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The obvious choice: Guaranteed to exist and be supported by Stack Exchange for as long as Stack Exchange exists.


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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 manually each time will be a pain, so I would suggest that you replace the button with a "My Favorite OpenID Provider" button, which then fills in a user ...


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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.stackexchange.com/user and click the "Use your own URL to log in" link Then copy the copy the url from the second entry similar to: https://openid.stackexchange.com/...


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Even though we aren't responsible for any third-party support or lack thereof, MyOpenID affects Stack Exchange users, so yes, it is a good idea for us to warn people that they might want to move away from it. I'm exploring what the best way to reach users who only access Stack Exchange through MyOpenID. We will prompt them in some manner to add an ...


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PBKDF2 based on HMAC-SHA1 with twenty-thousand iterations (the latter is set in our configuration). Just check the code (search for SecureHash and go from there).


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This question has been analyzed, from a technical perspective, over on IT Security.SE: see Appropriate password requirements for a login (OpenID) service/provider/delegate/thing. (See also Recommended policy on password complexity.) For instance, I'll highlight my answer, where I argue against going overboard on password restrictions, based upon usability ...


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Someone is either playing a joke on you, or doing this to simply rattle you. They've been using your email across a few IP's to create unregistered accounts on random sites, where they basically paste the contents of your profile into a question. I've deleted four fictitious accounts so far, and I'm on the lookout for more. I've also made sure that the ...


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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 the scenes. It looks like OpenID, mostly, and we make it work for old accounts by virtue of having spent the past few years asking for email addresses along with ...


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If you have your own domain and homepage, the best you can do is using that as your OpenID account. Fortunately you don't need to set up a whole OpenID server there, as OpenID supports delegation. Just register to an OpenID provider which supports delegated accounts (MyOpenID was like this, but fortunately Stack Exchange is also okay), and add the following ...


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Once upon a time, you used MyOpenID to log in on Stack Overflow. But back in August, you removed that credential from your account, adding instead a Google account and relying on that to authenticate you. Then, today, you tried to log in with your MyOpenID credentials again. Since those were no longer associated with your account, a new account was created. ...


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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, which will remove claimId (and a couple of others) that are no longer in operation. The obsolete openId providers will be gone in the next builds of either. ...


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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. Disabling the addon allows for the login to work without issue. Enabling it again afterwards doesn't cause any issues with the rest of the site. The root cause ...


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It's not actually up most of the time even though it's supposed to still be operational. We don't want to even implicitly encourage people to sign up with myOpenID, so we removed the button. You can still sign in with it (assuming the service works) entering your myOpenID URL manually after clicking "show more login options" on the login page. Far as ...


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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 Stack Exchange, it shouldn't a problem, but a vast majority of the users who get this message will probably be brand new to Stack Exchange, and I'd be worried ...


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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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You can change your OpenID. Just go to your profile -> click my logins -> click add more logins.... You can also remove your old login (i.e. YahooID).


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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-overflow/


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We probably should stop referring to "OpenID" anything altogether since the term tends to just cause varying amounts of confusion among our users. In the meantime, we don't make any distinction between actual OpenID providers and everything else because the distinction is largely meaningless. Being technically correct about each specific protocol doesn't ...


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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 domain name doesn't work with Google OpenId. This is a recent development, which caught us by surprise, while trying to launch a new beta site. We are still ...


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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 existing Stack Exchange account using that. We trust Facebook not to tell us you use an email address that isn't your own, so all you have to do is demonstrate ...


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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 anyway, and you already work around this issue in so many other places for login that it probably isn't that painful. Then you just need another wildcard ...


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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 should be enough to avoid the issue you seem to be paranoid about. Though - the real answer is - log out every time if you are really worried about such a thing - ...


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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 account with no other accounts showing. If I go from there to your network profile, I reach a different network profile that shows no accounts. (Look at the ...


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I can't reproduce anything about your redirect issue. The URL does get redirected, and it's supposed to get redirected, but I do not experience any errors with loading the chat page. As far as adding a video to your profile: no you can't do that, and they will never allow you to do that. If you want, post a link to the video. But they will never support ...


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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 provider and either log out there or remove Stack's access to the account. If you use a Stack Exchange OpenID for login, you need to go to http://openid....


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I believe you are misinterpreting the requirements. From the post that Kyle Cronin linked in his comment: Must contain 3 of: lower case character, upper case character, number, special character. Cannot contain any public account field. Must have at least 8 unique characters You seem to think this means a minimum of 3 of each of those character ...


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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 the logo Click on "My Logins" of section "SITE SETTINGS" on left hand side menu You can add/remove logins there I was searching of the same and came across ...


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Thanks for reporting - I have now removed claimID as an OpenID provider from our codebase. This will be out in the next build rev 2013.12.13.1227 (meta rev 2013.12.13.1759).


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Trying to sign up with an email that's already registered fails with a useless error: Note that on openid.stackexchange.com, trying to register an already-registered email address tells you this explicitly: I would expect at least the same behavior from the integrated signup.


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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 can avoid this situation by adding more than one OpenId provider to your account:


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