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I got the following message at logon:

OpenID 2.0 for Google Accounts is going away

Some applications and websites use OpenID 2.0 for authentication when you're signing in, and to access data that you've given them permission to access. Starting April 20, 2015, OpenID 2.0 will no longer work for Google Accounts.

If you've seen a warning that's brought you to this page, it means that you're using an application or website with OpenID 2.0 and may be affected by this change. For more information, we recommend you visit that application's help center, or contact its support team.

If you're a developer of an application that uses OpenID 2.0, you can learn how to migrate to OpenID Connect and the OpenID 2.0 end of life schedule.

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Do I have to change anything to access this Forum here after April 20th?

asked 02 Feb '15, 11:28

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edited 02 Feb '15, 11:44

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Volker Barth


Thank you for asking this question. We were not aware of this change. We are investigating the options and will provide an answer when we know what, if anything, needs to be done by the forum users.

(02 Feb '15, 22:30) Mark Culp

As you indicated, Google is removing support for its OpenID 2.0 service as of April 20, 2015. This means that after that date, you will not be able to authentication to the forum using the existing Google provider.

We have scheduled a software upgrade to the forum for Saturday, March 28th, 2015 at 9am EST (1400 UTC). After this upgrade, you will be You are now able to use Google+ as an authentication provider. This is Google’s replacement for the Google OpenID 2.0 provider. You do not need a Google+ account to do this, just the same Google account you already use.

To change providers, log into the forum and then click your user name at the very top of the page. Under “User tools”, click “Authentication settings”. Click “Add new provider” and on the next page, click the Google+ button. You may have to log into your Google account.

Once you have added the Google+ provider, you can remove the old Google provider by clicking the “remove” link next to it.

Users with a Google authentication provider (who do not have a Google+ provider) will see a banner at the top of the page reminding them to make this change, with a link to this question. This information will also be added to the FAQ.

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answered 24 Feb '15, 09:08

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edited 14 Apr '15, 22:38

Just to clarify: Am I right that there will be no behaviour change for authentication with different OpenID providers (like Verisign in my case)?

(24 Feb '15, 09:58) Volker Barth
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You are correct. Other OpenID providers will continue to work as they do now.

(24 Feb '15, 10:01) Graeme Perrow
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