Check username or email address from rclone authorise

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

Question more than a problem, I am trying to set up a user interface for google drive for linux for my organisation. Because of the way that I'm approaching the problem I'm calling:

rclone authorise "google cloud storage"

Is there a way to confirm that the user has authenticated the correct google account either in the call or afterwards? I want to prevent (or raise an exception) if I expecte the user to authenticate, but they instead authenticate

I've done a fair bit of searching, but I haven't found a thread to pull on. Thanks for you time!

Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.

rclone v1.62.2
- os/version: ubuntu 22.04 (64 bit)
- os/kernel: 5.15.0-88-generic (x86_64)
- os/type: linux
- os/arch: amd64
- go/version: go1.20.2
- go/linking: static
- go/tags: none

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)

Google Drive

The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

rclone authorize "google cloud storage"

There isn't a way to do that as you fire off an OAUTH to login and that's all based on your browser which rclone can't see.

I've seen it generally ask you for what user to login with so pick the right one I'd imagine.

You can always use service accounts as well as a non oAUTH way to leverage drive.

Google drive (

Hi thanks. I intentionally staying away from service accounts. If there is no way during the authenticate is it possible to do so afterwards? Eg with another rclone call?

Not that I’m aware of.

It is possible after authentication to ask for the info.

This is implemented for google photos - you can do

$ rclone config userinfo gphotos:
family_name: Craig-Wood
 given_name: Nick
     locale: en-GB
       name: Nick Craig-Wood
        sub: XXX

The code that does this is here

This is a standard OAuth feature so Google drive could support it too, but it doesn't at the moment