Daily User Activity Gmail Report

G Suite super admins regularly are tasked with generating daily user statistics for emails sent or received by each user taking into consideration emails sent by users using account aliases.

GAT+ makes this possible by reporting on this activity and allowing admins to configure a daily report.

On the right hand side click on the ‘Apply custom filter’ button to define the scheduled report.

Select ‘Stats By Date Range and Users’, select the current day and the next day. You can narrow down the scope by selecting a group or user Org unit.

Once you select the Scheduled box additional options will appear. Make the occurrence ‘Every day – after midnight’. Check the Enabled checkbox and send the report to multiple super admins or users if you wish. Finally, click the ‘Apply and Schedule’

The scheduled report will generate a Google Spreadsheet every day after midnight showing you all of the email activity since the previous day.

Sharing exposure and file types within Google Drive Audit

GAT+ can present G Suite Super Admins with a lot of useful summaries relating to sharing permissions in Google Drive, this document will explain each category.

Drive Audit One click table

Total

This is the total number of files and folders owned by users within your domain or files shared into your domain by external users.

Open to full public

Files publicly shared with the world, anyone who comes across it can see the contents of it, users are not required to authenticate themselves or be signed into a Google account. Additionally, the Google search engine can find and index these files. This category includes full public files shared into your own domain by external users.

Open to Public with link

Files publicly shared to anyone with a link. The Google search engine cannot find or index it. Anyone who has been given the URL link to these files can view the contents. This category includes public documents shared via link into your domain by external users.

Open to external users

Any file shared to an external domain such as external editors, readers. Team Drive files with Managers or Content Managers who are from an external domain will have this classification as well.

Open to internal users

This category includes any file which is shared internally to anyone within your own domain. This includes internal editors or readers and our domain (with link). Nevertheless, these files are not shared externally to anyone outside your organization.

Team Drive files

These are Team Drive files.

Team Drive Files with extra shares

When Team Drives are created, they will have Managers, Content Managers, Contributors, Viewers, and Commenters, therefore any Team Drive file which has permission shares anyone outside of the defined scope will fall into this category.

Private

Files are not shared with anyone, period. Only the owner can see it.

Trashed

Files that are moved to the Trash/Bin folder on the users myDrive.

Orphaned

Here’s how a file can become orphaned:

    • You create a file in someone else’s folder. Then they delete the folder. Your file isn’t deleted because only you can do that. But it’s no longer in a folder.

  • Or, you share a folder with someone who removes your file from the folder. Again, the file isn’t deleted, but it’s no longer in a folder.

This category will show you those orphaned files.

Auth errors

Indicates the number of users GAT+ can not scan properly. If this shows any value, check if GAT+ is turned ON for everyone within the G Suite Admin Console.

File Types

In Drive Audit, we make it easy for G Suite super admins to view the number of files across users myDrives. These are the most common file types. The values in the table include files shared into your domain by external owners.

Sites

The value for sites will show you all of the Google sites created by your domain or shared into your domain by external users.

Forms

These are Google survey forms created by your domain or shared into your domain by external users.

Identify All Externally Owned Files with GAT+

G Suite Admins can now Identify externally owned Google Drive files and which folders they reside in in your G Suite domain.

An admin can click on “One Click Report” – External users – Docs

This will show us all external users who have ‘shared in’ Google Drive files into your domain.

By clicking on each of the numbers under the column ‘Owns (not ours)’, the admin will be taken to Drive Audit Files tab where you can examine these Google Drive files in greater detail.

Another way to find all external owned Google documents within your G Suite domain is to open Drive audit and apply a custom filter – show the files which have been shared in. (we excluded deleted/trashed Google docs in this example) because they are included by default.

The result will show all Google docs “Shared in” to your domain and you will be able to view their paths. Since these files are externally owned, you as a G Suite Super admin, your only course of action is to remove and cut the ties to those users they’ve been shared with.

Note: To remove editors and readers from shared in files, there has to be at least one local editor from your Google domain on each of those files.

For each file, you can see the folder or folders that each particular file resides in.

Many files may not have a folder path because they haven’t been added to the local user’s myDrive.

