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Google blocks G Suite access for apps that only rely on usernames and passwords

A couple of years ago, Google starting warning users that certain third-party apps that access its business-oriented G Suite might not be secure. Now, it’s taking that to the next level by blocking any “less secure apps (LSAs)” that try to access G Suite with only a username and password. Going forward, Google will only support the much more secure OAuth system, which it first adopted for Gmail way back in 2010.

Google is phasing out less secure apps gradually so as not to upset users who currently rely on them. After June 15th, 2020, you’ll no longer be able to connect to an LSA for the first time, and after February 15th, 2021, “access to all LSAs will be turned off for all G Suite accounts,” Google said…

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