Syncing Policies from Google Drive

Shannon DeLange
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To leverage this integration, Google Drive must first be connected through the integrations page within Vanta.

Please remember to allowlist Vanta in your Google Workspace domain

 

Upload a new version from Google Drive 

  • Open the Policies page from the left-hand navigation panel 
  • Select the policy to update by clicking on it 

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  • Select Create New Version 

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  • Choose Sync a File, then select Create

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  • If you have multiple Policy apps connected, select Google Drive from the dropdown. Filter by the file name if required, then select the document you would like to sync

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Vanta will only pull files in from a shared Google drive titled Vanta Policies. An admin will need to create this drive within Google for the connection to work successfully. 

 

Creating a Custom Policy by Syncing through Google Drive 

  • Open the Policies page from the left-hand navigation panel 
  • Select + Add custom policy 

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  • Add a policy title and description. Select Create 
  • Select Sync a file

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  • Filter by name and choose the appropriate file  
Vanta will only pull files in from a shared Google drive titled Vanta Policies. An admin will need to create this drive within Google for the connection to work successfully.  Policies are synced from Google Drive into Vanta once an hour, and will not affect any previously approved policies

 

Common Issues

Why can't I see any of my .docx or .pdf files? 

  • Currently the Google Drive policy sync integration only supports Google Doc file types.
    To upload .pdf or .docx files, we suggest using the 'Upload a file from the computer' option