The G Suite Admin can export a Google spreadsheet or a CSV of all shared in file paths by selecting the option ‘with path flattened’. With paths flattened each unique path will be displayed.

Find Internally Shared Google Documents

In Drive audit, we can see a nice overview of all drive files of your entire G Suite domain.

overview of all drive files in GAT+

An admin can select each of the categories and it will lead them to all the files from which the category was created from.
In this case will display all Google Drive files which are Open to internal users.
Sharing flags is set ‘Open to internal’, the users are in grey background color, which also indicates that the user are local and not from an outside domain.

Sharing flags tab in GAT+

How to Change Ownership of an Entire Folder Tree on Google Drive

In Google Drive audit in GAT+, you can use the features of File Management to change ownership of an entire folder tree using the recursive option.

You may want to change ownership of a root folder such as a myDrive or other folders within a users account.

Follow these steps, in Drive audit, use the funnel icon “Apply custom filters” button to find the folder.

“Apply custom filters” button.

Now select the following parameters. Since in this example I’m searching for a root folder (myDrive of a user) I selected these parameters.

Owner equals userY@generalaudittool.com

AND

Flags contains Root folder

selected parameters and apply them

This returned the following search once applied.

gat+ features

Now click on the drop-down next to the folder name. Select the option “Apply permission change to this folder (recursive)”.

Select the option “Apply permission change to this folder.

The recursive option will take our action and apply it through all of the subfolders as well. Now enter the new owner of the file. Also, make sure to remove the previous owner from the editor privilege access.

file management tab within gat+

Note: When changing ownership in GAT+ the previous owner is added as an editor of his files so when changing ownership and you don’t want this to happen, make sure to remove them.

Once you have filled in the appropriate fields, send the request of, your security officer will then get an email to approve or revoke your permission change.

You can change the Admin logs for the stats of the ownership change.

select the "admin log"

The folder will appear on the new owners myDrive with the following format:

In the myDrive of the new Owner, you will see a folder containing multiple subfolders appear.

(Root Folder) with the name: File_Transfer_reference_number

(Subfolder) From_UserX@myOrganisation.com (previous owners email address)

The above structure accounts for files which were created by other owners which happen to be inside the folder which was transferred by the super admin. This is the most optimal way to retain a folder and subfolders structure taking into consideration that the folders may be owned by multiple users.


See Your Users’ Activity on Google Sites

If you are using the New Google Sites you can view the Events for each Site.

In GAT+ Google Drive audit you can see all your Google Sites.
In the below screenshot, we select “Sites”  then select the “Events” tab at the top. That’s how you’ll be able to see all events concerning to your Google Sites.

select "Sites"  then select the "Events" tab at the top.

Once the results are displayed you can export the data into a spreadsheet.

Once the results are displayed you can export the data into a spreadsheet.

You can also select the Site’s title and view events individually. Just click on the Google Site then “Events” in the File details tab.

"events" tab in file details.

Doing that allows you to see how often your G Suite users access a site.

Searching for Every Email in Users Gmail Account

Gmail Search is a live search for your entire domain.
This allows G Suite Super admins to search for any piece of text in any email in any mailbox across the domain. As long as the email is not permanently removed from the bin folder, Gmail Search can find it.

Note: this process may take a long time if you are searching through many accounts at the same time.

To start a live search to find emails from one user’s account, click on Search through messages.

"gmail search" tab in GAT.

Now in the Query box enter some limiting search operators to narrow down the possible results which are returned. In the below example I made sure to search through all folder structures across Gmail by using in:anywhere but I made sure to ignore Google Meet/Hangouts chat records by using -is:chat. The (-) symbol excludes chat messages.

"gmail searches" tab.


Enter which user you want to search through in the fields provided below the Query box. I searched through one users account. You can search through a whole group of users by entering a Google Group. Or you can search through an Org Unit and its Sub-orgs.

Now navigate the Recent tab, when the search has finished you can click on the green button, to show the result.

"gmail searches" tab in gat+

Once the results are displayed you can explore all the results returned.

GAT's "gmail search" tab.

Once the results are displayed you can explore all the results returned.

There are many things you can do from this point forward.

