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Google doesn't allow using Chrome's API keys in Chromium builds and
strongly recommends against doing so. These OAuth 2 credentials are
taken from publicly available sources, but their fitness for use in
Chromium builds is not warrantied.
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!!! Use these keys to reactivate Sync in Chromium at your own risk;
they are extremely likely to stop working in the (near) future.
$ grep oauth2 ~/.config/chromium-flags.conf
--oauth2-client-id=77185425430.apps.googleusercontent.com
--oauth2-client-secret=OTJgUOQcT7lO7GsGZq2G4IlT
Note: The above works on Arch Linux because of its custom launcher,
plus a patch to reuse --oauth2-client-{id,secret} for setting
GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_{ID,SECRET} similar to environment vars.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Chromium#Making_flags_persistent
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KhashayarDanesh commented Mar 24, 2022

Hello All,

I'm doing the setup on a mac, and global imports don't work on mac as they should on a normal unix system, so I thought I could prevent some headaches:

/etc/default or ~/.profile variable imports are not passed to applications ran with spotlight or aqua/finder, so you should pass the variables to launchd to be able to inherit variables within applications ran with aqua/finder/spotlight.

You have multiple ways of setting global variables using launchd:

  1. Setting environment variables using a launchd unit : see the link

  2. You can add global variables to launchd within your shell's .profile or /etc/default with adding the following lines:

GOOGLE_API_KEY=""
GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID="client_id_you_saw_under_oauth"
GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET="client_secret_you_saw_under_oauth"

launchctl setenv GOOGLE_API_KEY $GOOGLE_API_KEY
launchctl setenv GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID $GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID
launchctl setenv GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET $GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET

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