Clicker Communicator for Chromebook

  

Error: "Unable to get your profile info"

When launching the app, a flickering window tries to appear, or you receive the following error message:
Subscription status check failed. Unable to get your profile info. Please allow requested permissions.

Resolution

Google's standard authentication service usually connects to accounts.google.com but sometimes uses accounts.youtube.com instead. This can cause sporadic problems in schools that block YouTube.

On first use, our apps ask permission to see your Google account address. This is to check that you belong to an active subscription. Unfortunately, the above problem can prevent the Google permissions window from displaying, so our apps can't launch.

To see if accounts.youtube.com is being blocked, visit this Google test page on the affected Chromebook:

https://toolbox.googleapps.com/apps/browserinfo

Please contact your IT Support about this. It should be possible to allow accounts.youtube.com while still preventing access to YouTube.

CHILD GOOGLE ACCOUNTS     

Google lets families create limited Google accounts for children under 13:

https://support.google.com/families/answer/7103338

However, Google blocks third-party apps from interacting with these child Google accounts. If you try launching our app while signed into one, you'll receive the error message above.

Unfortunately, there's no way of working around this restriction. Other apps such as Zoom and Duolingo are similarly affected.

For IT Professionals

In our experience, the following URLs can be involved with the Google authentication process. Therefore, please ensure these are unblocked on Ports 80 and 443:

  • oauthaccountmanager.googleapis.com
  • www.googleapis.com
  • clients4.google.com
  • accounts.google.com
  • accounts.google.co.uk
  • accounts.youtube.com
  • googleusercontent.com
  • ssl.gstatic.com
  • fonts.gstatic.com
  • www.gstatic.com

Please also ensure our server apps.cricksoft.com is not blocked.

API Permissions

Your Google Domain may be configured to block API access to Gmail or Drive. If so, please do the following:

  1. Sign into the Google Admin console.
  2. Go to Security and click API Permissions.
  3. Click Manage third-party app access.
  4. Click the relevant app in the list.
  5. Set the Access configuration to Trusted and click Save.

If the app you're troubleshooting isn't listed, click Configure new app to add it manually using its OAuth2 Client ID:

Clicker Communicator:
516137742812-09gcim3kqrk2u3p9iojciqth23gvc1t9.apps.googleusercontent.com

Clicker Connect SymbolStix
713426715264-3af2vqam6d3ki4kus3pu4hkphgpqjkic.apps.googleusercontent.com

Clicker Connect:
188186594119-p5u59h10npn9e33apa7mq6skuiq8d7l8.apps.googleusercontent.com

Clicker Sentences:
789060838527-u41c28vhv157r3ttrg564d89jdcfncec.apps.googleusercontent.com

Clicker Docs:
809050585244-v3v0l9uc8dq52hfr90fgnik9f8jce7b0.apps.googleusercontent.com

DocsPlus (pre-2021):
929407767019-9v94tlkdpbcb7g45tmcuq1nsem0qviss.apps.googleusercontent.com


About this article
Published
27th November 2017
Last revised
30th September 2020
Applies to
  • Clicker Communicator for Chromebook
  • Clicker Connect for Chromebook
  • Clicker Docs for Chromebook
  • Clicker Sentences for Chromebook
  • DocsPlus for Chromebook
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