Google is one of the rare online services that allow users to be simultaneously logged into multiple accounts (identities) in the same browser session.
For example, in the same browser session, you can be logged in as email@example.com and as firstname.lastname@example.org.
cloudHQ can handle this in the same way as Google: if you are logged in Google as email@example.com then you will be logged in cloudHQ as firstname.lastname@example.org.
However do not login into Gmail with an account which is not yours inside the same browser session. There is an important security and privacy risk unrelated to cloudHQ.
Here are some details…
If you login into Gmail with an account which is not yours (i.e., your friend account, you are just managing some account) in the same browser session, then your cookies and private data can leak and be seen to that other users. Security and privacy experts strongly suggest not login to a different Gmail account which is not yours in the same browser session.
The solution for this problem is to create a separate Google Chrome profile for each of Google accounts that are not yours.
Here is how to set up several Google profiles:
- Create a separate Google Chrome profile for each of Gmail / G Suite accounts which is not yours. You will need to create different profiles (depending on the number of profiles you have) e.g. user_1 and user_2. Some instructions are here: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/142059?hl=en.
- Then you will have these profiles listed inside Google Chrome to switch users:
- Each of these profiles will be logged into one Google account and one cloudHQ account.
Profile user_1 will be logged in into Google Gmail only as user_1 and logged into cloudHQ as user_1
Profile user_2 will be logged in into Google Gmail only as user_2 and logged into cloudHQ as user_2: