Announcing: Support for GitHub Authentication in Stack Overflow

We are always looking for ways to make it easier to be a part of the Stack Overflow community. One of the ways we make things easy is by offering the option to log in via other services, like Google or Facebook. As of today, we’re adding another option to log in – GitHub!

What this means to you is that you can now sign in to Stack Overflow by choosing GitHub when logging in, just like you can do now with Google or Facebook. 

Speaking as one of the developers who helped build this, I’m excited to bring this feature to our community especially because it’s been a longstanding request from our users. It just makes sense. And as a developer, I’m constantly on GitHub and Stack Overflow. It’s like chocolate and peanut butter. Or mechanical keyboards and three monitors. Our job is to make developers’ jobs easier and having a single way to log in to both Stack Overflow and GitHub is a small step towards that goal.

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  1. Re *”…longstanding request from our users”*: Citation needed.

  2. This is a feature addition to Stack Overflow. Can you post these things on Meta instead of here? You even left an answer on the question Ryan Donovan linked to, with a simple link to this blog post. Feature addition posts belong on Meta.

    1. Seems reasonable to me, but I don’t think that Stackers (as I learned they are now called) will be communicating with users on Meta for much longer. See the new SO blog post, especially at the end,

  3. Cool.

    If we previously have used Google or Facebook as out login method, we will be able to link the account using GitHub?

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