Google Directory Audit

All the Chromebooks can be identified in the Site using the Google Directory Audit. Alloy Discovery can detect Chromebooks only when auditing a Site with configured Google Directory Audit Sources.

In order to get information about Chromebooks, the Inventory Server uses Google Credentials that you configure to connect with the Google Admin Console and export inventory data.

NOTE: Managing Chromebooks requires you to have created Google administrative account with properly configured API access. You must also purchase Chromebook licenses associated with this account.

The steps for setting up a Chromebook for management through Google may change at Google's discretion. For details on managing Chromebook, see the Google support documentation

To audit Chromebooks:

  1. ClosedEnroll the Chromebooks

    To enroll the Chromebook, you need to create a Google administrative account and buy a Chromebook license.

    If the Chromebook has already been used, you may need to perform a factory reset on the Chromebook before it can be enrolled.

    For details, see:

  2. ClosedEnable API access and create a client ID

    1. Sign in to your Google Admin console using an administrator account ( and click Security > API reference.

    2. Select the Enable API access option.

    3. Log in to the Google API Console ( and click Create a project from the toolbar.

    4. In the project, click Enable API access from the toolbar (if it isn't already enabled) and enter Admin SDK in the search string, click Enable from the toolbar.

    5. In the left navigation pane, go to Credentials, click Create credentials and choose OAth Client ID from the drop-down list.

    6. Under Application Type, select Other.

    7. Select the JSON key option, then select Create. This file automatically downloads to your computer. The file will contain Client Secret and Client ID, you will need this data to configure Google Credentials for the Google Directory Audit Source.

  3. Configure Google Directory Audit Source

  4. Audit Google Directory Audit Source