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IT Pro: How to read users from Google Directory

Google Directory integration is managed under Preferences > Integration > Google Directory

Open the page and check the "Enable Google Directory integration" box.

Then click "Link Google Account" button and log on to your G Suite admin account.

On the next window, grant Xink application offline accesses to the directory.

Then click Check Google connectivity to verify Xink connectivity to the directory.

Click Save to save preferences.

Import sequence is started once in an hour. Actual import delay might differ depending on current service load. You may trigger an update under Dashboard> Schedule Update

How to apply filter when importing Google directory users to Xink.

You use the query string without escaping the URL.

The query parameter is entered in the same way as described in the Examples section of the page:


1. Import users with a givenName OR familyName that contains a value.


2. Import for users in a given country.

addressCountry='United Kingdom'

3. Import users with SMTP address that ends with


4. Import users in a specific organization.


5. Import users with the same direct manager.


6. Import users that are active and with SMTP address that ends with (See screenshot below)



$.mail != null && $.mail.indexOf('') > -1

Client-side Filter

The client-side filter is used if you have a complex query that cannot be supported by the G Suite Directory API(Server-side filter).

The client-side filter can work in combination with Server-side filters.

The Javascript syntax is used in Client-Side filtering. Learn more about Java SYNTAX and OPERATORS

Only Google Directory attributes defined HERE can be used for your filter.


This filter will import only users with the specified email domain for example all users with users from Google Directory using Organizational Unit. Import users from Google Directory using Organizational Unit

$.mail != null && $.mail.indexOf('') > -1

This filter will import only users with a last name.

$.sn != null && $.sn.length > 0

This filter will import all users with the specified email domains( and

$.mail != null && ($.mail.indexOf('') > -1 || $.mail.indexOf('') > -1)

Import only users with a job title which is an easy way to filter out 'non-real' user

$.title != null && $.title.length > 0

Import users from either the specified departments(Marketing or Support Team)

$.department == "Marketing" || $.department == "Support Team"

Import users from the specified company name

$.company == "Company Name" 

Import users from Google Directory using Organizational Unit


NOTE: Use ' ' if the target OU has space ex. OrgUnitPath='/United Kingdom'

NOTE: In Client-side filtering, check connectivity will not show the number of users that met the filter conditions.

Learn more

IT Pro: Fields that are pulled from Google Directory by default.
How to map custom fields from Google Directory
IT Pro: How to read groups from Google Directory.

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