MINOR feature request - Stackexchange Launchpad authentication - Include notice that advides SE launchpad login is only for ubuntu and has been phased out by SE

Asked by Julien Tremblay McLellan on 2019-04-23

SOLVED see https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/327205/askubuntu-can-se-add-a-notice-for-users-creating-accounts-via-launchpad-auth

Summary:

Minor request, to include a small fyi message, to inform users creating their SE account via launchpad auth, that launchpad auth only works on https://askubuntu.com and has been discontinued for all other SE sites.

References:
https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/307647/support-for-openid-ended-on-july-25-2018/308462#comment1020541_308462

I am new, and did not find this issue previously discussed. Pardon me, if I missed some discussion regarding this feature request when logging in via Launchpad in https://askubuntu.com.

I suggest adding a notice, that currently Launchpad authentication is only enabled on https://askubuntu.com and no other stackexchange site, which, adds a step in order to login to SE sites, as authentification can only be enabled by passing by https://askubuntu.com.

It really is of minute importance, but, details matter.

Great work, on the service, though. I use ubuntu products extensively, and passionately.

Julien Tremblay McLellan
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https://launchpad.net/~jtremblaymclellan

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Julien Tremblay McLellan
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2019-04-23
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2019-04-23
Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #1

Requests to change Launchpad's code should really be filed as bugs, not questions; questions expire after a period of time and aren't really suitable for feature requests.

For what it's worth, while I see the utility, I think this would be pretty hard; it would have to be hacked in as a very special case in a rather weird place. Perhaps it would be better to ask the SE folks to add this as a note on AskUbuntu at the point where you're selecting Launchpad auth, since they already have a special case there anyway?

> it would have to be hacked in as a very special case in a rather weird place. Perhaps it would be better to ask the SE folks to add this as a note on AskUbuntu at the point where you're selecting Launchpad auth, since they already have a special case there anyway?

Good idea.

The juice is not worth the squeeze from I am hearing.

>Requests to change Launchpad's code should really be filed as bugs, not questions; questions expire after a period of time and aren't really suitable for feature requests.

Okay thank you. I was not aware of that. I am still new around here.

Can we just close the issue. I will open a question on meta.stackexchange.com to discuss this concern of mine.

Can we just close the issue. I will open a question on meta.stackexchange.com to discuss this concern of mine.

Wait I will link to my new discussion, before closing this.