Project Description

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Google is making it possible to issue digital certificates to iOS and Android devices for secure access even when those devices are not connected to the corporate network.

This will make it easier to provide new mobile devices with identification, authentication, and access to Google Workspace and other corporate resources.

This is available to Google Workspace Enterprise, Google Workspace Enterprise for Education, and Cloud Identity Premium customers using Google Endpoint Management via an on-premises connector.

Who’s impacted

Admins

Why it’s important

Certificates are an important way to identify and authenticate mobile devices so they are able to securely access corporate resources. These resources can include Google Workspace, enterprise WiFi hotspots, and more.

Some customers include a requirement for devices to be on-premise and protected by a firewall in order to distribute device certificates. As some users can no longer access corporate locations and networks, customers need a way to issue these certificates remotely.

By providing this feature, Google is helping these customers keep their employees connected and productive even when they’re not in the office.

Getting started

 

Rollout pace

  • This feature is available now.

 

Availability

  • Available to Google Workspace Enterprise, Google Workspace Enterprise for Education, and Cloud Identity Premium customers
  • Not available to Google Workspace Basic, Google Workspace Business, Google Workspace for Education, Google Workspace for Nonprofits, and Cloud Identity Free customers
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