Google Meet setup for Pexip interoperability

This article explains how to make your environment ready for using Pexip's interoperability service for Google Meet. (For information on how to integrate Google Meet with Pexip Infinity, please go here.)

Configuring your environment

To configure your environment for Google Meet interoperability:

  1. If you are using your own domain you need to set up the DNS SRV records for your own domain prior to starting the process described below. You do not need to set up DNS records if you are using the shared Pexip domain (gmeet.pexip.me) or your own subdomain on onpexip.com.
  2. When we enable your Meet Gateway interoperability within our system, you’ll receive an initial email with instructions on enabling the feature within your Google Admin pages and generating a security token to upload to Pexip. This establishes the trust relationship between your environment and Pexip's environment.

  3. Generate your security token in Google, and then upload it to Pexip:

    1. Go to Apps > Google Workspace > Google Meet > Gateways for Interoperability.
    2. Select Add Gateway.
    3. Give the token an appropriate name, e.g. PexipInterop.

    4. Select Generate. You are shown the generated access token.

    5. Save and upload the security token to Pexip, using the link in your email. This process also includes entering any prefix provided in the email, if you are using short meeting IDs.

  4. The generated token is set to untrusted as default by Google.

    Go back to the Google Workspace Admin console and change it to trusted so that your endpoints registered on the service can bypass the Meet lobby.

  5. Go to Apps > Google Workspace > Google Meet and then configure the Meet video settings and select the Interoperability settings.
  6. Enable Allow interoperability with other systems and then enter your Google Meet interoperability settings:

    Meeting ID length

    If you are using the Pexip shared domain (gmeet.pexip.me) then you must select Use short meeting IDs, otherwise we recommend that you select Use long meeting IDs.

    See Domains, meeting IDs and prefixes for more information on the behavior of the various options, and about transitioning between short and long IDs, or using a different domain.

    Gateway IP address and Gateway hostname Enter the settings as specified in your email.
    Meeting ID prefix Enter the settings as specified in your email. Note that the prefix only applies to short meeting IDs.
    Provide an additional gateway for Skype for Business users

    This option only applies if you are using your own domain or a custom onpexip.com domain.

    Select this option if you want to generate an address that allows Skype for Business users to join your meetings (available via the "More joining options" link in the calendar event or invite). If you enable the additional SfB gateway, you must set the Hostname to pexip.me (irrespective of whether you use your own domain or a custom onpexip.com domain).

    (Leave these options unselected/blank if you use the Pexip shared domain (gmeet.pexip.me) as in this case a Skype for Business address is always automatically generated and included in the invitation.)

  7. You can also configure who has access to the gateway interoperability feature.

    When you enable gateway interoperability (by selecting Allow interoperability with other systems), it is made available by default to everyone in the organization.

    However, you can restrict access to the interoperability functionality to specific Organizational Units (OUs) or groups, although it is not currently possible to enable it for individual users. See https://support.google.com/a/answer/9493952 for more details about how to do this.

    Note that:

    • You can configure a subset of specific OUs/groups for interop access before turning on the main Allow interoperability with other systems to avoid temporarily making it available to everybody in the organization. If you subsequently want to broaden the access you can add other OUs/groups or just enable it for everybody in the organization.
    • The security/access token applies to the entire Google Workspace tenant (i.e. to all specified OUs, groups or the entire organization, as appropriate).
  8. You’ll receive a confirmation email from Pexip saying the service has been configured and you can start using the service.

That's it!

These articles provide further details about the Google Meet interop service: