Configuring directory sync with G Suite (Google)

This article will cover how to connect the Bitwarden Directory Connector application to your G Suite directory.

Requirements

  • Read through the following article: Syncing users and groups with a directory
  • Install Bitwarden Directory Connector
  • Using Directory Connector, log into your Bitwarden account and select your enterprise organization

Table of Contents

Create a Google Cloud Project

Note

If you already have a Google Cloud project available, you can skip this step and re-use it here.

  1. Go to https://console.cloud.google.com/home
  2. Click the Create project button
  3. Enter a project name and click Create
  4. Refresh the page and you should now see your project

Enable the Admin SDK API for Your Project

  1. Go to https://console.cloud.google.com.
  2. Make sure the appropriate project is selected. You should be on the Dashboard page for your project.
  3. Open the navigation menu and navigate to APIs & ServicesLibrary.
  4. Search for and select the Admin SDK service.
  5. Click the Enable button near the top.

Create & Configure a Service Account

  1. Go to https://console.cloud.google.com
  2. Make sure the appropriate project is selected. You should be on the Dashboard page for your project.
  3. Open the navigation menu and navigate to APIs & ServicesCredentials.
  4. Click the Create credentials button and select Service account key.
  5. Select New service account from the Service account dropdown menu.
  6. Name the service account Bitwarden Directory Connector. For the role, select Project and then Owner. Ensure that JSON is the selected Key type. Upon clicking Create, a JSON file will be downloaded; this is important for later so keep a note of where you have downloaded it.
  7. You should now see your newly created service account listed. Click on Manage service accounts (on the right-hand side).
  8. Select the options button next to your service account, and select Edit.
  9. Check the box “Enable G Suite Domain-wide Delegation”, enter anything for “Product name for the consent screen” and click Save.
  10. Click View Client ID and you’ll see the Client ID on screen. You will need the Client ID to configure security within G Suite. Highlight the Client ID and copy it to your clipboard.

Configure G Suite Security

  1. Go to https://admin.google.com
  2. Open the navigation menu and navigate to SecuritySettings.
  3. Select the API reference option and make sure Enable API access is checked.
  4. Back in the list of options, select the Advanced settings options and then the Manage API client access link.
  5. For Client Name, paste the Client ID of the service account that you created in the previous steps. For API Scopes, paste the following values to grant read-only access to users and groups:
    https://www.googleapis.com/auth/admin.directory.user.readonly,https://www.googleapis.com/auth/admin.directory.group.readonly,https://www.googleapis.com/auth/admin.directory.group.member.readonly
  6. Click the Authorize button to save.
  7. You should now see your service account listed as an authorized client of G Suite.

Configure Directory Connector

  1. Launch the Directory Connector desktop application.
  2. Go to the Settings tab.
  3. Select G Suite Directory as the directory type.
  4. Enter the Domain of your G Suite account.
  5. Enter the email address of an Admin User that has full access to the G Suite directory (such as your own).
  6. If you have one, enter the Customer Id of your directory (most users won’t need to enter a Customer Id).
  7. Select the JSON Key File that was downloaded whenever you created your service account in the steps above. The Client Email and Private Key will be automatically extracted from this key file for you.

Congrats! You are done configuring G Suite with the Bitwarden Directory Connector.

Testing

Test your configuration by running a sync test. You should see your G Suite groups and/or users printed to the screen.

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