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Why do Google notebook collaborators need a password to access the notebook?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by St!nkf!nger, Mar 9, 2008.

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  1. St!nkf!nger

    St!nkf!nger Thread Starter

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    I made a Google notebook to keep the minutes of a meeting my business partners and I held last weekend. I made them all collaborators on the notebook so they could all make any changes or annotations they felt necessary. However, when they go to access this notebook they are prompted for a password.

    There is nowhere (at least that I can find) to even choose to password protect the notebook let alone change the password. I'm pretty confused as to what password the notebook could be. The only thing I can think of is that it's asking for the password to my gmail account, which I don't really want to be handing out. Any ideas on this one gang?

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  2. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    It's not their Google password that is being asked for?
    Have they already logged into Google?
     
  3. St!nkf!nger

    St!nkf!nger Thread Starter

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    I don't think so. The one partner doesn't even have a gmail account.
     
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    St!nkf!nger Thread Starter

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    Just to expand. I just added my hotmail account as a collaborator. When I checked my hotmail account and clicked the notebook link, it prompted me for my login credentials for the gmail account which I emailed it from. I emailed the other collaborators to see if this (prompting to login using MY credentials) is specifically what's happening for them also. If this is the case it seems really asinine, what would make Google think I'd want to give up my email account login info just so my partners can edit a notebook?

    The only other option is to make the notebook public which is also undesirable considering we discuss business practices and whatnot.
     
  5. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    This is just a WAG but I would think that in order to access a Google Notebook, one would first need to log onto Google.

    It probably doesn't have to be a "google.xxx" id but, must be one that Google recognizes as a Log On id. (mine is my Yahoo id)

    Then, once logged onto Google, if you try to access a Notebook in collaborator mode, it will no longer ask for a password.
     
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