Chrome device Quick Start

3. Set Chrome policies

You can tailor settings and policies for all users and devices in your organization. Or 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. From the Admin console Home page, go to Device management.

    To see Device management, you might have to click More controls at the bottom.

  3. On the left, click Chrome management.
  4. Click User settings.
  5. On the left, select the organizational unit where you want the settings to apply.
  6. 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 settings, see Set Chrome user policies.

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.

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. From the Admin console Home page, go to Device management.

    To see Device management, you might have to click More controls at the bottom.

  3. On the left, click Chrome management.
  4. Click Device settings.
  5. On the left, select the organizational unit where you want the settings to apply.
  6. 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 details about device settings, see Set Chrome device policies.

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