ODBC Driver for Google Drive

Build 21.0.7930

Windows DSN Configuration

Using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator

You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to edit the DSN configuration. Note that the DSN is created during the installation process.

Complete the following steps to edit the DSN configuration:

  1. Select Start > Search, and enter ODBC Data Sources in the Search box.
  2. Choose the version of the ODBC Administrator that corresponds to the bitness of your application (32-bit or 64-bit).
  3. Click the System DSN tab.
  4. Select the system data source and click Configure.
  5. Edit the information on the Connection tab and click OK.

Note: For .NET Framework 4.0, the driver distributes Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable. For .NET Framework 3.5, the driver distributes Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable.

Authenticating to Google Drive

All connections to Google Drive are authenticated using OAuth. The driver supports using user accounts, service accounts and GCP instance accounts for authentication.

Authenticate with a User Account

AuthScheme must be set to OAuth in all of the user account flows. For desktop applications, the driver's default application is the simplest way to authenticate.

When the driver starts, it will open a browser and Google Drive will request your login information. The driver will use the credentials you provide to access your Google Drive data. These credentials will be saved and automatically refreshed as needed.

See Using OAuth Authentication for a authentication guide covering all the supported methods in detail.

Authenticate with a Service Account

To authenticate using a service account, you must create a new service account and have a copy of the accounts certificate.

For a JSON file, you will need to set these properties:

  • AuthScheme: Required. Set this to OAuthJWT.
  • OAuthJWTCertType: Required. Set this to GOOGLEJSON.
  • OAuthJWTCert: Required. Set this to the path to the .json file provided by Google.
  • OAuthJWTSubject: Optional. Only set this value if the service account is part of a GSuite domain and you want to enable delegation. The value of this property should be the email address of the user whose data you want to access.

For a PFX file, you will need to set these properties instead:

  • AuthScheme: Required. Set this to OAuthJWT.
  • OAuthJWTCertType: Required. Set this to PFXFILE.
  • OAuthJWTCert: Required. Set this to the path to the .pfx file provided by Google.
  • OAuthJWTCertPassword: Optional. Set this to the .pfx file password. In most cases this will need to be provided since Google encrypts PFX certificates.
  • OAuthJWTCertSubject: Optional. Set this only if you are using a OAuthJWTCertType which stores multiple certificates. Should not be set for PFX certificates generated by Google.
  • OAuthJWTIssuer: Required. Set this to the email address of the service account. This address will usually include the domain iam.gserviceaccount.com.
  • OAuthJWTSubject: Optional. Only set this value if the service account is part of a GSuite domain and you want to enable delegation. The value of this property should be the email address of the user whose data you want to access.

If you do not already have a service account, you can create one by following the procedure in Creating a Custom OAuth App.

Authenticate with a GCP Instance Account

When running on a GCP virtual machine, the driver can authenticate using a service account tied to the virtual machine. To use this mode, set AuthScheme to GCPInstanceAccount.

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