Permission required by the AODocs Smartbar

When installing the AODocs Smartbar Chrome extension, end users are asked to grant permissions on their G Suite account.
Learn more here: Install the AODocs Smartbar

- All the permissions listed below are subject to change in next Smartbar versions depending on requirements for new features, technical changes, new Chrome APIs. When a new version of the Smartbar requires additional permissions, users will be prompted to authorize the new permissions before to activate the new Smartbar version.
- It is possible to enable Smartbar features in different Google Services.
Learn more here: Enable or disable the Smartbar authorization in Gmail

Note: If the AODocs Smartbar has been installed on the G Suite domain by the G Suite super admin, permissions are accepted at the domain level and the End Users will not have to accept these permissions individually. The permissions can still be reviewed in the Chrome extension menu.
Learn more here: Deploy the AODocs Smartbar on your domain with Cloud Policies

The table below lists the permissions requested by the AODocs Smartbar and the reason why they are required:

All sites
All sites

The extension can read or change data available in any AODocs page if needed.

The extension can send HTTP requests to the AODocs API and AODocs Smartbar project.

The extension can add Smartbar features in the Google editor for native documents.

The extension can add Smartbar features in the Google Drive UI.  

The extension can add Smartbar features in the Google Mail UI.

The extension can send HTTP requests to the Google Cloud Storage service to retrieve a global configuration file for the smartbar. It allows AODocs team to fix display bugs without uploading a new version of the extension.  

The extension can make request to the Google APIs.

Display notifications

The Smartbar can use the chrome.notifications API to create and show some rich notifications to the user in the system tray.

Communicate with cooperating websites

The AODocs web pages can connect to the extension (send messages to the extension and get answers from it).
The authorized web pages are:

Communicate with cooperating native application

The extension can communicate with a local application launcher agent (AODocs WebDAV client), which is used to start Microsoft Word/Excel/Powerpoint when opening Microsoft Office files from the Google Drive or AODocs user interface.
Learn more here:
Install the AODocs WebDAV client
Edit Microsoft Office documents

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