How to Enable or Disable Google+ APIs

Discussion created by 6472333 on Jul 15, 2014
Instructions on how to enable or disable Google+ APIs, from Google

Google+ works with an increasing number of apps. These apps can use public Google+ APIs or the Google+ Domains API, which allows apps to perform actions such as reading posts, writing restricted posts, or managing circles. For example, you might use these apps in your domain to track and monitor shared content, automatically post company-wide announcements, or manage circle membership for domain users.

If you've activated Google+ premium features for your organization, you can control whether apps can make use of Google+ APIs. Your selection affects both third-party apps and those you create in-house. If you haven't activated premium features, Google+ APIs are always enabled.

If you disable Google+ APIs, users can still authenticate apps to act on their behalf, but all authenticated calls made to Google+ APIs will fail. The toggle does not affect unauthenticated calls, which can only access public content.

To enable or disable Google+ APIs:

  1. Sign in to the Google Admin console
  2. If you haven't done so already, activate Google+ premium features.
  3. Click Other Google Services > Google+ > Sharing settings.
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  4. In the Organizations section, select the organization for which you want to enable or disable Google+ apps.

    If you don't see an Organizations section, you probably have only one organization in your domain and can therefore skip this step.Select the top-level organization to enforce the same settings for your entire organization. You can also specify different settings for each organizational unit. If you have a lot of organizations, click the + button to expand your options.

  5. Check or uncheck Allow apps to access Google+ APIs.
  6. Click Save changes.
If you later deactivate Google+ premium features, the APIs will still be active.

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