Question: macOS wants access to your Google account
Just updated to Mojave 10.14.4. The only previous connection between any Google accounts I have and my Apple world is sharing my Google calendar with my Apple calendar (I can see on all my devices).
Now I'm getting a request in Mac OS calendar to enter the password for the Google account. "Google requires completing authentication". The pop-up opens safari and takes me to a page that says macOS wants the ability to do all of these (no pick-and-choose possible):
- Read, compose, send, and permanently delete all your email from Gmail (not necessary - I don't use Apple mail on the Mac for access to my Gmail)
- See, edit, download, and permanently delete your contacts (um, no. In any case, my contacts are already in iCloud)
- See, edit, share, and permanently delete all the calendars you can access using Google Calendar (this is what I'm looking for, although I really just want to "see". The rest is unnecessary)
- View and send chat messages (not needed)
My only choices at this point are to allow this full access or cancel (and then have to deal with being asked again).
Is there a way to get my Google calendar events to show up in my Apple calendar like it did previously and not allow access to everything else? Can I just leave it be? If the latter is true, any way of getting rid of the prompts to enter the password?
MacBook Air 13", macOS 10.14