An organization using G Suite for business is empowered by access to Google’s collection of services and applications. In this video, Julio Appling introduces domain-specific customizations, which the the availability to customize available apps on one’s domain, and domain-specific sharing levels.
- [Instructor] So what does it mean for your organization to adopt G Suite? In short, it means that you're using a version of G Suite that has been branded and customized for your domain. For Google's purposes, your domain is typically the web address of your organization or what follows the @ symbol in your organization's email address. When your organization adopts G Suite, your email address and username can stay the same, though G Suite gives you much more than just a branded email address. Your G Suite account is a Google account and with this account, you can potentially use any of Google's services and applications.
The applications at your disposal are limited, however, to those enabled for your domain. Through the G Suite Administrative Console found at admin.google.com, users with certain levels of admin access have the ability to enable and disable specific G Suite apps and services. As a result, when you are logged into your organization's G Suite account, some services may be unavailable. For example, your company uses G Suite but opted to stay with their current email application and thus, disabled Gmail for the domain.
If you, as an employee, navigate to Gmail while logged into your company G Suite account, you would see this error message. "We are sorry, but you do not have access to the service. "Please contact your domain administrator for access." This does not mean that you cannot use the service at all. You can still access it using your public Google account. It does, however, prohibit you from using the service with your company G Suite account. With Google's collaborative features, you have the ability to not only share documents publicly or privately with specific users and groups, but also enable levels of sharing specifically within your domain.
A document available to all users in your domain would require anyone attempting to view the document to sign in with their G Suite address to verify their access privileges. This allows you to make documents and files accessible only to those within your organization while keeping them private from the public. Likewise, when you invite a user outside your domain to a Calendar event or attempt to share a document with them, you'll be prompted to confirm that you want to involve external users.
- Choosing a G Suite plan
- Setting up your domain
- Migrating data
- Choosing services
- Adding and removing users and groups
- Managing user access
- Configuring iOS and Android devices
- Working with reports