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Whitelist trusted G Suite domains

This feature is available with the G Suite Enterprise or Business or Education or Nonprofits edition.

As a G Suite administrator, you can let users work in certain Google products with users outside your business or school. For example, you can allow file sharing in Google Drive with organizations that you trust by first whitelisting their domain, then granting them sharing access. Users in trusted organizations can also share their files with users in your domain.

Use G Suite for Education? 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.

Before you begin

  • You can whitelist a maximum of 50 domains. 
  • Whitelisted domains must be G Suite domains. If you add non-G Suite domains to the Whitelisted Domains list, they're still not trusted.
  • Subdomains and domain aliases aren't included when you whitelist a domain. Add these separately, if needed. For example, if you whitelist a domain company.com, and they acquire newcompany.com, you also need to whitelist newcompany.com as a trusted domain 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 dashboard, go to Domains.

    To see Domains, you might have to click More controls at the bottom.

  3. Click Whitelisted external domains.
  4. Enter the name of the trusted domain to whitelist, then click Add.
  5. Click Save.
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 dashboard, go to Domains.

    To see Domains, you might have to click More controls at the bottom.

  3. Click Whitelisted external domains.
  4. Next to the name of the whitelisted domain to remove, click X.
  5. Click Save.

Give sharing access to whitelisted domains

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

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

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