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From Ian Maxon <>
Subject Re: How to Link (in Gerrit) your old Yahoo ID to a Google/Github login
Date Fri, 03 Feb 2017 21:50:08 GMT
If anyone runs into the same problem just let me know. Somehow Chen's
old account wasn't tied to the Yahoo ID he used to login, so it made a
new account.

On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 1:42 PM, Chen Li <> wrote:
> Ian did something magic.   Now I log in using my google account, and can
> see my real (better) name :-)
> Chen
> On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 10:11 PM, Chen Li <> wrote:
>> I followed these steps and linked my gmail account.  But the gerrit site
>> shows a weird account for me "Anon. E. Moose (1000151)".  When I tried to
>> "add me" to the changes at,
>> it lists me as "1000151".  Any idea how to fix it?
>> Chen
>> On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 4:06 PM, Ian Maxon <> wrote:
>>> Hey all,
>>> Once Gerrit is actually upgraded (hopefully tonight) you should go
>>> ahead and link a Google or Github account to your existing account
>>> that uses a Yahoo ID. From that point on you can sign in via that auth
>>> method and not bother with Yahoo anymore.
>>> Firstly, however, when the upgraded site comes online, _DON'T_ try to
>>> login via Google/Gerrit if you already have an account on Gerrit. This
>>> creates two accounts! What you really want is to link your
>>> Google/Github identity to your existing account.
>>> To be able to login via Google/Github without creating two accounts,
>>> log in with your Yahoo ID as normal once the upgrade is finished, then
>>> click your name in the top right hand corner and go to "Settings".
>>> Then, on the left hand side go to "Identities". Then, click the 'Link
>>> Another Identity" button on the right hand side. This will take you to
>>> the login screen again, but this time instead of using your Yahoo ID,
>>> just login with Google or Github and you will have added that as a way
>>> to log into your account.
>>> For those that remember, this is basically the same process we had
>>> when Google deprecated OpenID, just in reverse this time around.
>>> Thanks,
>>> - Ian

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