Adding a Google Drive Source

You can add the content of a personal Google Drive account to your Coveo organization. Coveo indexes your Google Drive files to make them searchable only by you, the owner of the source. Your Google Drive source starts an incremental refresh every 15 minutes to index Google Drive file changes (addition, modification, or deletion).

Only the owner of the Google Drive source can search the Google Drive content. 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 Search) from your Google account (see the Google item Revoke third-party access to your account information).

Source Features Summary

Features Supported Additional information
Google Drive version Latest cloud version Following available Google Drive releases
Searchable content type Files
Content update Incremental refresh
Full refresh
Permission types Secured
Shared Only accessible once the source is created in the Sources page [Learn more]

Add a Google Drive Source

  1. If not already done, log in to your Coveo organization.

  2. In the navigation bar on the left, under Search Content, select Sources, and then click Add Source.

  3. On the Add Source page, click Drive.

    When you create a source, you become the owner of the source.

  4. On the Google Sign in page, enter the email address and password associated with your Google Drive account, and then click Sign in.

  5. In the next Google screen, click Accept to authorize Coveo Cloud to view your Google Drive content to be able to index it.


  6. Back on the Sources page, you can review the progress of your Google Drive source addition (see Review the State of Sources Available to You).

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