Reseller API: Product and SKU IDs

In this version of the API, the API supports these Google products and related Stock Keeping Units (SKUs).

  • G Suite
  • Google Drive
  • Google Vault
  • Chrome Enterprise
  • Cloud Identity Free Edition
  • Cloud Identity Premium Edition

G Suite

G Suite offers a rich suite of business-grade hosted email and collaboration tools that can benefit any size organization. For more information, see the benefits of G Suite.

Things to note for the API's management of a G Suite subscription:

  • Active Google Vault or Google Drive subscriptions must be cancelled before the associated G Suite subscription is suspended.
  • If transferring a customer's G Suite subscription and an associated Google Vault or Google Drive subscription, use the batch operation. If you transfer each subscription one at a time, the transfer will result in an error.
Product ID Product Name SKU ID SKU Name
Google-Apps G Suite 1010020020 G Suite Enterprise
Google-Apps-Unlimited G Suite Business
Google-Apps-For-Business G Suite Basic
1010060001 Drive Enterprise
Google-Apps-Lite G Suite Lite
Google-Apps-For-Postini Google Apps Message Security

Upgrades and Downgrades

  • For new customers, create a new subscription with the subscriptions.insert method.
  • You can upgrade a subscription using the subscriptions.insert method with the skuId that you want to upgrade to. It isn't possible to upgrade ANNUAL_YEARLY_PAY subscriptions, but you can switch to FLEXIBLE via the subscriptions.changeRenewalSettings method, then perform an adjustment after the renewal event.
  • You can downgrade a subscription using the subscriptions.insert method with the skuId that you want to downgrade to. It isn't possible to downgrade ANNUAL_MONTHLY_PAY and ANNUAL_YEARLY_PAY subscriptions during term, and it cannot be done via renewal settings: the downgrade must be done manually on or after renewal time. We recommend that you switch to FLEXIBLE via subscriptions.changeRenewalSettings, then perform an adjustment after the renewal event. See more details about downgrades on this Help Center article.
  • Transfer and SKU switch operations cannot be combined. For example, if you have a potential customer who is using Google-Apps-For-Business and wants to buy Google-Apps-Unlimited from you, you must transfer the customer first with the existing Google-Apps-For-Business SKU and then switch the SKU to Google-Apps-Unlimited.

  • Upgrades/downgrades start a new subscription and terminate the previous one. For annual plans, a new commitment starts when the call to subscriptions.insert is made.

Upgrade/Downgrade Matrix

This matrix sums up acceptable upgrade and downgrade paths.

From ↓ to → G Suite Basic G Suite Business G Suite Enterprise Drive Enterprise
G Suite Basic Upgradeable Upgradeable
G Suite Business Downgradeable Upgradeable
G Suite Enterprise Downgradeable Downgradeable
Drive Enterprise Upgradeable

Drive Enterprise

  • This subscription is only available as a monthly post-pay FLEXIBLE plan. It is not available for a 30-day free trial.
  • Contact your partner manager for more information if you want to resell Drive Enterprise

Postini SKU

  • Google-Apps-For-Postini SKU may coexist with a customer's G Suite SKU, even via the same reseller. However, Postini SKUs cannot be purchased, they are created when an existing Postini account is migrated.
  • When you are transferring a customer whose subscriptions include the Google-Apps-For-Postini SKU, then you must include this subscription.

G Suite Lite SKU

  • Google-Apps-Lite SKU can only be created by resellers when working in conjunction with a Google sales representative. Contact your partner manager for more information.
  • When you are transferring a customer whose subscriptions include the Google-Apps-Lite SKU, then you must include this subscription.

Google Drive

With Google Drive, you can access files, folders, and Google Docs from a web browser or any device where you've installed your Google Drive. No matter what happens to your devices, your files are safely stored in Google Drive. For more information about the Google Drive product, see the administrator help center.

Things to note for the API's management

  • This subscription is only available as a monthly post-pay FLEXIBLE plan, and in addition, the customer must first have an active G Suite subscription. It is not available for a 30-day free trial. For more information about payment plans, see API Concepts.
    • You can only add Google Drive to an ACTIVE status G Suite subscription. Customers must therefore accept G Suite terms of services before adding Google Drive.
    • You can only add Google Drive to a customer with a verified domain.
  • This product subscription is for all of the Google-Drive-storage product's SKUs. You are charged only for the assigned SKUs.
  • Since flexible plan accounts only pay for the services used during the month, a Google Drive subscription does not require updating the renewal settings.
  • Active Google Drive subscriptions must be cancelled before the G Suite subscription is suspended.
  • If transferring a customer's G Suite subscription and an associated Google-Drive-storage subscription, use the batch operation. If you transfer each subscription one at a time, the transfer will result in an error. This is especially true since creating a Google Drive subscription creates all of the product's SKUs and, when transferring a Google Drive SKU, all of these SKUs are transferred.
Product ID Product Name SKU ID SKU Name
Google-Drive-storage Google Drive storage Google-Drive-storage-20GB Google Drive storage 20 GB
Google-Drive-storage-50GB Google Drive storage 50 GB
Google-Drive-storage-200GB Google Drive storage 200 GB
Google-Drive-storage-400GB Google Drive storage 400 GB
Google-Drive-storage-1TB Google Drive storage 1 TB
Google-Drive-storage-2TB Google Drive storage 2 TB
Google-Drive-storage-4TB Google Drive storage 4 TB
Google-Drive-storage-8TB Google Drive storage 8 TB
Google-Drive-storage-16TB Google Drive storage 16 TB

Google Vault

Google Vault is an add-on for G Suite that lets you retain, archive, search, and export your organization's email for your eDiscovery and compliance needs. For more information, see the administrator help center.

