[Standards] XMPP OAuth2 login at Google

Anu Pokharel info at monal.im
Mon Apr 20 14:40:22 UTC 2015

That’s a relief.  I noticed you did this in the newer Adium betas and was wondering what was going on. I guess it’s on my radar to complete on Monal now as well. The gradual movement away from standard XMPP in gtalk is depressing.


> On Apr 20, 2015, at 10:01 AM, Thijs Alkemade <thijs at xnyhps.nl> wrote:
>> On 20 apr. 2015, at 10:15, Thijs Alkemade <thijs at xnyhps.nl> wrote:
>> [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
> False alarm, apparently, in last February they made a new post [1] stating:
> "We’ve taken steps to provide alternatives to password authentication in other
> protocols as well. CalDAV API V2 only supports OAuth 2.0, and we’ve added
> OAuth 2.0 support to IMAP, SMTP, and XMPP. While a deprecation timeline for
> password authentication in these protocols hasn’t been announced yet,
> developers are strongly encouraged to move to OAuth 2.0.”
> Thijs
> [1] = http://googledevelopers.blogspot.com/2015/02/reminder-clientlogin-shutdown-scheduled.html

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