We use Google services to sign on to a range of Web Applications as contractors for a company. But they have locked this address and state that this address enables file sharing - which I'm pretty sure it doesn't, it just enables you to login to another service that allows file sharing such as Google drive or Gmail. They previously had drive and Gmail locked, so I don't have a problem with that. But we chose the remaining application we use for timesheets etc based on them providing Google sign in.

Probably a ridiculous question, but is there any other to authenticate to Google?


You can use a 3rd party IdP like Okta, OneLogin, JumpCloud, etc.


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    The referred article is related to G Suite accounts, not to Google common accounts. – Rubén Jan 9 '19 at 5:57
  • Yes, it was stated "as contractors for a company" so why would this not be G Suite accounts? Also if the restriction is being applied to personal Google accounts then the limitations are being limited by the companies device or network policies. Solution: use your own device and/or network. – larsen161 Jan 10 '19 at 6:09
  • This is probably worth a try. I'll get the tech guys at the company to see if this alternative will work. If it redirects straight to the 3rd party without going through accounts.google.com, then it is a possibility. – simo.3792 Jan 11 '19 at 0:42

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