6.3.1.4 Lab – Working With IFTTT and Google Accounts (Answers)

6.3.1.4 Lab – Working With IFTTT and Google Accounts (Instructor Version)

Topology

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Objectives

  • Set up a Google account
  • Set up an IFTTT account

Background / Scenario

IFTTT is a public web service that enables creative control and automated interactions between various cloud-based services like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, Webex Teams, etc. The interactions are defined in IFTTT using small scripts called recipes – as simple as “if” something happens, “then” trigger some action.

This lab will walk you through the process to set up Google and IFTTT accounts. These accounts will be used in a later lab activity.

Required Resources

  • PC with Internet Access

Part 1: Set up a Google user account

Step 1: Register a free user account at Google

a. Browse to http://google.com

b. Click the Sign in button in the upper right corner of the browser window.

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c. Click Create account in the bottom center of the browser window.

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d. Fill in the necessary information to create an account, agree to Google’s Terms of Service and click Next Step.

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e. Use the grid icon in the upper right corner of the browser to access various Google apps.

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Part 2: Set up an IFTTT user account

Step 1: Register a free user account at IFTTT

a. Browse to https://ifttt.com/join

b. Fill in the username of your Google account, create a password, and click Create Account.

c. Click the word this which appears in the middle of the browser window.

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d. Click the word that which appears to the right of the browser window.

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e. Click Continue which appears at the bottom of the browser window.

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Part 3: Create an interaction between IFTTT and Google

Step 1: Select IFTTT channels

a. Select the channels for Weather and Gmail.

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b. Click the recipe titled Get an email if there will be rain in your area tomorrow.

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c. Add the recipe, and enter your location for the weather channel.

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d. View your recipes at any time by clicking My Recipes.

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e. Check your e-mail daily for IFTTT rain notifications.

Reflection

Browse the recipes on the IFTTT website. What other IFTTT recipes interest you?
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