Enterprise Identity made easy in G Suite with Cloud Identity

Posted by Zack Ontiveros, Product Manager, Google Cloud Identity

As an IT administrator, you want to be confident that your users are secure when accessing online services. Millions of G Suite customers already rely on Google Cloud's identity services to secure their online identities with tools like single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, and mobile device management. However, many G Suite organizations have users who do not require G Suite but still need a secure, online identity.

Introducing Cloud Identity support in G Suite
Today we are happy to announce the availability of a new free Cloud Identity license for G Suite customers, which enables your non-G Suite users to get access to Google Cloud's identity services. Using Cloud Identity, you can easily create a unified sign-on for all your users across all enterprise cloud apps, set basic mobile device policies, and enforce multi-factor authentication with security keys.

Once you enable Cloud Identity in your Google Admin console, you will be able to create Cloud Identity users in all the ways you create G Suite users; the only difference is that you will not assign these users a G Suite license.

Try it today
To start using Cloud Identity, head to the Billing page in the Google Admin console. Here you will see a new Cloud Identity card under the "Enable Products" section. Once you enable the Cloud Identity subscription, you will be able to start creating free users without G Suite. For more information, check out our Getting Started Guide for G Suite admins.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid Release and Scheduled Release
Note: If your domain has been provisioned or you have a billing relationship with a GSuite reseller, an onboarding flow is planned so that your reseller can add Cloud Identity subscriptions to your G Suite domain. This feature will launch in the coming weeks.

Available to G Suite Basic, Business, and Enterprise edition domains

Rollout pace:
Gradual rollout (up to 7 days for feature visibility)

Admins only

Admin action suggested/FYI

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