Questions tagged [login]

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How do I change my login provider(s)?

I no longer use the service that I originally used to register, and would like to change the service I use to log in, or at least add a second account. Is this possible? How do I change my login ...
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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" ...
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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?
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myOpenID shuts down February 1, 2014; add an alternative login method to your account [closed]

Janrain has announced end of service for myOpenID, one of the many OpenID providers. MyOpenID will not be available starting February 1, 2014. (An earlier Twitter announcement from Janrain hinted at ...
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Can't login with Stack Exchange OpenID when HTTPS-Everywhere plugin is active - apparent protocol mismatch

I can't seem to log in with my Stack Exchange OpenID. When I try, I get the error message: Unable to log in with your OpenID provider: The openid.return_to parameter (https://unix....
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How does one Stack Exchange site know that I'm logged in to the other?

Here's what I did: Completely cleared my browser of all cookies Opened a new browser window in Incognito mode Navigated to askubuntu.com and log in Opened a new tab and navigate to stackoverflow.com ...
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Can't log in using Firefox in Stack Overflow

Here's what is happening; everytime I go to Stack Overflow (stackoverflow.com, NOT meta) with Firefox, it gives me the "Welcome back" tab that pops up from the top. Whenever I click in the "click here ...
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Suspicious login request when using Google id

I am getting this error repeatedly when I try to login to the Physics Stack Exchange site for the first time using a Google id. Sorry, your request could not be completed because it looked suspicious....
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Option to add a Stack Exchange Login to Existing Account has gone AWOL

When I was trying to help this user, I noticed that there is no "Sign Up" or "Login" option for a Stack Exchange account when you are already signed in. I know it used to be there, what happened to ...
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Login required moving to Super User on iPad

When moving around the sites on Stack Exchange using Safari on my iPad (not the Stack Exchange App), I am fine when moving to any site other than SuperUser. When logged in, I can switch sites and ...
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Stop repeatedly auto-associating accounts on login!

I want my Meta profile kept unassociated with the others. Maybe that's swimming against the current, but that's what I want. Feature: Don't automatically associate my account when I login. Auto-...
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How can I change my login email address for Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

How can I change my login email address for Stack Overflow? I tried editing from my account, but that didn't work if I used that email during login.
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Why does Stack Exchange ask for a reload on successful automatic login?

I'm looking for an answer considering both technical limitations and user experience. Does it need a reload from a technical standpoint?
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"OpenID 2.0 for Google Accounts is going away"; will this affect Stack Exchange? [closed]

Apparently, for some reason, Google is retiring its OpenID 2.0 platform. I got this notice while logging in with Disqus, but not with Stack Exchange. So... is Stack Exchange going to be affected by ...
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How can I link two Google accounts to one Stack Exchange account?

I have one SO login that is linked to a Google Apps Account. The thing is... I have a second Google Apps account and I would like to add it to My Logins but nothing I have tried has worked. I've ...
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Login process incompatible with Adblock Plus

I recently noticed that, when Adblock Plus is enabled in Firefox, the login process on Stack Exchange sites stopped working. (Symptom: after clicking "log in", then clicking on the "log in with ...
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SEDE logs me out more often than it used to do

I'm pretty sure that since a month or so, SEDE seems much more eager to get rid of my session and log me out in that process. I don't mind logging in a couple of times per day, if that helps to reduce ...
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When does a login happen automatically?

When I'm surfing between SE sites where I'm a member (e.g. I'm on SO and I click on a link to Web Apps or something), any of these things can happen, seemingly at random: Everything is seamless and I'...
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Authenticate to Stack Exchange using GitHub

I've seen sign in methods using GitHub as an authentication provider, for example c9.io: (AWS Cloud9) Is it possible to authenticate into Stack Exchange using this method? At the moment there's ...
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Cannot log into Area 51 with OpenID

I recently tried many times to log into Area 51 with my Stack Exchange OpenID. Each time, I got this: Then, I went to my OpenID account, and I saw this: ...what is going on?? I have chrome, and ...
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Logging into Ask LibreOffice with my Stack Exchange OpenID

If I'm on http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/account/signin/?next=/en/, I click on OpenID and then enter https://openid.stackexchange.com and click Log In, I get a page that says: An error occurred on the ...
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Cannot login to chat.meta.stackexchange.com; server error when trying to access chat homepage

I just recreated my MSE account after having deleted it a few years ago. Now, I'm trying to log in to Meta Stack Exchange Chat, and whenever I try to do so, it just fails silently and I'm still logged ...
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Can't login with Google on recently released iPhones and iPads

I just switched from an iPhone 7 to an iPhone XR (both are on latest iOS version available). When I try to login into the Stack Exchange app with my Google account it says: Request failed Could ...
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"Third Party Cookies Appear To Be Disabled" When trying to login

When trying to login / create account to http://android.stackexchange.com I came across this: I do seem to have them enabled (mind the spanish). I am on a Windows machine. Using chrome 13.0.782.112 ...
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Unable to log in with your OpenID provider: Message signature was incorrect on Area51 only

I have registered to meta.stackexchange.com successfully, I was also able to Sign Up on superuser fine using the same credentials. However when I tried to log in with Stack Exchange details at Area51,...
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Log-in bug with Area 51 [duplicate]

I recentely tried to log-in / sign-up for Area 51 SE using my SE account (which works on crypto, infosec and sign-up here) but it showed me an OpenID related error. (See below) I could reproduce this ...
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unable to log in using myOpenID.com

I have started a new job, and from the new work computer, I am unable to login to stackoverflow.com using myOpenID. I get the message: Unable to log in with your OpenID provider: No OpenID endpoint ...
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Automatic logging into Data Explorer

On most Stack Exchange sites, when I visit them I am already logged in if I have logged in before. Why isn't it the case with Data Explorer?
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What OpenID providers should we feature on the /login page?

