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IT Admins: Force install and pin Florence StudyOrganizer browser extension in Chrome

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Original Google source article: https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/6306504

For administrators who manage Chrome policies from the Google Admin console.

You can automatically install (force-install) specific Chrome apps and extensions for users in your organization. Users then see these apps and extensions when using Chrome on managed devices or accounts.

Most Chrome apps and extensions are in the Chrome Web store. You can also force-install third-party apps and extensions. Users can’t remove items that are force-installed. The items also bypass any blocked apps and extensions.

  • NOTE: Can apply for signed-in users on any device or enrolled browsers on Windows, Mac, or Linux. For details, see Google article: Understand when settings apply.

Steps to Force Install

  • NOTE: These steps assume you're familiar with configuring Chrome settings in your Admin console.

1. To continue, make sure you're signed in to an administrator account. Learn more

2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Devices > Chrome.

3. Click Apps & extensions > Users & browsers or Managed guest sessions.

4. (Users only) To apply the setting to a group, do the following:

  • Select Groups.
  • Select the group to which you want to apply the setting.

5. To apply the setting to all users and enrolled browsers, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit.

6. Go to the Florence StudyOrganizer extension that you want to automatically install.

7. Under Installation policy, choose Force install or Force install + pin (prefered).

8. Click Save. If you configured a child organizational unit, you might be able to Inherit or Override a parent organizational unit's settings.

Pinning extensions to the browser toolbar

When you pin extensions to users’ browser toolbars, the Admin console builds a set of configuration text that is then set in a JSON string for the ExtensionSettings policy. In rare instances, extensions are not properly pinned on browser toolbars because the JSON string is invalid.

We recommend that first you apply settings to a small number of users or browsers in a test organizational unit. Then, after you verify that extension policies are being applied correctly, you can fully deploy them.

1. On a managed device, go to chrome://policy.

2. Click Reload policies.

3. Check the Show policies with no value set box.

4. For the ExtensionSetting policy, make sure that Status is set to OK.

5. For the ExtensionSetting policy, click Show more. In the Value field, use your preferred tool to make sure that there are no errors in the JSON code.

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