Google Workspace connector

This connector can be run in the cloud or using an on-premises connector server.

The Google Workspace connector gathers data from Chrome OS devices, devices, mobile devices, and users using Google Workspace.

To retrieve the data, this connector uses Google’s Admin SDK API services. The following prerequisites are required:

  • A Google Workspace account and Cloud Identity account. By setting up these accounts, an organization resource instance will be automatically generated for this connector to retrieve data. For information on organizations, see Creating and managing organizations in the Google help.

  • A service account. For information on creating a service account, see Creating a service account in the Google Identity help. This account requires administrator access, domain-wide authority, and the following scopes to grant access to Google’s API services:

  • For information on granting access to and managing the Google Workspace account to enable this connector to collect data, see Delegating domain-wide authority to the service account in the Google Identity help.

For information about what data is imported and how it is mapped, see Mapping (below).


Google Workspace connector has the following options:

  • Connector name: A name for the connector.
  • Connector server name: The name of the connector server that this connector is associated with. When running the connector in the cloud, this server needs to be the Cloud option in the list.

    Each connector can only be associated with one connector server. If you added this connector to a specific connector server (on the Connectors > Connector Servers page), this field will be populated for you. Otherwise, you can select the server from the list.
  • Customer ID: The customer ID associated with your Google Workspace or Cloud Identity. For information on finding your Customer ID, see the Google Workspace Admin help.
  • Admin email and Private key file (.json): The credentials must be for a service account with administrator access and domain-wide authority.
  • Chrome device, device, mobile device, and user stale thresholds: To limit the amount of data that is gathered for Neurons, set a threshold for a specific number of days. The connector will only import devices or users that have checked in or otherwise changed during that time.
  • Repeats: How often the connector should gather data.
  • Start time: The time of day the connector should start running. To minimize the impact on your network and applications, we recommend that connectors generally run at night or on weekends.
  • Active: Whether the connector is active or not. While the connector is active, it runs according to the schedule you create. If you clear the check box, the connector is inactive and will not gather data until the check box is enabled again and the connector is saved.

For details on configuring or using connectors, see Setting up connectors.


The data that this connector imports is mapped to target attributes in the Neurons Platform database.

For an overview of how the data imported by this connector is mapped to the Neurons target attributes, please download the CSV file using the button below.

Download mappings

For an overview of the Neurons target attributes per data type and the connector source attributes that are mapped to them, see Connector data mapping.