  • Send a request to your Security Officer to have permission to view/download and delete these emails
  • You can export the metadata to a Google Spreadsheet or CSV

How to Export and Update Your Google Groups

In GAT+, it’s possible to export all your Google Groups including the full property list for each group. The exported spreadsheet can be updated and imported back in GAT+ to make multiple changes at the same time. Changing any collection of properties ‘in bulk’ is a powerful feature for bulk group management, in particular where you need to close down a particular access point.

Deleting Multiple Groups

An admin can delete and add groups via exporting and importing method.
For example, you can select the Last used tab in the Groups audit. Using this section you can identify which Google Groups are no longer active or necessary. Maybe these groups are confusing your users by appearing as suggestions when composing emails.

select the "Last used" tab in the Groups audit.

Once you have a list of Google Groups you have identified as inactive and no longer necessary to have, go to the Groups tab. Then export the information.

Once you have a list of Google Groups you have identified as inactive and no longer necessary to have, go to the Groups tab. Then export the information.

Enter the generated Spreadsheet and delete the group you don’t need. Simply find the groups you want to delete, then remove the Group_ID and change the status from No to Yes under the DELETED column.

remove the Group_ID and change the status from No to Yes under the DELETED column.

Then import the Spreadsheet back into GAT+.

select the "import data" button in GAT.

Once you have verified the changes you’ve made, the groups will be updated and the selected groups will be deleted.

Creating Multiple Google Groups

Creating multiple groups with GAT+ is a similar process for deleting multiple groups. You will need to use the Export data and the Import data functionality.
If you want to add a new group, add a new record to the spreadsheet and leave value under the ID column empty. This is because Google will automatically generate the ID of the new group. And under the DELETED column enter the value No. 

imported google groups spreadsheet.

Note: you can’t input the members/managers of Google groups in this spreadsheet. You can do that in the User audit section using it’s own specific Export data/Import data functionality.

GAT Unlock – First Steps

GAT Unlock is the most sophisticated security management mechanism for Google Apps available today. It works on the principle that access to documents, or change of ownership of documents, without the owner’s knowledge or permission can only be accomplished with the active input of at least two people in the organization. One of these will be the requestor who must be an Administrator, the other a Security Officer (or Verification Officer), who must be identified and verified through a senior executive in the organization.

This is an extra service on top of all GAT versions and for non-education domains comes with a limited cost. All license types must apply for this service if they require it. It does not automatically install nor can it be self configured.

Policy

Because of the sensitivity of documents held in the cloud ‘Unlock’ can not be self enabled and is available ‘on trial’ only by special request.

From introduction the service will be visible to domains and each domain Admin can apply to have it enabled. To avail of this service please email unlock@generalaudittool.com with your request. The requesting email must contain the following 4 items.

  • The contact details of the Google Apps Administrator applying.  
  • The name of the Security Officer(s), her/his position(s), email and phone number.
  • The contact details (email and phone number) for the person from whom the GAT team must seek confirmation before enabling this feature (See list below for minimum level of organization officer we expect to have to request approval from. Please send us their full contact details also and inform them they may receive contact from us.) This is required to verify the separate identities of both the Administrators and Security Officers.
  • The PO details for the requested service, see price list below. (Not required for education domains that have purchased GAT.)

There can be many Security Officers, and the service will be available to all Super Admins once enabled.

Administrators and Security Officers should remember the verification process is there to protect you, your domain data and your user’s privacy and rights, while also enabling you to act in the organization’s best interests.

When the ‘GAT Unlock’ service is enabled Administrators can generate access or change requests, but only Security Officers can approve them. An individual can be a member of both lists but cannot approve their own requests. The Security Officer list for all domains is maintained by GeneralAuditTool.com staff. A Security Officer can not generate a change or view request and have it approved by another Security Officer.

Why all this effort? We really respect your data security. We respect your company’s right to be protected. This is the highest security model available within the Google for Work environment.

‘GAT Unlock’ pricing and approval authority needed

‘GAT UNLOCK’ PRICING AND APPROVAL AUTHORITY NEEDED

From September 1st, 2016, GAT Unlock will be bundled at no extra cost for educational domains who subscribe to GAT+ Email at the educational rate of $0.50 per user per year.

