Thursday, June 16, 2016

Google Apps Directory Sync (v4.3.0): Sync additional LDAP attributes into Custom User Fields

A new version (v4.3.0*) of Google Apps Directory Sync (GADS) is now available for download. With this latest update, Google Apps admins can now use GADS to sync additional LDAP attributes into Custom User Fields for use with SAML SSO, or for simply building out richer Google Apps profiles for their users.

For example, a SAML application may require an account ID value for SSO access. With this launch, admins can now use GADS to sync an account ID value from LDAP into a custom user field. Then, within the SSO configuration of the SAML app, they can specify to use the account ID from the custom user field.

This latest version of GADS also includes the following bug fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where user-created groups' permissions were being reset by GADS to the default group permissions settings. 
  • Fixed an issue where the City field was not synced properly and did not display correctly in the contacts interface.
  • Fixed an issue where group descriptions containing a new line in LDAP would fail when being applied to the Google group. 

Check out the Help Center for more details and download the latest version of GADS.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Rollout pace:
Gradual rollout (potentially longer than 3 days* for feature visibility).
*Update - July 6, 2016: Please note that GADS version 4.3.0 was rolled back shortly after launch to address a bug. The fix has now been deployed as version 4.3.2, which is now available for download.

Admins only

Admin action required (download the latest version of GADS)

More Information
GADS Overview
What’s New in GADS

Note: all launches are applicable to all Google Apps editions unless otherwise noted

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