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SADA Announces Initial Contribution of Open Source Google Apps Provisioning Toolkit

SADA Systems, Inc. announced today the initial release of the Open Source Google Apps Provisioning Toolkit, a browser-based interface for creating and updating user accounts in Google Apps. SADA contributed the initial code base in collaboration with Google Enterprise, and is inviting other developers to join the project. The toolkit has been released under the Apache 2.0 license and can be found on code.google.com https://code.google.com/p/google-apps-provisioning-toolkit/.

Provisioning large numbers of user accounts can be time consuming for administrators deploying Google Apps. The open source toolkit addresses the basic account provisioning needs of Universities, portals, and enterprises that are moving to Google Apps. The toolkit runs on any system that supports Apache, PHP, and Python, and is also available for download as a VMware appliance.

The toolkit was designed to address two common use cases: bulk provisioning and updating user accounts from information stored in a CSV, LDAP, or SQL data source, and enabling users to self-register their own new account through an authenticated web page. Commenting on the tool’s performance, Tony Safoian, President/CEO of SADA Systems, Inc., said, “This solution will make it much easier for administrators to move their users to Google Apps. It also happens to be very fast, averaging 20 new accounts per second.”

SADA developed the toolkit in partnership with Google Enterprise. “SADA is a Google Enterprise partner with domain experience in provisioning large numbers of Google Apps users for Universities and enterprises. It made a lot of sense to tap in to their experience and collaborate with them on this open source project,” said Scott McMullan, Google Apps Partner Lead for Google Enterprise. “This toolkit joins other open source projects like the Google Email Uploader that offer immediate value to users while also supporting commercial-friendly open source development.”

SADA Systems, Inc. is a privately held information technology consulting, outsourcing, and development firm founded in 2000. SADA works with its client base to develop innovative technology solutions to business challenges. SADA designs, delivers, deploys and supports a holistic, cutting-edge suite of best-of-breed technologies. This allows organizations to leverage Information Technology to achieve new levels of effectiveness, efficiency, and collaboration. SADA is headquartered in North Hollywood, CA, but participates in projects world-wide. For more information, visit sadasystems.com.

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