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WordPress.com button is going away from login/signup screens

Based on the reasons given, it sounds like a reasonable step to remove WordPress as a standard selection option (although with a less than optimal short notice!). However, having to type in something ...
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How do I change the email address associated with my Stack Exchange OpenID?

Managed to add new Stack Exchange OpenID to my Stack Overflow account this way: Create new stackexchange account Login on https://openid.stackexchange.com/account/login to reach https://openid....
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How do I add a Google OpenID login?

You don't. Google dropped support for OpenID on April 20th. You can still log into Stack Exchange using Google because we rigged up something to support OAuth - "The New Hotness™" - behind ...
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Cannot log into Area 51 with OpenID

I've experienced the same issue since about the time the login system for SE sites changed. I finally managed to go around it. For me the case of this exact issue turned out to be HTTPS Everywhere. ...
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Why do you Still offer Open ID login via Claim ID when it's discontinued

So, I looked around and found out that yes, both the data explorer and stackexchange.com still have a few obsolete openId providers listed in the login / signup options. I have pushed fixes to both, ...
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Show other Stack Exchange accounts on the account creation confirmation page

Good idea, but I think the phrasing of "Other accounts not found" needs work. It sounds very negative and almost reads like an error message. For a user with existing accounts and is familiar with ...
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Switch from OpenID to a Stack Exchange login

When you go to "Add login" from your logins, you can always enter the OpenID provider's URL in the text box provided in the "More login options". For Stack Exchange the URL is openid.stackexchange.com....
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Could login with GitHub be added?

It seems status-completed, answer from Geoff Dalgas: The GitHub PR was finally approved and merged: https://stackoverflow.blog/2019/11/11/announcing-support-for-github-authentication-in-stack-...
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Is Stack Exchange part of the OpenID Foundation?

This means StackExchange is not a member of the OpenID Foundation, right? Right. does that mean anything with respect to SE being an OpenID provider? No. You don't need to be a member of the ...
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Why do meta sites use fourth-level domains?

A simple fix would be make all the metas subdomains of this site. workplace.meta.stackexchange.com It still messes with the child cookies, but you shouldn't be giving children that many cookies ...
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Private beta site login vs OpenID: how to untagle the web?

Google are deprecating their support for OpenId in favor of OAuth 2.0. As part of that, they no longer accept new domain names into their OpenId provider - that's why a beta site, which has a new ...
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How will someone be able to log in if they removed their Facebook account and ...?

There's a loophole here: if you still have access to the email address associated with your Facebook account, you can register for a Stack Exchange OpenId using the same email and log into your ...
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Protect my account from deletion

Oded's comment covers it entirely: If you request a self delete, you will have 24 hours to reverse the decision (prominent link on your profile page) - it will not be deleted immediately. That ...
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My Stack Overflow account is detached from my other Stack Exchange accounts

If I go to your network profile starting from your account here on Meta.SE, I see your SO account -- among several others. If I go to your SO account from there, though, I see what you see -- an SO ...
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Stack Exchange OpenID removal

I see your message of Wednesday that confirmed the removal of the OpenID account. And I've deleted that account for you. Of note, Stack Exchange OpenID removal is rarely an urgent issue from our ...
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Logging out from Stack Exchange does not work

You're confused how logging out actually works when you've authenticated with an OpenID provider. Logging out on our site just clears your session on our site. You still need to go to the OpenID ...
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How will someone be able to log in if they removed their Facebook account and ...?

If you no longer can log in to your Facebook account, or any other OpenID provider you are using for a Stack Exchange account, then you can no longer log in to your Stack Exchange account either. You ...
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How to get myself recognised on a new Stack Exchange site

Any 'disconnected' account is not using the same OpenID account(s) as the other, connected accounts. To have your accounts across SE sites associated, use the same OpenID accounts. Once connected, ...
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How to migrate my ID to a new Google account?

This thread is way too old. But, now we can add more accounts. Its quite visible Got to your profile. Click on "Edit Profile & Settings" tab/option. That will be one of the 3 options just below ...
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Catch 22: when an openID fails

We're looking at this. In the meantime, use 'other' as the reason on the contact form, point to this meta post and give us links to both of your profiles - we'll take care of the merge manually. (...
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Find my username and password for a Stack Overflow account

I created my stack account by using my google id Great. So that's how you login. But still i don't know the username and password for my stack account You don't have any. Because you use Google ...
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Please, let me log out nice-and-easy, Stack Exchange

The problem is, next time I click Log in, I’ll be logged in with the previous credentials, no questions ask. That's because you are still logged into your OpenID provider, e.g. Google. If you want ...
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How do I change the email address associated with my Stack Exchange OpenID?

Managed to do this using process similar to petersv's answer, but used an outside login as the in-between account. (first three steps from petersv's answer) Create new stackexchange account Go to ...
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"Server Error in '/' Application" on SEDE with new auth

This was the result of bad assumptions in the profile after the OAuth changes. A fix has been deployed - and since it's open source you can just view the change here :)
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Log-in bug with Area 51

If you're running any browser extensions like HTTPS Everywhere, turn them off. Area 51 login doesn't support that sort of forcing of HTTPS. (SSL support is on our list and work continues to make it a ...
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403 Forbidden error when attempting to log into stackexchange.com

I finally determined the root-cause: the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance that filters our HTTP traffic is configured to prevent access to URLs whose length exceeds a certain threshold. On older ASA ...
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Can log in with removed login

Simply removing the login from your My Logins section of your profile does not actually delete the OpenID account. It can still be used to login and create an account. In this case, since it was ...
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What does "your own URL" mean and how does it work?

The <link> tags are for OpenID delegation, which allows you to use a URL owned by you as the endpoint for an OpenID login, but have the actual authentication handled by the Stack Exchange OpenID ...
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Symantec's Personal Identity Portal (PIP) login route will be removed soon

We notified users who had Verisign as their only login credential of the impending shutdown a while back. Now that September 12 has come and gone, I pushed a change to remove it from all login and ...
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Yahoo breach - what are the consequences for Stack Exchange OpenID logins?

From what I have read no credentials were saved in plain text, as you might expect from a company as Yahoo. Hashed credentials were compromised, so that means that if you have the salt, a password ...
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