Jan 29, 2017

[How to set and manage Chrome policies for students using Chromebook]

At school, you may need to install only the apps specified by the school on Chromebooks that students use, or control Chrome extensions. It is necessary to prohibit students from visiting harmful sites on Chromebook.

G Suite administrator can create and control policies for users who use Chromebooks.

  • User policies apply regardless of which devices are logged in
    • Targeted users in the domain through the Admin Console.
    • Control your Chrome browser environment
      • Allowed apps and extension controls
      • Force apps and extensions to install
      • Chrome Web Store Permission Limitations
      • Browser environment control - Incognito mode, history, ad hoc mode, safe browsing, malicious sites, remote access client allowed
      • Proxy settings
      • Control the use of screenshots, block and allow access URLs
      • Print control etc.
    • Organizations that use G Suite or G Suite for Education users can manage policies in the G Suite Admin console.
    • Companies and schools that do not use Google Apps must acquire and manage Chrome Device Management Console licenses.

How to set Chrome policies for users.

As a Chrome administrator for your organization, you can set policies for how people use their Google Account on a Chrome device, an Android device, or the Chrome browser. These policies are cloud-managed, so they apply when signing in from a personal or public device. The policies don't apply to users signed in as guests or with a Google Account outside of your organization (such as a personal Gmail account).
You can also set device-level policies on corporate-managed Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® computers.
Android apps can run on Chrome OS on supported device models only. We are constantly adding support for new devices. To allow your users to run Android apps, you must enable Android apps on supported Chrome devices in your organization.

Before you begin

For Chrome user policies to work on Windows, Mac, or Linux computers, Chrome Management must be turned on in your Admin console.
  1. Sign in to the Google Admin console.
  2. From the Admin console dashboard, go to Apps > Additional Google Services.
  3. Next to Chrome Management, click Settings .
  4. Choose ON for everyoneON for some organizations or OFF.
    For more detailed steps, see  Turn Chrome Management on or off.
If you purchase Chrome device management licenses: Chrome policies still apply for users who sign in to a managed Chrome device, even if Chrome Management is turned off.

Set up user policies

Before you begin: To turn the service on or off for select groups of users, put their accounts in an organizational unit.
  1. Sign in to the Google Admin console.
  2. From the Admin console dashboard, go to Device management.
  3. On the left, click Chrome management.
  4. Click User settings
  5. On the left, select the organization to which you want the settings to apply to. Learn more
    Important: Make sure Chrome Management is turned on for this organization.
  6. Make the settings you want. A lightbulb marks settings that don't apply to all devices (click the lightbulb for details).
    Tip: Quickly find a setting on the User settings page by typing in Search settings at the top.
  7. At the bottom, click Save.
    Settings typically take effect in minutes. But they might take up to an hour to apply for everyone.

Sample 1 :  In Chrome Device Management Console, Device management  > Chrome >  User Settings > General -> Avatar

Sample 2: Forcing administrators to automatically install apps and extensions to users in the "Sales" organization. Device management> Chrome> User settings> Force installed apps and extensions

Three apps that are installed by the administrator after installation are automatically installed

Sample 3: User Settings> Startup > Home Button, Forcing the home button to be removed, and forcing the administrator to load the home page at startup


"Home" button forced to disappear from user's browser Automatically display the homepage specified by the administrator at startup.

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