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Google Drive

Connect your Google Drive app for OAuth in Paragon

Setup Guide

You can find your Google app credentials by visiting your Google Cloud Console dashboard.
You'll need the following information to set up your Google App with Paragon Connect:
  • Client ID
  • Client Secret
  • Scopes Requested
Note: You'll need to create a new project in Google Cloud Console if you don't already have one.

Add the Redirect URL to your Google app

Paragon provides a redirect URL to send information to your Google app. To add the redirect URL to your Google app:
1. Copy the link under "Redirect URL" in your integration settings in Paragon. The Redirect URL is:
2. In your Google Cloud Console dashboard, navigate to APIs & Services > Credentials in the sidebar.
3. Press "+ Create Credentials", then select OAuth client ID.
4. Select "Web application" from the Application type drop-down menu.
Note: You'll need to configure Google's consent screen for access to Client ID and Client Secret if you haven't already.
5. Under Authorized redirect URIs, press the "+ Add URI" button.
6. Paste-in the redirect URL from Paragon.
7. Press the blue "Create" button.
Google provides you with the Client ID and Client Secret needed for the next steps after adding the redirect URL to your project.

Enable Google Drive API in Google Cloud Console Dashboard

1. In your Google Cloud Console dashboard, navigate to APIs & Services > Library in the sidebar.
2. Search for "Google Drive API" from the API Library.
3. Select the "Google Drive API".
4. Press the blue "Enable" button to enable the API for your application.

Add your Google app to Paragon

1. Select Google Drive from the Integrations Catalog.
2. Under Integrations > Connected Integrations > {YOUR_APP} > Settings, fill out your credentials from the end of Step 1 in their respective sections:
  • Client ID: Found at the end of Step 1.
  • Client Secret: Found at the end of Step 1.
  • Permissions: Select the scopes you've requested for your application. They should begin with drive.
Press the blue "Connect" button to save your credentials.
Note: Leaving the Client ID and Client Secret blank will use Paragon development keys.

Connecting to Google Drive

Once your users have connected their Google Drive account, you can use the Paragon SDK to access the Google Drive API on behalf of connected users.
See the Google Drive REST API documentation for their full API reference.
Any Google Drive API endpoints can be accessed with the Paragon SDK as shown in this example.
// You can find your project ID in the Overview tab of any Integration
// Authenticate the user
paragon.authenticate(<ProjectId>, <UserToken>);
// Query Files
await paragon.request("googledrive", `/files?q=${
}`, {
method: "GET"

Building Google Drive workflows

Once your Google Drive account is connected, you can add steps to perform the following actions:
  • Get File by ID
  • Save File
  • Export File
  • Create Folder
  • Delete Folder
  • Get Folder by ID
  • Move Folder
  • Get Files
  • Search Folders
When saving or getting files in Google Drive, you can reference data from previous steps by typing {{ to invoke the variable menu.

Using Webhook Triggers

Webhook triggers can be used to run workflows based on events in your users' Google Drive account. For example, you might want to trigger a workflow whenever new files are created in Google Drive to sync your users' Google Drive files to your application in real-time.
You can find the full list of Webhook Triggers for Google Drive below:
  • File Created
  • File Updated
  • File Deleted