Opened 4 years ago

Closed 9 months ago

#17516 closed enhancement (wontfix)

GTalk connection doesn't work when "less secure apps" is turned off

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Component: Archived/Tor Messenger Version:
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Description

A while back Google offered a security feature to disallow logins from applications using login technology deemed "less secure" (see [1] and [2]). Apparently, Tor Messenger doesn't use what Google deems "secure" login technology (for the record, neither does Adium).

It would be good if Tor Messenger supported the "secure" method of login, or otherwise explained why it would be acceptable to turn "less secure authentication" on in Google's configuration. GTalk is widely used, and it would be beneficial to support it in its most secure configuration.

[1] http://www.ghacks.net/2014/07/21/gmail-starts-block-less-secure-apps-enable-access/
[2] https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6010255?hl=en

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by arlolra

Linking #17477

comment:4 Changed 9 months ago by traumschule

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

<+sukhe> hello. yes, I think it's fine to close the tickets. thanks for doing what we should done earlier :)

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