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From: Vasyl Vavrychuk <vvavrychuk@gmail.com>
To: git@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Vasyl Vavrychuk <vvavrychuk@gmail.com>
Subject: [PATCH] Documentation/git-send-email.txt: Mention less secure app access might need to enable.
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2020 15:54:19 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200817125419.1655-1-vvavrychuk@gmail.com> (raw)

Looks like Google changed gmail security and now less secure app access
needs to be explicitly enabled if 2-factor authentication is not in
place, otherwise send-mail fails with:

  5.7.8 Username and Password not accepted. Learn more at
  5.7.8  https://support.google.com/mail/?p=BadCredentials v5sm13756502ede.13 - gsmtp
---
 Documentation/git-send-email.txt | 6 +++++-
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-send-email.txt b/Documentation/git-send-email.txt
index 0a69810147..5aed3f5b1d 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-send-email.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-send-email.txt
@@ -494,6 +494,10 @@ edit ~/.gitconfig to specify your account settings:
 	smtpServerPort = 587
 ----
 
+If you do not have multifactor authentication setup on your gmail account, you
+need to allow less secure app access. Visit
+https://myaccount.google.com/lesssecureapps to enable it.
+
 If you have multifactor authentication setup on your gmail account, you will
 need to generate an app-specific password for use with 'git send-email'. Visit
 https://security.google.com/settings/security/apppasswords to create it.
@@ -505,7 +509,7 @@ following commands:
 	$ edit outgoing/0000-*
 	$ git send-email outgoing/*
 
-The first time you run it, you will be prompted for your credentials.  Enter the
+The first time you run it, you will be prompted for your credentials. Enter the
 app-specific or your regular password as appropriate.  If you have credential
 helper configured (see linkgit:git-credential[1]), the password will be saved in
 the credential store so you won't have to type it the next time.
-- 
2.23.0


             reply	other threads:[~2020-08-17 12:54 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-17 12:54 Vasyl Vavrychuk [this message]
2020-08-17 17:16 ` Eric Sunshine
2020-08-29 15:39   ` Vasyl Vavrychuk
2020-08-29 18:33     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-29 19:29       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-06 21:52         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-12-22 19:58           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-01-07 11:11     ` [PATCH v3] git-send-email.txt: mention less secure app access with Gmail Denton Liu
2021-01-07 20:37       ` Eric Sunshine

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