What’s changing 

Google is moving the management of custom reporting alerts to the Security rules section of the Admin console, found at Admin console > Security > Security rules. Here, they will be listed with the 'Reporting' rule type (see image below). Previously, you could manage custom rules at Admin Console > Reporting > Alerts.


Who’s impacted 

Admins only


Why you’d use it 

With the addition of custom roles, the Security rules section will provide a more consolidated view of rules and alerts available within your domain. This will make it easier to manage your rules and alerts from a single location.


How to get started 

  • Admins: To access Security rules, click the three-line menu icon in the top left corner of the Admin console and select Security > Security rules from the menu that appears. Multiple rule types are viewable including Activity rules, Reporting rules, and System defined rules. Use our Help Center to learn more about security rules.

  • End users: No action needed. 

Additional details 

In April, Google moved predefined admin alerts from the Reporting section of the Admin console to the Security rules section, listed with the 'System defined' rule type label. This brings custom admin alerts to that same location.

'System defined' and custom 'Reporting' rules are now in the Security Rules list 


Helpful links 

Help Center: View and manage security rules 



Rollout details 

G Suite editions 
Available to all G Suite editions.

On/off by default?
This change will take place by default for all domains.

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