Whitelist trusted G Suite domains

This feature is available with G Suite Enterprise, Enterprise for Education, Drive Enterprise, Business, Education, and Nonprofits edition. Compare editions

As a G Suite administrator, you can let users work in some Google products with users outside your business or school. For example, allow file sharing in Google Drive with an organization you trust by whitelisting their domain. Users in trusted organizations can also share their files with your users.

You can also whitelist domains for Classroom to let users in trusted domains join classes in your domain. You can also let your users join classes in the domains that you trust.

Note: Currently only Google Drive and Google Classroom support whitelisted domains.

Before you begin

  • Whitelisted domains must be domains that use G Suite. Confirm with the trusted organization or company that their users have G Suite accounts. If you have visitor sharing beta, however, you can whitelist non-G Suite domains. 

    Note: If you have visitor sharing beta, you can add non-G Suite accounts to your trusted domains list at this time but the whitelists will not work until late January.

  • You can turn whitelisting off or on at the organizational unit level but the domain whitelist applies to your whole organization (all organizational units and groups). There aren't separate whitelists for each organizational unit or group.
  • Subdomains and domain aliases aren't included when you whitelist a domain. Add these separately, if needed. For example, if you whitelist the domain, company.com, and they acquire newcompany.com, you need to whitelist newcompany.com to grant access to that organization.

Add or remove domain whitelisting

Whitelist a domain
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Domains.

    If you don't see Domains on the Home page, at the bottom, click More controls.

  3. Click Whitelisted domains > Add new. 
  4. Enter the name of the domain, subdomain, or domain alias to whitelist, then click Add domain to whitelist. Note: Subdomains and domain aliases aren't automatically included when you whitelist a domain.
  5. Important: When you add a domain name, the whitelist doesn't check whether the domain uses G Suite.  To confirm that the domain is a G Suite trusted domain, check the whitelist in the sharing settings for Google Drive and Google Classroom.
Remove a whitelisted domain
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Domains.

    If you don't see Domains on the Home page, at the bottom, click More controls.

  3. Click Whitelisted domains.
  4. Next to the name of the whitelisted domain, subdomain, or domain alias, click Remove.
    Note: Subdomains and domain aliases aren't automatically included when you remove a domain.

Give sharing access to whitelisted domains

G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Business, G Suite for Education, G Suite for Nonprofits, and Drive Enterprise—To grant access to file sharing with a whitelisted domain, change Drive sharing settings.  

G Suite for Education—To grant access to classes, change Classroom settings.

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