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3. Set Chrome management policies

You can tailor settings and policies for different Chrome users and devices. Just group users or devices that have specific requirements into organizational units. Then, you can apply the settings to each of the organizations. For more information, 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. To set up user policies:

  1. Sign in to the Google Admin console.
  2. From the Admin console dashboard, go to Device managementand then Chrome management.

    If you don't see Device management on the dashboard, click More controls at the bottom.

  3. Click User settings.
  4. On the left, select the organizational unit where you want the settings to apply.
  5. 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 more information about user settings, see Set Chrome policies for users.

Set device policies

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

Note: If a device is enrolled with a single-app kiosk license, user policies and some device policies are not available. For information about setting up a kiosk device, see the Chrome kiosk Quick Start Guide.

To set up device policies:

  1. Sign in to the Google Admin console.
  2. From the Admin console dashboard, go to Device managementand then Chrome management.

    If you don't see Device management on the dashboard, click More controls at the bottom.

  3. Click Device settings.
  4. On the left, select the organizational unit where you want the settings to apply.
  5. 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

For more information about device settings, see Manage device settings.

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