Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1285708
Google address book access fails due to ClientLogin being phased out
Last modified: 2015-11-26 05:46:13 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"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add a Google address book (or create a Google account in Evolution)
2. Try to access the contents
The above error.
The contents of the Google address book.
The above URL displays the error background from Google - apparently, they have migrated to OAuth 2.0 a while ago.
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.