Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Use Windows Live Writer with Blogger and 2-factor authentication

After enabling 2-factor authentication for my Google account, I noticed that I couldn’t upload a blog post anymore. Whoops!

If you’re reading this blog post, this means that I fixed it…

Here are the steps to get it working again:

  • Log in on Gmail using your Google account.
  • Click on the arrow button next to your email address in the right corner and click on Account.
  • The Account settings site is loaded. Click on the Security tab.


  • Click on Settings next to App passwords.


  • Add a new application for Windows Live Writer and click on Generate to generate a password.
  • Copy the generated password and use it as the password in Windows Live Writer.
  • That’s it! You are now living in a safer world…

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