Updating Google Admin Console Settings for Securly Extension Compatibility (MV2)

In light of upcoming changes by Google affecting Chrome extensions, we urge all Securly administrators to promptly update their Google Admin Console (GAC) settings. This proactive adjustment is vital to guarantee the seamless operation of Securly products, safeguarding your monitoring and filtering capabilities without interruption.

Update Overview:

Google's modifications to Chrome extension protocols necessitate immediate action on your part within the Google Admin Console. Failing to implement these changes will significantly impact Securly's Chrome extensions' functionality, affecting your organization's operational efficiency and security.

Immediate Action Steps:

1. Log Into Google Admin Console:

   - Visit admin.google.com and sign in with your Google administrator credentials.

2. Navigate to Chrome Settings:

   - Select `Devices > Chrome > Settings` from the dashboard.

3. Select Organizational Units:

   - Utilize the Organizational Units selector to choose either the root organizational unit or specific units where Securly extensions are deployed.

4. Adjust Manifest V2 Extension Availability:

   - Click on `Manifest V2 extension availability` and update the Configuration to `Enable manifest v2 extensions`.

5. Save Changes:

   - Confirm your adjustments by clicking `Save`.

Please Note: It's crucial these modifications are applied at either the root Organizational Unit (OU) or for each specific OU within the Google Admin Console where Securly extensions are active.

Deadline & Impact: Failure to update by May 31, 2024, will result in a disruption of Securly's services. Immediate compliance is strongly recommended to avoid any operational disruptions.

Securly will be updating to MV3 extensions before Google depreciates MV2 extensions. We will have more information soon.

If you have deployed Securly extensions to Windows devices via GPO per this KB:

How to install Securly Extension for Chrome and Edge browsers in Windows

Here is how you enable Manifest V2 for Chrome
Edit the Chrome Policy Template:

  1. Open Server Manager on your Windows Server. 
  2. Click Tools > Group Policy Management.
  3. Expand Forest > Domains > your domain > Group Policy Objects.
  4. Right-click on the Group Policy (GPO) that deploys Securly extensions on target devices.
  5. Expand Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Google > Google Chrome > Extensions.
  6. Double-click on Control Manifest V2 Extension Availability. Select Enabled.

Under Options, select Manifest V2 is enabled. Click OK

Here is how you enable Manifest V2 for Edge
Edit the Microsoft Edge Policy Template:

  1. Open Server Manager on your Windows Server. 
  2. Click Tools > Group Policy Management.
  3. Expand Forest > Domains > your domain > Group Policy Objects.
  4. Group Policy Editor under this path: (Computer Configuration or User Configuration) > Policies > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Edge
  5. Extensions > Extension ManifestV2 Availability > set to enable

    If you do not see the ManifestV2 setting in Chrome or Edge Policy Templates then you may need to update to the latest versions:

    Go to here to download the latest Chrome policy templates file and extract the contents

    Go to the 
    Microsoft Edge Enterprise landing page to download the latest Microsoft Edge policy templates file (MicrosoftEdgePolicyTemplates.cab) and extract the contents. 

    Support and Assistance:

    We understand the importance of these updates for the continued efficacy and security of your Securly products. The outlined steps are designed to facilitate a smooth and straightforward update process. Should you encounter any difficulties or require further assistance, do not hesitate to reach out to our support team. At Securly, we're committed to providing the support and guidance necessary to ensure a seamless transition during this update phase.


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