Google Gmail access policy change on May 30th, 2022

A friendly neighborhood heads-up notification for robots using Gmail!

Google has been reminding everyone for a while now about the change in their sign-up happening on May 30th, 2022.

So in case you have bots that are using just a username and the direct password of that user, you need to update to either: App Password or OAuth2.
(if you have already updated to using these, then you need to do nothing)

Check out the documentation and the updated examples to help you out
…if you have things set up right, jumping to App Password should only require an update to your Vault Secret that holds the password.

Also, note that these notifications tend to skip people’s view, so remind your co-developers just in case. :wink:

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