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Overview of Cloud Identity

Cloud Identity is an Identity as a Service (IDaaS) solution that centrally manages users and groups. You can configure Cloud Identity to federate identities between Google and other identity providers, such as Active Directory and Azure Active Directory.

Cloud Identity also gives you more control over the accounts that are used in your organization. For example, if developers in your organization use personal accounts, such as Gmail accounts, those accounts are outside of your control. When you adopt Cloud Identity, you can manage access and compliance across all users in your domain.

When you adopt Cloud Identity, you create a Cloud Identity account for each of your users and groups. You can then use Identity and Access Management (IAM) to manage access to Google Cloud resources for each Cloud Identity account.

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