Provider for Google Calendar does not accept password if 2-Step Verification

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

Calendar
Provider: GData
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
4 years ago
4 years ago

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(Reporter: Simon, Unassigned)

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Description

4 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/29.0.1547.62 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce:

I installed Provider for Google Calendar 0.18 and got the point where I needed to enter my Google password in order to access my Google Calendar via Lightning. After I entered my password, it asked for it again and again. Basically I can't access Google Calendar. I think this might be related to the fact that I have 2-Step verification with Google. I've seen similar reports via forums with this add-on. Other add-ons cater for 2-step verification, so I hope this issue can be resolved.

Updated

4 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Provider: GData
Product: Thunderbird → Calendar
Version: 17 → unspecified

Comment 1

4 years ago
I think when using 2-step verification you need to sign into Google Calendar using an application-specific password instead of your standard password: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/185833?hl=en

Could you please retest?
Flags: needinfo?(simon.rose)

Comment 2

4 years ago
I can confirm that using an application specific password, accessing my calendar with GData Provider works fine.
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Comment 3

4 years ago
Yes it does require the application specific password. I think the process needs to be more clear and specific as to what is required, as many users are not IT Professionals and will get confused and not follow through.
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Updated

4 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(simon.rose)

Comment 4

4 years ago
Closing as WFM per previous comment. 
Quoting from https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/185833?hl=en

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Sign in using application-specific passwords ... Examples of devices and applications that use ASPs include: Email clients such as Outlook, Apple Mail and Thunderbird, and Gmail and Google Calendar on your phone. Below are two examples of what you might see when using an application that requires an ASP. ...
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I guess accessing Google Calendar using Thunderbird is just another example.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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