Google Apps for Work

Provisioning and Single Sign-on for Google Apps for Work

Centrify Identity Service enhances security and app lifecycle management of Google Apps for Work and other cloud apps


Centrify’s Android for Work partnership and comprehensive support for Google for Work allow customers to confidently adopt multiple Google for Work products, including Android devices, Chromebooks, Google Compute Engine, and Google Apps for Work by providing a critical layer of security and management. Centrify has teamed up with Google and its key SI partners to automate, secure and simplify the deployment and adoption lifecycle for Google for Work products.

Google Apps for Work is a suite of cloud-based productivity and collaboration tools, including Gmail, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Google Calendar and Google Docs. Centrify Identity Service is an Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solution that provides Active Directory-based user provisioning, single sign-on (SSO) and adaptive multi-factor authentication (MFA) for Google Apps for Work and other cloud apps.

What’s Included?

Active Directory Integration

A five-minute installation securely connects your Active Directory to your Google Apps for Work account. Centrify works without replicating sensitive Active Directory data into the cloud or a third-party, and requires no changes to firewall policies. If your business doesn’t use Active Directory or wants 100% cloud-based identity for users outside of the corporate network, Centrify supports that too.

Automated Account Provisioning

When IT creates a new user in Active Directory, Centrify can automatically create a Google Apps for Work account for them, with the correct authorization, and SSO access. When that user leaves or changes roles, Centrify automatically revokes their access to Google Apps – ensuring only the right users have access at all times.

Secure SSO with SAML

Provide one-click, or one tap, access to Google Apps for Work and Chromebooks — without adding another username and password for users to remember. Centrify leverages SAML for secure authentication without passwords, to provide easy access to Google Apps for Work, other cloud apps, on-premise apps and Chromebooks. Employees will love the convenience of using their existing corporate credentials to access all the apps and devices they need to get the job done.

Adaptive MFA

Improve security by implementing adaptive MFA to Google Apps for Work, Chromebooks and Google Compute Engine. Centrify uniquely combines context-based attributes like location, device details, network and more to progressively challenge for MFA. Employees get a hassle-free MFA experience via automated push notifications, fingerprint, single-tap one-time passcode, SMS and more.