Method: activities.list

Retrieves a list of activities for a specific customer's account and application such as the Admin console application or the Google Drive application. For more information, see the guides for administrator and Google Drive activity reports. For more information about the activity report's parameters, see the activity parameters reference guides.

HTTP request

GET https://admin.googleapis.com/admin/reports/v1/activity/users/{userKey or all}/applications/{applicationName}

The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters

Parameters
userKey or all

string

Represents the profile ID or the user email for which the data should be filtered. Can be all for all information, or userKey for a user's unique G Suite profile ID or their primary email address.

applicationName

enum (ApplicationName)

Application name for which the events are to be retrieved.

Query parameters

Parameters
actorIpAddress

string

The Internet Protocol (IP) Address of host where the event was performed. This is an additional way to filter a report's summary using the IP address of the user whose activity is being reported. This IP address may or may not reflect the user's physical location. For example, the IP address can be the user's proxy server's address or a virtual private network (VPN) address. This parameter supports both IPv4 and IPv6 address versions.

customerId

string

The unique ID of the customer to retrieve data for.

endTime

string

Sets the end of the range of time shown in the report. The date is in the RFC 3339 format, for example 2010-10-28T10:26:35.000Z. The default value is the approximate time of the API request. An API report has three basic time concepts:

  • Date of the API's request for a report: When the API created and retrieved the report.
  • Report's start time: The beginning of the timespan shown in the report. The startTime must be before the endTime (if specified) and the current time when the request is made, or the API returns an error.
  • Report's end time: The end of the timespan shown in the report. For example, the timespan of events summarized in a report can start in April and end in May. The report itself can be requested in August.
If the endTime is not specified, the report returns all activities from the startTime until the current time or the most recent 180 days if the startTime is more than 180 days in the past.

eventName

string

The name of the event being queried by the API. Each eventName is related to a specific G Suite service or feature which the API organizes into types of events. An example is the Google Calendar events in the Admin console application's reports. The Calendar Settings type structure has all of the Calendar eventName activities reported by the API. When an administrator changes a Calendar setting, the API reports this activity in the Calendar Settings type and eventName parameters. For more information about eventName query strings and parameters, see the list of event names for various applications above in applicationName.

filters

string

The filters query string is a comma-separated list. The list is composed of event parameters that are manipulated by relational operators. Event parameters are in the form [parameter1 name][relational operator][parameter1 value],[parameter2 name][relational operator][parameter2 value],...

These event parameters are associated with a specific eventName. An empty report is returned if the filtered request's parameter does not belong to the eventName. For more information about eventName parameters, see the list of event names for various applications above in applicationName.

In the following Admin Activity example, the <> operator is URL-encoded in the request's query string (%3C%3E):

GET...&eventName=CHANGE_CALENDAR_SETTING
      &filters=NEW_VALUE%3C%3EREAD_ONLY_ACCESS


In the following Drive example, the list can be a view or edit event's doc_id parameter with a value that is manipulated by an 'equal to' (==) or 'not equal to' (<>) relational operator. In the first example, the report returns each edited document's doc_id. In the second example, the report returns each viewed document's doc_id that equals the value 12345 and does not return any viewed document's which have a doc_id value of 98765. The <> operator is URL-encoded in the request's query string (%3C%3E):

GET...&eventName=edit&filters=doc_id
GET...&eventName=view&filters=doc_id==12345,doc_id%3C%3E98765

The relational operators include:

  • == - 'equal to'.
  • <> - 'not equal to'. It is URL-encoded (%3C%3E).
  • < - 'less than'. It is URL-encoded (%3C).
  • <= - 'less than or equal to'. It is URL-encoded (%3C=).
  • > - 'greater than'. It is URL-encoded (%3E).
  • >= - 'greater than or equal to'. It is URL-encoded (%3E=).

maxResults

integer

Determines how many activity records are shown on each response page. For example, if the request sets maxResults=1 and the report has two activities, the report has two pages. The response's nextPageToken property has the token to the second page. The maxResults query string is optional in the request. The default value is 1000.

orgUnitId

string

ID of the organizational unit to report on. Activity records will be shown only for users who belong to the specified organizational unit.

pageToken

string

The token to specify next page. A report with multiple pages has a nextPageToken property in the response. In your follow-on request getting the next page of the report, enter the nextPageToken value in the pageToken query string.

startTime

string

Sets the beginning of the range of time shown in the report. The date is in the RFC 3339 format, for example 2010-10-28T10:26:35.000Z. The report returns all activities from startTime until endTime. The startTime must be before the endTime (if specified) and the current time when the request is made, or the API returns an error.

groupIdFilter

string

Comma separated group ids (obfuscated) on which user activities are filtered, i.e, the response will contain activities for only those users that are a part of at least one of the group ids mentioned here. Format: "id:abc123,id:xyz456"

Request body

The request body must be empty.

Response body

If successful, the response body contains data with the following structure:

JSON template for a collection of activities.

JSON representation
{
  "kind": string,
  "etag": string,
  "items": [
    {
      object (Activity)
    }
  ],
  "nextPageToken": string
}
Fields
kind

string

The type of API resource. For an activity report, the value is reports#activities.

etag

string

ETag of the resource.

items[]

object (Activity)

Each activity record in the response.

nextPageToken

string

Token for retrieving the follow-on next page of the report. The nextPageToken value is used in the request's pageToken query string.

Authorization Scopes

Requires the following OAuth scope:

  • https://www.googleapis.com/auth/admin.reports.audit.readonly

For more information, see the OAuth 2.0 Overview.

