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Cloud Identity: A Smart Way to Manage Gmail Users

Cloud Identity is a platform that helps organisations to get the flexibility of management according to their requirement over the Google server.

Cloud Identity: A Smart Way to Manage Gmail Users

Till date, we knew that G Suite helps to manage and administer the users of an organisation from the Admin console panel. IDaaS ( Identity as a service ) also known as Cloud Identity helps an organisation to manage the users and groups from the administrative level without having a G Suite license.


There are many SMEs who do not own a business email solution and their employees use non-managed consumer accounts ( Gmail ) for official work. This limits the organisation to have centralised control over the users. Cloud Identity provides them with a platform to create free ids for all their users that can be managed from the Google Admin console.


Cloud Identity comes with two editions - Basic (free edition) and Premium (Paid edition).


Let’s see what are the feature differences among them:



Device Management

Feature

Basic ( Free)

Premium

Mobile Management

Basic

Advance

Device Inventory

yes

yes

Passcode Enforcement

Basic

Advance

Remote account and device wipe

Only account wipe

Both account and device wipe

Security Policies

No

Yes

Application Management

No

Yes

Network Management

No

Yes

Audit and Report

No

Yes

MDM rules

No

Yes

Android

Yes

Yes

Apple, iOS

Yes

Yes


Directory

Feature

Basic ( Free)

Premium

Directory Management

Yes

Yes

OUs and Groups

Unlimited

Unlimited

User Lifecycle Management

Default user cap - 50

Yes

Admin Managed Groups

Yes

Yes

Groups for Business

Yes

Yes

Synchronization of active directory and LDAP directory with Google

Yes

Yes

Admin roles and Privileges

Yes

Yes

Secure LDAP

No

Yes

Admin SDK/API

Yes

Yes



Security

Feature

Basic ( Free)

Premium

User Security Management

Yes

Yes

2 - step verification enforcement Controls with Security key management and enforcement.

Yes

Yes

Password strength alert and management

Yes

Yes

Self - Service Password Recovery

Yes

Yes

First Party Session management

No

Yes

Google Security Center

No

Yes




SSO & auto user provisioning


Feature

Basic ( Free)

Premium

Auto User Provisioning

No

Yes

Set up SSO using Google as an identity provider to access a pre-integrated list of third-party SAML apps

Yes

Yes

Set up SSO using Google as an Identity provider to access custom SAML apps

Yes

Yes

Set up SSO as a service provider using a  third-party identity provider with Google.

Yes

Yes



Reports


Feature

Basic ( Free)

Premium

Admin console audit log

Yes

Yes

Login Audit log

Yes

Yes

Security Reports

All events

All events

SAML audit Log

Yes

Yes

Groups audit log

Yes

Yes

Mobile audit log

No

Yes

Account activity reports

Yes

Yes




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