Service On/Off Switch Controls Now for All Google Apps

Unitl now, Google Apps Domain administrators were able to enable and disable individual apps in Google Apps on the domain Control Panel under Organization & users > Services. Now, starting today, they can do the same for apps they've acquired from the Google Apps Marketplace, announced Andy Rothfusz, Developer Programs Engineer for Google Apps Marketplace. […]

Unitl now, Google Apps Domain administrators were able to enable and disable individual apps in Google Apps on the domain Control Panel under Organization & users > Services. Now, starting today, they can do the same for apps they've acquired from the Google Apps Marketplace, announced Andy Rothfusz, Developer Programs Engineer for Google Apps Marketplace.

This replaces the old link labeled "Disable {app name}" in the Dashboard > {app name} > "App status" page.

App and Gadget Visibilty
"This on/off switch controls app and gadget visibility. Users in suborganizations where a Marketplace App is ON will see that app in the universal navigation bar under "More", and will see the app's contextual gadgets in Gmail. Users where the App is OFF will not see these links or gadgets," said Rothfusz.

Your customers still configure all apps through the Dashboard tab, but now the Control Panel Services tab unifies how they enable and disable every app.

New Scoping by Suborganization
Rothfusz says "Now a domain administrator can select a suborganization and control which Marketplace Apps are visible to that organizational unit, just like the Core Google Apps suite!" In the example below, the administrator has overridden the domain settings for four Marketplace Apps to make three new tools visible to just the "Engineering" suborganization and to hide one application.

Visibility versus Authentication and Authorization
"As developers, you should note that for any valid Google Apps domain user who goes directly to your website, OpenID/Single Sign On will always authenticate them if their domain has OpenID enabled. This includes users who are in suborganizations where your app is OFF. That means this visibility toggle feature isn't a substitute for checking that the users accessing your app have a valid license," explains Rothfusz.

Similarly, the "on/off switch doesn't affect the OAuth scopes your app has been granted when the domain admin installed your app -- the admin only revokes those by explicitly revoking data access or by deleting your app." The control panel on/off switch is just a way for a domain administrator to control the visibility of apps and gadgets that would otherwise be site-wide.

Watch the video belows - Turn services on/off for certain users