Set automatic licensing for organizational units

If you set up organizational units in the Google Admin console, all child organizations inherit the automatic licensing setting of their parent. However, you might be able to override the parent setting. For details, go to When can you use automatic licensing?

Note: If you use Google Cloud Directory Sync, you must pick one way to automatically assign licenses—either the option in the Google Admin console described here or with Google Cloud Directory Sync.

Set automatic licensing options

Set an organization to override its parent setting
  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 Menu ""and thenLicensingand thenLicense settings.

    Next to each of your subscriptions, the Automatic licensing field shows whether automatic licensing is turned on or off for the entire organization and for any child organizations.

  3. At the left, click the name of the organization.
  4. Point to your subscriptionand thenclick Edit "".
  5. Click the Down arrow "" and select On or Off.
  6. Click Override.
Revert an organization’s override setting

When you revert an override, the organization inherits the automatic licensing setting from its parent.

  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 Menu ""and thenLicensingand thenLicense settings.
  3. At the left, click the name of the organization.
  4. Point to your subscriptionand thenclick Edit "".
  5. At the left, click Inheritand thenConfirm.
Switch an overriding organization’s automatic licensing setting

You can switch an overriding organization’s automatic licensing setting from on to off, or vice versa. In this case, the new setting takes effect regardless of the overall organization or parent setting.

  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 Menu ""and thenLicensingand thenLicense settings.
  3. At the left, click the name of the organization.
  4. Point to your subscriptionand thenclick Edit "".
  5. Click the Down arrow "" and select On or Off.
  6. Click Save.

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