How to Enable Auto-Licensing in Google Workspace

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Workspace administrators

When to enable automatic licensing in Google Workspace

  • To ensure all newly created and restored users can access the Google Workspace services, enable auto-licensing for your subscription. This way, all users will have a Google Workspace license, and they will be able to access Google services.

What happens if automatic licensing is turned off

  • If you turn off auto-licensing, new users you create in the future won’t have a Google Workspace license assigned by default. They won’t be able to access Google services until you go in and manually add a license to their user account.

How to enable automatic licensing step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Enable Auto-Licensing For Google Workspace - Step 1

Go to the Google Admin console at and click the Main menu icon on the top left next to the Google Admin logo.

Step 2

How To Enable Auto-Licensing For Google Workspace - Step 2

Select Billing > License settings.

Step 3

How To Enable Auto-Licensing For Google Workspace - Step 3

To enable automatic licensing only for a specific organizational unit

Optionally, to only enable automatic licensing for a specific Organizational Unit, select it on the left first. 

Be sure to have automatic licensing enabled for Google Workspace so that all newly created users will automatically have access to services. Otherwise, you need to go and manually assign them a license after adding them.

Click the subscription for which you want to enable or disable automatic licensing. You can also configure Auto-licensing for other subscriptions, such as Google Vault.

Step 4

How To Enable Auto-Licensing For Google Workspace - Step 4

Make sure that it’s ON. If it isn’t, turn it on and click SAVE. Changes may take up to 24 hours to take effect.

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