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Bug #16734

Gmail does not require OAuth

Added by cbrownstein 4 months ago. Updated 3 months ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Target version:
Start date:
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Type of work:
End-user documentation
Blueprint:
Starter:
Affected tool:
Email Client

Description

https://tails.boum.org/doc/anonymous_internet/thunderbird/index.en.html

On that page it is stated that "It is impossible to connect to email providers that require the OAuth authentication mechanism such as GMail or Mail.ru"

However, Gmail does not require OAuth authentication and I can confirm it is possible to access Gmail with Thunderbird in Tails.

See: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/185833?hl=en

I do not know if Mail.ru actually requires OAuth.

I propose removing Gmail as an example.


Related issues

Blocks Tails - Feature #15941: Core work 2018Q4 → 2019Q2: Technical writing Resolved 09/11/2018

Associated revisions

Revision 1924cb41
Added by sajolida 4 months ago

Merge remote-tracking branch 'cbrownstein/doc/16734-gmail-oauth' (Closes: #16734)

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri 4 months ago

  • Affected tool set to Email Client

I guess this might have something to do with our patches (#6156).
@anonym might be able to shed some light on this issue :)

#2 Updated by anonym 4 months ago

Indeed, our patches disable OAuth2 so it will work for services that allow other authentication methods (I have not ever seen any service offer only OAuth2). So the docs should be updated!

#3 Updated by cbrownstein 4 months ago

  • Status changed from Confirmed to In Progress
  • QA Check changed from Dev Needed to Ready for QA

Here's a branch:

https://0xacab.org/cbrownstein/tails/commits/doc/16734-gmail-oauth

anonym wrote:

Indeed, our patches disable OAuth2 so it will work for services that allow other authentication methods (I have not ever seen any service offer only OAuth2).

In light of this, I removed the entire note instead of just the Gmail example.

#4 Updated by intrigeri 4 months ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Needs Validation

#5 Updated by sajolida 4 months ago

  • Status changed from Needs Validation to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

#6 Updated by sajolida 4 months ago

  • Assignee deleted (sajolida)
  • Target version set to Tails_3.15
  • % Done changed from 100 to 0

Good catch!

#7 Updated by anonym 3 months ago

  • Target version changed from Tails_3.15 to Tails_3.14.1

#8 Updated by sajolida 2 months ago

  • Blocks Feature #15941: Core work 2018Q4 → 2019Q2: Technical writing added

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