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2FA for Stack Exchange universal login

I'm aware there's already a FR for this, but it applied to OpenID. With OpenID now being deprecated fully removed, that feature request can never be implemented. Therefore, this feature request for ...
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Google login popup covers login area on mobile

I recently had to change my password, which led me to log into the site on mobile, which I haven’t had to do in a while. I noticed that the “Sign in with Google” completely covers the regular login ...
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"Warning" icon overlapping other on sign-in page upon inputting wrong credentials

When inputting wrong password and correct email in the Login page, I get a "warning" icon overlapping the show/hide password icon: When inputting incorrect email, though, it doesn't overlap:...
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Getting logged out on Stack Overflow regularly

I use SO daily (indeed hourly during business hours) I visit a few other SE sites occasionally (eg aviation, space etc) Since about, say, 3-4 weeks ago, I am logged out often as much as a few times ...
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Fixing some drawbacks of the fragmented login system [duplicate]

SE intentionally set up the whole account system so that each site is treated separately. Joining a specific SE site doesn't create an account on any other site. If you want to use multiple SE sites, ...
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Improve tab accessibility on login page [closed]

My trackpad recently ran out of batteries and rather than replacing them I decided to see if I could get by without it. It is an interesting experiment. One issue I ran into is that on your login ...
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Opt-out of being logged-in without SSL [closed]

For me at least, partial SSL support with mixed content has been working for a long time. I'm aware that the SSL rollout is a slow process, but whenever I'm connected without an ‘s’ after the ‘http’, ...
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Improve workflow of adding a Stack Exchange-brand OpenID to an existing account

I am attempting to add a Stack Exchange OpenID to an existing Stack Exchange account. That’s right — Stack Exchange is now officially an OpenID provider! https://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/05/stack-...
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Adding a log in should default to creating a Stack Exchange OpenID rather than just logging into one

According to the help center article How do I add or remove login credentials from my account? (emphasis mine): You can choose Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, and other popular OpenID providers; create a ...
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Can't login with Stack Exchange OpenID when HTTPS-Everywhere plugin is active - apparent protocol mismatch [closed]

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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Every SE site that I don't have an account for started prompting me for Google login

This started today (5 jun 2024) or yesterday. Example: Is this initiated by Google or by SE? In the latter case, how can I disable this? ========= Follow up ========= From the answers/comments so far ...
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"Sign in with Google" banner shows up even if one is signed in on the network but hasn't joined the site, and incorrectly in Firefox private mode

Right now when I visit any site that I don't have a profile on, I see the following: This happens on every site I don't have a profile even when I'm logged into my SE account in private browsing ...
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WordPress.com button is going away from login/signup screens

If you are not currently using WordPress credentials to sign in, you can safely ignore this post. Otherwise, read on... Wordpress.com has retired OpenID support for blogs created after January 2, ...
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math : "log in" button does not work

I try to login to "https://math.stackexchange.com/" with my email and password, but the "Log in" button just redirects me to the main page of math.stackexchange not logged. I can ...
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Regressed Issue: some Stack Exchange sites that are not registered by me but shown in “my community” and can be accessed by me

I know this thing has happened to me before, see Why are there some Stack Exchange sites that are not registered by me, but shown in “my community” and can be accessed by me?. See my Stack Exchange ...
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Trouble logging in: "No user found with matching email" [closed]

I have two Google accounts, but I am only logged in Stack Exchange in one account. I lost my password, so I had to recover it. I updated my email address before, but it still says, "No user found ...
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GIS Stack Exchange - Login Unavailable (29 / 30 April 2024) [closed]

I have been trying to access the GIS Stack Exchange since yesterday 29 April 2024. When clicking the "Login" icon, I am directed to a page where I am told that Logging in is not available. ...
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Stack Overflow login problem from two different networks

I am quite a new user and recently started to access Stack Overflow both from the office and from home. I created an account and a password and also added a few OpenID logins to my account (Yahoo,...
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If I accept all cookies, why is it not saved that I have accepted all cookies?

Every single time I go to a stack exchange website, I am prompted to accept cookies. Why does this decision not get stored in a cookie? Why do you have to ask me every single time, and no matter what ...
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Why am I getting the Sign in as popup in Stack Overflow and doing nothing?

I am getting frustrated with two issues with the Stack Overflow website. It continuously asked me to sign in with Google even though I was already logged in. If I try to click on the sign, it then it ...
10 votes
1 answer
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Can't sign in, error message: fields are empty

When attempting to access Stack Overflow, I encounter warnings indicating that the username and password fields appear blank, despite being populated. The issue appears to stem from duplicate inputs ...
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"Oops! Something Bad Happened!" error when joining communities, what can I do?

What can I do when I repeatedly over a long time get the "Oops! Something Bad Happened!" error when trying to join a community? (I tried either Law and law.meta and both gave the same error. ...
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I can't create an account

I'm having some trouble creating an account on Stack Exchange. I'm not using a proxy or anything weird to connect, but when I try to click, "Log In" on stackexchange.com, then click, "...
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Login failure using Google password keychain on Android

I use a Google account as a keychain for all my passwords. Until now, I was able to log into the Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange site on both my MacBook Air and my Android phone using this ...
3 votes
1 answer
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Area 51 login/signup links broken again

The login/signup links redirect to: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/login?returnurl=https%3a%2f%2farea51.stackexchange.com%2fusers%2flogin-or-signup%2fdelegated%3freturnurl%3dhttps%253a%252f%...
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Is Area 51 login broken?

