Browser Settings for Windows 10 Desktop

This feature gives administrators greater control over the three browsers most commonly used by Windows 10 desktop (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox).

Using browser settings

The device must be domain joined to respect the configuration for Chrome. See Setting up Bridge for details.

Procedure 

  1. Log into the Admin Portal.

  2. Go to Policies & Configs > Configurations.

  3. Click Add New > Windows > MobileIron Bridge > Browser Settings/Restrictions.

  4. Complete the form.

    Refer to Browser Settings /Restrictions fields for details.

    Options vary depending on the browser you select.

  5. Click Save.

Browser Settings/Restrictions window

Chrome must be domain joined for the devices to respect the configuration.

The following table summarizes fields and descriptions for Bridge Browser Settings/Restrictions:

Table 78.  Browser Settings /Restrictions fields

Item

Description

Default

Name

Add a name for this configuration (required).

N/A

Description

Add a description for this configuration (optional).

N/A

Browser types

Select one or more of the browsers (Chrome, Firefox, IE).

None

Browser Settings

New Tab page URL

Enabling this option specifies the URL that the browser opens when adding a new tab page. If you do not set this option, no new tab page is provided.

N/A

All browser types

Select one or more options:

  • Allow Saving Passwords: enable this option to allow users to save passwords to the password manager.

  • Allow Outdated Plugins: enable this option to allow users to use outdated plugins as normal plugins. If you disable it, users will not be asked for permission to run them.

  • Safe Browsing Mode: Safe Browsing shows a warning page when users navigate to sites that are flagged as potentially malicious. Enabling this setting prevents users from proceeding anyway from the warning page to the malicious site.

Enabled for all options

Chrome and Firefox Only

Select Allow Deleting Browser History to allow users to delete their browser history and download history. Users cannot change this setting when enabled.

Enabled

Chrome and IE Only

Select Enable Printing to allow printing from a browser. If enabled, users cannot change this setting. If this option is not enabled, users cannot print from their browser, however they can print from plug-ins that bypass the browser.

Enabled

Chrome Only

Select one or more options:

  • Show Home Button: Select this option to enable this setting, so the Home button is always shown. Disable it so the Home button is never shown.

  • Show the apps shortcut in the bookmark bar: Select this option to show apps shortcut in the bookmark bar.

  • Allow synchronization of data with Google: Select this option to let users to synchronize in Google Chrome using Google-hosted synchronization services.

  • Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed: Select this option to allow background apps in the current browsing session to remain active, including any session cookies. The background process displays an icon in the system tray and can always be closed from there.

Enabled for all options

Firefox Only

Enable Allow Install Extensions to allow a user to install the Firefox extension. Selecting disable prevents the user from installing this extension

Enabled

IE Only

Select Allow Downloading Data from Websites to allow users to download data from Websites.

Enabled

Browser favorites

Browser Favorite Folders

Use this option to specify browser favorites folder and URLs. Click Add+ to add each URL.

N/A

URL Control

Control all Websites (Chrome and Firefox only)

Use these options to control what information websites use. Select one or more of the options, then click Add+ to add each URL.

  • Block Cookies

  • Block Java Script

  • Block Plugins

  • Block Popups

N/A

URL Access Control

Specify approved and blocked websites (Chrome only)

Use this option to control the access to websites. Each access control is limited to 1000 entries. See https://www.chromium.org/administrators/url-blocklist-filter-format.

Click Add+, enter the URL, and select Block or Allow.

Block

Extension blacklist

Specify blocked extensions (Chrome and IE only)

Use this option to set up blacklists that block extension

Click Add+, select a browser type, and enter the Chrome extension ID.

N/A

Extension sources

Specify approved extension sources (Chrome only)

Use this option to specify approved extension sources. Each item is an extension-style match pattern. See https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/match_patterns for details.

Click Add+, select a browser type, and enter the Chrome extension ID.

N/A

Extension forcelist

Specify extensions to be force installed on browser (Chrome only)

Use this option to specify extensions to be force installed on browsers. Each item is a string that contains an extension Id and an update URL separated by a semicolon (;).

Click Add+, then select an extension ID and extension update URL.

N/A

Allowed extension types

Allowed extension types (Chrome only)

Use these options to specify allowed extensions types. Select one or more of the following extension type:

  • Chrome Extension ID/IE Add-on Class Identifier

  • Hosted App

  • Theme

  • Packaged App

  • User Script

  • Platform App

N/A