Add or Edit a Google Drive Source

Google Drive is a cloud-based file storage and synchronization service designed to store, share, and edit files with colleagues. Members of the Administrators and Content Managers built-in groups can add the content of a personal Google Drive account to a Coveo Cloud organization. By default, a personal Google Drive source starts a refresh every day to index Google Drive file changes (additions, modifications, or deletions).

By default, Coveo Cloud indexes Google Drive files to make them searchable only by the source creator. However, members with the required privileges could use the View all content option in the Content Browser to see personal Google Drive content (see Browse All the Content of Your Organization Index and Content Security). They could also switch source content security parameter to Shared, which would allow any user (authenticated or not) that can access a given search interface to see the source content. It is thus recommended to only create personal Google Drive sources for Google Drives that contain no sensitive data.

When you create the source, you authorize the Coveo organization to read your Google account using OAuth 2.0, a protocol that authorizes access without giving your password.

You can always revoke the Coveo organization OAuth 2.0 authorization (Coveo Cloud platform) from your Google account (see the Google item Revoke third-party access to your account information).