How to use GAT Unlock

File Management – Changing ownership or file access rights

GAT Unlock is tightly integrated with the powerful search and filter options available in GAT+. This means you only have to do things once.

In this example we are going to find all the spreadsheets owned by the group ‘sales’ that are shared externally, then we will remove the external sharing and change the ownership (on all the selected files at once).

TIP: Always narrow the file request with a search first – saves time and makes approval simpler.

Step 1: Click on the ‘Apply custom filter’ button in Drive Audit.

Click on the ‘Apply custom filter’ button in Drive Audit.

Step 2: Select the following option:

  • For the filter type select User/Group/OU search, we will enter the ‘Sales’ group in this field ‘Local User/Group’, make sure to enter the full email address.
  • Click the checkbox option ‘Owned’, this will show all the files owned by ‘Sales’ group. Otherwise, it would show all of the files associated with ‘Sales’ group, were Sales shows up as Owner, Editor or Reader.
  • In the filter definition area, select the parameter Type equal to Spreadsheets and to add another search parameter click on ‘Add rule’ button and select ‘Sharing Flag’ to ‘Shared Out’. Selecting shared out will only focus on files leaving your domain.  
Type equal to Spreadsheets and to add another search parameter click on ‘Add rule’ button and select ‘Sharing Flag’ to ‘Shared Out’. Selecting shared out will only focus on files leaving your domain.

Step 3: Next click on the ‘Toggle Selectable’ button, this will allow you to select files individually or all of them at the same time.

Note: You can not perform actions on a ‘Suspended’ account.

You can not perform actions on a ‘Suspended’ account.

Step 4: Click on the button ‘File operation’ and then select the ‘File Management’ option.

Click on the button ‘File operation’ and then select the ‘File Management’ option.

Step 5: In this example, we are removing external access to the spreadsheets and making the manager the owner of all the files.

In this example, we are removing external access to the spreadsheets and making the manager the owner of all the files.

When you click on the ‘Send request’ button, an email is going to be sent to your security officer.

click on the ‘Send request’ button, an email is going to be sent to your security officer.

If the security officer approves your actions, they will be executed and you will be notified.

If permission is not granted by the security officer, you will also be notified and no actions will be taken.

Access Permissions Granted – How to silently copy or view files

We are going to use a powerful search feature inside of GAT+ Drive audit to identify the contents of documents we’re going to investigate. This feature is called the ‘File content text search’. It allows admins/delegated auditor to use a word or sentence to search through all of the files across the domain and to return documents which contain them.

Step 1: Click on the ‘Apply custom filter’ button.

Click on the ‘Apply custom filter’ button.

Step 2: Enter the word or sentence to return files which contain them. Select the user’s account you want to search through you can leave this field blank to search your entire domain’s Drive or enter a user, Google Group or Org Unit to search through them only.

Select the user’s account you want to search through you can leave this field blank to search your entire domain’s Drive or enter a user, Google Group or Org Unit to search through them only.

You can also use multiple rules in the definition section of the Apply custom filter. I used the Updated search parameter. Once you click on Apply button the search will begin.

It will take a few minutes depending on how many files you have across your domain.

Step 3: Select the files you are interested in, remember that these files contain the sentence “private and confidential”.

Select the files you are interested in, remember that these files contain the sentence “private and confidential”.

Step 4: Click on the ‘Files operation’ button and then select ‘Access permissions granted’.

 Click on the ‘Files operation’ button and then select ‘Access permissions granted’.

Step 5: Next we will select a date in the future, we will have access to these files until this date. You have an option to write to your security officer explaining why you need access to these files.

Next we will select a date in the future, we will have access to these files until this date. You have an option to write to your security officer explaining why you need access to these files.

Send the request to the Security Officer(s) for approval.

The following email will be sent to the Security Officer.

The following email will be sent to the Security Officer.

The Security Officer can click on the link in the email and will be taken to the approval area(Grant) in GAT+.

The Security Officer can click on the link in the email and will be taken to the approval area(Grant) in GAT+.

When the Security Officer grants access an email will be sent to the requesting Administrator/delegated auditor informing them. The Administrator from the ‘Access permission granted’ menu can see the full list of their access requests along with the time left for each request to remain valid.

