July 2, 2015

Where does TeamTools get Google Apps user birthdays?

Birthdays are not part of the Google Apps Directory. There are two places TeamTools looks for birthdays. First, TeamTools looks to see if your Google Apps administrator has introduced a Custom User Field called “birthday”. This might have been done using the Directory API or using Google Apps Directory Sync to synchronize to a LDAP directory server.

If no such Custom User Field exists, then TeamTools looks for a Google+ profile which includes a birthday field. If this field exists and is shared with the organization, then it appears in TeamTools.