Friday, April 4, 2014

Alert: Google's API Changes Affect Account Synchronization

The Google tools provided for synchronizing accounts between your organization and your Google Apps domain are changing. These changes require developers to rebuild the applications used to perform this synchronization.

What happens when the old tools go away?

The synchronization of accounts between your organization and your Google Apps domain will break. This means that users created in or deleted from your organization will not be reflected in your Google Apps domain.

When will this happen?

On May 15, 2013, Google announced that the tools they've provided have been deprecated. According to the Terms of Service, these tools will go away on April 20, 2015.

What can I do?

Google has provided a new set of tools for accomplishing this synchronization. These new tools include all of the functionality of the old tools plus additional features.

Where can I learn more?

KDA has a white paper that goes into detail of how this change might affect your organization and can help you better understand what your options are for a solution. For more information, please visit:

Wes Dean, a Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist and a Google Apps Trusted Tester, is Principal of KDA Web Technologies, a Google-Centric development firm and a Google Apps Authorized Reseller. To learn how Wes and KDA Web Technologies can help you, go to

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