Chrome Browser quick start (Linux)

2. Set policies

The Chrome Browser for the enterprise bundle includes a sample configuration file that you can customize to define policy settings for Linux devices.

Before you begin

Google recommends that you use at least 2 configuration files:

  • managed_policies.json—for policies that can only be set or modified by an administrator.
  • recommended_policies.json—for recommended policies that can be overwritten by a user.

Be careful not to set the same policy in more than one file. If you do, it’s unclear which of the values you specify will be applied.

Create policy configuration files

  1. Download the Chrome enterprise bundle zip file (64 or 32 bit).
  2. Open the bundle and go to the Configuration folder.
  3. Create a copy of the master_preferences.json file and name it managed_policies.json.
  4. In your preferred JSON file editor, open the managed_policies.json file.
  5. Set values for all policies that you want to enforce on your users' devices.
  6. Create a second copy of the master_preferences.json file and name it recommended_policies.json.
  7. In your preferred JSON file editor, open the recommended_policies.json file and set values for all policies that you recommend for your users. These are policies that your users can change if they want.
  8. Save your configuration files.

Note: You can create a separate JSON file for each policy that you want to set. You then push all the files to policy folders on your users' devices. Chrome Browser amalgamates all of the individual files in the policies folders and applies all the settings.

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