What do these features do?Connecting a Google account with your Horizon user account will provide 3 pieces of additional functionality:
- Google Login Authentication
This allows you to login to your Horizon user account using Google as the authentication provider, meaning, you won't need to use your Horizon username & password. You can use your Google account to login to Horizon.
- Calendar Synchronization
This allows officials to automatically send newly accepted assignments to their Google Calendar as an event in their outside calendar. Google Calendar is frequently used as a standalone calendar program and is very widely used on mobile devices so this is a great way to get your assignments populated on your mobile device.
- Contact Synchronization
This will synchronize contact information from the members in your officiating organization to your Google Contacts. This allows you to have phone numbers, email addresses, etc. directly in your outside address book. Note: only contact information that others members have not marked as Private will be synchronized.
What permissions are required?In order to perform operations on your Google account, there are 2 distinct permissions that our system will request from you so we can perform those operations:
- See, edit, download, and permanently delete your contacts
- See, edit, share, and permanently delete all the calendars you can access using Google Calendar
Is there an alternative?Using these services is entirely optional. If you only want to synchronize your calendar and assignments, there is an easier method that doesn't require direct authorization to your Google account. You can use the URL Synchronization method instead which can synchronize your game assignments to your calendar without setting up Google Authorization.
- How to synchronize by URL to Google Calendar
- Exporting your schedule to Outlook, Yahoo and other external calendar programs