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Global auth is dead! Long live universal login

Update: Universal login is in place and considered "done". If you see anything weird, please submit new bug reports. As y'all know, our current flavor of "global authentication" ...
Adam Lear's user avatar
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109 votes
2 answers
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How does SO's new auto-login feature work?

SO and SU just told me I've been logged in. I'm guessing because I'm already logged into my Google account... but how does SO know that?
mpen's user avatar
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23 votes
2 answers
737 views

Did something change with Stack Exchange's cross-domain login process? (no longer working)

I have my web browser set to block all third-party cookies. The only place where this is an issue is on Stack Exchange sites, where it prevents a log in action on one site from successfully logging ...
End Antisemitic Hate's user avatar
15 votes
3 answers
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Signs of sloppy authentication across the platform; cause or where to check?

Mysteriously getting signed out of my accounts (never happened even in a week of inactivity) How this started I was reading this (the day I posted this): How do you output a multi-line string that ...
NotStanding with GoGotaHome's user avatar
1 vote
4 answers
290 views

Why is stackexchange.com not a single website with one account? [duplicate]

Why do I have to create another account every time I post on a new site?
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2 votes
2 answers
398 views

Cannot log in to my unregistered Stack Exchange account

Yesterday I set up an unregistered account to ask one question on a site in which I am not a member of. I want to make it clear that I am not interested in merging the two accounts. I am not ...
Mari-Lou A Слава Україні's user avatar
12 votes
1 answer
227 views

Social Distancing (Main) earned on too many sites

I just earned Social Distancing (Main) on Server Fault, Super User, Ask Ubuntu, and StackApps, but I didn't visit those sites. For what it's worth I just logged in, which (if I recall correctly) ...
balpha's user avatar
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3 votes
1 answer
209 views

Is it possible to sign in to all Stack Exchange sites without cookies?

Can I avoid being prompted to sign in to every single Stack Exchange site, and having to type and save passwords multiply in the browser? The same login/password seems to work. Is there a Stack ...
usretc's user avatar
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6 votes
2 answers
171 views

Why does Stack Exchange say I'm logging out of multiple sites?

When I try to log out of Stack Exchange, it asks if I want to log out of everything, including AskUbuntu, MathOverflow, and ServerFault. However, a quick glance at my profile says I don't even have an ...
jinkevin's user avatar
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-7 votes
1 answer
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How can I log in into Stack Overflow NOT using a Google account? [closed]

I was very furious that by clicking on "log in", Stack Overflow gives only two options: create a Google account or get the hell out of here. I have an account here and I want to log in to it,...
Титан's user avatar
8 votes
1 answer
203 views

Why do I have to re-log in on all *.SE sites, one after another?

I usually log in on https://stackoverflow.com, after I do a full browser reset or cookie cleaning. After this, I noticed I am not automatically logged in on https://stackexchange.com. So I usually log ...
Basj's user avatar
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4 votes
0 answers
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Does Universal Login not provide single sign-on recently?

I am a member of a number of Stack Exchange sites. Recently I seem to have gotten logged out from a number of them (Server Fault, Super User) and I can't figure out a way to log in without scrounging ...
natevw's user avatar
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6 votes
0 answers
92 views

Why do I now have to login into Stack Exchange if I'm already logged into Stack Overflow?

Until about a month or so ago, when I logged into Stack Overflow, I was also logged into Stack Exchange. Occasionally while logged into Stack Overflow, I'll get some status update about a post I made ...
rcgldr's user avatar
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4 votes
0 answers
84 views

Accounts not linked across some communities

I am a member of many communities, including Stack Overflow, Super User, Server Fault, DevOps, and others. My settings show 20 communities. But it seems not all my communities are linked. I can see ...
Ian W's user avatar
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7 votes
0 answers
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Can't login to Area 51 on Safari

When trying to login to Area 51 on Safari (15.2, macOS Monterey 12.1), it asks me to login on Meta Stack Exchange (which is expected) but the browser gets stuck on a redirect page: In the browser ...
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