Manage Multiple G Suite Instances in One Platform

Written by Cassa Niedringhaus on June 18, 2020

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IT administrators are most efficient when they consolidate access control and management in one platform, including multiple G Suite™ instances. From a single platform, admins can then provision and deprovision users in more than one G Suite instance and federate core G Suite credentials to other IT resources. This way, users enter the same credentials to access various IT resources, and admins achieve centralized management. 

Some admins maintain separate G Suite instances for one organization, such as during mergers or to accommodate segmented users, but they have several options to consolidate management of those separate user groups in one platform. In this blog, we’ll explore how admins can do so from the cloud. 

Multiple G Suite Instances in One Console

Admins can manage primary and secondary G Suite domains in Google’s admin console by clicking “add a domain” and verifying their ownership of the secondary domain. Those domains must be attached to the same account, but secondary domains come with some G Suite limitations — admins cannot set different G Suite policies or configuration settings, for example. The company recommends against managing separate accounts because those admins would need to use multiple Google admin consoles to manage each account.

However, admins have another option in JumpCloud®, which launched a feature to allow administrators to manage multiple G Suite instances in the JumpCloud Admin Console.

Using JumpCloud G Suite Directory Sync 

JumpCloud offers centralized access control and device management from a cloud platform, and it offers directory-level integrations with major service providers. Using JumpCloud’s G Suite integration, admins can manage multiple G Suite instances and federate those same core identities to other resources, including user systems, applications, files, and networks. 

In the JumpCloud Admin Portal, admins can establish a secure and persistent sync with multiple G Suite instances, including importing existing users and exporting new JumpCloud users to their target G Suite instance. This approach is beneficial not only because admins can provision G Suite identities to a wide range of IT resources via JumpCloud but also because they can manage and configure macOS®, Windows®, and Linux® workstations and servers, too. That way, users enter their core G Suite credentials to access their managed machines, as well as their applications and networks.  

Meanwhile, managed service providers (MSPs) can manage G Suite tenants for each client separately via JumpCloud’s Multi-Tenant Portal, a unified dashboard through which admins can view and manage each individual client organization.

Learn More about JumpCloud Directory Syncs

JumpCloud admins can also establish directory integrations with Microsoft 365™/Azure® Active Directory® and Active Directory and begin to manage those directories from the Admin Console, including creating and suspending users. That way, JumpCloud can serve as the source of truth among multiple directories, as well as offer a way to integrate AD and G Suite accounts

Click here to learn more about establishing directory integrations and consolidating and IT management in one cloud platform.

Cassa Niedringhaus

Cassa is a product marketing specialist at JumpCloud with a degree in Magazine Writing from the University of Missouri. When she’s not at work, she likes to hike, ski and read.

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