LibKey Nomad Group Policy Deployment (Chrome)

Modified on Tue, 20 Feb 2024 at 11:36 AM

Part 1: Configure Google Chrome to manage LibKey Nomad

Step 1: Download and Install the Google Chrome policy template

1. Click "Accept and Download" under "Policy Templates" to get Policy_Templates.zip
2. Unzip the bundle.
3. Copy 

\policy_templates\windows\admx\chrome.admx

and 

\policy_templates\windows\admx\google.admx

to

C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\

4. Copy 
\policy_templates\windows\admx\en-US\chrome.adml

and 

\policy_templates\windows\admx\en-US\google.adml
to 
C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\

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.

lkoeejijapdihgbegpljiehpnlkadljb;https://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx

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:

[HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\3rdparty\extensions\lkoeejijapdihgbegpljiehpnlkadljb\policy] 

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 support@thirdiron.com 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: 
https://browzine.com/libraries/###

Via LibKey.io: Log in to LibKey.io. Your Third Iron ID is the number in your library's LibKey URL: 
https://libkey.io/libraries/###



Optional Settings Available: Set preferred Nomad button placement


If you would like to set a preferred location for Nomad's button at the Group Policy level also create a new "String Value" called "buttonPlacement" 


The two possible options are:


bottomLeft (default): Nomad's button will be placed in the bottom-left corner of the screen

bottomRight: Nomad's button will be placed in the bottom-right corner of the screen


The result should resemble the following:

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As a final verification step you can enter the address chrome://policy in Google Chrome to view the configured policies. If you've enabled and set "Control which extensions are installed silently" then your Edge policy settings should show this policy listed under ExtensionInstallForcelist:

Chrome's ExtensionInstallForcelist policy settings

Step 5: Reboot Computer for Group Policy to Take Effect


Once all settings have been configured, please reboot your computer so that the Group Policy Settings will take effect.


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.