Managing passwords

google This article gives some guidance on password management in G Suite.

Change your own password

Start by logging in to G Suite with your normal password.

  1. Click your avatar (top-right) and click the Manage your Google Account button.
  2. Select Security in the left pane.
  3. In the Signing in to Google section, click Password.
  4. Enter your current password.
  5. Now you can enter (and confirm) a New password.

It is a good practice to do this at regular intervals, say every 6 months or a year.


Allowing users to reset their own password

By default G Suite forces users to contact an administrator when they want to reset their password. Start by logging on to G Suite with an admin account.

  1. Browse to
  2. Click Security.
  3. Expand Basic settings.
  4. Click the Enable/disable non-admin user password recovery link.
  5. Select the checkbox for Enable non-admin user password recovery.
  6. Click Save.

Note that this change might take upto 24 hours to propagate to all users, but in my experience the change was immediate.


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