Google Cloud Directory Sync v4.4.19: A new name and other updates

Google Workspace news

In September, we introduced Google Cloud, a portfolio of products, technologies, and services designed for enterprises. Following that announcement, Google are rebranding their Google Apps Directory Sync tool to better reflect the wide variety of products and services it supports. Going forward, Google Apps Directory Sync will be known as Google Cloud Directory Sync. In addition to this change, the latest version of Google Cloud Directory Sync will include the features and fixes described below.

What’s new:

  • The GCDS interface now shows only those sync features supported by your domain type.
  • The tool uses the latest Java JRE v1.8, which by default uses TLS v1.2 for HTTPS connections.
  • The GCDS EULA has been updated to include customers who may use a domain covered by the Managed Google Domain Terms.

What’s fixed:

  • “Force new users to change password” is now properly set on account creation.
  • Group memberships are now added properly on initial sync with group creation.
  • Random passwords for accounts are no longer synced on the first and subsequent syncs; they are now set on the first sync only.
  • Users are now properly provisioned with the defined default password.
  • You can now re-authorize GCDS using a different account, even if GCDS has a valid auth token.
  • You can now perform a sync in GCDS, even if you haven’t configured email notification settings.
  • Instead of displaying the raw HTML EULA when installing from the command line, the installer now displays the plain text EULA.

Download the latest version of GCDS.

More Information

Help Center: About Google Cloud Directory Sync

Help Center: What’s New in Google Cloud Directory Sync

Launch Details

Release track:Launching to both Rapid release and Scheduled release

Rollout pace:Gradual rollout (potentially longer than 3 days for feature visibility)

Impact:Admins only


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