[Pidgin] #12586: Google Talk reporting Not Authorized

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Mon Apr 11 09:34:42 EDT 2016

#12586: Google Talk reporting Not Authorized
 Reporter:  jdashton  |       Owner:  darkrain42
     Type:  defect    |      Status:  closed
Milestone:            |   Component:  Google Talk
  Version:  2.7.3     |  Resolution:  cantfix
 Keywords:            |

Comment (by Jarve1024):

 Replying to [comment:6 mmcco]:
 > For what it's worth, this error now happens when the user has two-factor
 authentication enabled for their Google account. Here's a guide to fixing
 > http://mylinuxbook.com/how-to-get-pidgin-working-with-gtalk/
 > This is too bad - Google Talk is the first protocol that a lot of new
 Pidgin users try. It's a little hard to set up, and this authentication
 issue can cause it to fail in a vague way.
 > There's no obvious solution. We could maybe notify users who are adding
 a Google Talk account. Ideally, Google would respond with a more
 informative error message, but that doesn't seem like a feasible change.

 Chrome currently flags that link as containing malware.

 To log in when 2-Factor Authentication is enabled, you need to create an
 app specific password. It is not convenient if you're unwilling to save
 your password.

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/12586#comment:7>
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