The Administrator from the ‘Access permission granted’ menu can see the full list of their access requests along with the time left for each request to remain valid.

Once the request is selected, the requestor can download documents or view the contents silently without the owners’ awareness.

Once the request is selected, the requestor can download documents or view the contents silently without the owners' awareness.

Pre-approved Access for Admins to all Files for a range of Users

If your Super admins wish not to get Security Officer approval every time they want to make file permission changes or to view file contents, a security officer can give them pre-approval.

In the Security Officer section on the GAT+ sidebar menu, select ‘Pre-approved Access’ and then click on +’ button to add a new pre-approved admin.

In the Security Officer section on the GAT+ sidebar menu, select ‘Pre-approved Access’ and then click on ‘+’ button to add a new pre-approved admin.

Once clicked a new ‘pop-up’ screen will appear.

Once clicked a new ‘pop-up’ screen will appear.

Here the security officer can add the email address of the Super Admin, the OU over which they will have access, they can select a full OU tree and set approval access until a certain future date. In the above screenshot, I gave Anna (super admin) access to the entire organisation because I selected / and I covered the Sub-Org Units as well.

Multiple different grants can be given by the security officer, including several to the same Super Admin, each covering different scopes.

Changing Ownership of an entire folder tree

Another feature of ‘Unlock’ is that it enables an often requested task of moving an entire folder tree, root folder and sub-folders, from one or many owners to a new owner.

Another feature of ‘Unlock’ is that it enables an often requested task of moving an entire folder tree, root folder and sub-folders, from one or many owners to a new owner.

This task is completed with the File Management tab. Use the drop-down menu button next to the folder name to see the options. Click on ‘Apply permission change to this folder (recursive)’. When the File Management option menu appears enter the new owner’s email address. And make sure to remove the previous owner as editor.

Note: When changing ownership with GAT Unlock the previous owner is added automatically as an editor to the files he owned prior to your changes. Make sure to enter the previous owner into the field ‘Remove following users as Editors’ if you don’t want them to have that privilege by default before sending the request to your Security Officer.

Make sure to enter the previous owner into the field ‘Remove following users as Editors’ if you don’t want them to have that privilege by default before sending the request to your Security Officer.

This is an ideal feature for consolidating a shared folder structure, or handling leaving staff or students.

Delegating Access to an email account

GAT+ allows Admins to delegate access for a User account to another User for a certain period of hours. This may be for business purposes but it is also facilitates the fast search and viewing of all the account emails via another user’s browser.

BEFORE USING: Please ensure email delegation is allowed for users in your domain. Go to the G Suite Admin Console and under Apps > G Suite Apps > Settings for Gmail check if the email delegation box is allowed for your domain.

Please ensure email delegation is allowed for users in your domain. Go to the G Suite Admin Console and under Apps > G Suite Apps > Settings for Gmail check if the email delegation box is allowed for your domain.” class=”wp-image-23814″/></figure>



<p>Launch the GAT+ tool, enter the User Audit section and click on the Email Info Tab. </p>



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Launch the GAT+ tool, enter the User Audit section and click on the Email Info Tab.

In the Email Info Tab, select any user and click on the Actions button to add an email delegate to their account.

You have the ability to remove existing mail delegation which are already in place as well.

You have the ability to remove existing mail delegation which are already in place as well.

Here the Admin can select the account they wish to gain access to, then select the account they want to give this access to and finally select the number of hours they would like delegated access to be granted for. Once the request is sent, the Security Officer will still have to approve before the delegation is created.

Once the request is sent, the Security Officer will still have to approve before the delegation is created.

Once granted the delegated account appears in the accounts drop down list when the profile picture is selected in Gmail.

Once granted the delegated account appears in the accounts drop down list when the profile picture is selected in Gmail.

The delegation will automatically be revoked after the requested time period.

Note: If during the period of delegation, the account under audit, logs into their Google account and goes to their email settings, then under ‘Accounts’ the account owner will see that the Admin has granted delegated access to the account.

In addition if the delegated user reads any unopened email in the audit account, this email will be marked as ‘read’.

