How To Add Users in the Admin Console

Before people on your team can sign in and use your organization’s Google services, they need a user account. To create a user account, you just need the person’s first and last name. It might be a good idea to have a secondary email address to send sign-in details for the new user.

Important: You need to have at least one license for each user before creating a new user.

1. From the Admin console homepage, click on Users.

Admin console users icon

2. Click on the yellow plus sign at the top left. If you are adding multiple users at once, use the multiple users button.

Admin console add users plus sign

3. Fill out the information in the pop up window.

  • If you have multiple domains, you can choose which one you would like for the users email.
  • You can automate a password or create a password for them and then have them change the password when they first log in.

Add new user dialogue box

4. Click add new user.

Arrow pointing to add new user button

When you are finished creating the new user, the new user can now sign in. If you added a secondary email address, the new user receives a welcome email message that explains how to sign in for the first time. It can take up to 24 hours for new user accounts to appear in the searchable global Directory. 

Next, learn how to add organizational units in the Admin console.


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