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Google Single Sign-On

Google has made it incredibly simple to run your business in the cloud – whether you’re checking emails, sharing documents or creating your next presentation. At Xero we share this passion to be able to do business wherever you are.

We already support a number of Google friendly features. All Xero reports can be exported to Google Docs, and Contacts can be displayed in Google Maps.

To streamline your online experience even more, we’ve taken it to the next stage.

If you have a Google Apps login, all you need to do is add Xero from the Google Marketplace. Now instead of having to login to Google and Xero separately, you can navigate seamlessly between the two without having to log in twice (single sign-on or SSO in techie speak) – how convenient and simple is that?

Watch the video to see how this works or see Help for more detail.

 

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22 comments

alex
15 June 2011 #

just tried it out and got this

https://login.xero.com/Error.htm?aspxerrorpath=/SignIn/SignInWithGoogle
We’re sorry, a problem has occurred Please try again
It’s possible the problem you have encountered is temporary. Please either click the back button or click this link to return to the previous screen and try again.

Joshua Farmer
15 June 2011 #

My Google Apps login already takes me into Capsule CRM which is integrated with Xero so this is a welcome addition

Nigel
15 June 2011 #

I have the same problem as Alex.

Shawn
15 June 2011 #

WOW. With the modern practice aligning with Microsoft 365 I thought us goggle users were going by the way side. This has just brightened my day, thank you.

Andrew Tokeley
15 June 2011 #

Yep – we’re looking into it now. Hang fire.

[...] forward to today when Xero announced on their blog that they are rolling out single sign on with the Google Apps Marketplace. I [...]

Andrew Tokeley
15 June 2011 #

OK – blip in the matrix but things should be fine now. Enjoy.

James Riddell
15 June 2011 #

Excellent – that works well thanks. If you’re looking for something to do now how about mail integration so we can see a mini statement when we get an email from a customer or supplier?

Rod Drury
15 June 2011 #

@Shawn, we believe people will use both Google Docs and Office 365. Most accountants will need the rich document management features of Office 365 but that does not rule out using Google Docs for collaboration. So we’ll continue to work with both Google and Microsoft.

Rod

Jon Stacey
15 June 2011 #

We also use Capsule CRM, Xero and Google docs – nice integration, Thanks.

Anja O’Connor
15 June 2011 #

This is FANTASTIC!!!! Thanks guys….. *sigh*feeling*the*xero*love

Shawn
16 June 2011 #

@Rod, as an accountant I agree The Office 365 doc management features are nice. However, Google has a slew of free and lower cost addon’s. for example, we are currently testing insightly.

Rod Drury
16 June 2011 #

Hi Shawn.Yes. We agree. We’ll give you both options.

Very cool you’re into this.

Rod

Sundeep
29 June 2011 #

Hi
I can run the Xero demo after accessing through google apps but this error message comes each time I try to setup my own company. ( both with setup company and via my Xero)
https://login.xero.com/Error.htm?aspxerrorpath=/SignIn/SignInWithGoogle

Sundeep
29 June 2011 #

Hi

Unable to setup own company after logging in through google app in trial
Error message
https://login.xero.com/Error.htm?aspxerrorpath=/SignIn/SignInWithGoogle

Andrew Tokeley
29 June 2011 #

@Sundeep – suggest you get in touch with our support team (support@xero.com), in the meantime I’ll chase this up with the development team. Cheers

Josh
3 August 2011 #

Will you be looking at using your current google apps integration to sync contacts? So that any contacts created in Google contacts sync to Xero and vice versa? Once the sync is in place, the service could be used to push contact data to other devices such as an iPhone. Allowing the phone to auto detect incoming calls against stored contacts.
Would also allow google apps to act as a central sync point for contacts and subsequent additions of services such as mail chimp.

Matty Courtney
20 August 2011 #

It would be great to see support for OpenID in addition to Google. Some OpenID providers, like Verisign PIP, offer two-factor authentication.

Michael Davis
26 September 2013 #

Such an old feature but for users that utilise Google Apps this is awesome.

Marc
18 October 2013 #

I love that I can sign in with google apps. Thank you for this feature.

I would also like to know if you plan to add support for contact syncing with google contacts? This would be incredibly useful for me.

Thanks.

James Samuel
27 February 2014 #

How far away is the seamless integration of Google contacts with Xero contacts?

Chris
14 April 2014 #

Also interested to know when the seamless integration for contacts will be implemented…looking forward to using Google Apps to link accounting, Xero and our CRM, Insightly.

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