Access & Authentication

Google Apps

It’s easy to get your ProdPad account hooked up with the Google Apps integration, whether you already have an existing account that you want to use Google Apps SSO with, or whether you’re just getting started with a new account.

The Google Apps integration will allow you to use SSO and GoogleDrive so you can easily add files and designs to your ideas.

Add Google Apps to your account


To set up Google SSO to your account, you can do it from one of two ways:

Register a new account using 'Sign up with Google Apps' on the sign up page.

  1. Click on Sign up with Google on the ProdPad signup page.
  2. You will be redirected to the Google Chrome Store.
  3. Select whether you want to authenticate as an individual or an admin (if you don't have admin rights to Google Apps, select individual.)
  4. When Google asks you to confirm the install, select continue.

  5. Review and accept the authentication Terms of Use.
  6. Click on complete additional setup.


  7. You will be redirected to your ProdPad account!


You can also register an existing account to Google Apps by signing in to your ProdPad account and authenticating from within the Security page in your account settings (Account Settings > Security > SSO.). ProdPad will then check to match your email address against what was returned by Google and if that matches, will add the Google domain to the account a user is logged into.

Google Drive

If you only want to use Google Drive and not use SSO, you can authenticate your login when uploading a file. Simply enter your login details for Google when asked, and select choose your files to link them.

Removing the Google Apps SSO Integration

To remove the Google Apps SSO integration, the account admin can navigate to Account Settings > Security> SSO and click on 'remove' on any of the added domains.

Why does Google Apps request read and contact permissions?

If you choose to add Google SSO and access to Drive together, we ask for permissions in order to allow all other users in your account to log in and find their files as well. If you're solely looking to add files, we don't ask for contact information.


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    Niko van Eeghen

    Why does ProdPad need rights to delete all my google drive files if logging in using a Google Account.

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    Andrea Saez

    Hi Niko, as the document states, Google Apps comes with the ability for SSO and drive access.This means we look at available documents and allow you to link them through from ProdPad. We don't actually make any changes for you, it's there so that if you have a file you wish to import from Google you can do so through the Google Apps integration.