Google is going to offer cloud identification tool from G Suite separately to developers

Google is going to offer cloud identification tool from G Suite separately to developers

Google has split its cloud identification tool in G Suite from the rest of its developer enterprise services so they can integrate the tool into their own services. That’s what IT Pro says.

The so-called Google Identity, built on the BeyondCorp framework, was previously only available as part of the complete G Suite ecosystem. However, there was a lot of demand for the tool to work outside the ecosystem, after which Google decided to launch a beta of Cloud Identity fo Customers and Partners (CICP) on its Cloud Platform.

“Expectations have changed,” said Karthik Jayachandran, product management director at the Google Cloud Platform. “Users expect agile, mobile workspaces on a variety of devices, and that changes the way we think about security, access and control. Administrators want to give them a modern experience, but don’t want security compromised.”


“You may want to accept passwords or credentials from social media. Cloud Identity lets app developers focus on their apps by offering multiple ways to offer authentication. We can protect apps with the cloud – their applications are as secure as authentication and identity.”

Developers can integrate CICP identity management and access for apps and services without leaving the Cloud Platform environment or seeking third-party assistance. “We had great internal success with the model and we received good feedback from customers, but they wanted to use it throughout their organisation and as a standalone product,” says Jayachandran.

CICP is now an authentication service that has built threat detection built on a scalable infrastructure. This makes it the ideal environment for companies that already use the Cloud Platform to develop their apps and services.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.