Enable G Suite APIs in your domain

Important: You must have G Suite super admin rights to perform the actions described in this article. Learn more: Pre-built administrator roles.

Before installing AODocs on your domain, in your G Suite Admin console:

Enable Admin SDK API access
Enable Drive SDK API access

Enable Admin SDK API access

AODocs uses the G Suite Admin SDK application programming interfaces (APIs) to access the lists of users and groups in your domain.

This lets AODocs control if a user account exists in your domain, to retrieve the list of users who are members of a Google Group, and many other security-related operations.

1. Go to https://admin.google.com.

2. Sign in to your Google Admin Account.

3. Select Security.


4. Select API reference.

5. Select Enable API access.

6. Press Save.


Enable Drive SDK API access

AODocs uses the Drive SDK API to access and edit information about files stored in Google Drive.

This must be enabled for all AODocs users, including storage accounts and regular users.

1. In your G Suite Admin console, press Apps.


2. Press G Suite.


3. Press Drive and Docs.


4. Scroll down and press Features and Applications.


5. Scroll down and then select the Allow users to access Google Drive with the Drive SDK API checkbox.


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  • This does not explain why you are performing the actions or who would need this.

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  • Hello Mirage, I updated our Knowledge base team. We will update the article in next synchronisation. To answer you, the actions described here, require a G Suite super admin profile and they are needed for AODocs to be able to use the APIs (Google Drive, Directory APIs,..) to perform actions on the domains of our clients who installed and authorized AODocs.

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