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OAuth 2.0 for Google Sheets

This section describes the steps to configure the Trifacta Application to integrate with Google Sheets using OAuth 2.0 to authenticate.

  • OAuth 2.0 authentication must be enabled in theDesigner Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform.

  • An OAuth 2.0 client is required for Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta Enterprise Edition only.

  • For more information, seeEnable OAuth 2.0 Authentication.

Create OAuth 2.0 Client App for Google SheetsEnable external user in project

You must enable external access to the project containing your Google Sheets data.


This step configures access through the consent screen for your project. If you have already done this step for the project, you can skip this section.


  1. Navigate to the Google Console for your project:

  2. From the left menu, select APIs & Services > OAuth consent screen.

  3. For User Type, select External.

  4. Click Create.

  5. You can provide a logo and name for this client. For example:


    You can use your own logo and product name if preferred.

    1. Right-click the logo in the Trifacta Application and download it to your desktop. Right-click the image and select Save As.... Upload it to the consent screen.

    2. The name of the product can be: Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta Enterprise Edition.

  6. Do not add Scopes or Test Users.

  7. Save your changes.

Create OAuth 2.0 credentials

You must create a set of credentials to use when accessing your Google project.


  1. From the APIs & Services menu, select Credentials.

  2. At the top of the screen, click +CREATE CREDENTIALS.

  3. Select OAuth client Id.

  4. For Application type, select Web application.

  5. Fill the values for the following settings:




    Provide a descriptive name. Example: Google_Analytics

    Authorized JavaScript origins

    Do not add a value for this setting.

    Authorized Redirect URIs

    Set the value to the following:


  6. Click Create.

  7. Retain the values for ClientId and Client Secret. These values must be applied in the Trifacta Application.

Enable API access

You must enable API access to your project.


  1. To enable the Google Sheets API, navigate to the following URL:

  2. Click Enable.

  3. To use Google Sheets, you must also enable the Google Drive API. Navigate to the following URL:

  4. Click Enable.

Create OAuth 2.0 Client for Google Sheets

After the Google Sheets app is created, you must create an OAuth 2.0 client in the Trifacta Application, which is used to integrate with the OAuth 2.0 connected app that you created above.


You must create one OAuth 2.0 client in the Trifacta Application for each Google Sheets connected app that you wish to use.


  1. Login to the Trifacta Application as a workspace administrator.

  2. In the lefthand menu, select User menu > Admin console > OAuth2.0 Clients.

  3. In the OAuth2.0 Clients page, click Register OAuth2.0 Client.

  4. Specify the new client. Apply the following values:




    Set to google_sheets.


    Display name for the OAuth 2.0 client in the Trifacta Application.

    Client ID

    Set this value to the Client Id value that you retained from your Google Sheets app.

    Client Secret

    Set this value to the Client Secret value that you retained from yourGoogle Sheetsapp.

    Authorization URL

    Set this value to the following:

    Token URL

    Set this value to the following:


    Please insert the following value:

    Access Token Expires In

    Set this value (in milliseconds) to 3600000 (1 hour).

    Refresh Token Expires In

    Set the value to0(does not expire).

  5. To save your OAuth 2.0 client, clickSave.

For more information, see Create OAuth2 Client.

Create Google Sheets Connection

After you have created the two OAuth 2.0 client references, you can create a connection to your Google Sheets data.


You must create a separate connection for each OAuth 2.0 client that is available in the Trifacta Application.

For more information, see Google Sheets Connections.