Cloud IAM

Enterprise-Grade Access Control

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.

Enterprise Identity Made Easy

Leverage Cloud Identity, Google Cloud’s built-in managed identity to easily create or sync user accounts across applications and projects. Cloud Identity makes it easy to provision and manage users and groups, set up single sign-on, and configure multi-factor authentication directly from the Google Admin Console. With Cloud Identity you get access to the GCP Organization which enables you to centrally manage projects via the Cloud Resource Manager.

The Right Roles

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.

Granular Resource Control

Cloud IAM enables you to grant access to cloud resources at fine-grained levels, well beyond project-level access.

Simplicity First

We recognize 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. Cloud IAM is designed with simplicity in mind: a clean, universal interface lets you manage access control across all Google Cloud Platform resources consistently. So you learn it once, then apply everywhere.

Built-In Audit Trail

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.

Access Control Your Way

Control resource permissions using a variety of options: graphically from the Cloud Platform console, programmatically via Cloud IAM methods, or using the gcloud command line interface.


Fine-grained access control and visibility for centrally managing cloud resources

Single Access Control Interface

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.

Fine-grained Access Control

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.

Flexible Roles

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.

Web, Programmatic, and Command Line Access

Create and manage Cloud IAM policies using the Cloud Platform Console, the Cloud IAM methods, and the gcloud tool.

Built-in Audit Trail

To ease compliance processes for your organization, a full audit trail is made available to admins without any additional effort.

Support for Cloud Identity

Cloud IAM supports standard Google accounts. Create Cloud IAM policies granting permission to a Google group, a Google-hosted domain, a service account, or specific Google account holders using Cloud Identity. Centrally manage users and groups through the G Suite Google Admin Console.

Free of Charge

Cloud IAM is offered at no additional charge for all Cloud Platform customers. You will be charged only for use of other Cloud Platform services. For information on the pricing of other Cloud Platform services, see the Cloud Platform Pricing Calculator.