From: Vasyl Vavrychuk <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: Vasyl Vavrychuk <email@example.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: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (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), the password will be saved in the credential store so you won't have to type it the next time. -- 2.23.0
next 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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