The Chrome Browser policy can help you protect user and company data when Windows systems managed by JumpCloud access the Internet using Chrome. You can disable the use of some security-related features while making sure that users have access to the sites they need to improve productivity and efficiency.
JumpCloud's policy framework lets you remotely apply browser settings to Windows systems that govern the use of Chrome, such as the use of password manager, data security and privacy, and browsing experience. For general information on JumpCloud Policies, see Create a Policy.
JumpCloud provides a universal policy to keep Google Chrome up to date for Mac, Windows, and Linux. Applying one universal policy saves you time by automatically scheduling and enforcing Chrome security patches on a large number of managed devices running different operating systems. See Create a Universal Browser Patch Policy for more information about this paid feature. A universal policy does not conflict with the Windows Google Chrome Browser Preferences policy described below.
The browser features you control using this policy are set to Not Configured by default. If you leave the default, JumpCloud won’t manage a feature or its associated settings. Using this option lets the user choose how the feature is configured, unless you manage it in another way.
- If you want to force the user to work with a feature, you can choose to Enable it.
- If you want JumpCloud to prevent a user on the system from accessing or reconfiguring the browser feature, you can choose to Disable it.
For example, one setting in this policy lets you control the use of password manager in Chrome running on Windows systems. Using the Password Manager setting lets you control if Chrome remembers passwords for sites and signs users in automatically.
- If you choose Not Configured, JumpCloud doesn’t manage this feature. Users may be able to choose whether they want to save passwords for sites and be automatically signed in.
- If you choose Enabled, JumpCloud lets users access Chrome’s password manager. Users can choose whether they want to save passwords for all sites, for some specific sites, or never save passwords for specific sites. If users choose not to save passwords then they won’t be asked to save that password again.
- If you choose Disabled, JumpCloud prevents users from accessing Chrome’s password manager. Users won’t ever be asked if they want to save a password in Chrome.
To create a policy to manage Chrome running on Windows:
- Log in to the JumpCloud Admin Portal: https://console.jumpcloud.com/login.
- Go to Policies.
- Click (+).
- On the Configure New Policy screen, select Windows.
- From the list, next to Windows Google Chrome Browser Preferences click configure.
- On the New Policy panel, optionally enter a new name for the policy, or keep the default. Policy names must be unique.
- Under Settings, in Password Manager, change the default if necessary using the dropdown selections.
- Under Settings, in Save and Fill Payment Methods, change the default if necessary using the dropdown options.
- Under Settings, in Save and Fill Addresses and More, change the default if necessary using the dropdown list.
- Click the System Groups tab. Optionally, select one or more system groups to apply this policy to. For system groups with multiple OS member types, the policy is applied only to the supported OS.
- Click the System tab. Optionally, select one or more system groups to apply this policy to.
- Click save policy.