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comment is there a way to use my app to authenticate users with only a StackOverflow account with the stackExchange oauth api 2.1?
The situation is indeed quite strange. A user could create a bare StackExchange.com account for use as an OpenID, but that account isn't necessarily connected to other sites in the SE network, and it basically has no useful information that you can use with the StackExchange API. From my understanding, you can't even pull a display name or a profile link from such an account because these are only available in the "sub-accounts" of the other SE sites.