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I ran into the same issue when using a Ruby gmail gem. According to this post, "less secure apps" directly handle your credentials, rather than using something like OAuth that verifies your identity without exposing your credentials to the app. Given that your app is running locally on your machine (and you hopefully trust it!) this shouldn't be a problem.


I know I'm late on this one, but might benefit someone else facing this problem now. You could do the following: - Put a master key in the database - Checkin the actual key in code repo, but encrypted by the master key. This checked in key could be in a password protected file. A few months ago AWS has come up with a new service called KMS (key management ...

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