I am attempting to log in and sync my Google profile via the 64bit version of DietPi on a Raspberry Pi 4B (4GB), however I am receiving an error when trying to log into my Google Account: “This Browser is not Secure”.
After searching around the Diet Pi Forums, I found this thread, but very little information was available (via the link to Google Support).
I checked the Chromium files present within /etc/chromium.d/ and /etc/chromium/ and found that some of the CHROMIUM_FLAGS are the primary issue, however after much trial and error I still was unable to find a solution that would allow me to log in. I believe the issue stems from the --temp-profile flag, but again (due to my limited knowledge on Chromium Flags) I was not able to find a viable option to allow profile log-in and sync.
Has anyone else run into this issue and/or found a solution for this?
Edit: As a side note, my goal here is to use a Raspberry Pi 4B to host one Chrome (Chromium) instance so that I can use one of (many) computers within my home to VNC into as a central browser. I have many computers that I use throughout the course of a day and I hate the way Chrome/Chromium doesn’t sync sessions - so I’d like to have one computer (the RPi 4B) as my main browser with many tabs open that can be accessed from many computers via VNC.
DietPi is installing Chromium from global apt repository and it is not a DietPi own software. As you already fond this is a global issue using Chromium on Linux and I don’t think we could do a anything on it. I guess similar might happen if you would use plain raspberry os. Workaround would be using Firefox.
My initial reaction to downloading Rasp Pi OS is to use the Raspberry Pi Imager which only has 32bit available, but I do now recall that Rasp Pi OS 64bit is available through their development channels here. Thanks for making that connection for me! I’ll give it a shot…
Update: Still a no-go but there is a difference between the errors, specifically when on RPi OS, you can enter your credentials to login to Google Accounts, but it just doesn’t do anything whereas on Diet Pi it just gives you error while entering your password credentials that the browser is not secure.
Looks like I am going to have to figure out another solution. Thanks for the assistance!
Unfortunately I didn’t check the versions, however I was able to get the “This Browser is not secure” warning to go away on Diet Pi after removing the --temp-profile flag and replacing it with something else that I unfortunately cannot remember. I altered another flag on Diet Pi OS as well (which also got me a step further), but again I can’t remember exactly what it was.
In the end, it was a fruitless endeavor since I found many articles about Google removing the ability to log in and sync accounts on any browser other than Chrome back in the first quarter of the year.
Firefox is absolutely an option, however it would be quite a task getting everything moved over to Firefox (not to mention some options and features aren’t available on Firefox that are on Chrome). I also use the Vivaldi Browser on a daily basis, and since it’s based on Chromium I should be able to mirror much of my Chrome functions to it. It also has a TON of extra functionality that I love and use all the time (saving Sessions, stacking tabs [similar to Tab Grouping on Chrome], multiple pages open in one tab [grid], etc.) so that is more of an option than Firefox at the moment. The only issue that I can imagine running into with Vivaldi is it’s size and resource footprint on an SBC, but I will tackle that challenge another time. Any chance you guys are thinking about including Vivaldi as a browser-option on an upcoming release?