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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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Can't login to SEDE - "StackApps authentication failed"

When I try to login to the Stack Exchange Data Explorer using Stack Overflow, it fails with the following error message: StackApps authentication failed I've tried several browsers, and even in ...
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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, that feature request will never be implemented. Therefore, this feature request for 2FA asks ...
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Why do I keep getting logged out of Stack Overflow?

I keep on getting logged out of Stack Overflow on my personal computer. This can happen even when I've been logged in earlier in the same day. It used to be that I'd never get logged out of SO (which ...
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Bad robot! I just logged in, I didn't create the post in 0.35 seconds!

Problem The robot dialogue (captcha) presents itself if you Compose a post on a site you haven't logged into without submitting the post Log in Submit the post (it's already filled out since Stack ...
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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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Being above 10,000 rep, my newest edit was placed in a review queue as if I was a low-rep user?

I made a minor edit to: log difference measure and was informed that the edit was put in a review queue. In fact, it was, and I can even decide on my own edit: Note that I'm displayed as "anonymous ...
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Can we please get text labels for the new OpenID registration form?

First off, I am quite pleased to see that Stack Exchange is now an OpenID provider. I see this as a very good thing for not only Stack Exchange but also the sites that will now be inspired to add ...
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How does Stack Exchange lose my login?

I'm logged in, click a link to a different stack exchange link, and suddenly - I'm not logged in anymore? How does Stack Exchange lose my login information?
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Entering some Stack Overflow pages, I am having a bad user experience (Corporate Network User)

Entering some Stack Overflow pages, I am having a bad user experience. It happens that when entering the main pages where the questions are displayed, it usually takes me a long time to fully load the ...
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Unify login across all Stack Exchange sites

Currently, almost every Stack Exchange site has its own login area, meaning the browsers login auto fill doesn't always work. For example: Stack Overflow login: stackoverflow.com/users/login Physics ...
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Tell the user which Google account is being used when creating a new site account

I recently created a new account on a Stack Exchange site (Bicycles.SE). I chose to do so using Google, through which I have two accounts, one for personal use and one for work. I always create Stack ...
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After I create an account on a site take me back to the page I was on rather than the main page

Background By far the number 1 reason I join a stack exchange site is because I've seen an existing question/answer that is excellent and I want to upvote it. When attempting to upvote it this brings ...
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Change input type on Stack Exchange Login Page

I'm being incredibly picky but since I don't have access to the Stack Exchange App yet and I often browse Stack Overflow from my phone, I think it would be useful to change the email input type from ...
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I keep getting logged out of Stack Overflow

This has been reported quite a few times over the years, both with Chrome and Firefox (and maybe others, I did not read all the comments). Since it is driving me crazy (but it's not like there is an ...
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Log-in flow on chat.stackexchange.com and stackexchange.com b0rken

I was auto-logged out from the chat.stackexchange.com server. And I couldn't log back in! I reproduced this issue both on Chrome 67 and on Firefox 61, both with regular tabs and Private / Incognito ...
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Ask Question > Create new account? > Cancel > Cancel > Cancel > …

Apparently, this bug was reported before here and here and it was supposedly fixed, so it's either a regression or it was just partially fixed (see below). The bug happens when clicking the "Ask ...
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Bug when trying to join Area 51 community

I'm having troubles joining Area 51 community. From here https://area51.stackexchange.com/ if I click on Log in, I'm redirected on a page saying "Completing log in to Area 51, you will be redirected ...
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Is it possible to merge an old and new data.SE login?

Today I tried to log in on https://data.stackexchange.com/ using my regular Yahoo account but was unable to. I get: No OpenID endpoint found. When I log in using the Stack Exchange option I get a ...
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New login UI promotes Google/Facebook and weakens a healthy OpenID culture

New UI got changed from some iteration of this... to this: The change is of the meta-message is essentially: before: "hey did you know that with OpenID you can accept users already existing ...
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After failing to post a chat message and correcting the cause, “retry” should actually retry, and succeed

Sometimes I get logged out of chat. No biggie, I just click on the “chat” link from a Q&A site where I'm logged in and it logs me back into chat. I usually realized that I'm logged out because I ...
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Google auth seems broken

I can't seem to login using my Google account. Luckily I still have an active session on the main things I care about but when I log into anything with my Google auth, I get: There was an error ...
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Viewing a new SE site should ask SE users to login, not welcome them to a Q&A site

So I got to Bicycles.SE for the first time. I've got a Stack exchange Open ID and a cookie for one of the other SE sites verifying that I have said Open ID. I'm plenty familiar with the system. Why am ...
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What are the plans regarding OpenID / OpenID Connect?

