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I just set up AdWords Editor, and when I log in for the first time, I get this pop up:

 

Sign-in failed - To sign in to AdWords Editor, visit https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps?hl=en and enable "Access for less secure apps" setting. Learn more at https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6010255?hl=en.

 

The link obviously leads to a page that asks me to enable access for less secure apps before I can use Google AdWords Editor:

 

Here's what the page says exactly:

 

Some devices and apps use insecure sign-in technology to access your data. Choosing Disable prevents these less secure devices and apps from accessing your Google Account. Choosing Enable increases your chances of unauthorized account access but allows you to continue using these less secure devices and apps. 

 

Why would Google AdWords Editor not be a secure app? Basically I'm being forced to decrease my account's security in order to use AdWords Editor...

 

Marisa

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Re: AdWords Editor Sign In

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You have installed Editor 10.6. From the same page ( http://www.google.com/adwordseditor/ ), you can download Editor 11.0. This newer version uses a different, more secure sign-in mechanism that doesn't have this problem.

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Got it - thanks!

Marisa