Support for Google Workspace resellers

As a Google Workspace reseller, you use the Google Cloud Support Portal to create and manage support cases for Google Workspace customers. (The Google Cloud Support Portal replaced the Google Cloud Support Center for Google Workspace resellers.)

Sign in to the Google Cloud Support Portal with the same reseller username and password you used for the old portal. If you don't have access to the Google Cloud Support Portal, contact your super administrator.

Open the Google Cloud Support Portal

Note: Product permissions that were supported in the Google Cloud Support Center aren't supported in the Customer Care Portal.

For super administrators

If your users had access to the Cloud Support Center, they most likely have access to the Google Cloud Support Portal. Sign in to the Google Cloud Support Portal to review users who don’t have access. For questions about access, contact Google Workspace support and reference issue number 177584086.

To give a user access to the Google Cloud Support Portal, go to Assign reseller admin privileges. If your organization has reseller accounts at multiple domains, follow the steps for Partners with multiple reseller domains.

Managing cases in the Google Cloud Support Portal

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Before you use the Google Cloud Support Portal
  • You sign in with a user account in your reseller domain, for example reseller.example.com. If you have multiple reseller domains, sign with the user account for each reseller domain.
  • Your customer must give you permission to access their account. Learn more at Change reseller's access to your account.
File a case for a customer

Requirements: To file and manage cases, your customer must give you permission to access their account. Learn more at Change reseller's access to your account.

Important: Do not include any personally identifiable information in your case or attachments to the case.

  1. Open the Google Cloud Support Portal.
  2. Click Create support case.
  3. Click Create a new case on behalf of and select your customer. Note: The customer's address and contact information is set in your Partner Sales Console.
  4. For Product type, select Google Workspace and enter a title to describe the issue.
    If you can't enter Product Type or Category, the customer hasn't granted you access to file support cases on their behalf.
  5. For Category, enter keywords and select an option.
  6. For Case description, review the information and answer any questions.
  7. (Optional) To attach a file to your case, click Attach and browse to the attachment.
  8. Select a severity level.
  9. If needed, change the language and time zone.
  10. Click Submit. It might take a minute for the case to appear in the My Cases list.
  11. (Optional) To share the case, open the case and scroll to Case sharing and add a user or group email address.

If your customer has access to the Google Cloud Support Portal, they can access cases that you file on their behalf.

Review & update a case filed by a customer

If you managed the customer when a case was filed, you can view and update the customer's case. You can't view cases submitted when another reseller managed the customer.

  1. Open the Google Cloud Support Portal.
  2. Choose an option:
    • To view cases for all of your customers, click My Cases.
    • To view cases for a specific customer, click My Customers and select the customer.

      By default, cases are sorted by their updated date.

    • Click Filter to find your case. You can filter by keyword, status, or severity.

  3. Review your case and optionally update it with one or more of the following options:
    • Severity—Change the severity of the case.
    • Close case—Select this option if the issue is no longer occurring.
    • Escalate (only available to Premium Support customers)—Escalate the urgency of the case.
    • Attachments—Upload a new attachment to the case. Contact support to remove an attachment.
    • Case history—Send a message to support.

    Note: You can reopen a closed case within 30 days. After that time, you need to file a new case.

  4. Click Send.
Why can't I see all my customers?

The portal shows the customers that are assigned to the reseller domain that you’re signed in to. If you have multiple reseller domains, you need to sign in to each domain to view the customers associated with the domain.

To set up user access to all of your domains, go to Partners with multiple reseller domains.

Support partners: Switch to the Google Cloud Support Portal starting October 26, 2022

Manage Support partner cases in the Google Cloud Support Portal

Starting October 26, 2022, your Support partner relationships and cases will automatically move from the Google Cloud Support Center to the Google Cloud Support Portal.

You don't need to take any action

When your users with the View Customers and Access Customer's Cases privileges sign in to the Cloud Support Center, they are redirected to Google Cloud Support Portal.

There are no changes or interruptions to cases in progress or your customer support relationships.

After the switch to Google Cloud Support Portal

  • When a customer requests a new support partner relationship in the Google Cloud Support Portal, you don't need to approve the relationship request to start work.
  • You manage support cases in the Google Cloud Support Portal. If your customer has access to the Google Cloud Support Portal, they can access cases that you file on their behalf.
  • The Support Manager role in Cloud Support Center will be inactive.

For partners with multiple reseller domains

If you have multiple reseller domains, you need a user account at each domain to view the customers in the domain. For security and privacy, the Google Cloud Support Portal shows only the customers assigned to the reseller domain that you’re signed in to. 

Give your users a Cloud Identity free edition account at your reseller domains. Then your users can sign in to the Google Cloud Support Portal and manage customers at each reseller domain. Users can sign in to multiple browser tabs and switch between domains to look up customers and cases. Learn more about Cloud Identity accounts.

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1. Add users to your reseller account

For each of your reseller domains, you can create Cloud Identity free edition accounts for users. Before you start, gather a list of your reseller domains (and secondary domains if used) and user names.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using an account with super administrator privileges (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. Important: Turn off auto-licensing for your organizational units. Learn how
    Otherwise, new users might be assigned licenses for both Google Workspace and Cloud Identity.
  3. Create an organizational unit for your user accounts. Learn how
  4. Create the Cloud Identity user accounts. Learn how
  5. Repeat for each of your reseller accounts and secondary domains.

If needed, sign in as a super admin to request more Cloud Identity licenses.

2. Assign reseller roles to users
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using an account with super administrator privileges (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Accountand thenAdmin roles.
  3. Click the role that you want to edit.
  4. Click Admin console privileges.
  5. Assign the Reseller Admin role or create a custom role that has these privileges:
    • Support
    • Reseller Tools and then Customers and thenView Customers
    • Reseller Tools and then Customers and thenAccess Customers Support Cases

      or, if available:
    • Legacy Resold Enterprise Support
    • Legacy Enterprise
4. Set up email alerts for Google Cloud Support Portal cases

Your users have two options for receiving email updates and notifications for their Google Cloud Support Portal cases.

  • You can redirect the user's Cloud Identity email address to their Google Workspace email address. Learn how.
  • In the Google Cloud Support Portal, the user can enter Google Workspace their address in the Case Sharing field.

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