Group Policy Deployment - Chrome

Deploying KeeperFill via Group Policy

Deploying Keeper Chrome Browser Extension via Group Policy Management

This section describes how to utilize your Active Directory Group Policy Management, against Google Chrome templates, to deploy the Keeper Browser extension to all PCs in your organization. Please note this is a general guide.

Step 1: Adding Chrome Policy Templates

On your domain controller, download the zip file and extract the Google Chrome bundle to your desired location. Ex: C:\temp

Step 2: Adding Chrome .admx and .adml files to Group Policy

  1. Navigate to the directory in which you extracted the Google Chrome Bundle and copy the chrome.admx file located within the \GoogleChromeEnterpriseBundle64\Configuration\admx directory to C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions

  2. Navigate to the directory in which you extracted the Google Chrome Bundle and copy the chrome.adml file located within the \GoogleChromeEnterpriseBundle64\Configuration\admx\en-US directory to C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US

NOTE: If a different language is desired instead of en-US, please navigate to the directory for the correct language of your choosing. Ex: es-ES

Step 3: Create or Configure your Chrome Policy

  1. Open Group Policy Manager on your domain controller and expand out your domain -> Group Policy Objects. If you currently do not have a Group Policy created in which you want to utilize for Chrome Policies, proceed to right clicking on Group Policy Objects and create a New Policy.

Creating a new Policy

2. Name the policy something relevant. Ex: “Chrome Policy”

Policy Name

3. Once created, right click the new policy and select Edit.

Editing a Group Policy

4. Expand out Chrome Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> Google Chrome -> Extensions then Right click and Edit the “Configure the list of force-installed apps and extensions”

Configure Forced Installed Extensions

5. Tick the Enable button, and then click the Show button.

Show Forced Extensions

6. Add the following text and click OK.

Adding Keeper Browser Extension App ID

7. Click Apply, and then click OK

8. Disable Chrome's Built-In Password Manager by navigating to Google Chrome -> Password manager and then Right click and Edit the “Enable saving passwords to the password manager”

Disabling Chrome Built-In Password Manager

9. Tick the "Disabled" button, and then click Apply, and then click OK.

Disabled Chrome Password Manager

10. Following the same process as steps 8 - 9, direct within Google Chrome Administrative Templates Policy definitions, Disable Chrome's AutoFill capabilities by editing both "Enable AutoFill for addresses" and "Enable AutoFill for credit cards" and setting them to disabled.

Disable Chrome"s AutoFill Capabilities

11. Exit the Group Policy Management Editor, Right Click the OU of your choice, and select Link an Existing GPO.

Link Forced Installed Extension to PCs

12. Select the “Chrome Policy” and click “OK”

Chrome Policy Object

If you have more than one OU (Organizational Unit) that you would like to Link this new Group Policy to, repeat steps 11 - 12.

For any PC within that OU, the “Chrome Policy” will automatically install the Keeper Security Browser Extension, if Chrome is installed on those PCs as well as disable Chrome's, less secure, built-in password manager and AutoFill capabilities.

Step 4: Check Your Chrome Policies

On a target client device, open Google Chrome and navigate to chrome://policy to see all policies that are applied. If you applied policy settings on the local computer, policies should appear immediately.

Successful KeeperFill Chrome Forced Install

You may need to run gpupdate /force, in an elevated command prompt, to apply this new group policy to the PCs.

gpupdate /force

You may need to close and reopen Google Chrome before the new policies appear.