Things to note for the API's management of a Google Vault subscription:

  • Google Vault is available if you, as a reseller, have accepted the amendment to the Terms of Service in your reseller console.
  • This subscription is only available as a monthly post-pay FLEXIBLE or 30-day free TRIAL plan, and in addition, the customer must first have an active G Suite Basic subscription. For more information, see the administrator help center.
    • You can only add Google Vault to an ACTIVE status G Suite subscription. Customers must therefore accept G Suite terms of services before adding Google Vault.
    • You can only add Google Vault to a customer with a verified domain.
  • A user is allowed one Google Vault 30-day free trial. This is separate from a Google-Apps-For-Business 30-day free trial except in the case of a new Google Vault subscription created during a G Suite 30-day free trial plan:
    • If the G Suite subscription is in a 30-day free trial plan when a Google Vault subscription is created for a user, the Google Vault subscription is in a 30-day free trial plan as well.
    • If the G Suite subscription is in a FLEXIBLE plan, a Google Vault subscription, previously not in a 30-day free trial, can be in a flexible or 30-day free trial plan.
  • Active Google Vault subscriptions must be cancelled before the G Suite subscription can be suspended.
  • If transferring a customer's G Suite subscription and an associated Google Vault subscription, use the batch operation. If you transfer each subscription one at a time, the transfer will result in an error.
  • The Google-Vault-Former-Employee SKU is for Postini customers to manage former employee data. A user assigned this license cannot have any other license assignments. This SKU cannot be purchased, it is only created when an existing Postini customer is migrated.
  • The Google-Vault-Former-Employee SKU must be included when transferring customers that have Postini subscriptions between resellers or changing between direct and resold accounts. This SKU does not allow plan changes.
Product ID Product Name SKU ID SKU Name
Google-Vault Google Vault Google-Vault Google Vault
Google-Vault-Former-Employee Google Vault - Former Employee

Chrome Enterprise

Chrome Enterprise enables administrators to remotely manage their fleet of devices from the cloud. Admins have access to over 200 policies enabling a range of controls covering everything from user and device policies to Chrome App and security features and more.

Things to note for the API's management of a Chrome Enterprise subscription:

  • You must apply to sell this SKU.
  • Chrome Enterprise does not require the user to have an existing G Suite subscription.
  • This subscription is only compatible with payment plans: ANNUAL_MONTHLY_PAY, or 60-day free TRIAL.
  • Customer will not be able to use Chrome Enterprise until their domain is verified.
Product ID Product Name SKU ID SKU Name
Google-Chrome-Device-Management Chrome Enterprise Google-Chrome-Device-Management Chrome Enterprise

Cloud Identity Free Edition

Cloud Identity Free Edition enables administrators to manage their end users without requiring a G Suite license. Admins can create users and groups, access audit logs, set up authentication policies such as 2SV (2-Step Verification), and configure SSO (Single Sign-On). Cloud Identity Free Edition also enables basic mobile device management capabilites (enroll devices, set a lock screen, remote wipe).

Things to note for the management of Cloud Identity Free Edition subscriptions:

  • Licenses of this SKU will not show for an individual user. This is a site-wide SKU which is applied at the customer level. Learn more about how licensing works in Cloud Identity Free Edition.
  • This SKU does not require the customer to have an existing G Suite subscription.
  • This subscription is only compatible with the FREE payment plan and caps maximumNumberOfSeats at 50.
Product ID Product Name SKU ID SKU Name
101001 Cloud Identity 1010010001 Cloud Identity

Cloud Identity Premium Edition

Cloud Identity Premium Edition enables administrators to manage their own end users without requiring a G Suite license. It supports all features that are offered by Cloud Identity Free Edition. Cloud Identity Premium Edition additionally offers:

  • Advanced Device Management features like:
    • Control apps installed on user devices
    • Enforce passwords and define their strengths
    • Enforce security policies
    • and many more...
  • Auto user provisioning
  • First party session management
  • 99.9% uptime SLA and 24x7 Email, Phone, Chat and Online support
  • and many more. Refer here for details.

Things to note for the management of Cloud Identity Premium Edition subscriptions:

  • This SKU does not require the customer to have an existing G Suite subscription. However, it can co-exist with existing G Suite subscriptions.
  • This SKU can be purchased in addition to Cloud Identity Free Edition subscription.
Product ID Product Name SKU ID SKU Name
101005 Cloud Identity Premium 1010050001 Cloud Identity Premium

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