Add Cloud Identity Free to Google Workspace


  • As described in a previous post, I have signed upfor Google Workspace to create - GCP projects belonging to an "Organization".
  • I have subsequently cancelled the Workspace trial and hence, am not able to add more than a total of 2 users
  • I really do not need more Workspace licenses, but a Cloud Identity user is fine to work on GCP projects.


Following are the steps that I have followed

  • Logged in to admin console and navigated to Billing --> Get more services

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  • Selected Cloud Identity Free

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  • Placed Order

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  • If you are paying for workspace licenses, review the settings and ensure that licenses are not assigned by default to newly created users.

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  • Able to create a new user

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