Applies to managed Chrome browsers and Chrome OS devices.
As a Chrome administrator, you can:
- See which Chrome policies are in effect on a device being managed by an organization
- See the source of a particular policy (the level where it was set)
View all Chrome policies on a device
On a managed device that's running Chrome, browse to chrome://policy.
Chrome shows all Chrome policies currently in effect on that device.
- Current user: Policies that apply to Current user are user-level policies. These can be set from the Admin console. Or they could be OS-user-level policies set by Windows Group Policy.
- Machine: Policies that apply to Machine are set at the device level on Windows/Mac/Linux computers. They're applied using an on-premise configuration tool such as Windows Group Policy or Managed Preferences on Mac.
- Device: Policies that apply to Device are device-level policies set for Chrome OS devices from the Admin console.
Machine/Device settings apply to all users of the device, no matter which browser they’re using or whether they’re signed in to an account. Device-level policies take precedence over policies set at other levels.
Identify the source of a Chrome policy
To see the source of a specific Chrome policy on a managed device:
- On a managed device, browse to chrome://policy.
- Click Reload policies.
- At the top right, in the Filter policies by name box, enter the policy you’re searching for.
- Check the Show policies with no value set box.
- Make sure Source is correctly set to Platform, Cloud, or Enterprise default. If the policy hasn’t been set, the value is Not set.
- Platform policies are pushed to users with Windows Group Policy, Managed Preferences on Mac, or another out-of-band management system for Windows, Mac, or Linux. Platform policies are listed even if the user isn’t signed in to a managed account.
- Cloud policies are set using the Admin console and apply to users who sign in to a managed Google Account.
- Enterprise default policies are set by Chrome developers for enterprise customers and have a different default value than non-enterprise customers. Admins can override default values by setting the corresponding cloud policies in the Admin console.
- Understand Chrome policy management
- Set Chrome policies for managed PCs
- Set Chrome user policies
- Set Chrome device policies