Create a Google service account

A Google service account allows you to connect to your target G Suite domain.

  1. In the GCP Console, click IAM & Adminand thenService Accounts. You might have to click Menu "" first.
  2. Click Create Service Account.
  3. In the Service account name field, enter a name.

    The service account ID is completed automatically.

  4. (Optional) In the Service account description field, enter a description of the service account.
  5. Click Create.
  6. Service account permissions are not required for G Suite Migrate. Click Continue to skip this step.
  7. User permissions are not required for G Suite Migrate. Click Done to skip this step.
  8. Under Service Accounts, select the email address of the service account you created.
  9. Click Add Keyand thenCreate new key.
  10. Make sure the key type is set to JSON and click Create.

    You'll get a message that the service account JSON key file has been created and downloaded to your computer. Make a note of the name of this file because you’ll need it later.

  11. Click Close.

What happens next? 

Service accounts can take up to 24 hours to propagate through large domains. If you lose the key, repeat these steps to create a new one.

Next step

Authorize the service account