Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Google Music Manger for Linux Finally Plays Nice with Two Factor Authentication

For some time now the Linux version of Google Music Manager has been a pain to use with two factor authentication enabled.  Until now there was no way to enter the two factor verification code, so the only way to log in with two factor enabled was to use an  impossible-to-remember application specific password.   But the problem with that was that there was no way to have Music Manager save the password for the subsequent log-ins... so every time I started it I would have to look up the password to log in.

Today that has all changed after updating to google-musicmanager-beta-1.0.43.6722-0. When Music Manger asked me to log in I took a chance and tried using my "normal" Google password.  To my surprise a window appeared asking me for my verification code.  After entering the code I was in... no more looking up that application specific password to log in!  I also tried stopping and restarting it and it logged back in without asking me for my password again... it finally remembers me!

Thanks Google for showing a little bit of love to us Linux nerds!