On Wed, 22 Jul 2009, Charles Rathbone wrote:
> I am currently teaching a course and am having my students work with
> each other through googledocs. They send me an email (Thunderbird) in
> order to invite me to join their work. When I click on the link in the
> email that should send me directly to google's googledoc site, instead
> (this is where the twilight zone comes in) I get sent to a UVM google
> document site and get asked for my password. First of all, it isn't
> clear which password to put in, UVM netid/pw or my Google id/pw.
> Neither works. My uvm mail account address is also the id I've chosen
> for my Google site. This may be a complicating factor.
This is result of an existing test team edition version of Google Apps
that some people at UVM created. Unforunately, it means that uvm.edu
addresses that were invited to share documents from the main google site
where often redirected to this team edition login.
Google allowed teams of people at organizations to turn on domain features
that affected others in their domain. We ended up turning off most of the
function of that domain for now while we're investigating google-type
services because of this kind of redirection for all. But we hadn't
disabled the Docs feature, and I think that's what caused your problem
I have gone in and disabled the docs feature there now.
I think if you are re-invited to share that document, it will now generate
the correct URL for you that doesn't try to redirect you to the team
Please let me know how this works out for you - feel free to email me
directly while we work through this and ensure it works well for you.
One other note: if you aren't sure if you should enter your UVM
credentials somewhere, definitely DON'T do it. For all you knew, you
could have been giving your UVM credentials to a hacker. And you
definitely have given them to Google. I strongly recommend you change