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Harmony Google Drive Prerequisites


To use the Google Drive connector, you must have a Google service account for your project with appropriate permissions set, and certain credentials obtained from the service account.

Create a Service Account and Grant Roles

Follow these steps to create a service account and grant roles to provide access to the Google Cloud project to be used with the Google Drive connector:

  1. Select a project in the Google Cloud Console.


    Ensure the Google Drive API is enabled for the selected project.

  2. In the navigation menu, navigate to IAM & Admin > Service Accounts.

  3. Click Create Service Account, located along the top of the page.

  4. Enter the Service account details:

    Service account details

    • Service account name: Enter any string for the service account name.

    • Service account ID: This field is automatically populated to match the Service account name and can be edited, if desired.

    • Service account description: Enter a description for the service account.

  5. Click Create and Continue.

  6. Assign a role to allow access to the project (required for a successful connection in the Google Drive connector):

    Assign roles

    • Role: Using the menu, select Owner as the Role, then click Continue.
  7. Optionally, grant access to the service account to specific users:

    Assign users

  8. Click Done.


To use the List Files activity, you must separately grant access to these Google Drive scopes:


  • Obtain Credentials

    Follow these steps to obtain the credentials required for connection configuration:

    1. On the Service accounts page, click the Actions menu for the service account created above, then click Manage keys.

    2. Click Add Key > Create new key, select JSON as the Key type, and then click Create to download the JSON file to your computer:

      Create Key

    3. Open the downloaded JSON file in a text editor and retain the values of the project_id, client_email, and private_key to be used during connection configuration.