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Beginning Monday, September 13, 2021, Google will begin enforcing a security update to Google Drive. Users who own or manage impacted files will be notified about the affected files beginning Monday, July 26, 2021. 

This security update adds a resource key that makes sharing links from Google Drive more secure. When file links are updated, users may receive new file access requests. Those who have not accessed files before the update will have to use URLs containing resource keys to access the files. 

To avoid broken links, users should update Google Drive links on their websites and shared resources before September 13. UNCG Information Technology Service (ITS) also recommends using GoLinks, the Official Link Shortening Service for UNCG.

Update Impacts Developers 

Affected items are those that have a Drive API permission with type=domain or type=anyone where withLink=true (v2) or allowFileDiscovery=false (v3). 

In addition to the item ID, applications may need a resource key to access files. Use Google’s Developer resource to learn more about how this update will impact your projects

For technical assistance, please submit a 6-TECH ticket, call 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324), or email