Re: [Evolution] access to google addressbook is broken


Am Donnerstag, den 28.05.2015, 17:32 +0200 schrieb Milan Crha:
On Thu, 2015-05-28 at 15:42 +0200, Jens Gustedt wrote:
as of some days (I think) I can't connect to my addressbook on google
anymore. They say that their authentification format has changed 3
years ago and that the old way is now phased out.
Is this my installation that is wrong (some old configuration
options?) or has there something to be done in general?

In this particular case, also the current development version is
"affected", because not only OAuth-1 was stopped, but also the
ClientLogin, which the Google books (and calendars) configured directly
in the Evolution were using. Evolution doesn't support OAuth2 directly,
but it does support it indirectly, through GNOME Online Accounts, which
means to configure your Google account in there and enable only parts
you are interested in, like here disable all but Contacts. Evolution
will pick it and offer the book in the Contacts view.

If you run other than gnome-shell, then make sure you've installed
gnome-control-center, then run it and choose there "Online Accounts",
where you can manage the accounts and such. The plus of this is that
you do not need an application specific password when using GNOME
Online Accounts.

Ok, thanks that explains and solves it.

So basically this means that all the direct google interface support
should be phased out, because it can't work anymore?

But then also doesn't that mean that evolution is even more dependent
on having gnome running?

(The reason I didn't mention the evolution version, is that I am on a
Debian Jessie, and their version doesn't seem to be any official. This
is an old version (3.12.9 they say) but if you look more closely there
seem to be a lot of patches applied.)


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