Docebo for Google Apps

Integrate your Docebo LMS with Google Apps.

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November 20th, 2018

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Introduction

This article shows you how to integrate Docebo with your Google Apps account, so that you can import users from your Google Apps Database and allow them to access the platform with their Google Apps credentials. This integration is available for Docebo Enterprise plan and Growth plan clients.

Configuring your Google Apps Account

Log into your Google Work account as the admin, then access your Google Apps Admin page and click Admin Console. A new tab/page will open, listing all the areas where you can operate. Click the Security icon (if you do not see the icon in the page, you may need to click More Controls on the bottom of the page to view more options).

On the Security page, select API Reference and flag the option to Enable API Access. Now open this URL (https://code.google.com/apis/console/), and click Create Project from the page upper bar. Define a project name and a project ID and press Create to start the creation procedure. Please note that the project ID is automatically assigned to your project by Google, but you can modify it by pressing Edit in the project ID line.

Once the project has been created, it will be listed in the Notifications drowpdown menu. Click on the project name to access the project’s main page. From here, go to the APIs section and click Go to APIs Overview to access the APIs & Services Dashboard. Move to the Library tab and look for the Admin SDK from the search bar. Click on the Admin SDK card.

Press the Enable button in the section header to enable API calls. Now the API is enabled, but you have to create credentials in order to use it. To do so, move to the Credentials tab and press Create Credentials from the page upper bar.

On the Credentials page, set the following configurations:

Which API are you using? Select Admin SDK

Where will you be calling the API from? Select Web browser (Javascript)

What data will you be accessing? Select User data

Then, click on What Credentials Do I Need? to create the OAuth 2.0 to allow the communication between Google Apps and your LMS and fill the form as follows:

– Authorized Javascripts Origins. Type here the URL of your LMS. If you’re using a Custom Domain App, you must insert the Custom Domain URL.

Authorized Redirect URIs. Insert the following URL, Replacing “mylms.docebosaas.com” with URL of your LMS:

https://mylms.docebosaas.com/lms/index.php?r=GoogleappsApp/GoogleappsApp/googleappsRedirect

Now, press Create OAuth Client ID. The system will direct you to the Consent screen to setup your contact address and your project name. Once you’ve entered the information into the corresponding text boxes, press Continue.

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The process on the Google side of the integration is now complete. The system will ask if you want to download the Credential information, and you can do so if desired. However, credential information is available for retrieval in the system whenever you need it. Press Done to complete the process.

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Configuring Google Apps in Docebo

Log into your platform as the Superadmin, then select the Admin Menu from the gear icon in the top right corner of your homepage. Then, press the Add New Apps button.


Once you’re on the Apps & Features page, select the Single Sign On tab from the tab menu on the left side of the page. Then, find the Google Apps app in the list of apps in the tab, and press the Try It For Free button in the app’s row. In the pop up box, read more information about the integration. When ready, press Try It For Free. The app is now activated in your platform.

In order to configure the App, go to the Admin Menu from the gear icon in the top right corner of your homepage, the find the Google Apps section and press the Manage item.

On the settings page, fill in the text boxes as follows:

Google Apps Domain: type here the domain of your Google Apps

Consumer Key: The Client ID previously generated in the Google configuration area

Consumer Secret: The Client Secret Field from the Google configuration area

The Redirect URI will be automatically generated for you based on your domain name. Press Save Changes to complete the configuration.

Importing Google Apps Users into Docebo

To import users from Google Apps into your LMS, access the Admin Menu from the gear icon in the top right corner of your homepage, and select Users from E-Learning section. On the Users main page,  click on Import & Manage from on the top right corner and select Import Users from Google Apps from the list of available options.

Proceed with the process by allowing access to your Google contacts. The system displays the number of contacts that will be imported. Select Import Users from Google Apps to complete the process.

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Please Note: When importing users, Google Apps users having the same username as existing Docebo users will not be imported. Users imported from Google Apps will be able to access the platform by selecting the Google Apps button on the Login Page.