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I just added my google account to gnome-online-account, assuming it'd use OAuth. I should mention I use two factor authentication.

I wrote in my google password + my verification key (but chose not to save it). After rebooting and reconnecting it said my account needed verification. I clicked the icon, clicked no "grant access", and got up my google login page, with the password apperantly already written in. I could click next and write in my verification code.

Is my password stored anywhere, or is authentication with a token still giving me a login page with the password apperantly written in when it needs to verify my account?

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If you run seahorse, do you see that it stored your login? – Ken Kinder Jan 18 '13 at 21:32
Good idea to check it with seahorse. If you reply to that as an answer I'll accept it. It does store it, and it does not store a token, it stores the actual password. I'm replacing empathy today... – neuron Jan 20 '13 at 8:33
Okay, that was easier than I expected. FWIW, I believe the Gnome keyring is encrypted with your login password necessary to decrypt it. – Ken Kinder Jan 21 '13 at 23:49
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You can use seahorse (the application) to see what login/passwords gnome is storing.

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