Overview: Managing Chrome OS policies
This page is for administrators who manage Chrome OS devices for a business or school.
As a Chrome Enterprise admin, you can manage Chromebooks and other devices that run Chrome OS, from a cloud-based Admin console. Here is an overview of how to manage policies and settings. Click links for details.
From your Admin console...
Set device-level policies
On the Device settings page, set policies that apply to anyone who uses a managed Chrome OS device, even if they sign in as a guest or with a personal Gmail account.
- Force-enroll the Chrome OS devices you want to manage
- Control who uses devices, for example, by blocking guest mode
- Use a device as a purpose-built kiosk app
- Manage Chrome OS updates
For details, see Set device-level Chrome OS policies.
Set user-level policies
On the User settings page, set policies that apply when users sign in to their managed Google Account on any device.
- Enforce 100+ of the same Chrome policies that can be managed with on-premise tools like Windows Group Policy.
- Sync users' work apps, home tabs, and themes when they sign in to Chrome on their personal computers.
For details, see Set user-level Chrome policies.
Set app and extension policies
Set policies that control the use of apps and extensions.
From the App management page:
- Set policies for a specific app. For example, force-install an app and pin it to the Chrome taskbar.
- View all your configured apps, and search for more apps to configure.
- Upload a config file to install custom policies and settings for managing an app.
- Deploy an app as a single-app kiosk app (starts automatically when the device boots).
- For details, see Set Chrome policies for one app.
From the User settings page:
- Set policies for apps in general. For example, block users from installing all apps except those you want to allow.
- Set a policy across several apps at once. For example, quickly add all apps you want to force-install.
- View or search for apps by policy. For example, easily see all apps that are currently blocked.
- For details, see Set a Chrome policy for multiple apps.