No. Google Credential Provider for Windows supports only Google as the identity provider.
Yes. You can control how long users are allowed to sign in offline after their last online sign-in:
Yes, if your Google Workspace supports it. You can set the GCPW session length in your Admin console with Google session control. Learn how
Note: The Google session control setting applies to GCPW as well as Google Workspace core services, such as Gmail on the web. You can't set different session lengths for different services.
Yes, but GCPW doesn't support USB security keys. However, if you enforce security keys, users can still sign in to their device with Android and iOS built-in security keys. You can also let users use other 2-Step Verification methods, such as Google prompt, Google Authenticator, or backup codes.
Yes, you can turn off or delay automatic updates.
In the Admin console (recommended)
In your Admin console, you can turn off updates, but we recommend that you prevent updates after a specific version instead. This setup lets you test new releases in a test environment before your users get them, but keep the ease of automatic updates. Learn how
With Google Update and Group Policy
If you don’t manage GCPW settings in your Admin console and the devices are AD-domain joined, you can use the Group Policy Management Editor to enforce GCPW settings in Google Update. With this method, you can only allow or block updates, you can’t set an allowed latest version.
First, set up an administrative template to install and define policies for Google Update:
- Download and extract the administrative template XML-based (ADMX).
- Open the GoogleUpdateAdmx folder.
- Copy google.admx and GoogleUpdate.admx to your Policy Definitions folder, such as C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions.
- In GoogleUpdateAdmx, open the locale-specific folder, such as en-US or es-ES, and copy the google.adml and GoogleUpdate.adml files to the corresponding locale folder in your Policy Definitions folder, such as C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US.
- Open the Group Policy app.
- Go to Computer ConfigurationPoliciesAdministrative TemplateGoogleGoogle Update and verify that the template loaded correctly.
Then, set the policy:
- In Group Policy, go to Computer ConfigurationGoogleGoogle UpdateApplicationsGoogle Credential Provider for Windows (GCPW).
- Open Update policy override and enable it.
- Click Options and select Updates disabled
Or, to enable updates, select Always Allow Updates (recommended).
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