Permissions required by the AODocs Smartbar

When installing the AODocs Smartbar Chrome extension, end users are asked to grant permissions on their Google Account.

– All the permissions listed below are subject to change in future Smartbar versions, depending on the requirements for new features, technical changes or new Chrome APIs. When a new version of the Smartbar requires additional permissions, users will be prompted to authorize the new permissions before activating the new version.
– If you're using the legacy Smartbar, you can activate or deactivate its features in Gmail. The new Smartbar isn't available in Gmail. Learn more: What is the AODocs Smartbar?

Note: If the AODocs Smartbar has been installed on the Google domain by a Google Workspace super admin, end users will still have to accept these permissions individually. The permissions can be reviewed in the Chrome extension menu.
Learn more: Deploy the AODocs Smartbar on your domain with Cloud Policies

The screen below summarizes the permissions you need to grant when you install the Smartbar.

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

The extension can add Smartbar features to your Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides and Google Drawings interfaces.

The extension can add Smartbar features in your Google Drive interface.  

The extension can add Smartbar features in your Google Mail interface.

Display notifications *

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

Communicate with cooperating websites *


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

The authorized web pages are:

Read your browsing history **

To sync updates made using the Smartbar if Google Drive is open in more than one tab.

Know your email

address **

To sign in with your AODocs account.

* Legacy Smartbar only

** New Smartbar only

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