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    Ran across an interesting (new?) issue with gmail this morning when I tried to add my daughter's gmail account to a webOS device. It kept rejecting the password with the 'invalid credentials' message, and I knew I had typed it in right - even pasted it in from Keyring the second time. I checked a while ago via the web and found a couple of email saying the login attempts were blocked this morning. That led me to this page, that says they are blocking access by 'less secure devices or apps':

    If you already access your gmail account on your webOS device, you're probably fine, but if you try to add one and repeatedly get an invalid credentials message, check that page, where you can turn off this restriction.
    Last edited by Grabber5.0; 10/08/2014 at 10:43 PM.
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  2. #2  
    This may be the proverbial "final nail in the coffin". Been hanging on and fighting the good fight, but if there is no patch to compensate, not sure if I need a not much more than a game machine in pocket.
    "Sometimes I feel like an OS-less child..."
    (with apologies to Billie Holiday )
  3.    #3  
    I meant to add you can turn it off on that page. Sorry.
  4. #4  
    Happily it doesn't apply if you enable 2-factor authentication on your Google account. On following the link:
    This setting is not available for accounts with 2-Step Verification enabled. Such accounts require an application-specific password for less secure apps access.
    I've never had problems with using app-specific passwords on my Pre 2.
  5. #5  
    God, I feel like our city is finally beginning collapse in on itself.
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  6. #6  
    As far as I know, this is not a new security setting in gMail. I've had 'less secure apps and devices' enabled for I don't know how long (but at least more than a year). I don't remember why I changed it as it was a long time ago...possibly for my desktop client.

    Anyway, I don't think there's anything to worry about for webOS.
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  7.    #7  
    It is certainly possible that the setting is not new, but I had never encountered it until I tried to add this particular account to my Pre2. Interestingly, it is not the newest gmail account in our family by at least a year - I created a new account a month or two ago to test the c+DAV connector and added it to the same phone without issue.
  8. #8  
    Thanks, that fixed it.
    Just call me Berd.
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