School Directory Sync System requirements

To synchronize school information with Google School Directory Sync (SDS), your system must meet certain G Suite for Education, server, and network requirements.

Requirements and expertise

G Suite for Education requirements
Server requirements
  • A server to run SDS with one of these operating systems:
    • Microsoft® Windows® (Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, 2012, or 2016).
    • Linux®—If you’re using a 32-bit version of SDS on a 64-bit Linux system, a 32-bit libc (such as libc6-i386) must be installed.
  • At least 256 MB of free RAM.
    • Less than 10,000 users? We recommend that you allocate at least 1 GB of free RAM.
    • More than 10,000 users? Allocate at least 2 GB of free RAM.
    • More than 250,000 users? Further tuning may be needed.
  • At least 5 GB of disk space for log files and data. If you're running the DEBUG or INFO level of logging, you might need more free space for additional log data.
  • The CSV files must be located on the same server as SDS.
Network requirements
  • Network access to your G Suite for Education domain through HTTPS or through a proxy server with ports 80 and 443.
  • For best results, use a network connection to G Suite for Education with no proxies or firewalls.
  • A mail server capable of accepting and relaying notifications from SDS.
  • Access to SSL Certificate Authorities for your network.
Experience and expertise

Depending on your configuration, you need:

  • An administrator for G Suite for Education and Classroom who can work in the Admin console.
  • A network administrator who knows about security settings for internal and outbound traffic.
  • Experience managing mail servers.
  • Knowledge of your school information systems.

Next steps

Create CSV files

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