Sign in to your Admin console

As a Google Apps administrator, you use the Google Admin console to manage your organization’s account—say, to add new users, manage security settings, and turn on Google services you want your team to use.

If you signed up your business, school, or government agency for a Google for Work account, or if your account administrator gave you special privileges, you can sign in to your Google Admin console to manage the account settings.

Sign in to Admin console

Detailed steps:

  1. In any web browser, go to
  2. On the sign-in page, enter your Google administrator address and click Next.
  3. Confirm that the email shown is the one you’re signing into, enter your password and click Sign-in. Forgot your password?
  4. If you don’t recognize the account, click the back arrow or Sign in with a different account.

Arrive at the Admin console dashboard

After you sign in, you go to your Admin console dashboard. Here, you'll find controls for managing your team's Google user accounts and services. If you don't see dashboard controls but instead see your list of apps, it means you don't have administrator privileges. If this doesn't seem right, ask another Google administrator to give you these privileges. For details, see Grant administrator privileges.

Find your own apps in the grid

Once you're signed in to your Admin console, you can find your own Gmail inbox and services by opening the grid at the top of the console and choosing the service. Get back to the console afterwards by choosing Admin from the grid (to see the Admin control, you might have to click More).


Why did I have to sign in twice?

If your company is using a Single Sign-On (SSO) service with your Google account, then signing in to your account from sends you to a second sign-in page. From here, you'll sign in not just to your Admin console, but to other programs or services your company has set up with SSO (so you don’t have to sign in to each one separately). Just enter the sign-in name and password your administrator gave you.

For details, see Signing in with SSO.

How does enabling Single Sign-On (SSO) affect sign-in if I'm an administrator?

If you're a super administrators and you try to sign in to, you are prompted for your full Google Apps email address (including username and domain) and password and are redirected to the Admin console after you sign in. Google does not redirect you to the SSO server.

If you don't have super administrator privileges and try to sign at, you are redirected to the SSO sign-in page.

For details, see Signing in with SSO.

I use Chrome’s password manager to remember my Google account username and password

With Google Chrome, you can manage your website passwords, letting you save a username and password so that Chrome automatically completes the sign-in fields for you the next time you visit these websites. The new two-step sign-in flow for all Google accounts does not impact the behavior of the password manager; it will still auto-complete the sign-in fields for you.

What happens if I don’t have a public profile?

If you don’t have a public profile picture, Google displays a blue avatar image instead. To manage your Google+ profile, see Choose how you share information on your Google+ profile.

I read everything here but still can't sign in

Remember that to sign in from, you must:

  • Use your organization's Google Apps address (not an address that ends in
  • Have administrator privileges (in order to see your organization's Admin console).

If you forgot your password, see Reset your administrator password. If you're still having trouble signing in, see Can't access the Admin console.

I'm a reseller trying to access my customer's Admin console
If you're a reseller trying to sign in to one of your customer’s Admin consoles, go to Then sign in with either your own reseller account name and password, or use an administrator account at the customer's domain. For more information, see Set up reseller access to the customer's Admin console.

Have other Google accounts? If you have other Google accounts that have different names and passwords, you can make it easy to switch between accounts on the same computer without signing in each time. For details, see Sign in to multiple accounts.

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