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Topic Title: Google Apps API
Topic Summary: Integration with Google Apps API's
Created On: 12/30/2012 03:43 PM
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 12/30/2012 03:43 PM
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NeilPerry
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As Google takes over the world integration with their API's would be nice within the BPA task set. Like we use with Sharepoint it would be nice if BPA allowed the same with Google Docs, or the ability to integrate with their provisioning API for user management. The accept .net or even GET/POST methods but a tighter integration would be nice.
 10/15/2014 02:13 PM
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ScottMarquardt
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I just ducked in to see what Network Automation has done since we first kicked the tires with Automate in 2006. 

Yes, the world has changed -- certainly in education. We're all in Google Apps now -- and Automate seems stuck hopelessly in the A/D world.

We still have A/D, but it's not managing directory objects or workflows that's the wolf howling at our door. The big challenge is managing both A/D and the Google side (and all Google-integrated apps and data). There are numerous players offering management on the Google side; that's covered nicely and evolving fast. 

What's NOT available is something to glue both worlds together. I'm not talking strictly about account replication -- Google has that covered as well, if you like the same structure in both worlds. 

I'm talking about how to help organizations live in BOTH worlds, as many must for years to come. 

That Automate is not evolving to meet this rapidly emerging need is unfortunate -- especially when Google's APIs afford a rich opportunity for a company like Network Automation to leverage economies of scale and provide the value-add that very, very busy I.T. workforces would crawl over broken glass for. 

Well, not us. We're educators, and we're cheapskates. But there are a LOT of us making these transitions, and I'd think we'd be a lucrative market even at dirt-cheap pricing. 

:::sigh:::

 

 10/23/2014 04:42 PM
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Ricardo Castaneda
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Hi Scott,

I have gone ahead and added an feature request into our database (#F599) with your concern.

I would like to thank you for offering your suggestion.

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PhilMarcuson
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Any update on this Google API capability? We're using BPA Server 10.
 05/23/2017 08:28 AM
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Mary Manzano
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Hello Phil,

It has not been implemented yet.



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