Set up admin roles

Next, for any other administrators to use Google Workspace Migrate, you need to set up an admin role for them in the Google Admin console. Then, you need to make sure certain required services are turned on for the admins. The role you give the admins depends on what you want them to do.

About the roles

With the access role, admins can:

  • Sign in to Google Workspace Migrate and perform migration tasks.
  • View and manage the projects that they create or are added to by another user.

With the management role, admins can:

  • Sign in to Google Workspace Migrate and perform migration tasks.
  • View and manage all migration projects on the platform.
  • Add themselves to any project.
  • Configure database settings and add nodes to the platform.

All super administrators of your Google Workspace account have the management role by default.

Step 1: Create & assign roles

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using an account with super administrator privileges (does not end in

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Accountand thenAdmin roles.
  3. Click Create new role.
  4. Enter a name for the role and, optionally, a description and click Continue.
  5. For Privilege Name, scroll to Servicesand thenMigrate and choose an option:
    • To create the access role, check the Access Google Workspace Migrate deployments box.
    • To create the management role, check the Manage Google Workspace Migrate deployments box.
  6. Click Continueand thenCreate Role.
  7. Click Assign users
  8. Enter the username of the users to assign to the role.

    You can add and assign 20 users.

  9. Click Assign Role.

Step 2: Verify & turn on required services

Instead of turning the required services on for everyone, we recommend that you put all Google Workspace Migrate admins in an organizational unit and then turn on the services for the organizational unit. For details, go to Add an organizational unit.

  1. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenGoogle Workspace.
  2. Click Migrateand thenService status.
  3. On the left, under Organizational Units, click the organizational unit to add the service to. 
  4. Click On and choose an option: 
    • Override—Keeps your setting if the service for the parent organizational unit changes.
    • Save—If Override is already set for the organizational unit, this option retains your new setting (even if the parent setting changes).
  5. Make sure that access to services that aren't controlled individually is turned on.

    For details, go to Manage access to services that aren't controlled individually.

Next step

Create a project

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