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asked 2013-07-04 08:58:04 -0500

Faisal Aslam gravatar image

updated 2014-05-14 08:34:13 -0500

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I have set an option in my Gmail that whenever I log in to my email, it will send a code on my mobile and I enter that code to access my emails. I tried to setup my Google account in Fedora 19, but failed because it always disconnect me after some time. It says "Credentials have expired" And then I tried to log in and it will ask for code again. And when I tried to log in with application-specific password, it says "Please use your account password instead of an application-specific password." What else I can do to configure my Gmail in online accounts?

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Hi Faisal i'm facing the same issue. Have you tried without the 2 step verification

surajmshanbhag gravatar imagesurajmshanbhag ( 2013-07-04 11:12:27 -0500 )edit

I havn't tried with 2 step verification.

Faisal Aslam gravatar imageFaisal Aslam ( 2013-07-05 08:43:13 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-07-04 14:28:52 -0500

umtapao gravatar image

There are unfinished features to connect gnome-online with google account but there is a way to fix it.. (for me, I can log in to google-account and sync calender, contact and use google-talk)

How to fix.

  1. Open 'Passwords & Keys' (Seahorse) program and search for 'GOA google'
  2. 'Right Click' and open 'Properties'
  3. On 'Key' tab , expand 'Password' field and check 'Show password'
  4. look for 'password':<'(your-key)'> and set it to your application-specific password

Finish :)

PS. try to add Images but cannot :(

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+1 Worked perfectly

synsynack gravatar imagesynsynack ( 2013-07-11 10:47:45 -0500 )edit

Doesn't work in F20 anymore. No 'password'-section :-(

0nickyet gravatar image0nickyet ( 2014-08-02 17:14:37 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-07-04 12:31:32 -0500

fergatron gravatar image

I've had the same experience since Fedora 18 and because of it I no longer try to sync my Google account with Gnome. How about using Chromium and its many extensions.

Some of these extensions will act as pop-ups until you enable "Panels" in chrome:flags. It's a very cool feature.

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Agree. Instead of syncing accounts with Google, use Chrome or Chromium and download the Hangouts extention and configure an email client like Thunderbird with Gmail.

dnlsrl gravatar imagednlsrl ( 2013-07-04 13:59:34 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-06-18 20:58:34 -0500

  1. Install Seahorse program.
  2. Open 'Passwords & Keys' and search for 'GOA google'
  3. Right Click and select 'Properties'
  4. On 'Key' tab , expand 'Password' field and click the box next to 'Show password'
  5. Look for 'password':<'(your-key)'> and set it to your application-specific password.

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answered 2013-11-14 14:33:40 -0500

updated 2013-11-14 14:33:55 -0500

umtapao's fix didn't work for me as I didn't have the "password" string in the GOA properties.

But I made a workaround. I deleted the GOA properties for Google Account, and then deleted Google Account from Fedora and recreated it. This time I was able to use application-specific password from Google Accounts.

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Didn't work for me.

0nickyet gravatar image0nickyet ( 2014-08-02 17:13:51 -0500 )edit

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