This KB will assist you in pushing Google Chrome Extensions to Chrome Browers. 

In order to accomplish this, copy the following .plist into a TextEdit file (make sure that it is reading in plain text, not rich text). 

 

**Please note**: Google chrome must already be installed

 

Please substitute the bolded information with the extension identifier for the extension you wish to install, and the name you want the configuration to be called. 

 

Here is the .plist that you will need

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">

<plist version="1.0">

<dict>

<key>PayloadIdentifier</key>

<string>com.company.profile.chrome</string>

<key>PayloadRemovalDisallowed</key>

<true/>

<key>PayloadScope</key>

<string>System</string>

<key>PayloadType</key>

<string>Configuration</string>

<key>PayloadUUID</key>

<string>2016-09-12-07-13</string>

<key>PayloadOrganization</key>

<string>Your Company</string>

<key>PayloadVersion</key>

<integer>1</integer>

<key>PayloadDisplayName</key>

<string>CONFIGURATION NAME</string>

<key>PayloadContent</key>

<array>

<dict>

<key>PayloadType</key>

<string>com.apple.ManagedClient.preferences</string>

<key>PayloadVersion</key>

<integer>1</integer>

<key>PayloadIdentifier</key>

<string>com.normandale</string>

<key>PayloadUUID</key>

<string>121-qasd</string>

<key>PayloadEnabled</key>

<true/>

<key>PayloadDisplayName</key>

<string>Custom: (com.google.Chrome)</string>

<key>PayloadContent</key>

<dict>

<key>com.google.Chrome</key>

<dict>

<key>Forced</key>

<array>

<dict>

<key>mcx_preference_settings</key>

<dict>

<key>ExtensionInstallForcelist</key>

<array>

<string>PLACE EXTENSION IDENTIFIER HERE;https://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx</string>

</array>

</dict>

</dict>

</array>

</dict>

</dict>

</dict>

</array>   

</dict>

</plist>


 

 

 

In order to get the identifier, go to the extension in the google web store and get it from your URL, it should look like this: 

 

After you've modified this to your specifications, save it as a .mobileconfig as shown below 

 

 

After saving, you'd then navigate to Policies>Catalog>MDM Configurations. 


Next, select macOS>Custom Configuration in order to upload the configuration that was just made, as seen below:

 

 

 

In order to deploy this configuration, go to the desired policy, then go to MDM configurations, find the configuration you made, and click MDM Configurations --> Add configuration. 


Within the same policy, you'd navigate to deploy changes, and click confirm all. If you want the changes to take effect immediately, you can select Deploy Now. 



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