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Re: Making GNUS continue to work with Gmail

From: Gregory Heytings
Subject: Re: Making GNUS continue to work with Gmail
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2020 21:47:03 +0000
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2. For any other LSA, contact your admin or ask the developer of the app you are using to start supporting OAuth.

3. *If the developer won’t update their app, you will need to switch to a client that offers OAuth.*

The issue is not whether Gnus supports OAuth. It does (more precisely, it is possible to set up a configuration with which it does). OAuth is a standard.

The issue is how to use OAuth with Google accounts in a way that is compatible with the GNU principles.

For the specific case of G Suite accounts, this issue does not exist, because there is no need for the user, or for those who created the application, to interact with Google: your admin can provide you the necessary OAuth credentials. If you "contact your admin" (see point 2 above) and convince them to make your mail client an app that users of your organization can use to access their G Suite mail account, they create a set of OAuth credentials (these are simply two long strings) and give them to you (and to other users wishing to use the same mail client). You put these credentials in your mail client configuration, and from then on it can access your mail account (after going through the OAuth grant process with a browser).


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