Control user access using Google groups

Use Google groups to control access to your apps.

Create a group

You can create a Google group in one of the following ways:

Use Google Groups

As an app creator, you can create a Google group using Google Groups. For complete details, see Create a group.

If you are not an admin, you must use Google Groups to create a group.

Use the Google Workspace Admin console (Admins only)

As an admin, you can create a group using the Google Workspace Admin console.

To create a group using the Google Workspace Admin console:

  1. Sign in to the Google Workspace admin console at admin.google.com
  2. Click Groups.
  3. Click Create Group.
  4. Fill in the details for the group. 

    Configure a domain group
  5. The Access Type settings do not affect the ability for AppSheet to connect to the group. They can be left at their default values or customized as needed.
  6. Add members to the group.

See also  Create a group.

Connect AppSheet to the groups in your organization

To connect AppSheet to the groups in your organization:

  1. Sign in to your AppSheet account and navigate to My Account > Integrations > Auth Domains.
  2. Click + New Auth Domain.
  3. Specify a name for this account and click Google Domain.

    Connect AppSheet to a domain group
  4. You will be prompted to sign in with Google. Sign in with the same account used to create the group.
  5. Navigate back to My Account > Integrations > Auth Domains to confirm the authentication domain was added to the account.

Set up group authentication in an app

To set up group authentication in an app:

  1. Open an AppSheet app and navigate to Security > Domain Authentication.
  2. Enable Require domain authentication? 
  3. Under Authentication domain source select the name of the account added in the previous step.
  4. Restrict access by Workspace group by entering a group name in the Restrict by Domain field.
    This field is optional. If set, only members of the groups whose domain matches this field will be permitted to access the app with the specified role. If left empty, all members of the group, regardless of the domain, will be able to access the app with the specified role.
  5. Add Authentication groups that will be used to manage user authentication for this app.
  6. Save your changes.

Set up domain authentication in an app on the Security > Domain Authentication tab

Notes on credentials

To configure your Google domain to enable API access:

  1. Sign in to the admin account for your Google Workspace
  2. Select Security.
    If you do not see Security listed, select More controls and select Security from the options shown in the gray box.
  3. Select API reference, and then enable Enable API access.
  4. Save your changes.

Share the app

Share the app with your end users, as described in Share: The Essentials. When the end-user accesses the app, they will be prompted to sign in using their Google Workspace credentials.

Sign in with with Google domain

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