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Application specific passwords for students

Introduction

Sometimes it is necessary that other applications access your data at your student account at Google (for example an email client you want to use to access your student mail at Google). Google requires you to generate a specific and unique password for every application you want to give access to the data at your Google account. This manual explains how to generate those passwords.

Before we start

This manual uses a consistent style of writing: references to text and buttons on screens are printed in italics, information that you have to enter yourself is printed in bold.

STEP 1: 2-STEP VERIFICATION

STEP 2: SELECT ACCOUNT

STEP 3: MY ACCOUNT

STEP 4: SIGN-IN AND SECURITY

STEP 5: APP PASSWORDS

STEP 6: USE PASSWORD

A pop-up window appears. The application specific password is shown in the yellow box. Enter this password into the application you need it for. NOTE: NEVER share this password with ANYBODY. Not even UT employees or Google staff.

You now have created an application specific password!

Note: the password will only show once. If the window is closed and you forgot to type over or copy the code, you need to create a new password. Application specific passwords can always be revoked by pressing the Revoke button.