Add as a trusted app in Google Workspace for Education

  • On October 23, 2023, Google changed its policies. This will affect schools that use Google Workspace for Education and have students under 18 years old using Google accounts to access exams on

    These schools need to add as a trusted application, and you must follow this guide to avoid any disruptions.

    Below you'll find more information about the policy changes and a step-by-step guide on how Google Workspace administrators can mark as a trusted application.

    Who is impacted?
    If your school or district relies on school-administered Google accounts for students under 18 to enter exams on, these policy changes will affect you.

    Please note that these changes won't affect you if your school or district does not use school-administered Google credentials for student logins or if your students are over the age of 18.

    What's changing with is not altering any of its policies. Students will still be able to enter exams that do not require them to use their Google accounts.

    What actions are required?
    For teachers and administrators: To ensure a seamless experience for your students, it is crucial that you designate as a trusted app within Google Workspace for Education. You should share the instructions in this article with your school or district's IT department to ensure that is marked as trusted. Only the Google Workspace for Education administrator can perform this task.

    For Google Workspace for Education Administrators: As a Google Workspace for Education administrator, you are responsible for marking as a trusted app. Here's a quick summary of how you can achieve this:

    1. Log in to your Google Workspace for Education admin account.
    2. Go to the Admin console and select "Security".
    3. Select "Access and data control" and then "API Controls".
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    4. Under "App access control", click "Manage third-party access".
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    5. Click the "Add app" button and select "OAuth App Name Or Client ID".
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    6. Search for "" and then click the "Select" button.
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    7. Tick the box for the client ID and then click "Select".
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    8. Select the organizational unit(s) to configure access for.
    9. Select the "Trusted" alternative and then click "Continue".
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    10. Review and click "Finish".
    11. The app can now be found in the "Configured apps" list.
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    By following these steps, you will have successfully marked as a trusted app, ensuring uninterrupted access for all users of Google Workspace for Education.

    What happens if no action is taken?
    If no action is taken, beginning on October 23, 2023, users under 18 will not be able to enter exams where they are required to use their school-administered Google credentials. 

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