Google Apps Domain Restriction

Info - Google Apps Domain Restriction

Google Apps Domain Restriction requires SSL Decryption to be enabled in order to function. Any groups without SSL Decryption enabled will not be effected by this feature. 

Many Google Web properties, including Gmail, support a custom header which restricts access to the sites to accounts which are members of a specified domain. For instance, if an organization at myschool.edu used Google Apps for email and document sharing, they could restrict users to accessing those sites only through their myschool.edu accounts; trying to log in with any other accounts (including "consumer" Gmail accounts) would result in an error. 

To make use of this feature, navigate to Web Filtering, click on the Advanced Configuration tab at the top, check the Restrict Google Apps access to domains checkbox, and enter your organization's Google Apps-enabled domain(s) into the text field.



Then, enable the corresponding option (Labeled Google Apps Domain Restriction) for each desired group on the Group Permissions page.



If you are experiencing issues with Google Apps Domain Restriction, verify that you have not added accounts.google.com or any other such Google domain to your SSL Decryption exemptions lists, group whitelists, global whitelists, or super whitelist. Also verify that you have not added any Google IP addresses to your list of Destination-Based Exceptions (viewable from the Advanced Configuration tab of the Web Filtering page). Please note that if you are blocking webmail access for a group, you will need to add mail.google.com to that group's whitelist in order for them to be able to use Gmail services.

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