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3. Set Chrome policies

You can tailor settings and policies for all users and devices in your organization.

Before you begin

  • You can customize settings for groups of users or devices. Simply group users or devices that have specific requirements into organizational units. Then apply relevant settings to each organizational unit. For details, see How the organizational structure works.

Set user policies

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User policies are enforced anywhere your users sign in, even if the device isn't enrolled in your domain. The policies are tied to the user's profile. 

Before you begin: To set policies for a specific group of users, put their accounts in an organizational unit.​

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Devicesand thenChromeand thenSettings. The User & browser settings page opens by default.

    If you signed up for Chrome Browser Cloud Management, go to Menu and then Chrome browserand thenSettings.

  3. To apply the setting to all users and enrolled browsers, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit.
  4. Configure any settings. Common customized settings include:
    • Force-installed apps
    • Set pages to load at startup
    • Configure a proxy server
    • Enable or disable printing
    • Enable SAML single sign-on

For details about user and browser settings, see Set Chrome policies for users or browsers.

Set device policies

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You enforce device policies on ChromeOS devices that are enrolled in your domain.

Before you begin: To make settings for a specific group of devices, put the devices in an organizational unit.​

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Devicesand thenChromeand thenSettingsand thenDevice settings.
  3. To apply the setting to all devices, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit.
  4. Configure any settings. Common customized settings include:
    • Allow devices to enroll automatically after they’ve been wiped
    • Restrict sign-in to a list of users
    • Allow guest browsing
    • Enable or disable device reports
    • Set a time zone

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