How to deploy the Push browser extension using Google Admin Console

This guide assumes that browsers in your organization have already undergone the steps required to be managed via the Google Admin console. For more information on enrolling browsers, see the ‘Set up Chrome Browsers’ guide in the admin console here.

The Google Admin console is referenced throughout this guide, and you could have access to the needed functionality by having any one of the following Google products in your organization: Google Workspace, Chrome Browser Enterprise Support, Chrome Enterprise Upgrade, Chromebook Enterprise devices, Cloud Identity or Chrome Browser Cloud Management.

Add the Push Security browser extension

Log in to the Google Admin Console with an account that has the “Super Admin” role assigned.

Note: It’s also possible to assign the minimum required privileges to a custom role. When creating a custom role in Google Admin Console, select the “Services > Chrome Management > Settings > Manage User Settings > Manage Application Settings” privilege.

Next, head over to the Users & browsers page. Be sure to select the relevant organizational unit (1) in case this is a targeted deployment. Add the Push Security browser extension to your console by clicking the yellow + sign at the bottom-right of your screen (2).

Google Admin Console extension page: KB 10051
Add the Push extension to the Google Admin Console extensions page.

Clicking on the Add the Chrome app or extension by ID button (3) will open a frame in your browser and allow you to provide an Extension ID. Enter dljjddkmmcminffjbcmeccgfbjlhmhlm (4) and click SAVE (5) to add the Push Security extension to your environment. This step will take a few seconds to complete.

Add Chrome app or extension by ID page: KB 10051
Add the Push extension by ID.

Generate the extension config

Before applying the extension's deployment settings, you need to generate a config file within the Push app. Skip to the next step if you’ve already done so.

In the Push app, head to the Browsers section (6), and click on Enrollment options (7).

Enrollment options: KB 10051

On the popup frame, click on the Managed button (8).

Managed button: KB 10051
Push browser extension enrollment options.

Next, click on the Managed Chrome button (9), followed by Generate config (10). This will provide you with a button (11) to download a config file specific to your team.

Browser extension: Managed deployment: KB 10051
Generate and download the Managed Chrome policy settings.

Once you’ve downloaded and extracted the zip file, head back to where we left off in the Google Admin Console.

Apply the extension policy

Your admin console should show a slide-out frame on the right side of the screen with configuration options for the Push Security extension. If it's not visible, click on the extension and the frame should open up.

With the Push Security extension configuration pane open, upload the config generated by the Push app (policy.txt) by clicking on the upload icon (12) next to the Policy for extensions item. Click SAVE (13) at the top right.

Managed Chrome configure extension settings: KB 10051
Configure the Push extension policy with the generated config.

Lastly, set the installation policy to Force Install (14). Finalize the changes by clicking SAVE (15).

Set the extension installation policy: KB 10051
Configure the extension installation policy.

The Push browser extension should now start rolling out to users in the selected organizational unit.

If you have any questions or you need help setting up, contact us and the Push team can help.