G Suite updates blog had a post recently about a new change to the admin roles. In a nutshell, when you want to grant a user the role “Service settings” then he/she will not get access to the Security Center by default. The old behavior before was that when you give the “Service settings” role, then the delegated user will get access to Security Center.
Effects of the new changes
Now you will have to manually give the “Security Center” role manually for any admin who was or want to access the security center in the G Suite admin console.
To my opinion, this is a bit strange and a shocking surprise as well – to me at least. They stated in their reasoning in this that due to low usage… Which is really strange.
According to the announcement, the service will be shutdown by Jan-19-2021, but new application creation will be disabled by April-15-2020… One of the strange things about this is how fast they are going with this. If you look at the transition of the old Hangouts, they are taking very long time with this, and they are giving us … Read the rest “App Maker will shutdown on Jan-2021”
How to enroll in Google Advanced Protection Program to enhance the #Security of your Google account whether that was a consumer account or a #GSuite enabled account?
I list here the requirements for that, and the consequences of enabling Advanced Protection Program on your account and what are the actual steps that you need to do in order to do that.
You will need two security keys. I use and like Google Titan Security Keys. You can get them from the Google Store or ebay or anywhere else.
There is a bundle for $50 that contains 2 keys (1 USB, and one Bluetooth/NFC key). The reason why you need 2 keys is you will use one as a main key, while you will keep the other as a backup in case you lose your main one.
GCP or Google Cloud platform offers many services to customers. One of the fundamental services in GCP is the GCE, or Compute Engine.
Compute Engine is the service that allows you to run and deploy your workloads through the IaaS approach. One of the key benefits of IaaS is the ease and flexibility of resource deployment and management.
Snapshots are an important part of the service. They allow you to easily capture the whole VM state before doing any modification… Before a while, there was no option to automate the snapshot creation process without using Google Cloud SDK or gcloud command line tools.
If you are on rapid release you should have seen this already by now, otherwise you might still going to see this feature in the coming days!
This is a great feature and facility to let your users use this feature in their daily work. I use it personally and it is more than awesome!
The way we setup this up in the organization that I’m working in is we just created a very basic portal page with the icons of the apps, and on top of that we just added this widget so from that portal we do all of our work by opening email, calendar, work with our files, and now we can search as well!… Read the rest “Cloud Search in your Google Sites!”
So I have been working on a GCP project for a big customer where I live, and part of the work involved migrating instances from their other cloud platform to GCP. The migration that I was doing supposed to be simple. We call it lift and shift.
The concept is we take the instance as it is with all of its data and configuration and replicate it to GCP. This is a simple process.. Or that’s how we all though!
We used CloudEndure for this work and the whole process was easy and straight forward. Once the machines were ready for testing I started them up and asked the customer to login to them and test and confirm if things are good.
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).
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 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”