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Max Krog

03/26/2021, 3:30 PM
Baah, why was i so transparent. I did point out that it was OS and that we'd be self-hosting it. In hindsight, might've been better not to even mention Airbyte. .
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Jared Rhizor (Airbyte)

03/26/2021, 3:46 PM
We’re still trying to get Airbyte whitelisted.
For some reason they’re treating us like a hosted SaaS tool for everyone managing and self-hosting an instance...
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ruslan

03/26/2021, 3:50 PM
"Airbyte should have its own API token and all you have to do is sign in with your AdWords account."
@Jared Rhizor (Airbyte) Their response doesn't make me optimistic. How can Airbyte have its own token and not have it leaked if it's not SaaS ?
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Jared Rhizor (Airbyte)

03/26/2021, 3:52 PM
Yeah it’s impossible to do what they’re saying in a self-hosted environment.
Their classification of Airbyte also isn’t consistent with other OSS ETL/ELT tools.
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ruslan

03/26/2021, 3:53 PM
I wonder if you can just instruct users to request token by saying "it's X app, which is whitelisted".
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s

03/26/2021, 4:00 PM
the Google response seems to fundamentally misunderstand Airbyte, and I really think a lot is just getting lost in translation. I honestly think if I can get someone on the phone for 15 minutes they can see this does not violate the policy (but they refused). context: I’ve been going back and forth with them for 1+ month about getting us whitelisted
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Srini Kadamati

03/26/2021, 4:01 PM
omg this is brutal!
does google adwords have any developer relations people? they may be a better set of people to plead to and see if they can backchannel 🤔
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s

03/26/2021, 4:02 PM
FWIW they’ve accepted all application from our users when they don’t mention Airbyte 🤷🏼
Good idea Srini
I know one devrel at google, let me reach out
they’re on a totally different team, but maybe we can capitalize on the kevin bacon effect here
airbyte rocket 2
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Max Krog

03/26/2021, 10:14 PM
Google Ads token request has always been a mess to me. Thanks for looking into it. I added a PR with a note about this in the Google Adwords documentation.
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