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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Facebook SSO fails after change of email address

You had an old network stub registered with the second email address using a Google login. Attempting to login with Facebook with the same email was attempting to merge those two accounts together, ...
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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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WordPress.com button is going away from login/signup screens

If you set up your account with WordPress OpenID like I did and want to create a regular Stack Exchange OpenID (a.k.a. "log in with email") for your account, follow these directions. You can also ...
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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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Why is log in via Stack Exchange OpenID so complicated?

The email/password fields are the Stack Exchange OpenID credentials. We optimized the UI for the majority of people who neither know nor particularly care about what OpenID is. So, no need to click "...
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How do I change the email address associated with my Stack Exchange OpenID?

I was able to do this using Albert Chu’s and petersv’s comments as guides. I created a new account account at https://openid.stackexchange.com/. This account was then automatically associated with my ...
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Cannot log into Area 51 with OpenID

Workaround: I had the same issue (failed login to Area 51) with a non-SE OpenID account. FWIW my OpenID URL uses a delegate. I could still log in everywhere else on SE. I switched from Firefox to ...
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"Facebook Data Query Failed" error when logging in

We relied on the version of the Facebook API that expired on March 25. The next oldest version changed the response format of the oauth/access_token route from a URL-encoded query string to JSON. I ...
Adam Lear's user avatar
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Can't reset password for email credentials when logged in via OpenID

For anyone else who has this problem: If you want to go back from OpenID to using that old email address, use account recovery. If you don't have access to that email address, or want to migrate to a ...
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How do I delete my Stack Exchange OpenID account?

From the contact page: If you need to delete your account, merge accounts, or have an issue that can't be addressed by meta, please use the form below. So go to the page; in the "Describe ...
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Can't log to Stack Exchange using Google (OpenID) when already logged in to Stack Overflow

If I recall right, chat.stackexchange.com directs you to log in on stackexchange.com rather than a Q&A site. se.com, unfortunately, has a somewhat weird setup where it tries to create a "profile" ...
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Stack Exchange account and Data Explorer accounts are separate - can I join them?

No, the Data Explorer (data.stackexchange.com) is a completely separate system that cannot be linked to Q&A site profiles. You're welcome to edit your DE profile, though, to set whatever display ...
Adam Lear's user avatar
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WordPress.com button is going away from login/signup screens

What about inferring the OpenID URL from the e-mail address itself? When an e-mail [email protected] is entered, a request to the site is made in the background to see if the page includes the ...
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With the deprecation of OpenID support, how do I create a email-based login with the same email address

tl;dr: You don't need to do anything. When someone adds an email/password credential right now, it does create a Stack Exchange OpenID account for them behind the scenes. It then can be used as an ...
Adam Lear's user avatar
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Can't login to Area 51

This should be fixed in the latest build. The bug was... complicated: For security reasons users who are in the Teams Beta can no longer add logins we're planning to deprecate. Because of historical ...
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How can I add my email to my account?

I'm going to guess here, and probably mangle some terms - but your account for a site, and a profile for the network, are separate and disconnected. As such, if it's a site you have never been to ...
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Sites keep popping up the cookie information dialog when I am logged in as two users simultaneously on macOS

I have the same problem from running iOS 12/Safari on an iPad. But it only happens on stacks I haven't created an account on. (Newsflash, developers: people may replace their phones every 2 years, but ...
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Cannot log into Area 51 with OpenID

Double check if you've got any cookie blocker extensions installed. For example: Adblock Plus Chrome extension Actions: Whitelist *.stackexchange.com. Double check Adblock Plus tab in DevTools ...
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