Google Drive

The Google Drive plugins enable federated searches of Google Drive resources directly from the Brightspot search panel. External content retrieved from a third-party repository can optionally be imported into Brightspot and used as any other asset. See Federated Search and Import for more information.

Note that there are two Google Drive plugins. The feature plugin is required, as it provides federated searches of Google Drive resources. These resources are retrieved in an external data type format, and can only be viewed in Brightspot as read only. If you want the capability to import external resources into Brightspot, you must also enable the Google Drive content plugin.

The Google Drive plugins require the following:

  • Google enterprise account, allowing for any Brightspot user to retrieve Google Drive resources.
  • Drive Client ID, Drive Client Secret, and Google Server API Key to configure the Google Drive plugin. See Enable the Drive platform and Using API Keys.

Configuring Google Drive

Administrators perform this task.

  1. From the Navigation Menu, select Admin > Sites & Settings.

  2. In the Sites widget, select the Global site. Global settings can be inherited by all other sites. For details, see Enabling and Disabling Plugins.

  3. Under Plugins, scroll to “Feature Plugins” and enable Brightspot: Google: Drive.

  4. If you want the capability to import external resources into Brightspot, scroll to “Content Plugins” and enable Express: Google: Drive.

  5. Click Save.

  6. On the Main tab, scroll to the “Google” options, and set Google Server API Key, Drive Client ID, and Drive Client Secret. You can obtain these values from your account on Google Cloud Platform. Go to the Credentials page.

    For Google Drive configuration, ignore the Task Host field.

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  7. Click Save.

  8. In the content filter of the search panel, scroll to “EXTERNAL TYPES”. Verify that the Google Drive type is listed.

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