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This page documents production updates to Access Context Manager. You can periodically check this page for announcements about new or updated features, bug fixes, known issues, and deprecated functionality.

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June 30, 2022

Support to add individual VPC networks to a perimeter is now available in Preview.

Previously, the entire VPC host project was added to a perimeter. VPC Service Controls now supports the following enhancements:

  • You can now add individual VPC networks as members of a perimeter.
  • You can create an ingress rule to authorize individual VPC networks to access a perimeter.

March 31, 2022

General availability of scoped policies for VPC Service Controls.

To delegate administration of VPC Service Controls perimeters and access levels to folder-level and project-level administrators, you can use scoped policies. You can create access policies that are scoped to specific folders or projects.

April 22, 2021

General Availability release of Ingress and egress rules for VPC Service Controls.

October 22, 2020

Access levels now support checking the Storage encryption (allowedEncryptionStatuses), Require admin approval (requireAdminApproval) and Require corp owned device (requireCorpOwned) attributes of requests originating from mobile devices.

June 30, 2020

General availability of dry run mode for service perimeters.

This release introduces dry run configurations for your service perimeters, allowing you to test changes to perimeters before enforcing the changes. For more information, read about dry run mode.

June 11, 2020

General availability of the Access Context Manager Bulk API.

Use the Access Context Manager Bulk API to replace all of your organization's access levels in one operation. For more information, see Making bulk changes to access levels.

June 01, 2020

General availability of custom access levels.

Custom access levels provide a way to use Common Expression Language to craft custom conditions. Create custom access levels using the gcloud command line tool, the Access Context Manager API, and in the Google Cloud Console using the Advanced Mode for configuring access levels.

April 03, 2020

Beta release of the Access Context Manager Bulk API.

The Access Context Manager Bulk API can be used for operations such as replacing all of your organization's access levels. For more information, see Making bulk changes to access levels.

February 25, 2020

Access Context Manager support for mobile devices has entered Beta. You can now create access levels that target iOS and Android devices.

Currently, the OS policy and Require screen lock device attributes are supported for use with iOS and Android devices.

To take advantage of the new feature, your organization must use Google Workspace basic mobile device management.

January 06, 2020

The Access Context Manager v1beta API is being deprecated in July 2020.

October 07, 2019

Access Context Manager's v1alpha API is re-enabled.

The v1alpha API no longer uses AccessZone. AccessZone has been replaced with ServicePerimeter.

To use the v1alpha API, you must be whitelisted.

August 05, 2019

Error handling in Access Context Manager API v1alpha:

  • Attempting to call any v1alpha API method will start returning errors as of 08/12/2019.

Access Context Manager API v1alpha is being deprecated in Q3 2019.

March 19, 2019

The following access level attributes are now available:

  • Regions
  • For Device policy:
    • Require admin approval
    • Require corp owned device
    • Require verified Chrome OS

March 08, 2019

General availability of Access Context Manager.

June 01, 2018

Access Context Manager Closed Beta launch.