Unable to Authorize Google Drive

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I am unable to authorize rclone for my Google Drive account.

I get the following error when I try to authenticate. This happens regardless of whether I use my own client secret/keys
or whether I use the default ones provided by rclone. Google provides no other message than this.

I get the same error message regardless of whether I am on the default 1.58 or the 1.59 beta.

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

rclone v1.59.0-beta.6111.deab86867

  • os/version: ubuntu 20.04 (64 bit)
  • os/kernel: 4.4.0-17763-Microsoft (x86_64)
  • os/type: linux
  • os/arch: amd64
  • go/version: go1.18.1
  • 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 config

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

My rclone config is empty

A log from the command with the -vv flag

When I type

I get the following output
2022/04/30 23:01:51 DEBUG : rclone: Version "v1.59.0-beta.6111.deab86867" starting with parameters ["rclone" "-vv"]
Not sure if I am doing something wrong,

Appreciate any help, and wondering if anyone else has run into this problem.

Are you logging in with a general Google account, GSuite account, edu account?

I am using a general google account.


I just tried again and for some reason this time it worked! The only thing I did differently was that I opened up a new incognito tab and logged in from scratch. I don't know what that changed.

I guess you can close this topic now if you want, though I am still not sure what the root cause of the initial problem was.

Appreciate the help.

That is a good thing to do if you are having problems with auth.

I suspect some kind of mysterious google problem perhaps with your auth cookie or something like that.

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