Make Password Life-cycle with GAM in G Suite

Intro

When organizations migrate to G Suite, they expect many of their old processes and systems to migrate as well. This includes the password life-cycle process! Even if an organization is starting up with G Suite, having a password life-cycle option is a good security practice and it will help securing the user accounts.

Out of the box, there is no password reset cycle or life-cycle in G Suite, but it is not hard to implement using the API or GAM.

In this article, I’ll explain how it can be done using GAM, then in another article, I’ll demonstrate how to do it with the APIs (using App Maker and maybe some other tool as well).

Requirements

I’m going to demonstrate this using Windows environment, through a scheduled task. The concept is the same for Linux OS though, except instead of using Task Scheduler, you will need to use cron … Read the rest “Make Password Life-cycle with GAM in G Suite”

G Suite March/2018 Updates

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Because G Suite is a cloud service it means it is under constant change and update! I’ve said this in the course and as part of my commitment I’ll work on keeping you up to date with all the changes that happen to G Suite from the moment the course was published!

Checkout my online G Suite administrator course The Complete Course to Manage G Suite. I mentioned it a lot in this article! (https://www.udemy.com/the-complete-course-to-manage-g-suite/?couponCode=LAUNCH1099)

This is a recap for the changes and updates that happened to G Suite since 1st of March/2018! March has been very active in terms of updates and changes to G Suite! Please check below for the details!

I’ll put some links at the end of this report for this document on Google Docs in case you wanted to share it with your organization or connections. Also I’ll post a link to … Read the rest “G Suite March/2018 Updates”

G Suite tutorials | GAM 02 – A very quick cmd crash course

G Suite video tutorial

The second part of the G Suite tutorial videos for GAM

In this video it is not GAM or G Suite talk. It is a very quick crash course for Windows CLI cmd.exe. GAM is a command-line tool, so some basic knowledge is required before we go on with the series.

In this video I talk about the following points:

  1. What is cmd.exe or Windows command line.
  2. How to access and launch cmd.exe
  3. Some basic operations.
  4. Navigating directories in cmd.exe.
  5. Executing scripts and batches in cmd.exe.
  6. Passing scripts output to a text file or CSV file.
  7. Accessing or editing text files through cmd.exe.

IF YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH CMD.EXE THEN SKIP THIS. THIS IS VERY BASIC STUFF FOR WHO IS NOT FAMILIAR WITH IT!

Links mentioned in the video

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[G Suite tutorials series] G Suite Password Sync (GSPS) 03 Troubleshooting

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Video 3 of the tutorial series for G Suite Password Sync

In this third and final video of the series I will talk about troubleshooting topic for G Suite Password Sync.

As known troubleshooting is a critical aspect of anything we have! GSPS offers a lot of resources and information related to troubleshooting. There are a lot of log files that get generated by GSPS, and each log file has its own role and information to show you, the information in these log files are very critical to be able to know if G Suite Password Sync is working properly or not! Because GSPS is a service that runs in the background and you have no interaction with it, it is important that you know how to get the details of what is going on behind the scenes and be able to know what is the problem that is happening … Read the rest “[G Suite tutorials series] G Suite Password Sync (GSPS) 03 Troubleshooting”

G Suite tutorials – G Suite Password Sync (GSPS) 02 Setup, configure, and test

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Video 2 of the tutorial series for G Suite Password Sync

In the previous video I had an introduction to GSPS (G Suite Password Sync). I spoke about what is this tool and where to download it. I also covered a list of important and critical notes and requirements that you should have and prepare in order to start using GSPS. What we have left is the part where I show you how to setup and configure the tool. Then a quick video for what you need to do in order to troubleshoot and find the logs of this tool.

In this second video of the series I will install, configure, and test the G Suite Password Sync (GSPS) tool. I will cover the 2 types of the authentication methods, and also I’ll demonstrate both methods for you.

Then will do a quick demo for resetting a user password through … Read the rest “G Suite tutorials – G Suite Password Sync (GSPS) 02 Setup, configure, and test”

G Suite February/2018 Updates

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Because G Suite is a cloud service it means it is under constant change and update! I’ve said this in the course and as part of my commitment I’ll work on keeping you up to date with all the changes that happen to G Suite from the moment the course was published!

This is a recap for the changes and updates that happened to G Suite since 1st of February/2018!

I’ll make sure I do one recap every month for the changes that happened in the previous month.. This being the first.

I’ll put some links at the end of this report for this document on Google Docs in case you wanted to share it with your organization or connections. Also I’ll post a link to a document from Google as well that is more business oriented you can share it with your organization as well, plus other resources and … Read the rest “G Suite February/2018 Updates”

G Suite administrator training – The Complete Course to Manage G Suite

G Suite administrator training course

The Complete Course to Manage G Suite

This is the only G Suite administrator training course you will need!

Get it now for $10.99 instead of $59.99! use this code LAUNCH1099

Or follow this link: https://www.udemy.com/the-complete-course-to-manage-g-suite/?couponCode=LAUNCH1099

Are you looking for a detailed, comprehensive training for G Suite administrators and Admin Console? Whether you are a new comer to G Suite, or you are an existing administrator that looks to know how to work with the Admin Console, this is the only G Suite administrator training course you will need!

If you look around for resources and places that provide G Suite administrator training you will find a lot, but are they enough? Google has their own official G Suite administrator training course, but it is not exactly covering all the aspects of the Admin Console.

G Suite is a great service that offers a lot of flexibility and productivity. And

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[G Suite tutorials series] G Suite Password Sync (GSPS) 01 Intro

G Suite video tutorial

First video of the G Suite Password Sync tutorial series

How do you sync your user passwords from Active Directory to G Suite with G Suite Password Sync?

In this series I talk just about that! This is going to be a multi-video series about G Suite Password Sync or GSPS.

I’ll first start with an introduction on GSPS. There are some important requirements and notes that I feel you need to be aware about before we go into the steps to configure GSPS.

The next video will be for the authorization part. I’ll cover the 2 ways to authorize GSPS starting with the service account method first, then we’ll see the 3-legged method.

I hope you will find the series useful and informative. Please like the video and subscribe. Also put anything you have in the comments section and I’ll be happy to answer anything!

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G Suite tutorials series – Tutorial for GAM 01 Introduction

G Suite video tutorial

This is part of the G Suite Tutorials video series that I just started

This is the first of multi-video series that will cover the tool GAM.

GAM is a great tool that can help you in many great ways managing your Google G Suite domain and admin console.
I’m going to cover the steps required from the download and authorization with the admin console. Then I’ll give you a lot of examples and scenarios for GAM uses.

This is the first video and I will talk about a little introduction to GAM, what is it, where you can download it, and the support and resources available for it.

Next video will be about the very basics of Windows CMD (CMD 101) which you will need to know about in order to properly use GAM

The topic of showing the usage and scenarios of GAM will be made into multiple … Read the rest “G Suite tutorials series – Tutorial for GAM 01 Introduction”