Since Google Hangouts has absolutely no developer APIs, the authentication loophole used in the Sameroom Hangouts integration has always been a bit of a gamble.
Google finally killed the loophole a couple of weeks ago, preventing new users from signing into Sameroom with Hangouts, but leaving existing integrations intact.
(Aside from the small problem of not having an API, Hangouts has been one of the most reliable providers Sameroom supports: there have been virtually no outages in over a year of operation.)
Today we’re releasing a “fix” for our authentication problem by asking for your Google password.
For this to work, enable two-factor verification for your Google account—but not Google Prompt: Use the Google Authenticator method or SMS.
If you’re using Google Apps, an admin has to enable two-step verification for your domain.
Once you authenticate on Sameroom, Google will send you an email similar to this one:
This is expected.
If you have any questions, please get in touch.