Install AODocs

Important: This article is for Google Workspace customers only. If you're using Microsoft 365 and are interested in installing AODocs, contact our Sales team:


To install AODocs, you must:

You must use a Google Workspace admin account to install AODocs. The Google Workspace admin allows AODocs to synchronize with the Google directory of the Workspace domain. This is required for features that rely on knowing:

  • all the users on the Workspace domain, such as auto-suggestion
  • the members of Google groups on the Workspace domain, such as permissions and workflow notification emails

Note: Most organizations use the account of a real person who is Workspace admin on their domain. However, if your organization wants to restrict the information it shares with AODocs, you can create a Google Workspace role with minimum privileges and assign it to a user account that doesn't correspond to a real person. 

Install AODocs

1. As a Google Workspace admin, either:

2. Fill in the form and click Start free trial.


You now need to authenticate with your Google Workspace admin account, so we can check that you are authorized to install AODocs.

3. Click Sign in with Google.


Important: If you have restricted third-party apps on your domain, you can't sign in and an admin_policy_enforced error appears. You must authorize third-party apps on your domain before continuing.

4. Enter the details of your Google Workspace admin account.


5. Click Allow to grant the required permissions.

Note: This step is to check you are entitled to install AODocs on your Google domain.


6. Click Integrate with Google to install the AODocs app.

Important: If you already installed the AODocs app, go straight to step 11


7. In the permissions dialog:

  • review the required permissions
  • select the Google Workspace organizational unit where you want to install AODocs
  • select the checkbox to agree to the Terms of Service and Global Data Privacy Policy
  • click Accept.

Learn more about the access required at the Google domain level: Grant data access on your domain.


Important: You can install AODocs on a specific organizational unit of your Google domain. If you do this, make sure you activate AODocs on an organizational unit where:
– the AODocs storage account is located
– the default Google Workspace admin is located
If you don't respect these requirements, you won't be able to install AODocs.

8. In the Domain wide install dialog:

  • review the text
  • if required, access the terms of service and privacy policy
  • click Continue


9. If required, scroll down to discover the different ways to access AODocs. Click Next.


10. Click Launch app.


11. Choose an account to be the first AODocs storage account. You can:

  • create a new Google Account
  • use an existing Google Account

Note: By default, AODocs storage accounts are named You can change the name if required, but don't change the domain.


Important: This step is critical for the installation of AODocs. Review this article for additional information: The AODocs storage account. We recommend that you assign a dedicated account as an AODocs storage account used only for this purpose.

A confirmation message appears if you decided to create a new AODocs storage account.


12. The AODocs homepage opens. You can see how many days left of your trial in the top right corner.


Congratulations! You have installed AODocs!

To find out what to do next, read this article: AODocs is installed, what's next?

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