Bug 1285708 - Google address book access fails due to ClientLogin being phased out
Google address book access fails due to ClientLogin being phased out
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: evolution-data-server (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Milan Crha
Desktop QE
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Reported: 2015-11-26 05:28 EST by Grega Bremec
Modified: 2015-11-26 05:46 EST (History)
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Description Grega Bremec 2015-11-26 05:28:33 EST
Description of problem:

Upon trying to access a Google address book, I get the following error:

"This address book cannot be opened.  This either means that an incorrect URI was entered, or the server is unreachable."

"Detailed error message: Unable to connect to 'Contacts': The requested resource was not found: https://developers.google.com/accounts/docs/AuthForInstalledApps"

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add a Google address book (or create a Google account in Evolution)
2. Try to access the contents

Actual results:
The above error.

Expected results:
The contents of the Google address book.

Additional info:
The above URL displays the error background from Google - apparently, they have migrated to OAuth 2.0 a while ago.
Comment 1 Milan Crha 2015-11-26 05:46:13 EST
Thanks fro a bug report. That's a known issue since the Google server disabled the ClientLogin. The current "workaround" is to setup the Google account in GNOME Online Accounts (gnome-control-center->Online Accounts), which uses OAuth and thus works as expected. The upcoming upstream stable version 3.20.0 will allow added Google accounts with OAuth authentication directly in the evolution.

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