[Standards] XMPP OAuth2 login at Google

Thijs Alkemade thijs at xnyhps.nl
Mon Apr 20 08:15:11 UTC 2015


[Reviving a very old thread]

It looks like today is going to be the day Google shuts down ClientLogin [1],
and with that, SASL PLAIN [2]. This might be the final nail in the coffin of
XMPP support for Google Talk, as I fear few clients have implemented X-OAUTH2.

We have an update in beta for Adium, but working on that while knowing Google
could shut down the XMPP interface any day was not very motivating.

Thijs

[1] = https://developers.google.com/identity/protocols/AuthForInstalledApps
[2] = http://googledevelopers.blogspot.com/2012/09/adding-oauth-20-support-for-imapsmtp.html
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