Assuming a Google Apps Script has been granted authorisation by the superadmin account to manage Drive files & folders, can this script perform operations on other-users Drive folders & files, or the authorisation is limited to superadmin-specific files & folders?

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Yes it can. From https://developers.google.com/admin-sdk/directory/v1/guides/delegation

In enterprise applications you may want to programmatically access a user's data without any manual authorization on their part. In G Suite domains, the domain administrator can grant third-party applications with domain-wide access to its users' data — this is referred as domain-wide delegation of authority. To delegate authority this way, domain administrators can use service accounts with OAuth 2.0.

While the above quote says "third-party applications" it also includes in-house applications.

  • Thanks Ruben, will this apply also to Google Apps Scripts attached to a form?
    – Riccardo
    Feb 28, 2019 at 17:03
  • @Riccardo applies to any script. Feb 28, 2019 at 17:13

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