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Connection Jira to Gmail

Hi, this was working perfectly 6 months ago and is now not working. We have Gmail account setup for us here at this office, thought they are not '@gmail.com' addresses.

 I have just setup and configured a new email address and when i 'Test Connection' within JIRA it throws an authentication failure.

I realised I had not signed into the account, which I did, then I noticed that you need to enable apps to connect, which I have also done.

What else could be blocking the Mail Server in JIRA from connecting to this email account?

 

Error Reads:

Unfortunately no connection was possible. Review the errors below and rectify:

I followed this link and followed all instructions on the Gmail side of this. Since this worked previous in JIRA (cloud) i cant see what could be wrong on Jira's side. Any guidance would be helpful.

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Same problem here.

I went through all recommendations from Google but it still doesn't work.

I solved it by going in the Google settings and allowing less secure authentication.

Hello, Did you allow less secure authentication at the individual account level or the system admin level?  I tried allowing less secure authentication at the email account level but it is still not letting me authenticate.  

Hello, I am also facing the exact same issue and unable to resolve it. I turned on "Allow from Less Secure Apps". Still I am getting AuthenticationFailedException.

Someone please suggest other alternatives.

Is their a way other than allow less secure app that I can you ? please advice ?

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