I did a quick query to see what the current breakdown of OpenID providers is across Stack Overflow, Server Fault, and Super User (but not Meta, as I figured that'd be 100% overlap): google.com ...
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Can we have a "log out on this computer only" button? [duplicate]

While it's great to have the ability to clear all session cookies for all devices, I'd like the ability to log out on one computer only, and not come home to have to relogin on all of my devices. It ...
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New year, new experiment: Login and Signup UI

In the true spirit of better late than never... We're on-and-off A/B testing a new UI for login and signup pages on all Q&A sites. It looks something like this: The long and short of it is ...
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Why is the HandleSuccess method such a terrible one?

As per this tweet by Jason Punyon, I was kind of wondering if any of the SO devs could elaborate a little on why exactly this method is so terrible/hard to refactor? A few choice words about ...
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"Join this community" gives 404 when called from add comment on a site meta

Steps to reproduce: Goto a post on a meta site you don't have account on (this is lowest user count site if you want to try) Click "add a comment" Click "join this community" Click "confirm and ...
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Cannot remove logins anymore?

I just noticed that the login portion of my StackOverflow profile is different than it was back when I joined the site. It now lists some email addresses, and indicates I can sign in with any Google, ...
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Make clear in the logon screen you can log in with your SE account

Some people don't really understand how to log on with your SE account in the new logon screen. And although it might be obvious to most of us, some people find the new dialog hard to understand. ...
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Keep getting logged out of StackOverflow today

Throughout the day today, I've been logged out of SO. Usually when I have closed my SO tab and open a new one, but not always. I haven't experienced this previously. I would suspect OpenId, but I ...
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Add new email to login credentials [duplicate]

I have created my account using Gmail and now it's blocked at my workplace. I tried to add another login in "My Logins" but the options shown there are also blocked. I want to add my work email to ...
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New login & signup pathway for the Stack Exchange network

We will be rolling out a new, fully re-factored and redesigned login & signup pathway on Meta tomorrow morning, just missing Marc's estimate of 6-8 weeks back in October. As many of you are ...
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Can't log in to the Stack Exchange app with a Google account

I tried logging in with a Google account, but I got the following error:
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Why doesn't Data Explorer log in with Stack Overflow login? [duplicate]

https://data.stackexchange.com/users/10766/jon-doe10767 I logged in with the same Gmail account that I use to log into all my other Stack Overflow accounts and it didn't auto-populate the name. Nor ...
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"'key' is not valid for passed 'access_token', token not found" when trying to login using Google on Android SE app

I am unable to log on to the official Stack Exchange Android app. I receive the following error as soon as I try "Log in using Google". (This is the same Gmail account I use for Stack Exchange.) '...
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404 when trying to login on per-site metas

How to reproduce: Wander aimlessly into some meta site (either, logged on some other site or not logged at all) Try to upvote/downvote/do something that requires you to be logged in (this will ...
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Why is global auth disabled?

My old computer broke down a few days ago, so I'm using a laptop until I can get it fixed. As a side effect, I no longer have my usual browser cookies, so I had to log back into Stack Exchange. ...
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Missing Stack Exchange OpenID option at data.stackexchange.com

I wanted to log in to the Stack Exchange data explorer, but I found out that the login page does not list the SE's own OpenID login as option (manually entering the SE's OpenID URL worked).
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Login not redirecting back to page where login link was clicked if account created

On a Stack Exchange site, if you are viewing a question, and click Log In to take some action on that question, and you log in with valid Stack Exchange credentials (but there's a step that creates an ...
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Cannot remove email from my profile page

It seems that I'm unable to persistently remove my email address from my profile pages. Initially removing my email address works fine, I simply visit my profile page on any site associated with my ...
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Active login not recognized on Super User

While on other Stack Exchange sites like Game Development and Code Review they recognize if I am logged in to Stack Overflow or Stack Exchange and after refresh request from page I am logged in there ...
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Warn myOpenID users about end of service

So myOpenID appears to be a bit up and down right now, and recently Janrain tweeted they are not supporting it anymore after fixing an earlier problem: While it's been dead (or at least severely ...
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Logins can be added/removed without reauthenticating, allowing temporary XSS to be escalated to permanent account hijacking

When you're logged in to a Stack Exchange account, it's possible to add and remove logins (associated OpenID/OAuth accounts) without performing any form of reauthentication. This is not a full ...
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Stack Exchange Data Explorer Login is Changing

Update Aug 27, 2020 The migrations have been executed. I've just tested that I can login into my old account via the new login method! In line with our efforts to discontinue support for OpenID, we'...
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