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Blackberry issue with GMail two stage validation.

 
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Davido02



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:02 am    Post subject: Blackberry issue with GMail two stage validation. Reply with quote

I know this isnt a Linux issue but just wondering if anyone has come across this yet.

I recieved a mail from Google saying they have prevented a suspicious sign in to my Google account. They asked me to comfirm if I knew if the attempt was valid and as it was from Chile and I am in Belfast I said no it wasnt.

They then suggested I set up a two stage validation whereby I have a password as normal and then get txt'ed a verification code which I can then make persistent by device so I do have to enter a code each time I access Gmail. All good works on home and office pc's.

The next thing happened was I got a txt from Blackberry to say my password wasnt vaild for the gmail account, which it wasnt as it was changed and that I need to reverify. The problem now is that when I enter the new password BB says thats not valid and Im assuming this maybe has something to do with the two stage validation?

I dont see anything on the various forums about tihs. Anyone else come across this??

Thanks

David
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved to Other OS.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only time I've ever heard of this two-stage validation issue is in connection with the Pebble watch.
I don't know if there are any clues here that might prove useful, but you could have a look.
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Davido02



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rhakios,

Yep that solved it.

Google generates an application specific password which can be bolted into the BB and were away.

Many thanks

David
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