Turn Sites on or off for users

As a Google Apps administrator, you can control who uses Google Sites in your organization. Just turn Sites on or off for those people in your Google Admin console. People who have Sites turned on can use it to create and manage websites at your domain's web address.

Using multiple domains? People in all your domains can use Sites.

To control who uses Sites in your organization

Before you begin: To turn the service on or off for select groups of users or devices, put their accounts in an organizational unit.

  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 dashboard, go to Apps > Google Apps > Sites.
  3. At the top of the gray box, click Settings and choose one of the following settings:
    • On for everyone to turn on the service for all users.
    • Off to turn off the service for all users. Click Turn Off for Everyone to confirm.
    • On for some organizations to customize the setting for different users.
  4. If you chose On for some organizations, a window opens where you should:
    1. Select the organization (org) containing the users whose settings you want to change.
    2. Click Override or Inherit, whichever is showing.
    3. Click On Turn on icon or Off Turn off icon to change the setting.
    4. Click Apply.
    5. Click Turn On or Turn Off to confirm.

    Questions? Learn more about the organizational structure

  5. Click Apply.

Next steps

Set sharing options to specify whether users can create their own sites, enable viewers to comment on sites, and more.

Related topics

Was this article helpful?