Deleting Spam, Inappropriate or Accidental Emails

There are multiple reasons to have the ability to identify and remove emails which have been received by all or any of your domain users. Here are some unwanted scenarios:

  • An email is sent to the wrong user or group
  • An email contains inappropriate content
  • An email that contains sensitive information
  • An email which has gone pass spam filtering or is a phishing email.

GAT+ allows Admins to delete these emails from all accounts at once.

GAT+ allows Admins to delete these emails from all accounts at once.

We recommend using ‘Gmail Search’ for tracking down these emails. It is a ‘real time’ search that is highly configurable (see ‘search tips’ link beside the search box). In the screenshot above we use the example search parameters

“SEO proposal” in:anywhere newer_than:180d”

This tells GAT+ to search in all folders, for all users and look for emails that contain the words “SEO proposal” which are also newer than 180 days. When the results come back, click on ‘Apply’.

This tells GAT+ to search in all folders, for all users and look for emails that contain the words “SEO proposal” which are also newer than 180 days. When the results come back, click on ‘Apply’.

Next, select the ‘Toggle Selectable’ button and select the emails you wish to view/download/delete.

Next, select the ‘Toggle Selectable’ button and select the emails you wish to view/download/delete.

Once the emails are selected, click on the ‘Access permissions granted’ button and send a request to your SO (security officer). Your SO will have to approve your request.

Once the emails are selected, click on the ‘Access permissions granted’ button and send a request to your SO (security officer). Your SO will have to approve your request.

Before sending the request if you intend to delete the emails rather than just view or download them then check the ‘Request permission to remove’ box.

Before sending the request if you intend to delete the emails rather than just view or download them then check the ‘Request permission to remove’ box.

After doing that hit ‘send request’ and wait for approval to be returned from the Security Officer.

After doing that hit ‘send request’ and wait for approval to be returned from the Security Officer.

Once you have received an approval email, remember to refresh the list within the ‘Access permissions granted’ and click on the ‘Activate grant’ to display just your selected emails.

Once you have received an approval email, remember to refresh the list within the ‘Access permissions granted’ and click on the ‘Activate grant’ to display just your selected emails.

You can then delete one or all of the emails using the drop-down option in the Emails Operation button.

You can then delete one or all of the emails using the drop-down option in the Emails Operation button.

By default, you can send the emails to user’s trash folder on their Gmail but if you wish to permanently delete these emails then select ‘Delete permanently’.

By default, you can send the emails to user’s trash folder on their Gmail but if you wish to permanently delete these emails then select ‘Delete permanently’.

In future when you search for these emails they will still be listed in our database but they will have a bin icon next to the subjects.

In future when you search for these emails they will still be listed in our database but they will have a bin icon next to the subjects.

Pre-approved Access for Super Admins to all Emails

To enable pre-approval for Super Admins navigate to the Configuration section of GAT+ and enter the security officer area.

To enable pre-approval for Super Admins navigate to the Configuration section of GAT+ and enter the security officer area.

Once there click on the Pre-approved Tab and click on the plus icon “Add new pre-approved access”.

Once there, click on the Pre-approved Tab and click on the plus icon “Add new pre-approved access”.

Your security officer will have to select you (super admin) to have pre-approval over users across your domain.

Your security officer will have to select you (super admin) to have pre-approval over users across your domain.

This is ideal for situations where Admins do not need to get constant approval to view/download or remove emails. An example would be in an education domain where the Super Admin would have full open access (view/download or remove emails) for all Student OU’s but would still have to get selective approval from the security officer to access an in the Staff or HR OU.

For a single OU level add a value like /Staff (Note, this will not grant access to the OU /Staff/IT unless “Sub Org. Units equals Yes!).

In the above screenshot I put Anna (Super Admin) to have pre-approved access to the entire domain by select / for the Org Unit and I made sure to cover all Sub-Org Units. / means the root User Org. Unit. She has access to remove and add email delegations as well because I enabled the last two option which are “Can remove?” and “Can add email delegation”.

The Admin should now see something like this when they click on ‘Access permissions granted’ in Email audit.

The Admin should now see something like this when they click on ‘Access permissions granted’ in Email audit.
"access permissions granted" button.

Every time admins enter the Email audit area they need to apply the Granted pre-approval privilege then carry out the search for the email(s) in question and next to each email there will be an action column visible.

