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Linking with Stack Exchange gives error "couldn't parse client_id"

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Problem:

I see the following error when I link my account with StackExchange:

Couldn't parse client_id

How we got here:

  • I click on my profile picture -> Click Edit -> Scroll down to Link with Stack Exchange -> Click Authenticate -> Enter my Stack Exchange login credentials.

Preliminary analysis:

I confirmed that my Stack Exchange login credentials are correct as follows:

  • I opened a private browsing window, logged in to my codidact account, then followed the above steps.
  • In the same window (and actually the same tab), I opened stackoverflow.com after getting the above error, and I was already logged in.

Additional information:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Browsers:
    • Brave: Version 1.7.98 Chromium: 81.0.4044.113 (Official Build) (64-bit)
    • Firefox: 73.0.1 (64-bit)
  • My account on Stack Overflow is "temporarily suspended".
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I had exactly the same poor experience when trying to use this feature after creating a new account and filling out my profile.

If this isn't going to be supported for Meta Codidact, then it should be greyed out in the profile or show some other sort of explanatory message.

Frankly, though, I don't understand why it wouldn't be supported for Meta Codidact. You shouldn't associate yourself with individual Stack Exchange site accounts. That's too much work; I don't want to have to do that for each Codidact site that I join. Instead, you should associate yourself with your Stack Exchange network account; e.g., https://stackexchange.com/users/152400/cody-gray.

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Monica Cellio‭ wrote about 4 years ago

What about cases where somebody has hidden specific site accounts on the network profile? If we could reliably get to all accounts I'd agree with you about just using the network profile; that would be much easier for everyone. Maybe the answer is to support both -- use the network profile in general, but if you've hidden accounts you can override?

ArtOfCode‭ wrote about 4 years ago

There's also the question of what happens if you want to start over and not have your SE content attached to you on some sites but not others... I can't immediately see why you'd want to do it, but it's plausible that some folks might. That's not to excuse the lousy experience there - this is still very much work-in-progress - it's just another consideration to add to the mix.

Monica Cellio‭ wrote about 4 years ago

I do agree that we need to not offer the option on sites where there's nothing to connect to. Not all communities here will have associated SE sites.

Cody Gray♦‭ wrote about 4 years ago · edited about 4 years ago

@Monica @Art (can I ping multiple people here? or no pings at all?): Those sound like arguments for allowing affected users on this platform to opt out of linking specific SE sites, rather than forcing all users to opt in to every SE site.

ArtOfCode‭ wrote about 4 years ago · edited about 4 years ago

You can ping multiple people here, but you have to use the full username :) I can see an argument for opt-out, certainly. Not sure how it'd work yet, but we're a while off coming back to this feature so we've got time to think about how it fits in. For now, I've added a setting so that it can be disabled completely for certain sites, which is now in action here on Meta.