There are two editions of Cloud Identity: The premium edition and the free edition.

Cloud Identity premium edition is not required to use Google Cloud. As a Google Cloud customer, you can request additional Cloud Identity licenses at no cost. However, the premium edition has additional features not offered in the free edition.

See the tables below for the differences between Cloud Identity Premium Edition and the free edition.

Note: For a list of features for different Google Workspace editions, see Compare Google Workspace Editions. At the top of the list, click Product Suite to filter for a single product, such as Gmail or Google Calendar.

Choose between free and premium service

Device management



Single sign-on (SSO) and automated provisioning


Chrome Browser

  Cloud Identity Premium

Cloud Identity Free

User Policies/Reporting
Chrome Sync

Billing and support

  Cloud Identity Premium

Cloud Identity Free

Subscription and license management
Support 24x7 Email, Phone, Chat Community Support 
(also includes 24x7 Email, Phone, and Chat if you paid for Cloud Platform support or G Suite)
SLA 99.9%