Application Development

Saying Goodbye to the GData Admin Settings API

Back in 2013, we launched the Google Apps Admin SDK, and later announced as a result that several outdated Apps Admin APIs would be deprecated and shut down in April 2015. Today, we are continuing this effort of removing older, less-used functionality by announcing the deprecation of the GData Admin Settings API. Some GData API functionality will find a replacement from an Admin SDK counterpart, while other features will be discontinued. The following table summarizes which features will be retained (and where to access replacement functionality) and which won’t:

Admin Settings API

Endpoint

Post-Deprecation Replacement (if any)

General Settings

/defaultLanguage

Directory API: Customers

/organizationName

Directory API: Customers

/currentNumberOfUsers

no replacement / discontinued

/maximumNumberOfUsers

no replacement / discontinued

Account Settings

/accountInformation/supportPIN

no replacement / discontinued

/accountInformation/customerPIN

no replacement / discontinued

/accountInformation/adminSecondaryEmail

Directory API: Customers

/accountInformation/edition

no replacement / discontinued

/accountInformation/creationTime

Directory API: Customers

/accountInformation/countryCode

Directory API: Customers

Appearance Settings

All endpoints

no replacement / discontinued

Verification Settings

All endpoints

no replacement / discontinued

Single Sign-on (SSO) Settings

All endpoints

replacement API coming before Aug 2017

Gateway and Routing Settings

All endpoints

no replacement / discontinued

To summarize, the GData Admin Settings API is being deprecated today and will remain operational for until October 31, 2018, to give developers time to migrate. This means that on October 31, 2018, this deprecated API will be shut down.