ApplicationName

Enums
ACCESS_TRANSPARENCY

The G Suite Access Transparency activity reports return information about different types of Access Transparency activity events.

ADMIN

The Admin console application's activity reports return account information about different types of administrator activity events.

CALENDAR

The G Suite Calendar application's activity reports return information about various Calendar activity events.

CHAT The Chat activity reports return information about various Chat activity events.
DRIVE

The Google Drive application's activity reports return information about various Google Drive activity events. The Drive activity report is only available for G Suite Business customers.

GCP The Google Cloud Platform application's activity reports return information about various GCP activity events.
GPLUS The Google+ application's activity reports return information about various Google+ activity events.
GROUPS

The Google Groups application's activity reports return information about various Groups activity events.

GROUPS_ENTERPRISE

The Enterprise Groups activity reports return information about various Enterprise group activity events.

JAMBOARD The Jamboard activity reports return information about various Jamboard activity events.
LOGIN

The Login application's activity reports return account information about different types of Login activity events.

MEET The Meet Audit activity report return information about different types of Meet Audit activity events.
MOBILE The Mobile Audit activity report return information about different types of Mobile Audit activity events.
RULES

The Rules activity report return information about different types of Rules activity events.

SAML

The SAML activity report return information about different types of SAML activity events.

TOKEN

The Token application's activity reports return account information about different types of Token activity events.

USER_ACCOUNTS

The User Accounts application's activity reports return account information about different types of User Accounts activity events.

CONTEXT_AWARE_ACCESS The Context-aware access activity reports return information about users' access denied events due to Context-aware access rules.
CHROME The Chrome activity reports return information about unsafe events reported in the context of the WebProtect features of BeyondCorp.
DATA_STUDIO The Data Studio activity reports return information about various types of Data Studio activity events.

Activity

JSON template for the activity resource.

JSON representation
{
  "kind": string,
  "etag": string,
  "ownerDomain": string,
  "ipAddress": string,
  "events": [
    {
      "type": string,
      "name": string,
      "parameters": [
        {
          "messageValue": {
            "parameter": [
              {
                object (NestedParameter)
              }
            ]
          },
          "name": string,
          "value": string,
          "multiValue": [
            string
          ],
          "intValue": string,
          "multiIntValue": [
            string
          ],
          "boolValue": boolean,
          "multiMessageValue": [
            {
              "parameter": [
                {
                  object (NestedParameter)
                }
              ]
            }
          ]
        }
      ]
    }
  ],
  "id": {
    "time": string,
    "uniqueQualifier": string,
    "applicationName": string,
    "customerId": string
  },
  "actor": {
    "profileId": string,
    "email": string,
    "callerType": string,
    "key": string
  }
}
Fields
kind

string

The type of API resource. For an activity report, the value is audit#activity.

etag

string

ETag of the entry.

ownerDomain

string

This is the domain that is affected by the report's event. For example domain of Admin console or the Drive application's document owner.

ipAddress

string

IP address of the user doing the action. This is the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the user when logging into G Suite which may or may not reflect the user's physical location. For example, the IP address can be the user's proxy server's address or a virtual private network (VPN) address. The API supports IPv4 and IPv6.

events[]

object

Activity events in the report.

events[].type

string

Type of event. The G Suite service or feature that an administrator changes is identified in the type property which identifies an event using the eventName property. For a full list of the API's type categories, see the list of event names for various applications above in applicationName.

events[].name

string

Name of the event. This is the specific name of the activity reported by the API. And each eventName is related to a specific G Suite service or feature which the API organizes into types of events.
For eventName request parameters in general:

  • If no eventName is given, the report returns all possible instances of an eventName.
  • When you request an eventName, the API's response returns all activities which contain that eventName. It is possible that the returned activities will have other eventName properties in addition to the one requested.

For more information about eventName properties, see the list of event names for various applications above in applicationName.

events[].parameters[]

object

Parameter value pairs for various applications. For more information about eventName parameters, see the list of event names for various applications above in applicationName.

events[].parameters[].messageValue

object

Nested parameter value pairs associated with this parameter. Complex value type for a parameter are returned as a list of parameter values. For example, the address parameter may have a value as [{parameter: [{name: city, value: abc}]}]

events[].parameters[].messageValue.parameter[]

object (NestedParameter)

Parameter values

events[].parameters[].name

string

The name of the parameter.

events[].parameters[].value

string

String value of the parameter.

events[].parameters[].multiValue[]

string

String values of the parameter.

events[].parameters[].intValue

string (int64 format)

Integer value of the parameter.

events[].parameters[].multiIntValue[]

string (int64 format)

Integer values of the parameter.

events[].parameters[].boolValue

boolean

Boolean value of the parameter.

events[].parameters[].multiMessageValue[]

object

activities.list of messageValue objects.

events[].parameters[].multiMessageValue[].parameter[]

object (NestedParameter)

Parameter values

id

object

Unique identifier for each activity record.

id.time

string

Time of occurrence of the activity. This is in UNIX epoch time in seconds.

id.uniqueQualifier

string (int64 format)

Unique qualifier if multiple events have the same time.

id.applicationName

string

Application name to which the event belongs. For possible values see the list of applications above in applicationName.

id.customerId

string

The unique identifier for a G suite account.

actor

object

User doing the action.

actor.profileId

string

The unique G Suite profile ID of the actor. May be absent if the actor is not a G Suite user.

actor.email

string

The primary email address of the actor. May be absent if there is no email address associated with the actor.

actor.callerType

string

The type of actor.

actor.key

string

Only present when callerType is KEY. Can be the consumer_key of the requestor for OAuth 2LO API requests or an identifier for robot accounts.