Google Drive Source

The Google Drive source configuration screen allows you to enable the crawling and classification of content stored in both G-Suite repositories and Google Drive personal accounts.

IMPORTANT! Make sure you created App for GDrive crawling prior to start adding the source. See Configure G Suite and Google Drive for Crawling for more information.

Complete the following fields:

Option Description
Basic settings

Drive Type

Select Business.

User Email(s)

When adding a G-Suite source, enter the email address of the user's drive that you wish to crawl (via impersonation).

Crawl Shared Items

Select to crawl all files shared with the specified user in addition to any team drives shared with the user.

Crawl Shared Items

Select to enable crawling of any types of documents shared with the specified user.

JSON Import

Drag the JSON connection file you downloaded while creating Google service account in the form.

Project ID

Open the JSON connection file and copy file contents to Project ID field.

Write Classifications

Select to enable the writing of classifications back to the Google Drive repository.

NOTE: Any classifications written to Google Drive are stored in custom properties which are not visible to an end user - they are only accessible via the Google Drive APIs.

OCR Processing Mode

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Advanced Settings

Click the "wrench" icon in the Settings area () at the bottom of the screen to expand the following advanced settings:

  • Re-Index Period — specifies how often the source should be checked for changes. The number specifies the period in days.
  • Priority — specifies the priority of content source processing in the service queues.
  • Document Type — can be used to specify a value which can be used to restrict queries when utilizing the core search index.

Source Group

Netwrix recommends creating a dedicated source group for Google Drive.

Pause source on creation

Select if you want to make other configuration changes before collection of the source occurs.