This article will explain all aspects of the Google Drive connection screen.
Browser authentication only
The only way to connect to your Google Drive account is by the browser authentication. Google Drive uses a very different authentication method then SharePoint and can only be used through a browser.
Step 1 : Specify your email address
- This is where you enter your Google email address. This email address will be used once you press the Connect button.
- When you check this option, you will be logged in as an administrator on your Google Drive. You will be able to migrate all of your users content by using this option, if you have the required permissions. For more information on the administrator mode, take a look at this article.
- When you check this option, Sharegate will remember this email address so you do not have to re-enter your email address every time.
- Checking this option will tell Sharegate to load this email address by default when opening the Import from Google Drive tool.
Step 2 : Enter your password
Once you press the Connect button, Sharegate will show a browser authentication window. The email address you entered in the previous window will be automatically inputted in this window. You then need to enter your password and press the Sign in button.
Step 3 : 2-step authentication (optional)
You can set up a 2-step authentication process on your Google account. If you did that, then this step is needed. Otherwise, you will not see this window. Simply enter what Google is asking for. In this screenshot, Google asks for a code that is sent to a mobile device to prove your identity.
Step 4 : Consent
In the last step, you need to consent to Sharegate's demand to access your Google Drive files and folders. You can revoke Sharegate's access at any time by managing your Google account's permissions. If you revoke the access we won't be able to access your content anymore. If you do so, the next time you use the Import from Google Drive tool, you will need to re-consent. The permissions Sharegate asks for differ based on if you are trying to copy only your files or are using the administrator mode. For more information on the consent needed for admininistrator mode, consult the administrator mode documentation.