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How licensing works for Cloud Identity

Cloud Identity uses site-based licensing. Any time you add a new user, that user automatically receives a Cloud Identity license. You don’t need to assign site-based licenses.

Adding licenses

If you need more Cloud Identity users, simply add the users you want. They are assigned a Cloud Identity license automatically.

The number of Cloud Identity users you can create is governed by your user cap. Learn more.

Reducing licenses

You can’t remove a user’s Cloud Identity license. If a user no longer needs access to Cloud Identity features, you can delete the user. If the user needs access to services like Gmail and Google Docs, you can assign the user a G Suite license instead.

If you have both G Suite and Cloud Identity

If you have both G Suite and Cloud Identity, all new users automatically receive free Cloud Identity licenses. If you have users who need access to services like Gmail and Google Docs, you can also assign those users a paid G Suite license.

If you have automatic licensing turned on for G Suite for your entire organization, all new users automatically receive paid G Suite licenses. To ensure that new users receive only free Cloud Identity licenses, we recommend that you turn off automatic licensing for G Suite during Cloud Identity setup.

After Cloud Identity setup, you can set different automatic licensing options for specific organizations to automatically assign paid G Suite licenses to those users. You can also manually assign G Suite licenses to individual users.

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