Gmail is a popular e-mail service used by both consumers and businesses alike.

The Gmail connector enables you to build powerful automation around Gmail and connect with other applications.

API version

This connector uses Gmail API v1.

How to connect to Gmail on Workato

The Gmail connector uses OAuth 2.0 for authentication. When prompted, follow the on-screen connection instructions and login to your Google account to connect.

Based on Google's updated security policies, Gmail triggers or download attachment actions can only be used by paid G Suite accounts. Before you link your account, and if you intend to use the Gmail New email trigger or Download attachment action, you must whitelist Workato's Gmail connector app and grant it read permission. The following section will guide you through the required steps.

Whitelist Workato Gmail connector

Check out Google’s detailed instructions for managing OAuth based access to connected apps. Below is a step-by-step guide to Whitelist Workato Gmail Connector app for your GSuite account.

Step 1. Login to the Google Admin Console

You must be signed in as a super administrator to complete the actions listed below.

Login to Google admin console Login to Google Admin Console

Step 2. Navigate to the API permissions in Security Settings

From the Admin console home, go to Security > API Permissions.

API permissions API permissions

Step 3. Add Workato Gmail Connector to Trusted Apps

At the bottom of the list of apps, click the Trusted Apps link.

Click on Trusted Apps Click on Trusted Apps

Click Whitelist an App + (Add icon) in the bottom right corner. The Add App To Trusted List window opens.

Trusted Apps Trusted Apps

In the Select App Type list, select Web applications.

Select App Type Select App Type

Fill in the OAuth2 Client ID for the Workato Gmail Connector.

Fill in the OAuth2 Client ID Fill in the OAuth2 Client ID

Click Add to save the changes.

Add to save changes Add to save changes

Lastly, set Read email permission to Yes and click on Link your account.

Select Yes for read email permission Select Yes for read email permission

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