New Management Options for Google Drive
Last year, Google made a big push to further expand its functionality by improving the Google Apps Marketplace experience. With hundreds of different apps and options, it made sense to allow admins to have full control over what users in their organization can access.The administrative control panel was updated with the ability to find, manage, and deploy third-party apps directly from the console.
Earlier this year, Google opened the door for third party apps that integrate directly with Google Drive. Many vendors have already jumped at the opportunity to combine their services with Google Drive and new apps continue to appear every day. Alongside the new addition, Google launched the ability for admins to allow and restrict their users to install applications that integrate with Google Drive. However, if the setting was toggled as disabled, admins were not able to install Marketplace apps that integrate with Drive as well.
The latest update from Google allows marketplace applications deployed by admins to integrate with Google Drive for users who are provided with the app, even if this Admin Console setting is disabled. This essentially means that admins now have the ability to whitelist and pre-approve specific apps they prefer their users to install.
For more info, take a look at Google’s support articles below: