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Chrome integration with MDM using G Suite

To manage Chrome OS devices using MDM you need to purchase licenses as explained here. The first step before enrolling Chromebooks is the Chrome integration using G Suite. This is done to automatically sync and enroll Chromebooks added to Google portal, with MDM.

Procedure

Step #1: Configure Google Admin Console

    • If chrome device has not been added previously, click on Start Trial under the Chrome Devices option. Once enrolled in the trial, navigate back to the devices page.

    • Select Chrome -> Apps & extensions -> Users & browsers, from the left pane.

    • Select Settings (Gear icon) under Users & Browsers tab. Select Allow for Android applications on Chrome devices. Click Save

    • Now, click on Settings from the dropdown menu. Under User & Browser settings navigate to Chrome Management - Partner Access. Select Enable Chrome Management - Partner Access and agree to the given terms and conditions.

    • Click on Save to save the user settings.
    • Now, click on Device Settings and navigate to Chrome Management - Partner Access. Select Enable Chrome Management - Partner Access and agree to the given terms and conditions.

  • Click on Save to save the device settings.
  • To enable Chrome Device Management API, login to Google Cloud Console using your admin account.
  • Go to API & Services > Library .
  • In the search bar, type Chrome Device Management API to check if it is enabled.

Step #2: Integrate with MDM

  • On the MDM server, click on Enrollment tab from the top menu and select Chromebook Enrollment, present under Chrome OS.
  • If you've already integrated G Suite in Android Enterprise you can go directly to the next step. If not, click on Configure Now and provide the domain registered with G Suite as well as the domain admin account.
  • Now, click on Configure Chrome Integration and you will be redirected to Google and requested to provide the passcode associated with domain admin account. Once the passcode is entered, an alphanumeric client token is generated which is to be copied and pasted back on the MDM server.
  • Once you have pasted the client token, click on Integrate to succesfully complete Chrome integration using G Suite. You can now enroll Chromebooks using MDM.
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