Google and two steps authentification

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Google and two steps authentification

Postby Oni » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:08 am


I've been using Adium for years now, and I just activated two steps authentification on my Google account. Now, Adium won't connect to my Google account, which was expected, but I don't see any way to activate the two steps authentification within the app so I can connect again. Is there something I overlooked?


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Re: Google and two steps authentification

Postby shaosean » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:43 am
The result in there said you need to have an account..

Found this article as well that describes setting up an application specific password for applications that don't support Google's two-factor authentication.. ... ntication/ ... -isn-t-wor
Try using the password generator in gmail settings. When you type in the name of the application it generates an application specific password. However, in the box you should not type in 'Adium' as your application name. Instead, you should put "GoogleTalk/Pidgin" as your application name. Paste the generated password in your adium login and you will be set!

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