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We have added a bulk import/change/deletion (add-update-remove) of user accounts for G suite domains.

This feature is enabled by the export, change, and import of a spreadsheet.

As a first step G Suite Admins should export some or all of the existing users to create the template spreadsheet.

(Tip, filter first for a small OU to get a manageable list of users, thus creating a smaller spreadsheet in terms of size.)

GAT+: Bulk Add-Update-Remove Google User Accounts 1

Once GAT+ creates the spreadsheet the Admin will be given a pop-up offering a ‘Click to view’ link for opening the sheet.

GAT+: Bulk Add-Update-Remove Google User Accounts 2

From here the Admin can modify the spreadsheet. All changes on the sheet will be reflected in the Users accounts.

GAT+: Bulk Add-Update-Remove Google User Accounts 3

Admins will be able to:

  • change names, add to, change or remove users from OU,
  • add or remove user email aliases,
  • add or remove group membership for each user,
  • set Super Admin rights,
  • suspend accounts
  • and delete accounts.

You can also change/remove the photos. Here’s a post about how to bulk remove Google profile photos.

To delete accounts you remove the account ‘id’ and change the ‘Is_Deleted’ column to ‘Yes’ for each user account you wish to delete.

To add new accounts first ensure the G Suite license space exists.

Add a new row with an email address and Name, along with other details.
Do not add value for ID or Alias. Ensure ‘IS_SUSPENDED’ and ‘IS_DELETED’ are both set to ‘No’.

Accounts created will automatically have a randomly generated password created for the account and a copy of the password will be written to a new spreadsheet.
For the new accounts, this new spreadsheet will be created and it will be situated in the folder “GAT/{domain_folder}/GeneratedUsers/{current_date}/

See ‘Add’ walkthrough video.

This feature set is particularly useful for education domains where bulk changes are frequent.

Before using this feature, in the G Suite Admin console, under Apps, Marketplace Apps, check that GAT+ is enabled for ‘Everyone’ and that Data access is ‘Granted’.

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