Authentication failed: Extern uid has already been taken

Hey Everybody!

I had accidentally clicked to signin using Google once, which seemed to create a new account. I realized my mistake and I already had a regular account. So I deleted that one. Now, I wanted to associate that login with my existing account, however it’s giving me this message

Authentication failed: Extern uid has already been taken

I assume it’s because my prior account already existed. But I went through the motions to delete it already, so what do I need to do to actually get that account fully deleted? I went through the support options on the website and it sent me here.

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I have exactly same problem. I can’t connect Google account to my GitLab account with error “Authentication failed: Extern uid has already been taken”.

And when I try to log in using Google account, it tries to create new GitLab account, so there is not another GitLab account connected to my Google account… :smiley:

Trying to solve for weeks but without success. :confused: