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Here, you can find information about how to manage users within Happeo.

What is user management?

The User Management section within your Admin settings enables you to allocate which users are being pulled into your Happeo environment and which users receive seats and permissions. 

In the past, the methods to manage users within Happeo were limited since controlling which users you wanted within your environment had to be done outside of Happeo (e.g. in Google). Now, there is more flexibility within Happeo to manage exactly which users have access to your Happeo environment, such as through seats.

What is a seat?

seat refers to the permission of access a user has to your Happeo environment. For example, you may have a number of assigned and available seats, all of which are and are not yet occupied by users within your environment.


Seat capping, on the other hand, refers to a limit that can be set on the number of seats that can be assigned. For more information, please see our article called Seat Cap.

Seats overview

To find an overview of the seats within your Happeo environment, you must first be a platform administrator and navigate to:

  1. Admin settings (click on your avatar)
  2. User management

Within your Seats overview, you can find a summary of:

  • The percentage of used seats 
  • Total seats (your current seat cap) 
  • Assigned seats (the number of users who have been seated)
  • Reserved seats (pending invited users) - please see the section Invited users who are waiting to be seated (pending) for more information
  • Available seats (the number of seats that can still be assigned)


Additionally, you can find all the users who occupy seats within your Happeo environment and the OUs (Google only) to which they belong.  

Moreover, you can find:

  • Seated users based on your provisioning source
  • Seated invited users
  • Users who are waiting to be assigned
    • These users would be qualified for a seat and access to Happeo, but have no seat available because the seat cap has been reached
    • These users have auto seating turned on
    • You can remove seats from existing users, or purchase additional seats to allow these users to access the platform
    • Once more seats are available, these users will be seated automatically
  • Admins
  • Users who have not been assigned a seat 
    • These users have been set to not automatically receive a seat, even if seats are available. This means that these users do not have access to the Happeo platform
    • You will need to assign a seat to these users individually or seat the Organizational Unit (OU) to which the users belong (Google only)
    • Alternatively, you may have reached the seat cap and therefore you will need to remove seats from existing users or purchase additional seats
  • Suspended users

Pulling in users from Azure or Okta

For Azure and Okta, you still set which users will be synced from the Application Connector. From there, you choose which groups and users will be synced to Happeo.

Invited users who are waiting to be seated (pending)

When an invited user's seat is pending, they will appear in the Reserved seats in the Seats Overview.

These seats are reserved so the invited user will immediately be granted a seat upon accepting the invite, rather than having to wait for a seat to become available. Should you wish to remove a reserved seat, simply cancel the pending invite. 

When these users are invited, they will receive an email to accept the invitation. 


For more information about invited users, please see this article


How does seating work?

Users who are seated have been given access to the Happeo environment. This access can be given based on OUs (Google only) to which the users belong or by email address, separately from OUs. 

For Azure or Okta, access is set within the Application Connector where the sync scope is set.

Seating and unseating users from Google Workspace

Seat users from Google Workspace

To seat users from Google Workspace, please ensure that you have enabled the Google Workspace integration and turned on user synchronization. For more information, please read this article.

  1. Navigate to User Management Google Workspace
  2. Make sure that your OU list has been updated. You can update it by clicking on Update OU list next to Last update of the organizational units list
    1. Note: The count of users in the OU will be updated after some time. However, the newly synced users can still be seen when you click the OU link
  3. Select a sync option
    1. Don’t update users from Google Workspace – Disables the update of users from Google Workspace (and therefore you will not be able to seat any OUs)
    2. Update all users from Google Workspace – Synchronizes every user from every OU within your Google Workspace, enables auto seating, and manages permissions
    3. Update users from selected Organizational Units – Allows you to select specific OUs that you want to sync into Happeo, enable auto seating, and manage permissions


By clicking on Update users from selected Organizational Units:

  1. Select the OUs you want to add
  2. Select sync if you want to keep users and their personal details updated from Google Workspace for the selected Organizational Units
  3. And/or select auto seat to automatically assign users in the selected OU seats
  4. You can also manage permissions for a specific OU by clicking on Manage (this option will appear when you hover over an OU)
  5. Click on Save
  6. You will then be presented with a review of the sync preferences
    1. Deselected – The OUs you have deselected (this should be 0 when you are seating OUs for the first time) 
    2. Selected – The OUs you have selected
  7. Select Save again if all looks good
  8. Navigate to Users and refresh the page


Unseat users from Google Workspace

Remove seats from an OU

Navigate to:

  1. Google Workspace
  2. Click on Manage next to the OU you want to unseat
  3. Select Unseat users (you will receive a message stating if you want to unseat the users; click on Unseat users)
  4. Go to Users and refresh the page. You should now see an increased total number of available seats and a decreased number of assigned seats

Remove a seat from a specific user

To remove a seat from a specific user, navigate to:

  1. Users
  2. Go to either All seatedGoogle, or Invited filter (depending on the list of users you are looking for)
  3. Select the three dots next to the user you want to unseat
  4. Click on Permission management
  5. Select Unseated and click on Save

What if there are no available seats?

If there are no available seats and you have auto seating turned off, you can add more seats even if there are no seats available. Navigate to Users and click on Add more seats under the Seats overview.


Additionally, if you have users who are waiting to be seated but there are no available seats, a message will be indicated at the top of the Users & Permissions menu stating that a specific number of users are waiting to be seated.



Once new seats have been added, you will receive an invoice from Happeo and you will be liable to pay for the seat(s) upfront. 

In case of automatic renewal, Happeo will continue with the current seat cap.

Once you confirm that you understand the conditions of adding more seats and that you have the authority to do so, you will be instructed to add the number of seats you would like to add to your Happeo environment. This can be as many as you like.

If your company requires you to have a purchase order for additional paid seats, you can add the applicable Purchase Order number here so we can provide it along with the invoice.

You will then receive a confirmation of your purchase and will receive an invoice within 30 days.

What is the “Auto increase total seats” option?

This option, which is toggled on by default, will automatically increase the total number of seats. You can, however, toggle this option off.

When toggled on, the total seats will be increased when new users get added to your environment who are eligible for a seat. These users include invited users. In other words, the auto-increasing option will increase seats based on the number of awaiting users and invited users who are pending

Moreover, once the total number of seats has been increased, users belonging to OUs that were set to be automatically seated will be automatically given a seat.

After refreshing the page, you will see the total number of seats increase and the total number of assigned seats increase. 

You can also view your Purchase history next to the Add more seats button.

To toggle on this option, you can find it under the Seats overview title.



How to manually assign seats to users

To manually assign seats to users, particularly unassigned users in OUs that you have set to not automatically be assigned to seats, you can:

  1. Go to the Unassigned filter
  2. Click on the three dots next to the user you want to assign a seat to and click on Permission management
  3. Set the user type to Seated
  4. Click on Save (you will receive a message asking if you are sure, click on Yes I am sure)

Permission management

To manage permissions for individual users, you can do so in the Users tab in the list of users. 

Through the all seatedprovisioning sourceinvited and admins filters, you can view:

  • The users’ names
  • When their accounts were last updated
  • The organizational units they belong to (Google only)
  • Their seat status (assigned, unassigned, pending)
  • Their permissions, namely:
    • Permissions inherited from their organizational unit or group
    • Permission to create Channels
    • Permission to create Pages
    • User-level permissions

By clicking on the three dots next to a user’s name, you can:

  • Manage their permissions
  • Remove / add admin privileges
  • Update from the directory
  • List user groups (enables you to see all the groups the user is a member of)

When you select permission management, you can alter the user’s permissions depending on if the option to inherit permissions from organizational unit has been toggled on. 

If toggled off, you can select whether the user has permission to create Channels and/or Pages. You can also set their user type to seated, (Google) deskless, and unseated.

Once you are done, you can click on save to keep your changes.

Export user list CSV

To learn how to export a user list CSV, please see this article.



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