Using the Google Directory Connection Manager

The Google Directory Connection Manager is an SSIS connection manager component that can be used to establish connections with Google Directory services.

To add a Google Directory connection to your SSIS package, right-click the Connection Manager area in your Visual Studio project and choose "New Connection..." from the context menu. You will be prompted the "Add SSIS Connection Manager" window. Select the "Google Directory" item to add the new Google Directory connection manager.

New Connection

Google Directory Add Connection

The Google Directory Connection Manager contains the following two pages which configure how you want to connect to Google Directory.

  • General
  • Advanced Settings
  • More Info  

General page

The General page allows you to specify connection properties and login credentials for Google Directory service:

Google Directory Connection Manager - General

Generate Token File

This button allows you to login to the service endpoint and authorize your app to generate a token.

Google Directory Connection Manager - Token Generator

This button opens a dialogue box in order to sign-in to your Google Directory instance to generate a new Authentication Token. In the dialogue box, you can enter the Client Id and Client Secret from the OAuth App, and the scopes and redirect URI as well. And the following two options exist:

  • Use Default Browser to Sign In: When this option is checked the Sign In and Authorizebutton will open your default web browser in order to complete the OAuth authentication. When this option is unchecked, the Sign In and Authorize button will complete the entire OAuth authentication process inside of the toolkit.
  • Sign In and Authorize: This button allows you to login to the service endpoint and authorize your app to generate a token.

Path To Token File

The path to the token file on the file system.

Note: The component supports Azure Blob Shared Access Signature (SAS) URL in the certificate path.

Token File Password

The password to the token file.

Test Connection

After all the connection information has been provided, you may click the "Test Connection" button to test if the user credentials entered can connect to the Google Directory Service.

Advanced Settings page

Google Directory Connection Manager - Advanced

Proxy Mode

Proxy Mode option allows to specify how you want to configure the proxy server setting. There are three options available.

  • No Proxy
  • Auto-detect (Using system configured proxy)
  • Manual

Proxy Server

Using Proxy Server option allows you to specify the name of the proxy server for the connection.

Port

The Port option allows you to specify the port number of the proxy server for the connection.

Username (Proxy Authentication required)

Username option (under Proxy Server Authentication) allows you to specify the proxy user account.

Password (Proxy Authentication required)

Password option (under Proxy Server Authentication) allows you to specify the proxy user's password.

Note: The Proxy Password is not included in the connection manager's ConnectionString property by default. This is by design for security reasons. However, you can include it in your ConnectionString if you want to parameterize your connection manager. The format would be ProxyPassword=myProxyPassword; (make sure you have a semicolon as the last character). It can be anywhere in the ConnectionString.

Timeout

The number of seconds requests should wait before timing out.

Retry on Intermittent Errors

The retry on intermittent errors option determines if requests will be retried when there is an error. If this option is checked requests will be retried up to 3 times.

More Info

This page has the additional details regarding the component.

Google Directory Connection Manager - More Info