Project Description📖 < 1 min read
Google is making it easier for super admins to recover their own passwords, as well as updating the look of some basic security settings in the Admin console.
Going forward, super admins who enable “Super admin account recovery” at Admin console > Security > Account recovery can recover their own accounts by clicking the “Forgot password?” link on the sign-in page (provided they’ve added recovery options to their accounts).
In addition, Google is starting to gradually migrate your other security settings to a more streamlined, card-based interface. These changes will take place slowly over time, and most will have no impact on the configuration of your settings themselves.
Why you’d use it
Previously, super admins in many organizations who were locked out of their accounts had to contact another super admin or Google Support to recover their password. This new setting makes it much easier for super admins to get back into their accounts and back to work.
Admins: For most current and all new customers, the Super admin account recovery feature will be OFF by default and can be enabled at the domain, OU, or group level. If you’re an existing customer with fewer than three super admins or 500 users, however, the setting will be ON by default, to match previous behavior.
- Rapid Release domains: Extended rollout (potentially longer than 15 days for feature visibility)] starting on January 13, 2020
- Scheduled Release domains: Extended rollout (potentially longer than 15 days for feature visibility)] starting on January 13, 2020
- Available to all Google Workspace customers