Configuring Gmail Connector

To include data from Gmail directly in your NetGovern case, configure the connector and create a Live Location in the NetGovern Admin UI. Next, ensure all users are mapped by performing User Mapping. Complete the configuration process by creating Indexing and Archiving jobs to crawl and archive the source data.

Indexing jobs are run to make data searchable. Indexing must be performed prior to archiving if you intend to search the archived data.

When set up is complete, indexed and archived Gmail content can be viewed, searched, and exported from NetGovern Search.

The following configurations are supported:
Gmail + Exchange (on-premise AD)
Gmail + O365 Azure AD
Gmail + AD (no email backend required)

Successful configuration of the Gmail Connector involves the following steps:

  • Set up Google Cloud Configuration
    • Create a new Google Cloud Project to run the Gmail Crawler Service Account
  • Configure Impersonation using OAuth 2.0 for Server to Server Applications
    • Create a Service Account
    • Enable API access for the Admin API and the Gmail API
    • Delegate domain-wide authority to the Service Account
  • Configure the Gmail Connector in the NetGovern Admin UI

When the Gmail Connector is configured, make sure to map all users and set up the required Indexing and Archiving jobs.