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Google Contacts Synchronization

Google Contacts Synchronization

  • Go to the Contacts list view
  • Click on the “Google Contacts” button
  • If this is the first time you access click on the “Sign in with Google” button and authorize access to your contacts information on Google
  • Click on the button again and select the “Sync Settings” button
  • Select a group to sync with, the fields and the direction of the synchronization
  • It is interesting to sync a group instead of all your contacts in order to keep things organized
  • From this point forward any changes that you make in either of the applications will get synchronized when you click on the “Sync Now” button

Watch this video for more information.

Configure Google OAuth Access

In order to enable the Google Contacts synchronization, it is necessary to create a project in the Google developer's console. If you already have one created for the Google Calendar integration you can use this same one by simply enabling the Google Contacts API.

Let's suppose that you do not have a project already and we need to create a new one.

  • Go to the Google Developers Console by accessing this link.
  • Select a project, or create a new one by clicking Create Project.
  • In the Project name field, type in a name for your project.
  • In the Project ID field, optionally type in a project ID for your project or use the one that the console has created for you. This ID must be unique worldwide.
  • Click the Create button and wait for the project to be created.
  • Click on the new project name in the list to start editing the project.
  • In the sidebar under “APIs & auth”, select Consent screen.
  • Choose an Email Address and specify a Product Name.
  • If you can fill in the Logo, privacy and terms URLs, better.
  • Note that it is VERY important to fill in the Consent screen **BEFORE** proceeding to create the credentials
  • In the sidebar under “APIs & auth”, select Credentials.
  • Click Create a new Client ID — a dialog box appears.
  • Register the origins from which your app is allowed to access the Google APIs, as follows. An origin is a unique combination of protocol, hostname.
  • In the Application type section of the dialog, select Web application.
  • In the Authorized JavaScript origins field, enter the origin for your app. You can enter multiple origins to allow for your app to run on different protocols, domains, or subdomains.
  • In the “Authorized redirect URIs” put this URL:
  • Click the Create Client ID button.
  • In the resulting Client ID for web application section, copy the Client ID that your app will need to use to access the APIs.
  • After completion, you will get a client id and client secret id.
  • After this you will need to add the email to this group according to new Google rules to protect user’s data
  • Under “Google Apps API click “Contacts API” link
  • Click the ENABLE button
  • Now we have to activate the integration and set the project values in coreBOS
  • Go to this URL in your coreBOS install:
  • Introduce the API key and OAuth credentials.
  • Activate the integration and save the settings

Batch Synchronizations

The contacts information is sent to Google in batches of 200 records. This can be changed using the GContacts_Max_Results global variable

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