Administrator mode is useful when you want to migrate multiple users in your domain without connecting to each one of those accounts manually; it lets you see and migrate all of your user's files in your domain.
- What is administrator mode?
What is administrator mode?
The administrator mode is a migration mode offered in Import from Google Drive.
Note: You must be a Super Admin in your Google Apps domain in order to use the administrator mode. If you are not, you will see an error message when you connect.
- Click Copy in the app menu, under Migration.
- Click Import from Google Drive.
- Type in your Google email.
- Check Connect as admin.
- Click Connect.
- Follow the instructions that follow.
Permissions needed for Administrator Mode
View users on your domain (read-only): We need to list all of your domain's users to list them in the explorer and so you can create user mappings.
View groups on your domain (read-only): We need to list your groups so you can create group mappings.
View domains related to your customers (read-only): We need to know what domains are associated with your Google Apps account to check if you are allowed to create credentials for users that have a different domain in their email address.
Note: When you log in as an administrator, the explorer differs from the normal Google Drive explorer. The root folder will be the domain from which you logged in. This may or may not be your primary domain associated with your Google Apps account.
Administrator mode might take an initial setup for it to work properly.
Obtain Super Admin permission
Ensure you have the Super Admin permission in your Google Apps admin console. You may have to ask another Super Admin for that permission if you don't have it.
Here is an article from Google documenting the process of adding admin roles to a user.
Delegate domain-wide authority
Delegate domain-wide authority to ShareGate Desktop's service account by following this step-by-step procedure provided by Google. You need to enter the following information in the Manage API client access page.
Client Name (marked as (1) in the screenshot below):
Scopes (marked as (2) in the screenshot below):
Your Manage API client access page should look like after you add ShareGate Desktop's service account.
At any time you may remove ShareGate Desktop's access to your data by clicking Remove (shown next to (3) in the screenshot above).
Note: Clicking Remove revoke the app's access any of your data almost immediately, which will stop your migration.