The OpenID protocol that is used by Stack Exchange websites has been obsolete for a while. Is it going to be upgraded to something that is not obsolete? OpenID Connect comes to mind.
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Does not always log in automatically when going from one SE site to another

About half the time when I am logged into one SE site, and then go to another one, it automatically logs me in like it is supposed to. Half the time, it does not. Given that I can perform the ...
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Not able to access stackoverflow account with deactivated Yahoo account?

My wife was accessing her Stack Overflow account with Yahoo credentials till a month back. But some how her Yahoo account has been deactivated, because she did not login in Yahoo mail since a long ...
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Password-change email has a broken link

I changed my Stack Exchange password today and received a confirmation email with a link to "your Stack Exchange account" (https://openid.stackexchange.com/user) that, if you're not logged in, returns ...
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Keep getting logged out, just from SO

I have seen these previous issues: Keep getting logged out of StackOverflow today Keep getting logged out of Chrome dev Why do I keep getting logged out of SO and sister sites? These were all back ...
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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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Logging in via Chrome on Android: Request lacked state, may have been forged

I get this semi-regularly when I try to log into sites on the stackexchange network, today it's for superuser.com. I follow the pattern of Log in→Log in with Google and I get the familiar error ...
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User profile on Data Explorer

Today I logged in to Data Explorer using my OpenID account, and it didn't fill out automatically my user profile details; or, to be more exact, it filled them in wrongly: it only populated the "login" ...
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How do I permanently set my cookie preferences?

I visit Stack Overflow on my phone several times a week, and it seems like about once a week (maybe more?) I get this cookie banner. I make my selections, and expect the site to remember them. A week ...
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Duplicate login credential in my user settings under "My Logins"

I used to have just one login displayed in my account settings. I only have one set of credentials for this account, but now I have two logins displayed in my settings. I got logged out of my account ...
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How can I see which devices are actively logged into Stack Exchange account?

The user page of Stack Exchange Open ID gives login history of Stack Exchange as well as Open ID, but it registers logout history of only Open ID and not of Stack Exchange. Is there any way to see the ...
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It's time to remove Yahoo login from https://data.stackexchange.com/

Follow up question to: Is it possible to merge an old and new data.SE login? I was able to log in few days after asking that question. Now I am unable to log in with Yahoo which is how I log into my ...
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What do I need to correctly request chat websocket auth?

I'm (attempting) to build an SE chat library in Ruby, since it's one of the few languages that doesn't yet seem to have one (Brainf**k, anyone?). As part of that, I need to make a request to http://...
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Creating account didn't log me in / didn't create an account

I've created account on Server Fault with the "Join this community" button. It seems to be created as I see my picture and a starting 101 reputation on top. But when I tried to upvote I got a message ...
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If you've got Google, you don't seem to mean much anymore

Disclaimer: I'm writing this from my phone, so a lot of words may be misspelt, or changed due to auto-correct. I've got a cast on my wrist so that will definitely help too. Also, I'm not very happy, I'...
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Why am I logged out every morning?

Every morning when I first open Stack Overflow ( or other SE sites ) I am logged out. I'm sure that I used to stay logged in for ages, but now it only seems to last for the day, possibly even just the ...
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Add the 3 login choices to a drop down on the "log In" link

To log in, one has to: Click "log in" Be taken to a new page On the page taken to, move the mouse from the very top where "log in" is, down/across to one of three options "Google/Facebook/Stack" ...
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Why do links in the registration email not let one log in directly?

See here for the context. Let me explain my steps: I answered a question on Math Stack Exchange using the Guest option, by entering my email (call it [email protected]). My browser crashed, I lost all the ...
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Login help page has misleading information

I just wanted to login on chat.stackexchange.com, but couldn't. When I went to the help page, the checks failed on test 5. It claimed: Your browser either does not support localStorage, or it is ...
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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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Improve tab accessibility on login page

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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Stack Overflow login is very complicated without third-party cookies and NoScript

I try to login with OpenID (stackexchange.com provider) with third-party cookies disabled and NoScript (with sane setup: always allow main domain). First you need to click two times "temporary allow ...
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Not receiving account recovery email when attempting to recover account

I have been trying for the last week to access my 5 year old account on Stack Overflow. I've not logged in to the account for nearly a year. I can access the associated email account. But whenever I ...
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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 ...
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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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"You must be logged in to vote" bug/glitch

As you can see in the below image, I got a pop-up telling me to log in to vote, yet I was logged in. Reloading the page seemed to have worked but I was wondering if this minor glitch could be fixed? ...
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Area 51 login no longer redirects nor logs in

For a long time, Area 51 has required a separate login process even after one has logged in to the rest of the network. One would click on the "log in" button in the header on Area51 and ...
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