Project Description

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Google has streamlined the security settings section of the Admin console. Specifically you may notice:
  • Interface and content updates to Admin console > Security
  • A new location for password policy reporting at Admin console > Reports 
See more details below.

Who’s impacted

Admins

Why it matters

This is the latest in a series of updates Google has made in the last few months to improve the Admin console. These updates will make your security settings easier to see, and help you find important settings which can help you maintain a strong security posture for your organization.

Additional details

Interface and content updates to Admin console > Security 
  • An updated and reorganized interface for the main security settings section at Admin Console > Security.
  • A new banner to the top of the Admin Console > Security page, which has links to learn more about security and privacy in Google Cloud. Previously this information was in a dedicated section (at Admin console > Security > Security and privacy resources) which has now been removed.
  • The removal of password policy reporting from this section. It’s now been moved to the Reports section (see more below).
A new location for password policy reporting at Admin console > Reports 
Data on user password policy compliance has been moved to the Reports section of the Admin console. Now you can find information such as password strength and length requirements at Admin Console > Reports > Accounts, and Admin Console > Reports > User reports > Security. Previously, this was at Admin console > Security > Password monitoring.
By adding this data to the reports section, you can now use filters, view by OU, view historical values, and download reports features that were not available in the previous location.
In addition, when reporting on password policy compliance, Google now simply shows whether or not a user’s password length is in compliance with the configured policy. Previously, Google stated the specific length of the password.
Updates to Google Workspace Admin Console Security Settings Section 🔔 1
New password compliance information in the Admin console > Reports section 
Updates to Google Workspace Admin Console Security Settings Section 🔔 2

 

You can now use filters, view by OU, view historical values, and download reports for password compliance data 
Updates to Google Workspace Admin Console Security Settings Section 🔔 3

 

The new interface for the Security section of the Admin console 

Getting started

Rollout pace

Availability

  • Available to all Google Workspace customers
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