Google made a change to profiles, and now I don't seem to be able to log in using the old identifier (www.google.com/profiles/USERNAME) or the new URL (profiles.google.com/USERNAME).

Is it safe to just use the http://www.google.com/accounts/08/id identifier without changing the URL in all my SE accounts? I logged in using that identifier and it did appear to log me in after asking for my email address.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Use the OpenID selector to choose the "Google_Profile" provider
  2. Enter a Google username with a Google Profile (mine, for example)
  3. Receive the error message:

    Unable to log in with your OpenID provider: No OpenID endpoint found.

  • I can confirm the same Mar 8, 2011 at 18:10
  • The problem I just had is that I tried to log in using "google.com/profiles/name", but that's redirecting to "profiles.google.com/name". It's working for OpenID, but not recognizing my StackExchange account with the new URL.
    – ColinD
    Mar 9, 2011 at 6:03
  • you should ask your addendum as another question.
    – Benjol
    Mar 9, 2011 at 7:18

1 Answer 1


Looks like the Google Profile OpenID changed from




So, I did a global network replace on


For both OpenId fields.

I also updated the login form to use the correct, updated URL.

This should correct the problem.

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