LibKey Nomad Group Policy Deployment (Chrome)

Modified on Fri, 21 Jul 2023 at 06:12 PM

Part 1: Configure Google Chrome to manage LibKey Nomad

Step 1: Download and Install the Google Chrome policy template

1. Download the Latest release 
2. Unzip the bundle.
3. Copy 




4. Copy 

5. Once complete, a Google Chrome folder will appear under (Start > Run: gpmc.msc) Group Policy Management > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates.

Step 2: Configure Google Chrome in Group Policy Management Console

1. Navigate to Start > Run: gpmc.msc.

2. Navigate to Group Policy Management > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Google Chrome > Extensions

Right click and Edit the “Configure the list of force-installed apps and extensions”

Step 3: Enable Nomad to automatically install to Google Chrome

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

2. Add the following entry for LibKey Nomad and Click OK.


3. Click "Ok"

4. Click "Apply" and then "Ok"


Part 2: Setup your libraryId on the system

Step 4: Tell Nomad your libraryId so it can be automatically detected

Using Group Policy Management Console (gpmc.msc) or another method, create the following registry key:


The result should resemble the following:

Then create a new "String Value" called "libraryId"  

The result should resemble the following:


Please replace the sample instructions "ENTER YOUR LIBRARY ID (e.g. 1234)" with your actual Third Iron Library ID. Note that this should be a numerical value only. If you are not sure of your Library ID, please contact to ask for it. 

How to locate your Third Iron Library ID

Via BrowZine: Log in to BrowZine. Your Third Iron ID is the number in your library's BrowZine URL:

Via Log in to Your Third Iron ID is the number in your library's LibKey URL:

Congratulations! LibKey Nomad is now managed and configured using Windows Group policy.


Note: The LibKey Nomad extension icon will be green once the Library Id has been successfully added. If no Library Id, or a non-existent Library Id is added, the extension icon will be gray. Please validate your Library Id is active before distributing the extension to your network.

Note: Additionally, a Library Id configured correctly through group policy will suppress the LibKey Nomad initial library selection page on install.