Google Provider advertises access to Gmail, even though it is not available

Bug #1179291 reported by Pablo Almeida on 2013-05-12
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Online Accounts: Account plugins
Wishlist
Pablo Almeida

Bug Description

I'm trying to develop a scope for Gmail, taking the credentials from Online Accounts, but I realized that it's not possible in Ubuntu 13.04 as it is, because no access to Gmail messages is granted by registering one's Google account on Online Accounts, even though the provider's description clearly states "Includes Gmail".

This bug can be fixed by removing that information from the description, but if that's what will be done about it, could someone please point me to what I can do to get IMAP access to Gmail from Online Accounts? Thanks.

Pablo Almeida (pabloalmeidaff9) wrote :

This patch fixes the issue by adding mail.google.com among the requested scopes in google.provider .

Changed in account-plugins:
assignee: nobody → Pablo Almeida (pabloalmeidaff9)
status: New → In Progress
Changed in account-plugins:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in account-plugins:
status: Fix Committed → In Progress
David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

The issue probably comes from the permissions associated with the API key used centrally to let Ubuntu systems access a persons identity with Google services. Let us know if you made progress on your scope work. For now I will mark the bug incomplete.

Changed in account-plugins:
status: In Progress → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

Multiple issues arised which made me stop the development of the scope.
This one was one of them. The other ones are the lack of documentation on
Unity 7 scopes (There was far more documentation available before. If
anyone knows where to find it, please let me know), the fact that I would
have to rewrite it in C for Unity 8 and uncertainty if I'll even be able to
accomplish what I want from the news I heard that Unity 8 scopes would only
be able to use the Internet or the Filesystem, but not both. Can you
confirm this?

2014-09-29 9:49 GMT-03:00 David Barth <email address hidden>:

> The issue probably comes from the permissions associated with the API
> key used centrally to let Ubuntu systems access a persons identity with
> Google services. Let us know if you made progress on your scope work.
> For now I will mark the bug incomplete.
>
> ** Changed in: account-plugins
> Status: In Progress => Incomplete
>
> ** Changed in: account-plugins
> Importance: Undecided => Wishlist
>
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> Title:
> Google Provider advertises access to Gmail, even though it is not
> available
>
> Status in Online Accounts: Account plugins:
> Incomplete
>
> Bug description:
> I'm trying to develop a scope for Gmail, taking the credentials from
> Online Accounts, but I realized that it's not possible in Ubuntu 13.04
> as it is, because no access to Gmail messages is granted by
> registering one's Google account on Online Accounts, even though the
> provider's description clearly states "Includes Gmail".
>
> This bug can be fixed by removing that information from the
> description, but if that's what will be done about it, could someone
> please point me to what I can do to get IMAP access to Gmail from
> Online Accounts? Thanks.
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
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Pablo Almeida (pabloalmeidaff9) wrote :

Multiple issues arised which made me stop the development of the scope. This one was one of them. The other ones are the lack of documentation on Unity 7 scopes (There was far more documentation available before. If anyone knows where to find it, please let me know), the fact that I would have to rewrite it in C for Unity 8 and uncertainty if I'll even be able to accomplish what I want from the news I heard that Unity 8 scopes would only be able to use the Internet or the Filesystem, but not both. Can you confirm this? I would still love to finish it, though.

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