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Adding a Google Drive Application

In order to integrate with Google Drive, first create an application entry in Data Access Security. This entry includes the identification, connection details, and other parameters necessary to create the link.

To add an application, use the New Application Wizard.

  1. Go to Admin > Applications.
  2. Select Add New to open the wizard.
  3. Select Standard Application
  4. Select Next to open the General Details page.

General Details

  1. Review and edit the application's general details:

    • Application Type - Google Drive
    • Application Name - Logical name of the application
    • Description - Description of the application
    • Tags - Select tags for the application from the dropdown list or type a new name. Select Enter to create a tag.

    Identity Collector - (Mandatory) Select an Identity Collector of type Google Drive.

    • You can create identity collectors on the Admin > Identity Collectors page.
    • Ensure you run the Identity Collector Aggregation task before running the Permission Collection Task.
  2. Select Next to open the Connection Details page.

Connection Details

  1. Fill in the connection details:

    • Domain Admin User - The full user name of an admin user in your Google domain. Write the username as a UPN:
    • Domain Name - Your Google primary domain name.
    • Service Account - The full name of the service account, such as
    • Certificate File - The certificate file created when configuring Google Drive. Upload a certificate by dragging it onto the certificate field or selecting to open a file manager dialog.
    • Certificate Password - The password for the certificate file.


    • If a new certificate is uploaded when editing this application, the former password cannot be used. The user must provide a new password.

    • The user, domain, and service account name are case sensitive.

  2. Select Next.

You can now configure and schedule permissions collection and resource discovery.

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