Back in the days, when I decided to join StackOverflow, I was forced to create an OpenID – because this is the way to login on StackOverflow.
I decided to use an independent OpenID provider, called myOpenID. I also set up OpenID delegation. This way I could use my own domain name as my OpenID. (OpenID uses URLs as user names, like
Now, myOpenID is shutting down on Feburary 1, 2014. Thus, I had to switch my OpenID provider.
Fortunately, OpenID delegation makes this easy – you just replace the two delegation
<link> tags and you’re done.
Unfortunately, not all OpenID providers seem to support this. I tried Google (which should work according to this), but StackOverflow always wanted to create a new account for me. (May also be StackOverflow’s fault, I don’t know.)
Fortunately, StackOverflow provides its own OpenID service:
So I created a new OpenID there, replaced the
<link> tags (details), done. Works like a charm.