Google oauth in system browser


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Since Google blocks oauth requests made via embedded browsers, I would like to login to a Google account via the system browser and send the received access token to a running electron application. I tried the following:

  1. Opened the Google authorization URL in my system browser via shell.openExternal().
  2. Successfully logged in to a Google account and got an access token provided in the redirect_url.

The redirect_url is actually my localhost. So I cannot redirect the access token to the electron application.

How can I send the access token to a running electron app?