Secure Data Connector

Secure Data Connector has been deprecated as of March 14, 2013 and is no longer accepting sign-ups. For existing users, it will continue to function until at least April 20, 2015.

Google Secure Data Connector (SDC) is an agent tool that can be used with Google Apps for Business and Education to connect gadgets, applications, and spreadsheets to data that is protected behind a corporate firewall.

To establish a connection the SDC agent must authenticate against the Google Apps domain. The non-admin user account secure-data-connector-user is a specially provisioned user exclusively for this purpose. The account is manageable only from the Admin console > Advanced Tools > Secure Data Connector Settings page.

Before you can connect the Secure Data Connector agent within your private network to Google Apps you first need to activate the Secure Data Connector service and password. Follow the steps below for activating Secure Data Connector services for your Google Apps Domain. Once activated download and configure the Secure Data Connector agent software.

To activate the Secure Data Connector services for a Google Apps domain:

  1. Sign in to the Google Admin console
  2. Click Security > Advanced settings.
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  3. In the Secure Data Connector section, click Activate and configure Secure Data Connector.
  4. Check the Activate box.
  5. Click Change Password.
  6. Enter a complex password.
  7. Click Save Settings.
To disable the Secure Data Connector services for a Google Apps domain, un-check the Activate box and save your changes.