Turn App Maker on or off for users

As a G Suite administrator, you control who in your organization can use App Maker to build and deploy apps. You can turn on the service for everyone in your organization, specific organizational units, or specific groups.

We recommend you turn on the service only for users who build apps. Users who only use deployed apps don't need App Maker turned on for them.

App Maker is available with G Suite Business, Education, and Enterprise editions. Compare editions.

Control who uses App Maker in your organization

Before you begin: To turn a service on or off for certain users, put their accounts in an organizational unit (to control access by department) or add them to an access group (to allow access for users across or within departments).

  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 Apps and then Additional Google Services and then App Maker.
  3. Click Service status.
  4. To turn on or off a service for everyone in your organization, click On for everyone or Off for everyone, and then click Save.

  5. (Optional) To turn a service on or off for an organizational unit:

    1. At the left, select the organizational unit.
    2. Select On or Off.
    3. Click Override to keep your setting if the service for the parent organizational unit is changed.
    4. If Overridden is already set for the organizational unit, 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 organizational structure.

  6. To turn on a service for a set of users across or within organizational units, select an access group. For details, go to turn on a service for a group.

Next steps

After you turn on App Maker:

  • Set up a default Cloud SQL database for your organization.
  • If you want to let App Maker apps use your organization's Directory data, confirm contact sharing is enabled. Apps might use Directory data to autocomplete searches for people, provide a list of people in an option list, or manage reporting chains.
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