Google Apps For WHMCS
About Google Apps For WHMCS
|Google Apps For WHMCS will enable you to provision and manage Google accounts in your own WHMCS system.|
Authenticate through OAuth 2.0, create flexible products and let your clients order ready Google services directly from your website.
- Admin Area Features:
|✔ Create/Suspend/Unsuspend/Terminate Account|
|✔ Change Package|
|✔ Set Configurable Options Per Product:|
|✔ Product SKU ID|
|✔ Number of Seats|
|✔ Max Number of Seats|
- Client Area Features:
|✔ View Customer Info|
|✔ Log In To Control Panel|
|✔ Log In To Webmail|
- Available Google Services:
|✔ Google Apps For Business|
|✔ Google Vault|
|✔ Google Drive Storage|
- General Info:
|✔ Authentication And API Calls Utilize OAuth 2.0|
|✔ Multi-Language Support|
|✔ Supports PHP 5.3 Up To PHP 7|
|✔ Supports WHMCS Templates Five and Six|
|✔ Supports WHMCS V6 and V7|
Installation and Authentication
|This tutorial will show you how to successfully install and authenticate Google Apps For WHMCS.|
We will guide you step by step through the whole installation and authentication process.
|1. Log in to your client area and download Google Apps For WHMCS.|
|2. Upload and extract the module into the main WHMCS directory.|
Files in your WHMCS directory should look like these.
|3. When you install Google Apps for the first time you have to rename 'license_RENAME.php' file.|
File is located in 'modules/servers/googleapps/license_RENAME.php'. Rename it from 'license_RENAME.php' to 'license.php'.
|4. In order to configure your license key you have to edit a previously renamed 'license.php' file.|
Enter your license key between quotation marks as presented on the following screen. You can find your license key in your client area → 'My Products'.
|5. Now you have to authenticate the module through setting up API Access.|
Create API Access in Google Console. You can do it here → https://code.google.com/apis/console/
|6. After you have logged in, create a new project.|
|7. You have just entered Google API Manager. Firstly, go to 'OAuth consent screen' under 'Credentials' section.|
Afterwards, enter email address and product name, they will be visible during your requests.
|8. To proceed, go to 'Google APIs' under 'Overview' tab.|
Find 'Google Apps Reseller API' among all applications.
|9. You have to enable 'Google Apps Reseller API' as shown on the following screen.|
|10. Now, switch to 'Credentials' tab and add new credentials .|
|11. Afterwards, tick 'Web application'. |
|12. Well done, now when you have all the necessary details you can proceed to authenticate Google Apps.|
|13. Now go back to your WHMCS system and create a new product for your GoogleApps.|
Move to 'Setup' → 'Products/Services' → 'Products/Services' and add a new product.
|14. Choose product type and product group from dropdown menus and enter your new product's name. 'Continue'.|
|15. Go to 'Module Settings' of your product and choose 'Googleapps' from a 'Module Name' dropdown menu.|
|16. Enter your previously obtained 'Client ID', 'Client Secret' and make sure that 'Callback URL' is correct.|
Then press 'Grant access with Google account'.
|17. If your entered data are correct, you will be redirected to the page with permission request. Press 'Allow access' button.|
|18. And that is all. You will be redirected back to your WHMCS and you will see a following screen.|
Move to 'Custom Fields' now.
|19. Fields called 'GoogleApps Domain' and 'GoogleApps PurchaseOrderID' are added automatically.|
Configuration and Management
|Configuration and management of Google Apps For WHMCS is very intuitive. Read the below sections to see how easy it is.|
|Let's start the module settings from choosing 'Default Product SKU ID'. In other words Google services.|
As you can see on the following screen our module supports Google Apps For Business, Google Drive Storage and Google Vault.
|'Plan Name' allows you to select the method of payment. You can pay once per year (Annual), once per month (Flexible) or as the client chooses (Automatic).|
|Here you can decide whether on terminate you want to suspend or cancel customer's services.|
|In order to automatically generate configurable options, simply press button marked on the screen. |
|In your WHMCS system press 'Setup' → 'Products/Services' → 'Configurable Options'. |
Find 'GoogleApps' options on the list.
|Here you can manage and alter added configurable options.|
|Provide values for your new option and enter your desired price. 'Save Changes'.|
|At your product 'Module Settings' you can fill out the fields for ' Default Number of Seats' and 'Default Max Number of Seats'. |
Remember, however, that these values will be used only if configurable options are NOT generated.
|From now on you can easily and quickly change value of your product. Remember that you can add more configurable options for other values.|
|Let's check your new product in admin area product page. It should look like on the screen below.|
|This is how the module will look like in the client area. Google Apps For WHMCS also allows your customers to quickly access Google account services.|
Update of Existing Customers
|You can link existing customers accounts by properly filling in the Custom Fields: 'GoogleApps Domain' and 'GoogleApps PurchaseOrderID'. |
After your customers order a new subscription, they should insert their primary Google account domain name in the 'GoogleApps Domain' field.
|1. Our module allows to use Google Apps Reseller account.|
|2. Avoid using localhost and Raw IP during the authorization.|
|3. Callback URL is fetched from your WHMCS System URL. You can set it in the 'General Settings' of your system.|
|4. To change your API access and OAuth, go to product configuration page and add |
|5. If you want to better understand Google Apps Reseller API and our module concept, visit this page|
|6. To set up a trial product, go to the module settings, mark 'Trial' checkbox and switch 'Plan Name' to 'FLEXIBLE'.|
|1. When you have problems with connection, check whether your SELinux or firewall does not block ports.|
|2. It is possible that while authenticating our module you will get an error:
If you do, make sure that URLs provided in Google account and your WHMCS system are same.
|3. In case you encounter error similar to the one below, you most probably disabled the output buffering in the PHP configuration.
Notice: ob_clean(): failed to delete buffer.
To solve the problem, please set the 'output_buffering' value to 'On' in the php.ini file.