Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu

Google Apps is now G Suite. Same service, new name. More about the name change.

About Google Apps Directory Sync

With Google Apps Directory Sync (GADS), you can automatically add, modify, and delete users, groups, and non employee contacts to synchronize the data in your G Suite domain with your LDAP directory server. The data in your LDAP directory server is never modified or compromised. GADS is a secure tool that help you easily keep track of users and groups.

You use the GADS Configuration Manager to customize synchronizations. You can perform test synchronizations to find what works best for your organization and then schedule synchronizations to occur when you need them.

Need to sync data for your school? To sync directory data from a student information system, use G Suite School Directory Sync.

Watch a video on using GADS.

Key benefits of GADS

  • Synchronizes your G Suite user accounts to match the user data in an existing LDAP server.
  • Supports sophisticated rules for custom mapping of users, groups, nonemployee contacts, user profiles, aliases, calendar resources, and exceptions.
  • Performs a one-way synchronization. Data on your LDAP server is never updated or altered.
  • Runs as a utility in your server environment. There is no access to your LDAP directory server data outside your perimeter.
  • Includes extensive tests and simulations to ensure correct synchronization.
  • Includes all necessary components in the installation package.
Google+ profiles and GADS: Your organization is solely responsible for complying with all laws and regulations that might be applicable to the provision of Google+ profiles for your users. For details, see Considerations before enabling Google+.
Ready to get begin? See more about how to Get started with GADS.
Was this article helpful?
Sign in to your account

Get account-specific help by signing in with your Apps for Work account email address, or learn how to get started with Apps for Work.