Bug 746967 - "Online accounts" utility fails to add new account if system time is incorrect
"Online accounts" utility fails to add new account if system time is incorrect
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2011-10-18 08:35 EDT by Petr Schindler
Modified: 2013-02-13 08:04 EST (History)
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Description Petr Schindler 2011-10-18 08:35:31 EDT
Description of problem:
Error occurs when I want to add google account in gnome-control-center online accounts. Error message: "Error creating account - Error getting a Request Token: Bad Request"

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How reproducible:
From user menu (in top right corner) choose "Online Accounts". Click on plus button. Account type set to Google and press Add... Error message is shown then. It happens always I try, no matter if I'm connected via wifi or cable.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. In terminal run `gnome-control-center online-accounts` or choose "Online Accounts' from user menu (in top right corner). 
2. Click on plus button.
3. Set "Account type" to Google (there is only this one) and click on Add button.
4. Error message occurs
Actual results:
After clicking on add button an error message is shown. Text is "Error creating account - Error getting a Request Token: Bad Request"

Expected results:
System should login to google account and set up synchronization between desktop and online account.

Additional info:
I think that this bug is against final blocker criterion no. 14 "All elements of the default panel (or equivalent) configuration in all release-blocking desktops must function correctly in common use"
Comment 1 Adam Williamson 2011-10-18 19:11:09 EDT
with today's updates (3.2.1) it works here, though it's somewhat inelegant - I get a sawn-off Google login window, not an error message. Can you re-test?
Comment 2 Jit Ray Chowdhury 2011-10-19 05:07:03 EDT
This is due to wrong system time/date. I had one day more than the current date, and this problem occur. Also Ubuntu One was not functional
Comment 3 Petr Schindler 2011-10-20 08:57:46 EDT
I can confirm that. I had set bad time (-4 hours from right time). When I set right time it works properly. But I don't like the error message which was given to me, it doesn't say anything about problem.
Comment 4 Adam Williamson 2011-10-20 14:41:01 EDT
I'm going executive-unpropose this as a blocker, then, as it seems pretty clear that it isn't one. But let's leave the bug open in case GNOME folks feel the behaviour can be improved.
Comment 5 Jack Waterworth 2011-11-08 13:54:08 EST
I have the same problem with F16 gold. Adjusting my clock fixed the issue.
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