What is synced?

When you’re ready to set up your first synchronization with Google Cloud Directory Sync (GCDS), decide what users, aliases, groups, and other data to sync with your Google domain.

LDAP directory server Google domain Sync? Notes
Organizational units Organizations Organizations in the Google domain contain multiple users and can sort users by department, location, or another category. You can synchronize everything automatically or manually by category.
Mailing lists Groups

Mailing lists in the LDAP directory correspond to public groups in the Google domain and can be used to control access to sites and documents. Google users can create private, user-managed groups that are not synchronized by GCDS.

User Users In the Google domain, users are organized by email address.
User aliases Nicknames Each user can have multiple nicknames in the Google domain that can come from multiple LDAP directory alias attributes.
Passwords Passwords yellow triangle warning sign Only passwords that are stored in SHA-1 or MD-5 format with no salted hashes are synchronized. To get around this, you can manage passwords separately or use Single Sign-On for authentication.
Messages and calendar data Content X If you need to migrate legacy messages and calendar data, you should use a migration tool that migrates data from other IMAP servers. For more options, see Migrate mail, contacts, and calendars.
Rooms Calendar resources Calendar resources, such as rooms and projectors, can be synchronized.
Contacts Shared contacts An LDAP directory contacts' list corresponds to shared contacts in your Google domain. If you sync shared contacts, autocomplete is enabled in Gmail for every contact. However, personal contacts are not synchronized.
Personal contacts Personal contacts X GCDS does not synchronize personal contacts. If you want to import your users' personal contacts information, see Migrate mail, contacts, and calendars.
Extended user information User profiles Phone numbers, addresses, and other extended LDAP information can be synchronized as Google user profiles.

Note: If Google+ is enabled for your organization, the data that is synchronized from your LDAP directory is auto-populated into Google+ profiles. Users can publish their profiles publicly on the web. In some cases, GCDS may override a user's edits to their profile.

Shared folders None X The Google domain doesn't have an equivalent to shared folders, but information can be shared using Google Drive or Google Groups.
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