We’ve been asked for a while if we would support Google Sites, the blogging and Wiki platform from Google, even though it is not a Cloud in the traditional sense. As we recently rolled out OAuth authentication support for GMail, and Google SItes also supports OAuth, we decided to bite the bullet and introduce the Google Sites Cloud into the SMEStorage Open Cloud Platform
Currently you can only sign up for Google sites via the SMEStorage.com web platform as we have not yet introduced OAuth support into our desktop and mobile clients (although it is coming soon).
To use Google Sites with SMEStorage, you can add it to your existing cloud after login by clicking the My Account link on the sidebar and choosing the Providers tab and then the add new provider link. Alternatively you can sign up for a new account here.
After choosing to add Google Sites you will be asked to authorise access to your account for SMEStorage.
You need to enter your Google username and password with Google Sites and then choose to grant access.
After this is done SMEStorage will interrogate Google Sites and show you your site and you should click ‘continue’ to move onto the next step.
You will then be asked to synchronise the file meta-data (information about the files ie. filenames, type, size) from Google SItes with SMEStorage.
Once this is done you can go to the file manager to view your Google Sites files. The root folder of your site is read-only as the Google SItes Api does not enable you to upload files to the root.
Within the root folder you will see your site structure.
Also, you can now start to use the SMEStorage clients and services with Google Sites. For example you can use Cloud FTP to access/manage Google Sites Files. In the below example we use Cyberduck to do this.