Friday, May 1, 2015

Windows Live Writer with Blogger and 2 factor Authentication

I’m a fan of Windows Live Writer and for me that’s the best blogging tool I’ve ever used. Recently I enabled 2-factor authentication in my email account. When I try to log in to my blogger account through Live Writer, it says either the username or the password is wrong.

This is an easy fix. Log in to your Gmail within the browser. Go to your account on top right hand corner and click “My Account’'. Next click “Sign-in & Security”. Once you are in, you will see “App passwords”, click on it.

You need to generate a App Password for your Live Writer and that will be your password for Live Writer from today onwards to log in to Blogger. Once the password is generated, use it in your Live Writer with your login name.

Blog happily and securely!

1 comment:

Norbert Hoeller said...

I tried setting up application passwords, one associated with a Windows Computer, one with no device specified. Windows Live Writer would not accept either password. I ended up switching to OpenLiveWriter.org which has the same look and feel but integrates directly with Google OAuth2 (no password required).

Regards, Norbert