3.2 Chromebook Installation

Managed Chromebooks offer centralized application management, making software deployment consistent and efficient.

The following instructions cover the process of preparing and installing the Secure Browser application on Chromebooks. Chromebooks are either managed centrally through the Google admin portal (e.g., managed Chromebook), or managed individually on each device (e.g., non-managed Chromebook). Determine how Chromebooks are managed at the location and then select the appropriate starting procedure.


  • The latest production release of Chrome OS from Google, known as "stable channel," has excluded certain Chromebook models, including ASUS Chromebook Flip C100PA, Google Chromebook Pixel (2015), and Acer Chromebook R11. Refer to the Chromebook blog for additional details. While the likelihood of issues is low, if a testing campus has Chromebook models in the exclusion list, it is possible that users may experience Chrome OS-related issues that haven't been tested for or resolved. It is always best practice to ensure that Chromebooks are on the latest stable channel release. Please refer to the Chrome Releases web page for up-to-date information: https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/search/label/Chrome%20OS.
  • The Secure Browser application for Chromebook automatically updates to the latest version. If auto-update is disabled, update via the chrome web store.
  • Reference the Secure Browser Application page for up to date information on current application version numbers  and general announcements.