Explanation of access permissions in Happeo 

Why do we ask access permission for Google Drive, Calendar and Gmail? 

Have you ever wondered why Happeo asks access permission for certain apps, like Drive, Calendar or GMail? We have a thorough explanation in this doc, which you can share with your colleagues. You can also read a high level overview below:


  • By granting Happeo access to your Google environment, it enables the search function to find results from not only within Happeo, but also from your Drive, Calendar and Gmail environments.. You can read more about this in our article about the search function of Happeo. 
  • The access permission allows Happeo to display content located within the G Suite environment in certain widgets, for example: files from a Google drive folder or a calendar event. 
  • An important note here is to clarify that Happeo only requests permission to view content or edit (depending on the settings). It never changes the permission or metadata (picture rotation, who can open the file, who can edit etc). Those settings are inherited from the source of the content. This applies to Google drive items and Calendar events, access and view permission remain the same as it is set in Google. 


  • Giving access permission to Happeo enables users to display content in widgets, such as the document, folder, file list or recent files widget
  • The access also allows Happo to extend the search to content stored in drive when the user is looking for specific content in the search bar.  
  • It also allows users to add drive content to channels, in posts or by connecting a folder to a channel.


  • By enabling access permission for Happeo, the search engine will be able to extend the search to events which are related to the searched term


  • In the case of Gmail access permissions, it enables Happeo to display content from your Gmail inbox. Here the same rule applies, namely that all permission set in Gmail are respected by Happeo
  •  By enabling access for Happeo, the search bar has the permission to display elements from the user’s linked mailbox in the search result.