Policies that impact other policies

For administrators who manage Chrome Browser or Chrome devices for a business or school.

Here are some of the policies that you can use to change the behavior of other policies.

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Chrome policies that impact other policies

Review policies below. Then, for more details on enforcement, click the policy link.

Cloud policy to override platform policy

Allows cloud policies to take precedence over platform policies if they conflict. If you disable this policy or leave it unconfigured, platform policies take precedence over cloud policies.

Limits:

  • Even if you enable this policy, a mandatory policy still overrides a recommended policy and a machine scope policy still overrides a user scope policy.
  • This policy doesn’t change user policy behavior, and a user cloud policy will still override a platform policy.

Enforce from:

  • Windows Group Policy—Google Chrome cloud policy overrides Platform policy
  • Mac / Linux preference name: CloudPolicyOverridesPlatformPolicy

Policy details for Windows/Mac/LinuxCloudPolicyOverridesPlatformPolicy

Merge list policies from multiple sources

Creates a list of policies, set from multiple sources, that you want to merge. For example, the ExtensionInstallBlackList policy can be set by cloud, platform, or Microsoft® Active Directory® sources. Use this policy to merge the policies from each source.

Limits:

  • Even if you enable this policy, a mandatory policy still overrides a recommended policy and a machine scope policy still overrides a user scope policy.
  • This policy doesn’t change user policy behavior, and a user cloud policy will still override a platform policy.
  • A user cloud policy doesn’t merge with any other policy.
  • This policy only works on list policies.
  • PolicyListMultipleSourceMergeList and PolicyDictionaryMultipleSourceMergeList cannot be merged.

Enforce from:

  • Windows Group Policy—Allow merging list policies from different sources
  • Mac / Linux preference name—PolicyListMultipleSourceMergeList 

Policy details for Windows/Mac/LinuxPolicyListMultipleSourceMergeList

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