Is Area 51 login broken? I tried to sign up today and this happened: Unable to log in with your OpenID provider: An unexpected error occurred while logging in. It's not you, it's us. This is our ...
14 votes
1 answer
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How can I log in to my Stack Exchange account if I'm unable to use my current account provider?

I usually log in to a Stack Exchange site using another site (Google, Facebook, etc.) as my account provider. However, I'm currently unable to use my current login provider (e.g., forgot the password ...
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Can't chat in MSE chat [duplicate]

I can't chat on chat.meta.stackexchange.com. Sometimes it shows this page: When looking into console, it shows 500 status code error: And sometimes I am simply not logged in chat (however on MSE I ...
9 votes
1 answer
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Can't register: "No user found with matching email"

I wanted to create a sock puppet account this morning, but it just seems impossible. I receive the emails after the initial registration just fine, and when I click the link, I get to a page with a ...
33 votes
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Sporadic login/logout issues after February 24 maintenance

Since at least 2 hours ago (7:00PM (EST) on Saturday, February 24, 2024) and about 6 hours past the time today’s maintenance was declared “COMPLETED” by staff member Dalmarus I have experienced login ...
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Why is Area 51 not logging in?

I am not able to log in to Area 51, it says “Completing log in to Area 51. You will be redirected automatically.” When that error occurs this is my url: https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/signup?...
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Logging into Stack Exchange doesn't log me into my existing Stack Overflow account, it keeps asking me to create a new account even though I have one?

From long ago I have a Stack Exchange account with two site accounts: One for Stack Overflow and one for Software Engineering. Recently, after not using any of these accounts for years, I got a ...
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"An error occurred with log in."

(N.B., this is not affecting me, who uses Google auth., but has been reported by multiple people within the Meta Discussion discord). Upon trying to log in, the error: An error occurred with log in. ...
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Will you reconsider adding 2FA? For example, FIDO2 or TOTP codes?

I'm actually shocked to find that such a large site does not have 2FA. I saw mention of telling people to just rely on the 2FA of other sites such as Google or GitHub when signing in, but that short-...
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Transifex missing a string about incorrect e-mail

When I try to login in ruSO but put in an incorrect e-mail address, I get the string "No user found with matching email", untranslated. I wrote a bug-report in ruSO meta, but a moderator ...
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Let us sign in with GitHub on all Stack Exchange sites, not only Stack Overflow

I have noticed that you can add a GitHub login to your profile but there is only a "Sign in with GitHub" button on Stack Overflow and not on any other Stack Exchange sites, so you can only ...
534 votes
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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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Log in using MFA? [duplicate]

Is there a way to add 2FA or MFA to my existing Stack Exchange login, or I do have to add a GitHub, Google, etc. login? I tried searching the help and looking around the settings, but I couldn't see ...
224 votes
1 answer
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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 ...
3 votes
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How to change account login email [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a change to my Stack Exchange account's login email but it seemed to fail. I did update the email address from my “profile” and validated the new email address via the confirmation ...
2 votes
1 answer
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How do I change the email I use to log in to Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I want to change my Stack Exchange account email, because I cannot log in to that email. I rarely use that email, which was only used for registering with Stack Exchange in the very early days. After ...
2 votes
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Accounts and logins of the Stack Exchange sites family [duplicate]

I have an account on Stack Overflow, for the past many years. Over the time I used other Stack Exchange sites as well, like TeX - LaTeX, Unix & Linux and Artificial Intelligence. Yesterday I ...
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Cannot log in to Area 51 (so cannot ask this in its Discussion Zone)

I have an Area 51 account1: But I cannot log in: The option to sign up does not work either: The option to join this community starts off okay and picks up my email (which I have not screen-shot) ...
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Remove the unnecessary text about "on most sites" from the login credentials Help Center page

The Help Center page How do I add or remove login credentials from my account? says that, "on most sites", you can follow a certain procedure to add a new login to your account (with ...
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Preserve entered values on traducir after login

Reminder: We’re moving Traducir to our internal infrastructure Occasionally, I lose my login session on traducir.win and have to login again. This is not a complicated task, but it's hard to notice ...
2 votes
1 answer
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I still have to use my old e-mail address to sign-in, despite my new e-mail address showing up in "Your logins" page [duplicate]

Whenever I try to log-in using my new e-mail address (that is listed in "Your logins" page), I get "No user found with matching email" message. Update: I have solved the issue on ...
6 votes
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Can't join Area 51 discussions

I want to join the Area 51 (Stack Exchange site) Discussion Zone community. But when I click the "join this community", the page displays a message: Completing log in to Area 51. You will ...
3 votes
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Why do I have to reset my password every single time I log in? (It says my password is wrong.)

Every time I try to log in it says the password is wrong, so my only choice is to reset it. I'm using my e-mail address and password, not an OAuth provider. Why do I have to reset my password every ...
3 votes
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Why can't I log in with new/added e-mail address? (It's listed under "Other" on My Logins page)

I updated my e-mail address at stats.stackexchange.com. I verified it by clicking on the link in the e-mail I received. My new e-mail address was added under "Other" on the My Logins page. ...
2 votes
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Why is Super User asking me to sign up? This does not happen for other Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

I can see my account and my Q&A history for Super User, but when I try to ask a new question, I am asked to sign up: I don't see this issue with any other Stack Exchange site. What is going on?

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