Populate users in proofpoint via export from Google workspace

Created by Abderrahim Ibnou el kadi, Modified on Mon, 10 Apr 2023 at 04:01 PM by Yves Lacombe



Showing the steps needed to download the list of users from google workspace. The file downloaded is comma-separated value (CSV) that you can upload to users container in Proofpoint Essentials.

The columns needed are: 

First name, Last name, Email address, Alias Email address1, alias Email address2,alias Email address3  etc..

Important: If you don't have any alias email addresses just use the first 3 columns.


Export users list

  1. Navigate to Google Admin Console https://admin.google.com
  2. Select the “Users” from the Admin console

  1. Click on the “Download users”

  1. In the popup window choose “Currently selected columns” as only 5 columns are selected this will be easy to clean unwanted columns. Next select “Comma-separated values (.CSV)” and finally click on  Download button.

  1. Locate your CSV file and notice all the 6 columns. for our purpose we will only need the First 3 columns. So, we will delete the line 1 and other unnecessary columns.

  1. After the clean up, the file should look like the below. Notice that I added a column D which I populate with an Alias email address, If you don’t have any alias then just leave it empty



Proofpoint Essentials Portal

1- login to  your portal

2- Navigate to User Management > CSV Import>

click on Choose File then click on UPLOAD button to download the users.