Deploy AODocs extensions on your domain with Cloud Policies

Chrome Management Cloud Policies are a functionality available in Google Workspace for Work and for Education editions. They allow administrators to deploy Chrome applications and extensions to all users on their domain using the Google Admin console.

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Prerequisites for deploying AODocs extensions using the Google Admin console (Cloud Policies)

For Cloud Policies to work with the organization unit you specify for Chrome on Windows, macOS or Linux computers, Chrome Management must be enabled and Google Chrome Sync must be turned on in the Google Admin console.

Note: If you’re deploying an AODocs extension using these cloud-managed settings, the extension will be set up on all Chrome browser instances where users have signed in with their Google Account. This includes computers that aren't managed by your organization (for example personal or public computers where users have signed in to Chrome with their account).

Enable Chrome Management

1. Open the Google Admin console.

2. Select Devices > Settings in the left panel.

3. Select the User & browser settings tab.

4. Scroll to the section Chrome management for signed-in users and click Chrome management for signed in users.


5. Click Edit.

6. In the Edit Chrome management setting dialog, select Apply all user policies when users sign into Chrome, and provide a managed Chrome experience.

7. Click Save.


Turn on Google Chrome Sync

1. Select Apps > Additional Google services in the left panel.

2. Scroll to Google Chrome Sync service, then open the More actions menu and select ON for everyone (or for the organization units where you want to apply it)


Note: When users sign in to Chrome, the history, settings and data such as bookmarks, apps, extensions, and themes, on that computer are saved and synced to their Google Accounts. When users sign in to Chrome from another computer, they retrieve all these settings and data.

Deploy your AODocs extension domain-wide

1. Select Devices > Chrome > Apps & extensions in the left panel.

2. Select the Users & browsers tab.

3. Select the domain or organizational units where you want to deploy the AODocs Smartbar.

4. Click the AODocs Smartbar app, then select Force install from the drop-down menu.

5. Click Save.


Tip: You can check that the extension is correctly deployed domain-wide by opening a Chrome session signed in as a user on the domain and going to chrome://extensions/

End users can see the name of the AODocs extension with the indication Added by policy. End users can't delete the extension.


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