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Google Calendar Service Account


Hey guys!

Couple of questions and feature requests…

First, I’ve tried out both the Oauth and Service accounts plugin and believe the service accounts version is a better fit for my needs. But, I am really missing the option to pass an event description when creating or editing an event. Any way that could be added to those actions?

Second, Is there anywhere I can go in my Google services account to SEE the calendars I am creating through my app and make sure everything is working as expected?

Also, I intend to create a calendar for each company using my app and would like for the employees on their team to be able to easily subscribe to the calendar from their computers or mobile devices. When I am logged into my personal gmail account, I know I can pull either the private or public calendar links in ical format for that to work. Is there a way to get the plugin to retrieve that URL for a calendar in my Service account? That way I can reference and share that url with users throughout my app as needed.

And final question: Is there a limit to the number of accounts I can create within my service account? I plan to create one for each company using my app (as previously mentioned) and would hate to plan with this in mind only to stumble across a limitation I’m not aware of in a few months. Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance for any help you guys can share.


Hello Andrew, Thanks for reaching out to us! The first thing you need to acknowledge is that google service account is a virtual machine instance on google cloud. Also, Service accounts do not have passwords, and cannot log in via browsers or cookies. Additional information is located in the following link https://cloud.google.com/iam/docs/service-accounts.
As far as I know, there is no limit in accessing the service.
Best regards, Vitalie.


Thanks for the reply Vitalie!

Are you able to provide any insight or response to my first question regarding passing an event description in addition to the other fields when creating or editing an event? Your Google Calendar Offline plugin has this and I could REALLY use it in the Service calendar plugin. Can you guys make that happen?


Hello again, Andrew. Here are the suggestions regarding https://prnt.sc/r08krg


Correct. But, your screenshots are from the Google Calendar offline plugin. The Google service account plugin does not have those options.

It only has summary (title) and location (address). Not description (notes)


Hello, Andrew. Let us check this out get to you back ASAP.
Best regards, Vitalie.


Ok Vitalie - Thanks for looking into it! When should I check back?


No estimates yet, thanks. When we will have an answer we will get to you.
Best regards, Vitalie.


Hey guys! Just wanted to circle back on this. Sorry to keep asking, But I really need this feature in order to use the plugin I’m currently paying for. Any progress?


Hello again, Andrew. We are working right now on the issue you mentioned, there is some work with google API, thanks for understanding,
will get back to you as soon as things get clear,
Best regards,