Relationship between email address and login



As we know, there are two login way: Github login and Wikimedia Phabricator login.

I encountered a situation that confused me, I changed my email address in the profile, and when I re-login, the site tell me “create account”.

I guess, the email address in the profile must be match the email address provided by the third party auth. Otherwise, the system will consider this a new account and need to create a new account.

So, can we login to the website with an email address as username?


No. Traditional login has been disabled because that would require storing passwords, which is not a good thing to do on a host. For Github/Phabricator login it does not make sense to ask for email.

Supposedly, Discourse will support multiple email addresses (and potentially multiple Github/Phab identities) Some Time Soon.