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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Google Apps Infrastructure migration notes - multi-login

I am just going to keep a running list of items that I hit with the new multi-login functionality in Google Apps:

  1. Only 3 accounts can be logged in at a time. If you need to login to more than 3 Google Apps or Gmail accounts, you will need to open a second browser.
  2. Login with your preferred Blogger/YouTube account first. If your blogs and youtube accounts are all under an @gmail.com account, then login with that account first. If you login to Gmail with your @googleapps account, then login to your youtube account with your @gmail.com address, Gmail will logout your @googleapps account, and login with your @gmail.com account. (A real pain!)
  3. Don't forget to turn ON Google Help for your Google Apps domain!! Unbelievably, it is not available to your @googleapps accounts until you enable it in your Gmail domain administrator interface...

I'm sure there will be more :P I must say that the current state of the Google Apps Infrastructure migration is much better than when I first beta-tested it in Oct.(?) At that time, there was no multi-login capabilities yet, so I had to have two browsers open, (ala pre-Opera/Firefox tabs days :( ).


Dwayne D said...

Awesome - I'll be following, keep us in the loop.

Shannon Eric Peevey said...

- Your chat window will close if you change Gmail accounts via the drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner. To get around this, you can open up your accounts in multiple tabs, (like you used to), and just change tabs to chat in multiple accounts.
- After some time with multi-login enabled, I again prefer to have multiple tabs open, instead of using the drop-down account list.

Shannon Eric Peevey said...

- When trying to unlink my YouTube account and relink it to my preferred Google Apps account, I got the following, 'Your account is permanently linked to a Google Account'. You can try to unlink yours by following the instructions here: http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/answer.py?answer=181261
- More information about data transfer possibilities can be found here: http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=185241