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Editing chrome policies files
« on: February 12, 2015, 07:20:56 AM »
I'm trying to modify our ubermix install so that Chrome doesn't present the "sign into chrome" option to users.

I'm following the instructions here ( to create the preferences file. I created the folder structure under /opt/etc/, created the file, and placed the file in the folder while booted in Generic mode. However it won't "take" for whatever reason. I rebooted and still get the "sign into chrome" message.

Is it because of the unique file system of ubermix or am I missing something elsewhere?



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Re: Editing chrome policies files
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2015, 02:02:52 PM »
Seems to be working for me. What does your policy file look like?

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Re: Editing chrome policies files
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2015, 01:19:44 PM »
It's also works for me.
Boot into "generic" mode, so all the changes will be saved.
In a terminal, do this:
1) sudo mkdir /etc/opt/chrome/policies/managed
2) sudo mkdir /etc/opt/chrome/policies/recommended
3) sudo chmod -w /etc/opt/chrome/policies/managed
4)cd into the managed directory, then
5) touch test_policy.json
then, edit the file
sudo nano test_policy.json
my json file looks like this:
   "HomepageIsNewTabPage": false,
   "ShowHomeButton": true,
   "SafeBrowsingEnabled": true,
   "PasswordManagerEnabled": true,
   "HomepageLocation": ""
Pay attention to the json format, don't forget the "," separators.
In chrome, type chrome://policy/, and it will show all your changes.
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