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Using GAT Unlock an Admin can request access and view the content of any Google Drive file in a domain.

Unlock is a security feature within GAT+ allowing Admins to perform actions such as requesting access to view and download Files, Changing the ownership of files, View and download emails individually or in bulk, and so on.

Below are the steps of how the Admin can view the content of a file.

Search for File

In GAT+ click on Drive audit from the menu on the left.

Click on the “Apply custom filter” button and a pop-up menu will be displayed.

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Apply filter and search for the File you need to view the content of.

Click on Apply

Action on File

The result of the search will display files matching the filter applied.

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Click on the checkmark beside the File itself (title)

Then click on the File operations button

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From the menu select Create new access request

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A pop-up menu will be displayed:

  • Request access until – select for how long you want access to this file
  • Message  – leave a message to the Security officer
  • Send requests – click to send the request for Approval

Security officer

The Security officer receives an email notification

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The officer can approve or deny the request in GAT+ >  Security officer > Access permissions 

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When the request is approved, access to the File content will be granted.

Access the File

To access the file, navigate to GAT+ Drive audit

Click on the File operations button and select the Access permissions list

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A pop-up menu with all Access permissions requests will be displayed.

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On the File, you want to investigate click on the checkmark under Actions.

Result

The searched File will be displayed again, and on the right side under Actions will have two options.

  • Download file
  • Show file content

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Click on Show File content to view the file.

A carbon copy of the file will be created where you can view its Content.

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With GAT+ Unlock, you can view the content of any Drive file.

When the time requested to have access to the files has expired, the Admin will no longer have access to it.

If You want to view its content again, a new request has to be submitted.

 

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