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How to configure Proxy Settings in Google Chrome with Managed Configuration

Environment

  • Knox Manage (KM)
  • Android Enterprise (AE)
  • Google Chrome

Overview

This knowledge base article provides a guide on how to configure the proxy through Google Chrome Managed Configuration. A proxy server can be used to improve security, balance the data traffic, and control employee usage.

How do I configure Proxy Settings in Google Chrome with Managed Configuration?

To set the proxy into Google Chrome with Managed Configuration, the devices must be enrolled with Android Enterprise.

  1. In the left sidebar, go to Application, then click on Google Chrome.
  2. Click Assign, then under Android Enterprise Settings, click Set Configuration.
  3. Create a name for the Managed Configuration, then enter your proxy under Proxy Settings.

    Below is an example of the string to enter when setting proxy:{"ProxyMode":"fixed_servers","ProxyServer":"proxy:port"}

    The value is in JSON format. For ProxyMode key, here are the following possible values:

    * direct, a proxy is never used and all other fields are ignored.

    * system, the system's proxy is used and all other fields are ignored.

    * auto_detect, all other fields are ignored.

    * fixed_servers, the ProxyServer and ProxyBypassList fields are used.

    * pac_script, the ProxyPacUrl and ProxyBypassList fields are used.

  4. Click Save.
  5. Under Target, select the Target Type, then the Group or Organization to be assigned to, click Assign, then click OK.
  6. To check if the proxy has been applied, type in chrome://policy in the address bar of Google Chrome on the device. Google Chrome will show the policies applied.

If the configuration hasn’t loaded on the device, it is recommended to clear your cache and cookies, then try again.

Additional information

To learn more about adding applications to Knox Manage, see Add public applications using Google Play Store.

To learn more about Proxy Settings in Google Chrome, see Chrome Enterprise ProxySettings.