How do I configure AD eDiscovery to collect from Google Drive?



  • A Google G Suite account for your organization
  • Administrator account credentials for your organization's G Suite account
  • The credentials to the Google Drive you wish to collect from



  1. Login to the G Suite Admin Console at with your organization's G Suite Administrator account
  2. Click "Security"
  3. Click "API reference"
  4. Check "Enable API access" and click "Save"
  5. Open the Google API Console at
  6. Expand the upper-left menu, then select "API Manager" and "Credentials"
  7. When prompted to select or create a project, click "Create"
  8. Give your project a name and click "Create"
  9. When prompted, select "OAuth client ID" from the "Create credentials" drop-down
  10. Follow the prompts to Configure the OAuth consent screen and click "Save"
  11. For the Application Type, select "Other", give it a name, and click "Create"
  12. Take note of your Client ID and Client Secret
  13. Log into eDiscovery and go to Data Sources > Gmail
  14. Click the Add button in the upper-right
  15. Give the connector a Name
  16. Enter you Client ID and Client Secret, and click the "Google" button
  17. In the resulting browser window, sign in with the credentials to the Google Drive you wish to collect from
  18. When prompted, click "ALLOW" to allow the connector to audit emails of the users on your domain
  19. Copy the resulting Authorization Code, paste it into the connector details in eDiscovery, and click "OK"



  • Separate Google Drive connectors are required for each user's Drive you wish to collect from.