Synchronize Google Calendar with SIMISE

Synchronize Google Calendar with SIMISE to see and manage meetings from both platforms (updates go in both directions). This integration helps organize your schedule so you never miss a meeting.

Setup in Google

Enable Google Calendar API

Begin by creating a new Google API project and enabling the Google Calendar API. Then, go to the Google API Console and log into your Google account.

Note

If this is your first time visiting this page, Google will prompt you to enter a country and agree to the Terms of Service. Select a country from the drop-down list and agree to the ToS.

Next, click Select a project and select or create an API project to store credentials.

Create a new API project to store credentials.

Tip

Give the API Project a clear name like “SIMISE Sync” so you can easily find it.

Then, open the API Project and click Enable APIs and Services.

Enable APIs and Services on the API Project.

After that, search for Google Calendar API using the search bar and select Google Calendar API from the search results. Click Enable.

Enable the Google Calendar API.

Create credentials

Now that you have created your API project and enabled the Google Calendar API, you need to create credentials. Begin by clicking Create Credentials. Google will then guide you through four steps to create your API credentials.

  • In the first step, Credential Type, select the Google Calendar API and User Data options. Then, click Next.

Select Google Calendar API and User Data for the Credential Type.
  • In the second step, OAuth Consent Screen, type SIMISE in the App name field, select your email address for the User support email field, and type your email address for the Developer contact information section. Then, click Save and Continue.

  • Skip the third step, Scopes, by clicking Save and Continue.

  • In the last step, OAuth Client ID, select Website application for the Application Type field and type My SIMISE Database for the Name.

    • Under the Authorized JavaScript Origins section, click + Add URI and type your company’s SIMISE URL address.

    • Under the Authorized redirect URIs section, click + Add URI and type your company’s SIMISE URL address followed by /google_account/authentication. Finally, click Create and Done.

Add the authorized JavaScript origins and the authorized redirect URIs.

After successfully creating a new API project, enabling the Google Calendar API, and generating the Google Calendar API credentials, you should now have a Client ID and Client Secret.

Client ID & Client Secret

The Client ID and the Client Secret are both needed to connect Google Calendar to SIMISE. Find the Client ID and the Client Secret by opening the Google Cloud Platform navigation menu and going to API & Services ‣ Credentials ‣ OAuth 2.0 Client IDs.

Next, locate the credentials you just created for the Google Calendar API. Then, click on Edit OAuth Client (the pencil icon). The page will redirect to the edit page, where you can view the Client ID and the Client Secret.

Click Edit OAuth Client to view the credential details.

Setup in SIMISE

Once the Client ID and the Client Secret are located, open the SIMISE database and go to Settings ‣ General Settings ‣ Integrations ‣ Google Calendar. Check the box next to Google Calendar.

The Google Calendar checkbox in General Settings.

Next, copy and paste the Client ID and the Client Secret from the Google Calender API Credentials page into their respective fields below the Google Calendar checkbox. Then, click Save.

Finally, open the Calendar module in SIMISE and click on the Google sync button to sync Google Calendar with SIMISE.

Click the Google sync button in SIMISE Calendar to sync Google Calendar with SIMISE.

Note

The first time you sync your Google Calendar with SIMISE, the page will redirect to your Google Account. Click OK and Allow to authorize SIMISE to access Google Calendar.

Give SIMISE permission to access Google Calendar.

Now, SIMISE Calendar is successfully synced with Google Calendar!

Successfully sync between SIMISE and Google Calendar.