How to Whitelist Third Party Apps

A frequent request we get is, ‘Can we ban all third-party apps and only allow (whitelist) the ones we want?’ That is now possible in G Suite and can be refined using the General Audit Tool.

As a Super Administrator go to the G Suite Admin panel

one image out of a few that show you how to whitelist third party apps

From here, under ‘G Suite’, find the settings for Drive, General settings. Once there disable ‘Allow users to install Google Drive apps’.

Once done, only Super Administrators can add third-party apps to the domain.

Return to the Admin panel and select ‘Marketplace Apps’

image showing you how to add the apps approved for your domain

Clicking on the ‘Add apps’ icon (shown above on right) allows you to select the appropriate third party apps that you wish to allow run on your domain.

Once you have added an App for your domain you can further refine the App use policy by using the GAT ‘Apps’ audit tool.

From there select the Apps you have allowed …

elect the Apps you allowed in the GAT console

Add additional policy to that App by clicking on the ‘+’ symbol in the listing and allowing or banning the app for a User, Google Group or Organization Unit.

See here for a detailed explanation of that process. 

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