Whitelist trusted apps for your domain to ensure apps work properly

What’s changing 

To give end users more granular control over what account data they choose to share with each app, we’re changing how users give apps permissions to access their information. See our Google Developers blog post for more details on what’s changing. These changes may impact how well an app functions should a user choose not to provide certain permissions.

As a result, we recommend that G Suite admins whitelist apps they trust and want their users to be able to use.

Who’s impacted 

Admins only

Why you’d whitelist apps 

Whitelisting an app means admins assign permissions at the domain level, and that end users don’t have to make choices on permissions for those apps. By whitelisting apps admins can ensure apps have the permissions they need to work properly.

How to get started 

Helpful links 

Help Center: Whitelisting connected apps 


Rollout details 
Different apps will implement updated app permission controls at various times over the next several months. Some apps will make this change immediately, but the most commonly used apps will implement them after April 2019. To minimize disruption, we recommend admins whitelist trusted apps before April.
G Suite editions 
Available to all G Suite editions.
On/off by default? 
Whitelisting apps is OFF by default. Apps can be enabled at the domain level.
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