Google Cloud Identity And Access Management
Cloud Services—Platforms And Solutions—Google Cloud Identity And Access Management

Fine grained access control and visibility for centrally managing cloud resources. Control resource permissions using a variety of options: graphically from the Google Cloud platform console, programmatically via Google Cloud IAM methods, or using the gcloud command line interface. A full audit trail history of permissions authorization, removal, and delegation gets surfaced automatically for your admins. Google Cloud IAM lets you focus on business policies around your resources and makes compliance easy. Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (Google Cloud IAM) lets administrators authorize who can take action on specific resources, giving you full control and visibility to manage cloud resources centrally. For established enterprises with complex organizational structures, hundreds of workgroups and potentially many more projects, Google Cloud Identity And Access Management provides a unified view into security policy across your entire organization, with built—in auditing to ease compliance processes.

Google Cloud Identity And Access Management supports standard Google accounts. Create Google Cloud Identity And Access Management policies granting permission to a Google Group, a Google hosted domain, a service account, or specific Google account holders. Centrally manage users and groups through the Google Apps Admin Console. Create and manage Google Cloud Identity And Access Management policies using the Google Cloud Platform Console, the Google Cloud IAM methods, and the gcloud tool. Google Cloud Identity And Access Management enables you to grant access to cloud resources at fine—grained levels, well beyond project level access. Google recognizes that an organization’s internal structure and policies can get complex fast. Projects, workgroups, and managing who has authorization to do what all change dynamically. Google Cloud Identity And Access Management is designed with simplicity in mind: a clean, universal interface lets you manage access control across all Google Cloud platform resources consistently.

Google Cloud Identity And Access Management Groups

You can find the email address that is associated with a Google Group by clicking About on the homepage of any Google Group. For more information about Google Groups, see the Google Groups homepage. Google Groups are a convenient way to apply an access policy to a collection of users. You can grant and change access controls for a whole group at once instead of granting or changing access controls one at a time for individual users or service accounts. You can also easily add members to and remove members from a Google Group instead of updating a Google Cloud Identity And Access Management policy to add or remove users. Note that Google Groups don’t have login credentials, and you cannot use Google Groups to establish identity to make a request to access a resource. Google Gsuite domain—a Google GSuite domain represents a virtual group of all the members in an organization. Google GSuite customers can associate their email accounts with an Internet domain name.

Google Cloud Identity And Access Management

With Google Cloud Identity And Access Management you can grant more granular access to specific Google Cloud Platform resources and prevent unwanted access to other resources. Google Cloud IAM lets you adopt the security principle of least privilege, so you grant only the necessary access to your resources. To ease compliance processes for your organization, a full audit trail is made available to admins without any additional effort. Prior to Google Cloud Identity And Access Management, you could only grant Owner, Editor, or Viewer roles to users. A wide range of services and resources now surface additional Google Cloud IAM roles out of the box. For example, the Cloud Pub/Sub service exposes Google Publisher and Google Subscriber roles in addition to the Owner, Editor, and viewer roles. Grant roles to users at a resource level of granularity, rather than just project level. For example, you can create an IAM access control policy that grants the Subscriber role to a user for a particular Cloud Pub/Sub topic.

Enterprise Grade Access Control

Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM) lets administrators authorize who can take action on specific resources, giving you full control and visibility to manage cloud resources centrally. For established enterprises with complex organizational structures, hundreds of workgroups and potentially many more projects, Cloud IAM provides a unified view into security policy across your entire organization, with built—in auditing to ease compliance processes. Google Cloud Identity And Access Management provides the right tools to manage resource permissions with minimum fuss and high automation. Map job functions within your company to groups and roles. Users get access only to what they need to get the job done, and admins can easily grant default permissions to entire groups of users. Google Cloud Identity And Access Management enables you to grant access to cloud resources at fine—grained levels, well beyond project—level access.

Google Cloud Identity And Access Management

Cloud IAM provides a simple and consistent access control interface for all Cloud Platform services. Learn one access control interface and apply that knowledge to all Cloud Platform resources. Grant roles to users at a resource-level of granularity, rather than just project-level. For example, you can create an IAM access control policy that grants the Subscriber role to a user for a particular Cloud Pub/Sub topic.

Prior to Cloud IAM, you could only grant Owner, Editor, or Viewer roles to users. A wide range of services and resources now surface additional IAM roles out of the box. For example, the Cloud Pub/Sub service exposes Publisher and Subscriber roles in addition to the Owner, Editor, and Viewer roles.

Google Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM) lets administrators authorize who can take action on specific resources, giving you full control and visibility to manage cloud resources centrally. For established enterprises with complex organizational structures, hundreds of workgroups and potentially many more projects, Cloud IAM provides a unified view into security policy across your entire organization, with built—in auditing to ease compliance processes. Cloud IAM provides the right tools to manage resource permissions with minimum fuss and high automation.

Map job functions within your company to groups and roles. Users get access only to what they need to get the job done, and admins can easily grant default permissions to entire groups of users. Cloud IAM enables you to grant access to cloud resources at fine—grained levels, well beyond project—level access. A full audit trail history of permissions authorization, removal, and delegation gets surfaced automatically for your admins. Cloud IAM lets you focus on business policies around your resources and makes compliance easy.

Cloud Identity—Aware Proxy (Cloud IAP) controls access to your cloud applications running on Google Cloud Platform. Cloud IAP works by verifying a user’s identity and determining if that user should be allowed to access the application. Cloud IAP is a building block toward BeyondCorp, an enterprise security model that enables every employee to work from untrusted networks without the use of a VPN. Add secure web access to an application in less time than it takes to implement a VPN. Let your developers focus on their application logic, while Cloud IAP takes care of authentication and authorization.

Only authenticated users are granted access to the application. End—users point their web browser to an internet—accessible URL to access Cloud IAP—secured applications. No VPN client is required. Administrators create policies to specify which groups of identities are granted access to GCP—hosted applications. Configure a single layer of security to manage user access to cloud applications. Administrators can improve security with Security Key Enforcement to deter phishing.

In Google Cloud IAM, you grant access to members. Members can be of following types; Google Account, Google Service Account, Google Group, and Google Gsuite domain. AllAuthenticatedUsers—this is a special identifier that represents anyone who is authenticated with a Google Account or a Google Service account. AllUsers—this is a special identifier that represents anyone who is on the internet, with or without a Google account. After Google authenticates the member making a request, Google Cloud IAM makes an authorization decision on whether the member is allowed to perform an operation on a resource.

Google Account—a Google Account represents a developer, an administrator, or any other person who interacts with Google Cloud Platform. An email address that is associated with a Google Account, such as a gmail.com address, can be an identity. New users can sign up for a Google Account by going to the Google Account signup page. Google Group—a Google Group is a named collection of Google accounts and service accounts. Every group has a unique email address that is associated with the group.