Meaning and usage of google admin console

 Google Admin console

 Many new G Suite account admins haven't heard of the Google Admin console or don't know all of its features. Here's what you need to know about the Admin console and how it can help you manage users and devices in your domain.

                    What is the Google Admin console?

What is the Google Admin console?

The Google Admin console is a central control panel that makes it easy to manage all your Chrome devices and G Suite services. It allows you to manage users, devices, apps, billing preferences and more from one place. While only people with administrator accounts can access the Admin console, Super Admins can assign roles with a variety of management capabilities. This means that you can delegate duties and responsibilities while keeping your business and digital space safe without making everyone a Super Admin.

What do you need to use Google's Admin console?

To use the admin console, you must be some type of admin. However, what you can access in the Admin console depends on the role assignment you have. If you can't access something you need, talk to your domain's Super Admin to get more access.

Once you access your administrator account, use it to log in to the Admin console.

How does GPanel work with Admin Console?

While the Google Admin console is a useful tool for managing your domain, some organizations need to take their domain management one step further. That's why we created the gPanel. gPanel is a comprehensive management and reporting solution for G Suite. Features such as advanced user management and superior domain security make gPanel a critical part of all productive G Suite domains. gPanel is highly rated for its simple and powerful functionality, not because of price or flash. Check out GPanel's other features here. The gPanel connects to the Admin console so everything you change in one changes in the other. gPanel gives you more granular control over your users and devices, giving you full control over your domain name.

Google Admin Console Features Overview

There are many different sections in the Google Admin console, but here is an overview of the basics.

Admin Roles: Admin roles button in the Google Admin console

Admin roles button in the Google Admin console

Administrator roles make it easy to delegate delegation for who can manage your Google Cloud accounts and what specific actions they can take. Preset roles include Super Admins, user management admins, group admins, service admins, and help desk administrators. If none of these are right for a user, you can give them multiple roles or create a custom role.


Apps :Apps button in the Google Admin console

Apps button in the Google Admin console

This section of the Admin console allows you to manage settings in your apps and to turn Google services on or off. You can also have settings specific to the service.

Billing: Billing button in the Google Admin console

Billing button in the Google Admin console

This is the place to go if you want a flexible plan or an annual plan, if you want to buy more users and renew annual plans. You can also choose the currency of the country where your billing address is located and your payment method.

Account Settings: Account settings button in the Google Admin console

Billing button in the Google Admin console

Customize your working G Suite experience in your account settings. You can upload your company logo and automatically set a language and time zone for new users. You can also choose whether you want users to receive G Suite updates as soon as Google sends them, or in a weekly, scheduled release. Finally, this is where you will assign your Data Protection Officer (DPO) for GDPR compliance.

Data Migration: Data move button in Google Admin console

Data move button in Google Admin console

What happens to all your old emails when you move from a legacy system to G Suite? You can easily bring them in with data migration! This feature allows you to import emails, contacts and calendars so you don't lose anything important.


Devices button in the Google Admin console

Devices button in the Google Admin console

This is where you can add and manage Chrome devices for your organization's G Suite accounts. This works on both personal devices (if you're in a BYOD environment) and company owned devices. You can delete corporate data from devices, require a password, and restrict hardware usage, such as turning off webcams or USB transfers. Basic device management is implemented automatically when a user signs in to a company email address on a device, but can be turned off manually.


Domains: Domains button in Google Admin console

Domains button in Google Admin console

You can use the Admin console to easily add additional domains or aliases to a primary domain and whitelist external domains so your organizations can collaborate through specific Google products.


 Groups: Groups button in the Google Admin console

Organize your workforce by department, function, location or any other shape you want! Groups make it easy to add people to a mailing list so you can email the entire ledger at once, or invite marketing to lunch without having to make a calendar invitation for each member of the department.


Security: Security button in Google Admin console

Domains button in Google Admin console

We know security is a major concern for our customers and the Admin console can help protect your business. You can enforce 2-step authentication and minimum password lengths, monitor passwords, and enforce screen locks on managed devices. You can also allow some, if not all, of your employees to use less secure applications. These will keep your breach risks as low as possible.

Reports button in the Google Admin console

Reports button in the Google Admin console

There are various reports that make it easy to track users and their actions. View application usage, file sharing, and number of users near storage limits. In cloud search, you can see the number of emails sent in a given time period, the number of non-Google apps installed, and the amount of queries. The Admin console also provides audit reports on operations performed by administrators, which allows you to view all system changes.

Users: Users button in the Google Admin console

Users button in the Google Admin console

Last but not least is user management. The Admin console allows you to quickly add new users, manage the organizational units they belong to, and reset their passwords. You can also view drive usage and view the total storage space remaining for employees.

This side navigation menu lists common actions taken by administrators and can bring you back to the Admin console home page. You can click on the menu to go directly to the pages you want to see. You'll spend less time browsing and more time doing.

This is universal search bar. You can search for things like users, groups, and settings.

The hourglass icon shows your tasks and progress. The question mark icon is a help button that allows you to search for support articles.

This is where you can go to your apps like Gmail and Drive. Clicking on your account icon opens the account settings as well.

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