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.