and can get in (finally!). But it's still not working on SO. :( – TRiG Dec 22 '09 at 18:58
  • My OpenId account is now up and working fine for all sites other than SO and Meta SO. It works on Blogger and on Pharyngula. stackoverflow.com/users/209139/trig and stackoverflow.com/users/237093/trig and meta.stackoverflow.com/users/139958/trig are all the same person. Can these accounts be merged? – TRiG Jan 4 '10 at 22:53
  • And any idea why MyOpenId isn't working? – TRiG Jan 4 '10 at 22:55

Try logging into http://test-id.org/OP/Sreg.aspx with your MyOpenID and see if it works for you. If you ever see a failure, quickly visit http://test-id.org/TracePage.aspx, copy down the whole page and send it to dotnetopenid@googlegroups.com for analysis. But I agree... it's probably a fault on the myopenid.com side.

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    Logged in there no problem. – TRiG Dec 5 '09 at 19:30
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    And it found my nickname, country, language and all. – TRiG Dec 5 '09 at 19:31

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