Generate the password for the Gmail application
An application password is a 16-digit access code that gives permission to an application or device other than Google to access your Google Account. This article will show you the step-by-step guide to generate Gmail app password.
The Gmail app password is important if you’re trying to sign in to a third-party app on devices.
If you’ve already turned on two-step verification for your Gmail account (essentially a Google account), the app password is required for login.
For example, you are trying to connect to your Gmail on Microsoft Outlook or any other device and its continuous prompts you to enter the Gmail password. However, you link a correct password. This means that you have already enabled two-step verification for your Google / Gmail account.
In this case, creating an application-specific password will solve your problem and allow you to log in.
Note: To clarify, Google now asks you to enable two-step verification to generate or create an application-specific password to connect to third-party applications and devices.
Create a password specific to the Gmail application
If you see the message during the connection attempt that says “incorrect password”, quickly generate the password for the Gmail application and this will solve your problem.
Application passwords can only be used with accounts for which two-step verification is enabled.
[Read: Enable 2-step verification for Gmail/Google]
Here’s how to easily configure the app password:
Step 1. Open one of your browsers and connect to the URL link below and it will take you directly to your Google dashboard. Your current password may require login.
2nd step. Once you see your Google dashboard. After that click on security tab in the left pane
- Now scroll down a bit to Connect to Google option.
- Click on Application passwords
Note: Most likely, you can ask to enter your existing password for security reasons. Enter your password and click Next
Step 3. As a result, you are reached in the application password options
- Go to the option “Select the application and the device for which you want to generate the application password“
- Select the application and Choose a device in the drop down menu
- Finally, click on PRODUCE button at the bottom right
Step 4. Finally, a screen will appear indicating “the password for your application for the Windows computer” which contains a 16-digit character code.
Just enter this password like your normal password and you will have full access to the Google account.
To sum up, I can say that you can easily generate the Gmail application password and when you don’t need it, it can be revoked easily.
Revoke the Google app specific password
So each time you want to remove the application-specific password from your Gmail / Google account. Just go to step 3 and you’ll find a delete symbol or symbol from trash right next to the specific application password created.
Click on this delete / trash can symbol and it will be deleted. With your Google or Gmail account, you will be logged out of the application in which it was connected.