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Introduction

GAMADV-XTD3 is a free, open source command line tool for Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) Administrators to manage domain and user settings quickly and easily.

GAMADV-XTD3 is built with Python 3; as Python 2 support ends on 2020-01-01, this is the version of Advanced GAM that new/existing users should install.

This page provides simple instructions for downloading, installing and starting to use GAMADV-XTD3.

GAMADV-XTD3 requires G Suite for Business, Education, Non Profit, Partner or Government Edition. Google Apps Free Edition has limited API support and not all GAM commands work.

GAMADV-XTD3 is a rewrite/extension of Jay Lee's GAM, without his efforts, this version wouldn't exist.

GAMADV-XTD3 is backwards compatible with GAM, meaning that if your command works with regular GAM, it will also work with GAMADV-XTD3. There may be differences in output, but the syntax is compatible.

Documentation

Basic GAM documentation is hosted in the GitHub Wiki. Documentation specifically for GAMADV-XTD3 is hosted in the GitHub GAMADV-XTD3 Wiki and in Gam*.txt files.

Mailing List / Discussion group

The GAM mailing list / discussion group is hosted on Google Groups. You can join the list and interact via email, or just post from the web itself.

Source Repository

The official GAMADV-XTD3 source repository is on GitHub in the master branch.

Author

GAMADV-XTD3 is maintained by Ross Scroggs.

Requirements

To run all commands properly, GAMADV-XTD3 requires three things:

  • An API project which identifies your install of GAMADV-XTD3 to Google and keeps track of API quotas.
  • Authorization to act as your G Suite Administrator in order to perform management functions like add users, modify group settings and membership and pull domain reports.
  • A special service account that is authorized to act on behalf of your users in order to modify user-specific settings and data such as Drive files, Calendars and Gmail messages and settings like signatures.

Installation - First time GAM installation

Use these steps if you have never used any version of GAM in your domain. They will create a GAM project and all necessary authentications.

Downloads Configuration Install

Installation - Upgrading from Standard GAM

Use these steps if you have used any version of GAM in your domain. They will update your GAM project and all necessary authentications.

Downloads Configuration UpgradeFromStandard

Installation - Upgrading from a prior version of GAMADV-X or GAMADV-XTD or GAMADV-XTD3

Use these steps if you already use GAMADV-X or GAMADV-XTD or GAMADV-XTD3. The updates may tell you to update your GAM project or authentications because new features have been included.

Updates Downloads UpgradeFromAdvanced

Multiple Versions

You can install multiple versions of GAM and GAMADV-XTD3 in different parallel directories.

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