Replace password sign-in with Google?

I was excited to read that Google sign-on is now supported. https://www.youneedabudget.com/google-single-sign-on-for-ynab-no-password-required/ .

However, as an existing user, I would actually like to remove my existing password totally when I set up SSO from Google, or at least have that be an option. 

The rationale is that *adding* Google SSO actually *decreases* my security by presenting another attack surface.  Google's SSO is stronger than password authentication, so if I could replace my password with SSO, that would be an improvement.  But having two is a step backward.

Is there a way to remove my password once I sign up for SSO?  (Separately, why o why is 2FA not yet supported on a financial product with some of my most sensitive data?)

Thanks!

SaishDawg

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  • I am very confused and frustrated by this change to the YNAB login.  The video that the link included in the comment by SaishDawg leads to a video that can only be viewed  at an unreadable pace. Every time I try to login to YNAB the dialogue box says Chrome  is not available cannot connect even though I am trying to login in a Chrome browser?! I had everything working smoothly until this @#$&! Login “upgrade”?!?! I like what  that the blog announcement says about SSO and sharing the login but I can’t make it cooperate with me.

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    • Brad Hull Sorry for the delay here! Since you've already signed up, you'll need to log in to your YNAB account like normal first and then enable SSO. Here are the steps:

      1. Log in to YNAB.
      2. From the menu on the lower, left-hand side of the screen, click “My Account.”
      3. Under “Login Methods,” click “Connect to Google.”
      4. In the pop-up window, select the Google account that you wish to use for your YNAB login.
      5. If you’re not already logged into Google, you’ll need to enter your password, and click “Next.”
      6. To authorize SSO from a second Google account, underneath “Secondary,” click “Connect to Google,” and repeat.

      That should get you up and running! :)

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  • Hi Saish Dawg !

    Currently, there isn't a way to remove a password that's already connected to an account. You can add a Google account so that you don't have to use that password going forward, but it will still be there (in certain instances a password is required, such as if you choose to remove your Google account, in your case you already have one). :)

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