Live Reports and Gmail 10-12-15
If you use a Gmail account for your live reports email you may have had a frustrating experience of the Live-Reports giving you an error message. Turns out Google has made a change and they won’t allow “unsecured” applications to log in unless you give your permission.
From Google’s website:
Allow less secure apps to access accounts
We have added a feature that allows you to block sign in attempts at the domain or Organizational Unit level from some apps or devices that do not use modern security standards.
See the Frequently Asked Questions section below for examples of apps that do not support the latest security standards.
Since these apps and devices are easier to break into, blocking them helps keep your users’ accounts safer.
Default less secure apps account access
Existing users with any programmatic login requests with plain passwords in the last 90 days will be able to use less secure apps by default. New Google Apps users and existing Google Apps users with no programmatic login requests with plain passwords in the last 90 days will not. Instead, by default, they will see a “Password incorrect” error when trying to sign in to less secure apps.
Enabling less secure apps to access accounts
- Sign in to the Google Admin console .
- Click Security > Basic settings.
Where is it?
- Under Less secure apps, select Go to settings for less secure apps.
- In the subwindow, check Allow users to manage their access to less secure apps .
Once you’ve set Allow users to manage their access to less secure apps to on, affected users within the selected group or Organizational Unit will be able to toggle access for less secure apps on or off themselves.
In order to give it permission log into your Gmail account and choose Sign-in and Security.
scroll to the bottom of the page. Turn on “Allow less secure Apps”
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