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Add websites and PWAs to Chrome kiosks

You can install websites and progressive web apps (PWAs) on managed Chrome OS devices in locked-down kiosk mode. You can automatically launch PWAs on a kiosk.

Considerations

  • You should only add websites and PWAs that you fully trust. For them to work properly in kiosk mode, all web permissions are granted without requesting a user’s consent. For example, users aren’t asked for permission to access camera or microphone on a kiosks.

  • Make sure that URLs that you specify do not have redirects. Permission requests are automatically granted only from the original URL. Permission requests from a different URL are automatically rejected.

Step 1: Add websites or PWAs to kiosks

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Devicesand thenChromeand thenApps & extensionsand thenKiosks.
  3. To apply the setting to everyone, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit.
  4. Point to Add Add and click Add by URL Add by URL.
  5. Enter the URL and click Save.

Step 2: (Optional) Set apps to launch automatically

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Devicesand thenChromeand thenApps & extensionsand thenKiosks.
  3. To apply the setting to everyone, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit.
  4. Next to Auto-launch app under Installation policy, click the list and choose the website or PWA that you want to automatically launch.
  5. At the top, click Save.

Step 3: (Optional) Add extensions to websites or PWAs

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Devicesand thenChromeand thenApps & extensionsand thenKiosks.
  3. To apply the setting to everyone, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit.
  4. Find and click the row of the URL that you want to add an extension to. A side panel opens where you can see additional details and configure policies.
  5. Go to Extensions.
  6. Click Add extension.
  7. Select Add from Chrome Web Store and find and click the extension you want to add.
  8. Click Select. The name and ID of the extension appears in the side panel under Extensions.
  9. Click Save.

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