Gtalk keeps asking for password

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kryamitchell
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Gtalk keeps asking for password

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I am trying to setup GTalk on Adium. I have enabled it on Googles side, and tested it out with the browser and it works fine.

When I try and login, it just keeps prompting me for the password. I have gone through everything I can think of, including trying to setup as XMPP/Jabber and it gives me the same problem.

I also tried the instructions here: https://accounts.google.com/DisplayUnlockCaptcha

Nothing is working! I have another GTalk account working fine right no, but this one refuses to go in!

Any ideas?
Japheth
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Re: Gtalk keeps asking for password

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You may need to assign an application specific password for Adium:

http://support.google.com/accounts/bin/ ... wer=185833

That's how I got mine to work.
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Re: Gtalk keeps asking for password

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Same problem here with a Gtalk and also with a Facebook.
EDIT: Looks I found solution for my problem, not sure if it will help you: http://osxdaily.com/2012/03/15/mac-apps ... in-access/
EDIT 2: Nah, it looks like it solved just a problem with a Gtalk :( Facebook still cannot auto-login.
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Robby
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Re: Gtalk keeps asking for password

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kryamitchell, which version of OS X are you on?
kryamitchell
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Re: Gtalk keeps asking for password

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I am not using Two Factor authentication, so the Application Specific Password does not apply.

Keychain fix did nothing as well.

I am running 10.8.3
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Re: Gtalk keeps asking for password

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It is because Google blocks sign-in attempts from apps which do not use modern security standards (mentioned on their support page). You can however, turn on/off this safety feature by going to the link below:

Go to this link and select Turn On
https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps

Moreover google block an ip when you try to send a email since a unusual location, so, you can unblock in the next link

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6009563

and clicked in

accounts.google.com/DisplayUnlockCaptcha .
chrisgo
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Re: Gtalk keeps asking for password

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You really have 2 solutions

* Allow less secure apps
* Turn on 2-factor and then have a specific app password for Adium
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This was a terrific help to a really bugging problem. Thank you!
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Re: Gtalk keeps asking for password

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I have not been able to login to gtalk in a while and I only receive this error. Maybe Adium doesn't work anymore with gtalk. I do not want to use the web for hangouts, adium was more convenient after years.
Error: Not Authorized
I tried to turn on 2-step in my google acct and that did not seem to help.

This worked: https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps

I was able to make a password for Adium and it logged in again.
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