Every time admins enter the Email audit area they need to apply the Granted pre-approval privilege then carry out the search for the email(s) in question and next to each email there will be an action column visible.

Bulk Download or View Email Contents

The global live email search is under the ‘Gmail Search’ tab within email audit.

Here you can search for all the emails sent to or from a particular user on your domain. (You can also search for emails associated with groups or OUs of users.) The search can also take many flags, for example you could search for email sent to a particular user that was ‘Unread’, click on ‘Search tips’ to open a new page with all the flags you can use.

Here you can search for all the emails sent to or from a particular user on your domain. (You can also search for emails associated with groups or OUs of users.) The search can also take many flags, for example you could search for email sent to a particular user that was ‘Unread’, click on ‘Search tips’ to open a new page with all the flags you can use.

Because the entire domain is searched, it may take some time unless you narrow down the scope in which case I’m doing in the above screenshot. I narrowed down the search to a specific Google Group. The above example will look for all emails older than 1 day and that have been opened.

When the search is finished you can click on ‘Apply’ to see the table of the results.

When the search is finished you can click on ‘Apply’ to see the table of the results.

When the results appear select some or all emails in the result table by using the ‘Toggle Selectable’ button then click on the Email Operation drop-down menu and click on ‘Access permissions granted’.

When the results appear select some or all emails in the result table by using the ‘Toggle Selectable’ button then click on the Email Operation drop-down menu and click on ‘Access permissions granted’.

Click on ‘New Request’ to send this search to a Security Officer for their approval to allow you to read or download copies of these messages. Decide for how long you want to have access to these emails and enter a custom message to your Security Officer with your request.

Decide for how long you want to have access to these emails and enter a custom message to your Security Officer with your request.

The Security Officer will receive an email detailing the the access request being made. They can click on the link in the email to approve.

Once approved the Super Admin will receive an email in return notifying them of the SO decision.

It will look like this.

Once approved the Super Admin will receive an email in return notifying them of the SO decision.

Once you receive this email, refresh the Current request list to see access grants that have been changed from pending to granted. These requests will now have a check mark beside them. Click on ‘Activate Grant’.

check mark beside them. Click on ‘Activate Grant’.

Each email can be read or downloaded individually by clicking on the Action button beside them.

Each email can be read or downloaded individually by clicking on the Action button beside them.

To download all the emails select the ‘Toggle Selectable’ button and click on the top checkbox which will select every email within the result table. Right next to the ‘Toggle Selectable’ button click on ‘Email Operations’ drop-down menu and click on Download e-mails.

Right next to the ‘Toggle Selectable’ button click on ‘Email Operations’ drop-down menu and click on Download e-mails.

Downloading individual emails will occur almost instantaneously. Downloading all the emails takes some time. We have to retrieve the emails and add them to a zip as PDFs. Allow about 10 minutes for every 100mb of emails. To make it efficient we will create the download zip file on one of our servers and will create a link for you to bring down the zip to your own PC or server.

create the download zip file on one of our servers and will create a link for you to bring down the zip to your own PC or server.

A password is generated and sent to your email address, use this password to be able to view the contents in the zip file because all of the PDFs will be password protected.

A password is generated and sent to your email address, use this password to be able to view the contents in the zip file because all of the PDFs will be password protected.

If the download is big, you can complete other audit tasks or grab a coffee. When you return to GAT+ go to the Admin Log in the Configuration section.

If the download is big, you can complete other audit tasks or grab a coffee. When you return to GAT+ go to the Admin Log in the Configuration section.

Non-Super Admin Auditors

This feature is ideal where Super Admins want to delegate the audit function to local managers or regional security personnel. GAT+ allows anyone to audit any range of users based on the model of Google Groups, Google Classrooms, and Org Units. It does not require passing on Google Admin authority. Selected auditors can have audit rights over individual users, Google Groups or Org Units. This allows you to have multiple auditors for a specified scope.

Auditors will have access to the auditing areas of GAT+ but will not have access to the Configuration sections.

Auditors will have access to the auditing areas of GAT+ but will not have access to the Configuration sections.

To learn more visit our knowledge base and read the following article ‘Create Delegated Auditors within GAT+’.