Integrate third-party repositories in Cloud Search

Supported editions for this feature: Enterprise Plus; Education Plus; Cloud Search Platform (contact your Google Account Manager) Compare your edition
As an administrator, you can expand the content your organization searches in Google Cloud Search by integrating non-Google repositories, such as Microsoft SharePoint, Confluence, and Service Now. 

Before you begin

  1. Create user accounts.
    To sign in and use Cloud Search, a person in your organization needs their own Google Account.
  2. Assign licenses to your users (if needed):
    • For Enterprise and Education Plus editions, your organization needs at least 500 licenses to search content from third-party repositories. 
    • For the Cloud Search Platform edition, users in your organization need a Cloud Search Platform license to search third-party repositories. 
    • If Cloud Search Platform is your organization's only Google service with user-based licensing, then everyone in your organization has a license by default. You don't need to assign licenses. Learn more about how licensing works.

Basic setup

  1. Find a Cloud Search certified partner.
  2. Work with a Cloud Search certified partner to choose a connector.
    A connector uses Google APIs to integrate the data in your third-party repository with Cloud Search. 
  3. Add a data source to search.
    To store the index for a third-party repository, add a data source in Cloud Search.
  4. Map user identities.
    To map third-party usernames to Google Accounts, create an identity source.
  5. Create a custom search experience.
    To tailor the search experience for the business needs of your organization, create custom search applications.

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