How do I deploy the Connect for Chromebooks Extension to all devices?

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Castle

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Connect for Chromebooks

Glamis onwards

Summary

The Connect for Chromebook extension must be deployed to all Chromebooks on your network to ensure organizational web filtering policies are enforced wherever the device is located.

Problem

Rather than installing the extension on each individual Chromebook on the network, you can use the Google Admin Console to push the extension out to all devices.

Solution

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

1. Log into the Google Admin console — https://admin.google.com.
2. Click Device management.
3. From the DEVICE SETTINGS menu list, click Chrome management.

4. Click User settings.
5. Scroll down to the Apps and Extensions section.
6. From the Force-installed Apps and Extensions parameter, click Manage force-installed apps.

7. Click Specify a Custom App.

8. Enter the following ID: ldmijmkolialklggnnlgaodhaemipjmn
9. Enter the following URL: https://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx
10. Click Add.

The Smoothwall Connect for Chromebooks extension should now be listed in the right hand panel.

11. Click Save.

You are returned to the User Settings page.

12. You can avoid having students install third party extensions and apps which enable them to get around the web filtering you have put in place.
a. Scroll down to the Apps and Extensions section.
b. From the Allow or Block All Apps and Extensions drop-down list, choose Block all apps and extensions except the ones I allow.

Those apps that you allow that are not force-installed apps should be listed under Allowed Apps and Extensions.

Click Manage and use the options on the left to search and add relevant apps and extensions.

Click Save.

c. Click Save.
13. Click SAVE.

 

What's Left To Do?

How do I filter my Google devices when external to the network?
Troubleshooting Connect for Chromebooks

 

Go back to How to Setup Google as a Directory with Connect for Chromebooks
Go back to How to Setup Google Verification with Connect for Chromebooks

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23rd November 2016

Tanja Ehrhardt

Samantha Nair

 

 

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