google talk login widget not accepting my new passwords

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07 Oct, 2011 12:20 AM

i recently started receiving messages from all versions of the client (desktop v5.0 b35 pro, Blackberry, and web) that google talk isn't logged in due to wrong password. I had changed it once about 3 weeks ago and thought I had changed it in Trillian, because after I had changed it, Trillian didn't give me any errors. About the last 2 weeks, I've tried various new password changes on Google and have successful log-ins for Google services, but subsequent changes to the Trillian login widget fail to connect to the service, giving me an error of "Google Talk password incorrect"

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Scott Werndorfe... on 18 Oct, 2011 01:57 PM

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    Is this still happening?

  2. 2 Posted by Harley P on 20 Oct, 2011 05:54 PM

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    Having the same issue. I've tried removing the Google Talk account and re-adding it, but it still keeps telling me the Password is incorrect on both Web and Android versions of Trillian.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Scott Werndorfe... on 22 Oct, 2011 12:41 PM

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    Hi Harley - are you using Google's two-factor authentication or anything similar? Make sure your username is in the "[email blocked]" form, or similar, and not just "user". Has this ever worked for you?

  4. 4 Posted by hendricksng on 22 Oct, 2011 06:39 PM

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    yes, using 2 factor auth. I have google's blackberry app also, so wouldn't their api offer a secondary prompt as well? 
    Hendricks Ng
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    >From: Scott Werndorfer <[email blocked]>
    >To: [email blocked]
    >Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2011 8:41 AM
    >Subject: google talk login widget not accepting my new passwords [Web questions]

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Scott Werndorfe... on 23 Oct, 2011 01:25 PM

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    You need to set up a special password for Trillian. Third party apps don't integrate into 2 factor auth directly, but you can generate a password inside your Google account settings and use it inside of Trillian.

  6. 6 Posted by bradjshannon on 27 Oct, 2011 04:02 PM

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    This comment was split into a new private discussion: google talk login widget not accepting my new passwords

    Generating a password failed to work for me. My problem is the same as everyone else's: trillian on all platforms keeps saying my gTalk password is incorrect.

    I changed the password on that google account this morning because I was required to do so by google. Trillian asked for the new password. Trillian wouldn't accept the new password on any platform. Then I turned on two-factor auth for my google account and created an app-specific password, which still does not work on my iphone.

  7. 7 Posted by jason.keats.954 on 16 Nov, 2011 04:15 AM

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    New to this, but I'm having the same password problem across all platforms. Being told wrong PW.

  8. 8 Posted by jason.keats.954 on 16 Nov, 2011 04:23 AM

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    HAHA - THIS solves the issue - just unlock the Google Captcha:

  9. 9 Posted by mclargent on 18 Nov, 2011 03:12 PM

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    I also cannot get Google Talk to work, I did not have 2 factor authentication on and it didn't work, when I tried adding 2 factor authentication and generated an application-specific password it still does not log in. The password works fine when I log into google talk directly.

  10. 10 Posted by Dharmansible on 11 Dec, 2011 08:53 PM

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    Using the iPhone version of Trillian, no two-factor authorization. I was getting the same behavior: Trillian would keep telling me my Google password was incorrect.

    Jason has a solution! I also went to Google's CAPTCHA unlock page and after doing that, Trillian accepted my password and connected right up. If Trillian could be a little more transparent about exactly what kind of password failure was going on, and offer a link to the unlock somehow, that would make this particular problem a lot less unfriendly and mysterious for users.

  11. 11 Posted by mcclurep on 29 Dec, 2011 03:15 PM

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    I could connect to Google Talk using the desktop client but not using the Web client. Unlocking the CAPTCHA allowed me to connect using the Web client. I left the (Firefox) Web client logged in and connected to Trillian using a different browser (IE). The Firefox client was logged off automatically. I logged off the IE client and Reconnected the Firefox client. I couldn't connect to Google Talk until I unlocked the CAPTCHA again.

    I then intentionally signed-off and closed the browser tab that contained the Web client. I opened a new tab in the browser and went to Trillian Web messenger. It signed into Google Talk correctly and automatically. I intentionally signed-off and went to Web chat in a new IE browser. I was logged into Google chat correctly.

    Although I can't now reproduce this at-will, can it be that Google Talk needs the account unlocked through the CAPTCHA if an account is signed into from two locations simultaneously ?

    It seems that the CAPTCHA use is documented in Google's authentication API (ClientLogin authentication) and it's returning the URL for a CAPTCHA challenge that Trillian Web is interpreting as 'incorrect password' and displaying an error message, rather than starting a browser to allow the user to answer the challenge ............... I think

    There's more details on the URL "" on how to create a permanent password that isn't subject to authentication testing using CAPTCHA ......... does Trillian support using one of those ?

    From the URL given above:

    How to use your application-specific passwords with APIs

    For APIs using ClientLogin authentication, use your API application-specific password in the Passwd attribute when making a POST request to the ClientLogin resource. An XML example of the POST request's body:

    Email=[email blocked]&Passwd=access_code&accountType=HOSTED_OR_GOOGLE&service=apps

  12. Support Staff 12 Posted by Scott Werndorfe... on 08 Jan, 2012 03:22 PM

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    Yes, that's accurate - it's on our list to add support for the CAPTCHA challenge to Trillian. Good sleuthing :)

  13. 13 Posted by courtneyhadden on 14 Aug, 2012 05:56 PM

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    Do you have to enter a @gmail e-mail address to Google Talk to Trillian?? I use my e-mail address to access Google Talk, but maybe that's why this is happening??

  14. 14 Posted by eva on 25 Sep, 2012 04:46 PM

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    I have authenticated gtalk in my bb using generated password, which is suppose to be a one time authentication. But after few days it request again for password though I set it to remember password.
    what can I do so that I don't have to generate the password everytime I need to use my bb?

  15. 15 Posted by Eric W on 17 Dec, 2012 03:06 AM

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    It's been on the to-do list since January?!?!?!?!?!?

    One would think that the client could at least pop up a browser pointing to a TRILLIAN page describing a solution if nothing else.

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