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Kumo Cloud Storage -- Google Drive Configuration

Open a web browser to login to the Kumo Portal and grant your Windows account access to your cloud-based files in Google Drive.


Kumo links your Microsoft Windows account to cloud provided by Google. Once Kumo is setup, cloud-based files are visible on the Windows desktop like files in other drives. There is a separate drive icon for each cloud-storage provider, so if you link them, there will be a drive icon labeled "Box", "Google", etc. Files can then be copied, edited, and deleted from these drive icons in the usual Windows way. Apple Macintosh may have the same capabilities soon, because an application is being developed for that platform.

Configuration is not a daily activity. It only needs to be done once then cloud-storage drives can be mounted on your computer. At other visits to the Kumo Portal, access can be granted or removed from cloud storage. If your cloud storage requirements never change, you need not log in to the Kumo Portal again after an initial configuration.

Check Prerequisites

Check with technical support staff to verify that the Kumo Client is installed and that your computer is a Microsoft Active Directory member.

Visit the Kumo Portal

The Kumo setup is done entirely on the Web. It can involve a number of web sites, yet the primary one is the Kumo Portal. The Portal keeps records of your Windows account and the cloud storage to which you granted the account access. Visit the Kumo Portal reserved for the School of Education by pointing a web browser at the "" web address. Click the "Login" button, then type your "SoE-AD" Windows account and password to continue.

Kumo Portal Front Page

Set Preferences for Cloud Storage

After a successful login, a list of available storage providers appears in the Kumo Portal. The School of Education prepared three storage providers: "Box", "Google Drive", and "OneDrive for Business". These three are officially supported by the University. The fourth option, "File Shares", can be used to link network drives hosted by the School, duplicates tools bundled with Windows, and can safely be ignored. To link your Windows account, click the downward arrow beside the "Google Drive" label.

Google Drive Storage Option

Authorize Access to Cloud Storage

Clicking the arrow reveals details about "Google Drive" and a button to authorize access. Review the description and any "terms of use". When ready, click the "Authorize" button to continue.

Kumo to Authorize Box

Login to Cloud Storage

When prompted, type your campus WiscMail address and password to login to Google, and click the "Organizational Google Apps Account".

Google signin Google Organizational signin

Login to Campus

When prompted, type your UW NetID and password in the campus login window.

UW login

Grant Windows Account Access to Cloud Storage

Grant your Windows account access to Google Drive, by clicking the "Allow" button. Wait while Google records the request and redirects the browser back to the Kumo Portal.

Grant Access to Google Drive

Confirm Storage is Enabled

After returning to the Kumo Portal, there will be a green check-mark beside the "Google Drive" label to indicate your Windows account is authorized to access this cloud storage. When you next login to Windows, a drive icon labeled "Google Drive" will appear in the computer.

Google Drive enabled

Repeat or Exit

If you want to enable another storage provider, follow the links at the end of this document. Otherwise, quit the web browser to safely log out. Whenever you log in to a Windows computer with your SoE-AD account, your cloud storage will be mapped as a drive.

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Keywords:Kumo Cloud Storage Portal Configuration Google   Doc ID:63924
Owner:Chris D.Group:School of Education
Created:2016-06-07 19:37 CSTUpdated:2019-03-11 13:19 CST
Sites:School of Education
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