Egnyte now allows the ability to leverage Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides to collaborate on files stored in Egnyte. Files are located in Egnyte, not in Google Drive, and come with all the Egnyte permissions and controls. Files are automatically saved back to Egnyte.
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- Create new Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files and save them directly to Egnyte. Users can browse their Egnyte File system and open and edit documents.
- Permissions on these files are managed by Egnyte and are subject to Egnyte permissions, sharing, and security policies.
- Activity on these documents are recorded by Egnyte Audit Reports.
- No matter where team members are located, they can collaborate in real-time using G Suite collaboration with the benefits of Egnyte’s secure and easy file-sharing solution.
- All changes are automatically saved back to your Egnyte Cloud Storage.
- Open and edit Microsoft Office documents using G Suite editing tools within Egnyte and have those files saved directly in Egnyte (this is in Beta).
An Admin user on your domain should select Apps & Integrations in the Web UI and hover over the Egnyte for G Suite Integration app.
If the “Google Drive” app is enabled for the domain, the “Egnyte for G Suite” app will not be visible until the “Google Drive” app is disabled.
Click the Settings icon and choose "Added for groups," "Allow users to add," or the "Added for all users" option. Learn more about these options below.
- Added for all users: This is the simplest way to deploy the app to all users in your organization. This option makes the app instantly available for all users and is best when your domain has a G Suite subscription.
- Allow users to add: This makes the app visible to all users on the Apps page, but each user must add the app on their own. This is best for organizations that do not have G Suite licenses for all users.
- Added for groups: This allows you to control which groups in Egnyte have the add-on installed. All the users in that group will have the integration enabled.
How it Works
- Log into your Google Account
- Open separate tab and login to Egnyte account with a corresponding email address.
- From Egnyte Web UI, you're able to create a new Google file by selecting + New from the top menu.
You can also open an existing supported file type (gdoc, gsheet, gslides, docx, xlsx, pptx) by right-clicking on the file and selecting Open In..., then Edit in Google Sheets.
- The first time you create a new document, you may be presented with a dialog window. We recommend checking the Don't show again checkbox before clicking Continue.
- The file is opened in the corresponding editor (Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides) where the file will be saved directly into Egnyte.
- There is currently not a migration tool that is provided by Egnyte. Please use one of our migration partners to migrate data.
- Microsoft Office document support is currently in beta.
- Mobile devices can preview G Suite files but cannot edit these files.