How do I connect Klipfolio and Google Admin Directory?

You can set up a connection between Klipfolio and your Google Admin Directory data to display your Google metrics on a dashboard.

Note: To use this connector, you must be an administrator of a Google business account.

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What options do I have for visualizing my Google Admin Directory data?

Create data visualizations based on pre-built options or build your own. The choice is yours!

Pre-built by Klipfolio

Take advantage of our pre-built data sources to gather the data most meaningful to you.

  • Google Admin Directory pre-built data sources: Data sources provide the foundation for Klip building, so we suggest you create a data source as a first step (before building Klips and adding them to your dashboard). Our pre-built data sources focus on the most sought-after Google Admin Directory data and are found on the Service Connectors page, available from this link or from the Library. When you select a service connector from this page, the data source for that service is automatically added.

Custom-built by you

Taking the time to learn how to create your own data sources and Klips unlocks your data and enables you to control, manipulate, and transform it, leading you to unprecedented insights into your business.

  • Custom data sources: When you create a custom data source, you can either use the pre-built data source as a starting point from which to write your own query or you can write your own queries from the ground up and build a data source from scratch. You create custom-built data sources in the Service Connectors page, accessible from this link or from the Library.

  • Custom Klips: Using our Klip Editor, you can construct and manipulate your data, including integrating multiple data sources, to produce unique, custom-built data visualizations. You create custom Klips from either your Library or your Dashboard.

Regardless of whether you choose pre-built, custom-built, or a combination of both, before you can start building Klips and dashboards you need to connect to Google Admin Directory data in Klipfolio.

How do I connect to Google Admin Directory data in Klipfolio?

When you connect your Google Admin Directory data to Klipfolio, you will be prompted to connect your Google Admin Directory account by entering your username and password.

Doing so will create a token that enables Klipfolio to securely access your Google Admin Directory account. Your token looks like George@Google. You can use and reuse the same token every time you connect to Google Admin Directory.

Note: You manage your connections (tokens) to Google Admin Directory in Klipfolio under Connected Accounts in the Account section.

How do I add a Google Admin Directory pre-built or custom-built data source?

To add a Google Admin Directory pre-built or custom-built data source:

  1. Navigate to the Service Connectors page in Klipfolio and choose Google Admin Directory from the list.
  2. Select a pre-built data source from the left section of the Pick a Data Request page. Alternatively, if you want to create a custom-built data source, click Create a custom Google Admin Directory data source.
  3. If this is your first time connecting to Google Admin Directory:
    • Click Connect an Account. Enter your Google Admin Directory login credentials and click Next. If prompted, click Allow Access to enable Klipfolio to securely access your Google Admin Directory data. Click Next Step.
  4. If you have connected to Google Admin Directory before:
    • Select an existing connection (token) from the drop-down list and click Next Step.
  5. Adjust the Query URL information, as noted on the Configure Data Source page, to replace any generic placeholder data with your own.
    • For example, if the query requires your Customer ID, run the Users query: https://www.googleapis.com/admin/directory/v1/users?customer=my_customer&maxResults=500.
      Find the Customer ID field in the results, copy the ID, and use it for your query. A typical Customer ID looks like A012abcde.
    • For example, if the query requires yourDomain, run the Domains query using the Customer ID: https://www.googleapis.com/admin/directory/v1/customer/<yourCustomerId>/domains.
      Find the domainName field in the results, copy the domain name, and use it for your query. A typical domain name looks like acme.com.
  6. If you are creating a custom-built data source, edit the Query URL further to return the data you need. Refer to the Google Admin Directory API documentation for details.
  7. Click Get Resource.

If you want to edit a data source that you already created, check out How to edit or reconfigure a data source, and get step-by-step instructions.

How do I create a Google Admin Directory data source from scratch?

You can choose to build a data source from scratch. Klipfolio connects to hundreds of services in the cloud that have a REST API. If you take the time to learn your service’s API to create queries for the data you want, your possibilities are endless. Here’s a quick overview video on APIs and Klipfolio:

  Klipfolio API's 101

If you need assistance using APIs, enlist a data analyst or developer.

Use the Google Admin Directory API documentations' Explorer to build and test your queries before you use them to bring data into Klipfolio. Click Try it! on the right hand side to view the API Explorer.

Refer to the Google Admin Directory API documentation to discover more data requests.

When you are happy with your query, click Get Resource, and then save and name your new data source. You're now ready to use it to build a Google Admin Directory Klip.

See the reference table below for API related information and sample queries.

API Documentation Google Admin Directory API documentation
API Explorer Google Admin Directory API documentation - Click Try it! on the right hand side to view the API Explorer.

Authentication Method

OAuth Token Authentication
Response Format JSON

API Limits and Notes

To use this connector, you must be an administrator of a Google business account.
Sample Queries

For a list of customer privileges:

https://www.googleapis.com/admin/directory/v1/customer/<yourCustomerId>/roles/ALL/privileges

  • Note: To find your Customer ID, run the Users query: https://www.googleapis.com/admin/directory/v1/users?customer=my_customer&maxResults=500.
    Find the Customer ID field in the results, copy the ID, and use it for your query. A typical Customer ID looks like A012abcde.

For a list of groups in a domain:

https://www.googleapis.com/admin/directory/v1/groups?domain=<yourDomain>

  • Note: To find yourDomain, run the Domains query using the Customer ID: https://www.googleapis.com/admin/directory/v1/customer/<yourCustomerId>/domains.
    Find the domainName field in the results, copy the domain name, and use it for your query. A typical domain name looks like acme.com.

How do I create a Google Admin Directory custom Klip?

You create custom Klips from either your Library or your Dashboard. You choose a data visualization format, for example, a pie chart, gauge, or table, and decide whether you want to use an existing data source or create a new one. In the Klip Editor, there are limitless opportunities to modify, relate, and display your data. See the following related articles for more information and get building!

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