Authenticating with Google

When you create your Google Analytics KlipStart dashboard, you will be asked to authenticate with Google. The process is completed using a secure authentication method called OAuth. We use the OAuth method because it provides an authentication/authorization framework that can be used without the need to share passwords. During the authentication process, you will be asked to authenticate with Google using your email and password. Klipfolio does not store your password within the application; rather, this authentication process is used to verify that you have appropriate credentials to access and use the data within Klipfolio.

During the authentication process, we request access to all potential Google applications that our customers have requested to connect to when they build their dashboards. These applications include Google Drive, Google Calendar, Google AdWords, and many others (see below). Think of the OAuth process as establishing a secure connection between you and your data. You are the owner of the data, however, both Google and Klipfolio want to ensure your data is being used in a secure way. The OAuth token is a sort of virtual "secret handshake" that lets both services know that you are the owner of the data, and would like to use it in Klipfolio. Your data is not accessed unless specifically referenced as part of data source definition in Klipfolio.

The image below is an example of the Google applications to which you can grant access to Klipfolio. These applications can be used as data sources for your Klips. For example, you may want to create a Klip to share with your team using calendar data that shows appointments and time of day.You can revoke Klipfolio's access at any time by clicking on the Revoke access button on the Account Permissions page. To access the Account Permissions page, click here.


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Dashboard management

  1. Beta: Free public links
  2. Publish links
  3. NEW: What’s the difference between viewing a dashboard in the app and viewing a published link to a dashboard?
  4. Use RiseVision to display your Klipfolio dashboard on big screen TVs or digital wallboards
  5. Updates to Klipfolio user permissions
  6. Generate a Klipfolio API Key
  7. Push API deprecation, October 30, 2015
  8. Klipfolio is rebranding
  9. NEW: Best Practices for Large Screen Dashboard Display
  10. Guide to displaying Klipfolio Dashboards on a Large Screen Display
  11. Dashboard design considerations
  12. NEW: Working with Company Properties
  13. Authenticating with Google
  14. Adding a custom role and users
  15. Adding new users
  16. Annotations
  17. Building dashboards
  18. Checklist for adding new users
  19. Creating groups and setting default dashboards
  20. NEW: Removing a Klip, dashboard or data source from the Library
  21. Displaying Klips in full screen mode
  22. Downloading a Klip to your computer
  23. Downloading a dashboard and all of its Klips to your computer
  24. Whitelist IP Addresses
  25. Emailing a Klip
  26. Emailing a dashboard and all of its Klips
  27. Sending Scheduled Email Reports of Klips with variables
  28. Embedding a Klip into an HTML page
  29. NEW: Best practices for generating PDF reports
  30. Options for launching Klipfolio
  31. Removing a user from a custom role
  32. Removing a custom role
  33. Setting up an IP address range in Klipfolio
  34. Sharing data sources
  35. Sharing Klips
  36. Sharing dashboards
  37. Dashboard permalinks
  38. User properties
  39. User roles and access permissions
  40. Viewing data source failures and refresh history for an account

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