Apty Widget Mass Distribution for different Browsers with GPO

Mass Distribution for Google Chrome with GPO

Introduction 

This document provides step-by-step instructions on how to utilize your Active Directory Group Policy Management against Google Chrome templates, to deploy the Apty Client Browser extension to all PCs in your organization.  

 Topics

Step 1: Downloading Chrome Policy Templates

1. Download Chrome templates by visiting the link below:
https://dl.google.com/dl/edgedl/chrome/policy/policy_templates.zip

2. Extract archive in the temporary location

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

1. Navigate to the directory in which you extracted the Policy Templates and copy the chrome.admx file located at\policy-templates\windows\admx directory toC:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions

2. Navigate to the directory in which you extracted the Google Chrome Bundle and copy the chrome.adml file  located within the policy-templates\windows\admx\en-USdirectory toC:\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 the 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.

2. Name the policy something relevant. Ex: “ChromePolicy”  

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

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

5. Select the Enable radio button, and then click the  Show  button  

6. Add the following value.

 

{extension-id};https://apty-assist-production-s3.s3.amazonaws.com/production/{tenant-id}/update.xml


7. Click OK

Note: Extension ID will be provided to you by the Customer Support team.

8. Click Apply, and then click OK

9. Next, right click the Configure extension installation whitelist and select Edit from the context menu

10. Select the Enabled radio button, and then click the Show button.

11. Add the Application Key and Click OK

12. Click Apply and then click OK

13. Exit the Group Policy Management Editor, Right Click the OU of your choice, in which contains your Computers or Users and select Link an Existing GPO.

14. Select the “Chrome Policy”(the one which is created now) and click OK

15. For any PC or User within that OU, the “Chrome Policy” will automatically install the  Apty Client Browser Extension   

Step 4: Check Your Chrome Policies

1. On a target client device, open Chrome Browser and navigate to chrome://policy to see all policies that are applied.

2. You can also check your extension by navigating to chrome://extensions and ensuring your extensions are being forcefully installed.  

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

 

Mass Distribution for Mozilla Firefox with GPO

Introduction

This document provides step-by-step instructions on how to utilize your Active Directory Group Policy Management against Firefox Policy templates to deploy the Apty Client Browser extension to all PCs in your organization.

Topics

Step 1: Downloading Firefox Policy Templates 

1. Download Firefox templates by visiting the link below:

https://github.com/mozilla/policy-templates/releases

2. Extract archive in the temporary location 

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

1. Navigate to the directory in which you extracted the Firefox Policy Template file and copy the firefox.admx file located within the\policy_templates_v.(version)\windows directory to C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions 

2. Navigate to the directory in which you extracted the Firefox Policy Template file and copy the firefox.adml file located within the\policy_templates_v.(version)\windows\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. Example: es-ES 

Step 3: Create or Configure your Firefox Policy 

1.  Open the 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-click on Group Policy Objects and create a New Policy.

2. Name the policy something relevant. Ex: “FirefoxAptyAddon”

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

4. Expand out Firefox Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> Firefox -> Extensions

5. Edit the Extensions to Install setting.

6. Tick the Enabled button, and then click the Show button.

7. Add the following text.

https://client.app.apty.io/production/<tenantID>/client-firefox-4.5.1.xpi

8. Click OK

9. Click Apply and then click OK 

10. Next, right-click and Edit the Prevent extensions from being disabled or removed

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

12. Add the following text and click OK.

      aptyprod@gmail.com

13. Click Apply and then click OK 

14. Exit the Group Policy Management Editor, Right Click the OU of your choice, which contains your Computers or Users, and select Link an Existing GPO.

15. Select the Firefox Apty Addon Policy and click OK 

16. For any PC or User within that OU, the Firefox Apty Addon Policy will automatically install the Apty Client Browser Extension

Step 4: Check Your Firefox Policies

1. On a target client device, open Firefox and navigate to about:policies to see all policies that are applied. 

2. You can also check your extension getting installed in the addons list

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

 

Mass Distribution for Microsoft Edge Chromium with GPO

Introduction

This document provides step-by-step instructions on how to utilize your Active Directory Group Policy Management against Microsoft Edge templates to deploy the Apty Client Browser extension to all PCs in your organization.

Topics

Step 1: Downloading Edge Policy Templates 

1. Download Edge templates by visiting the link below 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/business/download

2. Choose your operating system and Edge version 

3. Click Get Policy Files 

4. Browse to the directory in which you saved the downloaded Microsoft Edge Policy Templates.zip file. Extract the contents of the Microsoft Edge Policy Templates.zip file to your desired location. Example: C:\temp 

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

1. Navigate to the directory in which you extracted the Microsoft Edge Templates zip file and copy the msedge.admx file located within the\windows\admx directory to C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions 

2. Navigate to the directory in which you extracted the Microsoft Edge Templates zip file and copy the msedge.adml file located within the\windows\admx\en-US directory to C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US

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

 

Step 3: Create or Configure your Edge Policy 

1. Open the 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-click on Group Policy Objects and create a New Policy.

2. Name the policy something relevant. Example: “Edge Policy”

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

4. Expand out Edge Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Edge -> Extensions then right click and Edit in the “Control which extensions are installed silently” 

5. Select the Enable radio button, and then click the Show button. 

6. Add the following value.

{extension-id};https://apty-assist-production-s3.s3.amazonaws.com/production/{tenant-id}/update.xml

 

7. Click OK

Note: The Extension ID will be provided to you by the Customer Success Manager.

8. Click Apply and then click OK

9. Next, right-click the Configure extension installation whitelist and select Edit from the context menu

10. Select the Enabled radio button, and then click the Show button. 

11. Add the following text and click OK

https://apty-assist-production-s3.s3.amazonaws.com/*

12. Click Apply and then click OK 

13. Exit the Group Policy Management Editor, right-click the OU of your choice, which contains your Computers or Users,  and select Link an Existing GPO

14. Select the “Edge Policy” (the one which is created now) and click OK

15. For any PC or User within that OU, the “Edge Policy” will automatically install the Apty Client Browser Extension

Step 4: Check Your Edge Policies

1. On a target client device, open Microsoft Edge and navigate to edge://policy  to see all policies that are applied. 

2. You can also check your extension by navigating to edge://extensions and ensuring your extensions are being forcefully installed. 

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