There are many tools and utilities that you can use to deploy Chrome Browser and your configuration policies to devices on your network. The following steps are only a guideline. The exact steps depend on which tools you use.
Step 1: Test your installation
Before deploying Chrome Browser policies to your entire organization, it’s best to test your policies with a small group.
For each scenario or type of policy setup you want to deploy:
- On each computer in your test group, set up your configuration folders (details below).
- Push Chrome Browser and your configuration files to the test group (details below).
- On each computer, go to chrome://policy.
- Verify that the correct policies are in effect.
Step 2: Set up configuration folders
On each user device, you’ll need 2 folders, one for required policies and one for recommended policies.
- If they do not already exist, create these directories:
- Enter chmod -w /etc/opt/chrome/policies/managed to make sure that only admins can write files in the
/manageddirectory. Otherwise, users could overwrite your policies.
Step 3: Push files to user devices
Use your preferred method (utility or script) to push your policies and Chrome Browser to target machines in your network.
- Push the managed_policies.json file (required policy settings) to the /etc/opt/chrome/policies/managed/ directory on all Linux devices in your network.
- (Optional) Push the recommended_policies.json file to the /etc/opt/chrome/policies/recommended/ directory on all Linux devices in your network.
- Confirm that the files are in the correct directories on all the target machines.
- Push Chrome Browser to all user devices in your network.
When a user on a target machine runs Chrome Browser, the policies you copied to the machines will be implemented.