Google has announced a new setting for Google Workspace admins that will allow them to enable or disable user access to AppSheet. The company said that starting December 14, 2020, Workplace admins will see a new control for AppSheet in the Additional Google services section of the Admin console. This new feature will come to AppSheet for all Workspace customers and will give them the ability to control user access to AppSheet at the domain, organizational unit, group, or user level.
AppSheet in Google Workspace allows users to build custom applications on top of Workspace applications and other services and applications in their environment. Users can do this all without writing any code. The new admin console setting for AppSheet brings a new ability to control user access. With this, users can enable or disable access to AppSheet by toggling the setting on or off.
Note that if your users are already using AppSheet and you turn the additional services off, it’ll disable access for all app creators and users. This, in turn, will stop all applications from running. You can find out who in your organization is using AppSheet by using the Token Audit Log in the Admin console at Reports > Audit Log > Token. Now select “+ Add a filter” and choose “Application name,” and then enter “AppSheet”. It will then show a list of users who have used AppSheet in your organization.
How to use this feature?
Admins can control this setting in the admin console by going to Apps > Additional Google services > Settings for AppSheet. From there, they can enable or disable AppSheet for the entire organization or specific organizational units, groups, or users. However, there is no end-user setting.
Speaking of the availability, the setting will follow an extended rollout for both Rapid and Scheduled Release domains starting on December 14, 2020. The feature visibility may take potentially longer than 15 days but will be available to all Google Workspace users.