By Default GSuite turn off the ability for thirst party companies to connect to your GSuite. As such this will need to be allowed by your GSuite Administrator.


This is called by Google "Allow less secure apps" whilst you may consider that you may be doing something wrong and exposing a security risk, this is quite safe to turn on. As effectively you are enabling the ability for Google to accept humble username and password for authentication to GSuite.


It is just good practice to turn things off that you are not needing and use high more secure methods of authentication that don't rely on username and password ie OAUTH. Currently, Actionstep only supports Username and Password authentication with Actionstep, but OAUTH authentication is in a pending release.


Actionstep is very secure and for email to be sent by GSuite from Actionstep this will need to be enabled.


How to Enable

Manage access to less secure apps

You can allow users to turn on or off access to less secure apps or disable their ability to allow less secure apps.


  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using an administrator account, not your current account greg@workcloud.com.au


  2. To apply the setting to everyone, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit or a configuration group.
    From the Admin console Home page, go to Securityand thenLess secure apps.
  3. Select the setting for less secure apps:
    • Disable access to less secure apps  (Recommended)
      Users can’t turn on access to less secure apps.
      When you disable access to less secure apps while a less secure app has an open connection with a user account, the app will time out when it tries to refresh the connection. Timeout periods vary per app.

    • Allow users to manage their access to less secure apps
      Users can turn on or turn off access to less secure apps.
  4. Click Save.