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We're using Google Apps for business and have it connected to a YouTube account.  I'm the admin on our Google Apps account.  When I login to YouTube, I can manage videos on our account.  I would like to give another individual in our organization rights to manage videos using their Google Apps account login.

1) When I log in at www.google.com/a and click the "video" dropdown, I get the error...

"Video has not been enabled by the administrator of the domain"  When I log into the domain, video has been added as one of our products.

2) YouTube is enabled under the "Resolved Settings" in the users account.

3) The user can log into YouTube using her account, but she can only manage videos that she would update.  The account doesn't show any of the videos currently uploaded that I can see.

Can anyone tell me how to do this?  I've been searching Google support and seem to be going in circles.

Thanks in advance,

Steve
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While you can connect a YouTube account to Google Apps, it is not an integrated service, so accounts remain individual.

We recommend setting up an account for marketing functions, like YouTube, Blogger, and other Google Services, where you can share credentials.

It's not the prettiest of solutions, but it works.
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So would I setup a generic account in Google Apps that would be used to log into our YouTube account?  If I do, then how would I connect it to our current YouTube account?

Or do I need to start over with a new YouTube account and use a new gmail address?

Before we went with Google Apps, we had a generic YouTube login.  But somehow that login went away when when we went with Google.

Thanks for the help.  I really appreciate it.

Steve
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Unfortunately, you will need to start over, or share from the current account over to the new one.

The generic account you had before moving to Google Apps may still be there as part of the account migration process.  It would have been changed to a temporary user id.
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Do you know how I can find that temporary user id?  

The generic account used my domain email address.  (The generic part was the password)  That's probably how it linked with Google when we moved to Google Apps.  When I try to use the generic password, I get the 'bad login' error.

Steve
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I started looking in the YouTube settings to see how to cancel the account and start over.  

Under "settings" I found an "advanced" link.  There I found "Change which Google Account is linked to this account."  I created a generic account in Google Apps and linked our YouTube account to the generic account.

That seems to be working.

Thanks for the help.  I'll award you the points since you got me going in the right direction.

Steve
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