Configuring Google Cloud Directory Sync

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Did you know there is an easy way to synchronize your on-premises Active Directory with Google Workspace?  This lesson will teach you how to download, install, configure, and run the Google Cloud Directory Sync tool. 

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what Google Cloud Directory Sync is
  • Learn how to install, configure, and run Google Cloud Directory Sync
  • Understand the best practices for using Google Cloud Directory Sync

Intended Audience

  • Security Engineers
  • Google Workspace Administrators
  • Anyone preparing for a Google Cloud certification


  • Comfortable managing LDAP servers (e.g., Active Directory)
  • Admin access to a LDAP server
  • A super administrator account for Google Workspace
About the Author
Daniel Mease, opens in a new tab
Google Cloud Content Creator
Learning paths

Daniel began his career as a Software Engineer, focusing mostly on web and mobile development. After twenty years of dealing with insufficient training and fragmented documentation, he decided to use his extensive experience to help the next generation of engineers.

Daniel has spent his most recent years designing and running technical classes for both Amazon and Microsoft. Today at Cloud Academy, he is working on building out an extensive Google Cloud training library.

When he isn’t working or tinkering in his home lab, Daniel enjoys BBQing, target shooting, and watching classic movies.

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