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Google Drive access for the IBM i Is in the Works!

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Google Drive access for the IBM i Is in the Works!

With our GreenTools for Google Apps (G4G) application, we're making available Google APIs through the IBM i.  Right now we have three available:

  • Google Cloud Print (G4GGCP)
  • Google Calendar (G4GGCAL)
  • Google Contacts (G4GGCON)

We've been asked if (and when) a Google Drive addon will be available.  Well, it would be already, but the API access isn't open yet for devices such as the IBM i which doesn't have a native browser.  That is because in order to work with the Google APIs, OAuth 2.0 authentication is needed to grant access.  The IBM i requires the use of "Authentication for Devices", which means devices that don't have a browser (unlike a PC or Smart Phone).

Right now we're working with the guys at Google in the OAuth team and explaining our need to them.  So hopefully soon access will be granted and in a couple weeks from then, we will have a Google Drive addon for G4G!




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bvstone

RE: Google Drive access for the IBM i Is in the Works!

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RE: Google Drive access for the IBM i Is in the Works!

We're still waiting to hear from Google on if they will allow "devices" to access drive, but, in the meantime we're also working on another method of OAuth 2.0 authorization.

This means that even if Google decides not to open up the authorization we may be able to get around this issue and offer pretty much any Google App that is available to users of the IBM i (AS/400) on the green screen!

Stay tuned for more info!

Brad


Last edited 10/10/2014 at 11:31:14



bvstone

RE: Google Drive access for the IBM i Is in the Works!

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RE: Google Drive access for the IBM i Is in the Works!

In working with Google we were able to put together a different method for OAuth 2.0 validation so pretty much any of the Google APIs, including Google Drive, can now be available to your on your IBM i!

See this link for more information on the new Google Drive addon for our GreenTools for Google Apps (G4G) application as well as this link to a Proof of Concept for using Google Drive to perform backups to the Cloud!


Last edited 10/24/2014 at 14:02:49




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