How do I use the Connect for Chromebooks Client Login Page as a Chromebook Startup Page?

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Connect for Chromebooks

Glamis onwards

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If Google verification is used with Connect for Chromebooks, users must grant permission for Google to verify who they are.

Note: Installations where Connect for Chromebooks trusts the G Suite domain credentials, do not have this as user credentials are not verified with Google OAuth servers.

Where Connect for Chromebooks uses Google verification, it is recommended you set up each Chromebook to have a startup page displaying the Google Sign-In button to force user credential verification with Google's OpenAuth (OAuth) servers.

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To help accommodate this, the Smoothwall comes with a client login page that you can customize, then point your Chromebook devices to. The client login page contains a Google Sign-In button, which once clicked, sends the verification request to Google. Google then requests permission from the user to access their G Suite domain credentials.

Note: The permission request is only seen the first time the user logs into the Chromebook. Subsequent logins to the same Chromebook, or any other Chromebook on your network, are handled by Connect for Chromebooks for the life of that account on your G Suite domain.

You can either configure the Chromebooks to display the client login page when the Chromebook is logged into, or have the user manually browse to there.

For a detailed description of how to customize the client login page, go to our help topic Customizing the Client Login Page.

Note: Disclaimer: The following instructions are correct at the time of writing. Google feature names and links may change over time.

Solution:

1. Log into the Google Admin console — https://admin.google.com.
2. Click Device management > Chrome management > User Settings.
3. Scroll down to the Startup section.
4. In the Pages to Load on Startup text box, enter the following:

https://<hostname>:442/modules/auth/cgi-bin/google/login.fcgi

where hostname is the fully qualified hostname of the Smoothwall. For example:

https://my.smoothwall.com:442/modules/auth/cgi-bin/google/login.fcgi

5. Log out of the Google Admin console.

How do I manually browse to the client login page?

The Connect for Chromebooks extension is displayed as an icon in the top right of the Chrome browser. If user verification is still required, the icon will be red.

Users should click the icon to bring up the status window:

Clicking Go to the login page to authorize will display the client login page.

This is an example of the client login page users are presented with:

Tip: You can customize the title, image, and text on this page — see our help topic Customizing the Client Login Page.

Clicking the red Google Sign In button in the top right displays the following:

Users should click Accept to continue.

The Google Sign In button turns green when user verification is successful.

 

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April 2017

Samantha Nair

 

 

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