I contacted tech support but they did not respond.
Until recently, my Windows app was operating without issues. Now, when I use the Windows app, it prompted me for my email address. After typing in my email address, email@example.com, I get an unable to authenticate error message. Please advise what to do next.
Same issue. Is the Windows app no longer supported??
That’s what I have heard.
I had this issue and I suspected something happened to the config in the apps folder.
Luckily I had a second install on another win 10 PC and copied the contents of that folder to the other windows 10 PC that had this “unable to authenticate error message”.
Once I copied over that folder it worked again.
The folder was:
“C:\Users'your user name’\AppData\Local\Packages\LIFX.LIFXAllJoyn_12cgvk5sr8bq2”
I do not know which file in there was causing the problem.
What I have just noticed is that if you look for the Lifx app in start menu>programs (use the search feature)
Once it appears/is selected, look on the right hand side and select the settings option in the details tab.
This will take you to the apps specifications/options page in windows.
Scroll down and try the reset app button (after backing up that folder above some place with 7-zip or equivalent)
I also made sure that the AllJoyn service was running on windows 10. Do a web search for how to enable/disable it and installation.
After that, the “unable to authenticate error message” is gone and the Lifx App works perfectly.
I suggest once you get it working, backup that “C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Packages\LIFX.LIFXAllJoyn_12cgvk5sr8bq2” folder and save off a copy of the Lifx install exe from the windows store.
Also, before you update from the windows store.
Backup the Lifx folders in “C:\Program Files\WindowsApps”
You will need to run explorer or equivalent as Administrator to get into that folder. I use Directory Opus, myself. I have LIFX.LIFXAllJoyn_22.214.171.124_x64 at the moment.
Alternatively you can use this but I much prefer proper the Lifx App:
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