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Difference between changing password with Email and with Stack Exchange

I want to change my Stack Overflow (and as far as I know that will change it for all other Stack Exchange sites) profile. First, I really have to mention, that UI is very bad - I needed to google &...
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The same password is not working across all Stack Exchange sites

I am not sure what happened in the last two days. Every time I log in to Stack Overflow I'm asked to reset my password. I've been resetting my password in Stack Overflow for the last few days and the ...
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Can't change account's password from "My Logins" page

Here is a weird thing, I simply can't change my account's password. Go to your profile Select Edit Profile & Settings tab In the left side sub menu select My Logins In the page select change ...
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Unable to change password in Q&A software

I want to change my password. I am able to log in. After login, i tried using the "My logins" page and change password functionality. After I entered my current password, typed in the new one ...
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Forgot password - Only on some Stack Exchange sites

The forgot password link appears on "Ask Different" but not on "Stack Overflow" or "Meta Stack Exchange" Why is this? Surely you should expand the forgot password feature to all sites. Is this a bug ...
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Change my password or where is the My Login page located [duplicate]

In the changing password, I'm suggested to navigate to the My Login page. After logging on, I’m unable to locate this page or Edit Settings.
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Make SE domains more password manager friendly

Edit The password is not used anywhere else: Original Safari doesn't recognize some Stack Exchange sites as part of the main site, and therefore warns that the same password is "reused". ...
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How to change my login and login provider [duplicate]

I have been using an authentication through my Gmail account because many years ago I thought it was a good method from a security standpoint, (even if the fact to use an E-mail as an account is a ...
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Is a phishing site? [duplicate]

Today, I thought I was on but Google had actually sent me to That site looks exactly like Server Fault, except that I couldn't comment ...
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Account creation page only accepts password with exactly 8 characters? [trouble when pasting passwords]

I just created an account and had trouble using a randomly generated long password. I got an error mentioning the rules of at least 8 characters and letters and numbers. I reduced the length of the ...
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Can't change password

I took the following steps to try to change my password: I browse to Click Edit Profile & Settings. Click on My Logins. There is one, Stack Exchange. Click ...
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Password change consistently fails with error

My current password on Stack Exchange is old enough that it needs an update. I used Firefox to log into the gardening Stack Exchange with my email and password, clicked my user and on "Edit Profile &...
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Can't reset password for email credentials when logged in via OpenID

I log into SE with a Yahoo OpenID, which I have to stop doing by July. I apparently also have an email/password login. I don't remember ever creating one (although maybe that's what I used before SO ...
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Forgot password but browser saved login

I've saved my Stack Exchange login credentials on my phone. However, due to how much different passwords I use for multiple sites, I've forgot them. Additionally, I'm unable to access the my logins ...
Buffer Over Read's user avatar
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Change Stack Exchange Password [duplicate]

I've been looking for over 10 minutes and I can't find where to do this. Where can I change my password?
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Why isn't the password recovery system automatic for certain email domains?

Why, for certain email domains (through which one creates an SE account), the isn't the password recovery system automatic and one has to use the "contact us" feature? For example: I have xyz@...
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Changing password?

I would like to change my password. I have followed the instructions in How do I change my Stack Exchange password? but I cannot find the "my logins" hyperlink.
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Why do I need to enter the Stack Exchange password so many times? [duplicate]

After, for example, a cookie reset I need to log in again. Why do I need to enter the password N times for N Stack Exchange sites? Isn't the account consolidated? Sometimes I can wait for some time ...
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Delete saved password for StackExchange [duplicate]

I've changed my password for SE and am trying to learn it. So I want to be logged out of SE when I close my browser or turn off the computer or similar, so that I learn the password by typing it lots. ...
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securing compromised account

I left my account logged in on a computer owned by someone else, they have decided to troll and so ive changed my password and cleared my session. I verified with SE openid that they did not log in ...
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I can log into Stack Exchange without my password [duplicate]

I found myself in the following situation. I forgot my password to my account. After resetting my key I logged into Stack Exchange. By mistake I forgot to save it in my password manager. Since I still ...
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How does SE store passwords for their Open ID provider?

I'm wondering how exactly the SE Open ID provider stores passwords, in far too many high-profile cases passwords were only marginally protected. I personally expect that SE uses a suitable hash ...
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What's up with Stack Exchange's stringent password requirements?

Before anyone attempts to close this question as a duplicate, please read this little blurb that shows up at the bottom of every closed duplicate question: This question has been asked before and ...
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Always logged in with OpenID, how do I create a password for my account?

I always logged in in StackExchange networs sites using my openID. Now my OpenID provider it's becoming slow to answer, and I'd like to add a password to my account, so I have an alternative login ...
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Logged in VS Change password security issue [duplicate]

I'm using same the login to access Stack Overflow from 3 different computers. Once I forgot my password, and had to recover/change it. When I try to access the Stack Overflow page on some computer, ...
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Password-change email could be more helpful

Having changed my Stack Exchange password today, I noticed that the confirmation email includes the text: If you didn't do this, you should be worried. Whilst this is perfectly true and valid, if ...
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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" ( that, if you're not logged in, returns ...
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Will you loosen password requirements on StackExchange accounts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can Stack Overflow change the password criteria? The StackExchange account passwords requirements are quite onerous, arbitrary, and undocumented, particularly the requirement of ...
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Login on BioStar with Stack Exchange 2.0 username and password? [closed]

I often use Stack Overflow, Tex.StackExchange, and most of all BioStar. But on BioStar I cannot login with my Stack Exchange username and password. Why? Could you please change BioStar settings and ...'s user avatar
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How can I find out my forgotten account password

I have account on Stack Overflow. I am logged in currently, but I don't remember my password. So I cannot enter my account from another PC, and if cookies become lost, I cannot to enter Stack Overflow ...
Dull Drifter's user avatar
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How do I change my Stack Exchange password?

How do I change my password? I have a Stack Exchange account but can't seem to find the option to change my password.
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How does SE1.0 calculate password hash?

I am working on importing SE dump into askbot - could you please give a hint - how to calculate the password hash stored in file Passwords.xml in the SE dump? Need to help someone migrate his SE site ...
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Passwords in Questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do if a user posts sensitive information as part of a question or answer? I just answered a question on SO which included a complete connection string for the ...
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Password for "public CV"

I'd like to create my public CV, but make it visible to only a handful of people (ie: people I send my electronic word CV to, which could include the URL of my SO public CV), making it semi-public. ...
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