Turn Search Console on or off for users

As an administrator of your organization's Google Accounts, you can control who uses Search Console. Just turn the service on or off for those users in your Admin console. Users who have Search Console turned on can use it to hone your site's presence in search results.

Before you begin: To turn the service on or off for a set of users, put their accounts in an organizational unit.

Control who uses Search Console

  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 Appsand thenAdditional Google services.
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  3. Click Google Search Console

    Tip: Scroll to see all services. Or at the left, choose a Filter to narrow the list, for example, based on status or popularity.

  4. At the top right of the gray box, click Edit Service Compose.

  5. To apply settings to all organizations, click On for everyone or Off for everyone, and then click Save

  6. To apply settings to individual organizational units, do the following: 

    • At the left, select the organizational unit that contains the users whose settings you want to change.
    • To change the setting, select On or Off.
    • To keep the setting the same, even if the parent setting changes, click Override.
    • If the organization's status is already Overridden, choose an option:
      Inherit—Reverts to the same setting as its parent.
      Save—Saves your new setting (even if the parent setting changes).

    Learn more about the organizational structure.

If you manage a large number of users or sync your LDAP directory

You can use access groups to turn on a service for specific users within an organizational unit. You turn off the service for the organization, and then add the users to an access group that has the service turned on. This lets you give users access to services without making changes to your organizational structure. Learn about access groups.

Next steps

Learn to use the Search Console at the Search Console Help Center.

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