I use digiKam on Kubuntu 12.10 to organise my photos and really like being able to upload to Picasaweb using kipiplugins. Unfortunately after having set up Google two-factor authentication I now need to create an application specific password each time I want to upload from digiKam.

This behaviour is a bug which seems to have been fixed upstream according to https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=292223 in digiKam 2.7.0.

I am using digiKam 2.8.0 on KDE Development Platform 4.9.5, with libkipi 1.6.0 (according to digiKam). Is there a reason why this bug-fix seems not to have been applied to my version of digiKam? I have been upgrading rather than reinstalling, so is there some config file or token file that needs to be deleted to allow the correct behaviour?

Alternatively is there a ppa version of digiKam with this functionality available?

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    You could look the password up in KWallet, where it is saved, (but not reread unfortunately). This is faster than getting a new password each time from Google. It does not solve the bug, but makes it less annoying. Feb 10, 2013 at 0:28
  • Thanks @IngolfSchaefer, this is what I've started doing and it definitely improves the workflow somewhat.
    – ihuston
    Mar 26, 2013 at 2:35
  • Known bug, should be resolved in Digikam according to the KDE BugDB - bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=292223
    – sakjur
    Apr 6, 2013 at 15:09

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If you go into your google account's security settings you can setup application specific passwords.

https://www.google.com/settings/security then click on "Authorising applications and sites"

Make one for digikam and then use this password where you would normally use your regular google password.

  • Sorry if I didn't make it clear, but I am creating an application specific password. However, digiKam does not save this password, and I need to create a new one each time I want to upload to Picasa.
    – ihuston
    Jan 11, 2013 at 10:27

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