I sign in to OGS through Google. Although I am an individual, I make use of the grandfathered Google Apps for Your Domain i.e. my email address is “dej@…org” rather than “dej...@gmail.com”.
Google is terminating this service. All non-business users who have their own domain are being asked to either switch to a paid plan or transition to a regular gmail account @gmail.com.
If I were to choose the second option, how would this impact my sign-on to OGS? Somehow OGS would need to be told “dej, formerly dej@…org via Google, is now known as ...@gmail.com. Honest.” Is there even a defined procedure to do this kind of thing securely?
I am not asking for anything to be done at this point in time. I am just trying to evaluate the consequences of going one way or the other.
I don’t have a password set on my OGS account. I used Google when I first created my OGS account. It’s therefore a leap of faith: once I unlink my first account, the second step ABSOLUTELY MUST WORK, otherwise I will be locked out of my OGS account forever.
Unless I can link the second account BEFORE unlinking the first. But I may not be able to do this, because at no point would my “old” and “new” Google identities exist at the same time.