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asked 2014-12-28 08:58:24 -0500

bry6673 gravatar image

I'm trying to sign in to Google Chat using Empathy but continue to get an "Authentication Failed" error despite using the correct password. Following the failed login, I get an e-mail from Google saying that the access was blocked and that I would have to change my settings so that my account is "no longer protected by modern security standards".

Could anyone explain where I am going wrong?

I am selecting "Google Talk" as the chat account type in Empathy.

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answered 2015-01-14 13:36:40 -0500

deadrat gravatar image

There are two ways.

1, Use GNOME online accounts and add Google account. In this method you have to sign in to google account and you have to authorize GNOME to access your account.

2, Simply add account in empathy. Here do NOT use your regular google password. You have to set up a app specific password to use in empathy.

If you use google password on empathy, google may block the login.

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answered 2015-01-14 14:16:30 -0500

florian gravatar image

updated 2015-01-14 21:03:29 -0500

Maybe you have to enable "Access for less secure apps". I have no clue what that does but I had to do it in order to access my googlemail using imap. Google describes it here. Settings can be changed here

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answered 2014-12-29 16:17:34 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

How are you trying to set up the google account in empathy? Are you using gnome-online accounts or are you trying to set up a separate account? If you're trying to set up a separate account without gnome-online accounts you may have to set up app specific passwords in your google accounts as detailed here:

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answered 2015-01-13 11:54:59 -0500

Same here. I set up the Online Accounts on Fedora Workstation 21.

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