Set up the encryption key

Google Workspace Migrate uses an encryption key to protect project data and settings. You need to set a password to access the encryption key in case of a failure.

Important: Store your password and encryption key in a secure location. You might need them to recover migration data. For details, go to Replace your platform.

  1. Open Chrome Browser and using the http(s)://localhost:<port> format, enter the URL of the Google Workspace Migrate platform.
  2. Using the same admin account that you used to authorize your service account’s client ID, sign in to the platform. 
  3. Click Get started.
  4. Click Password, enter a new password, and click Configure key.


If you get a "The account lacks sufficient privileges to access the platform" message, try the following troubleshooting steps:

  1. Make sure you completed the installation and setup tasks correctly. In particular, verify that you correctly set up the admin roles. For details, go to Set up admin roles.
  2. Verify the email address that you entered when installing the platform:
    1. On the taskbar, right-click Google Workspace Migrate and select Edit Google Settings
    2. For Admin User Email, verify it’s a valid user's email address (not a service account email address). Make sure the user is a super administrator for the Google Workspace account that you're using to sign in.
  3. If the steps above don't resolve the issue, review the service host logs for the platform:
    1. For steps to open the service host logs, go to Check the service host logs.
    2. Look for errors that are related to authentication, network, or API access and troubleshoot the errors. You can ignore errors that mention Telemetry.
    3. If there’s a "The user is from a different organization" message, repeat step 2 above or try signing in with the same admin account that you used to authorize your service account’s client ID.
  4. Reboot the server that the platform is running on and try to access the platform again.

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Configure database settings

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