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Set "Allow proxies for shared networks" For All Users on Chromebooks
I have recently purchased a bunch of chromebooks for the school district I work for. I am trying to figure out a way to set the flag "Allow proxies for shared networks" for every user that logs on to the chromebooks. We have a proxy server for content filtering and firewall purposes, but I have found the only way to make it work fully, and allow full browsing of the internet is to check the box for "Allow proxies for shared networks." This has to be done on each user. I can't hand this to a 3rd grader and have him do it. Does anyone know of a way to set it for all users?
I have also found that if I configure my proxy settings manually on the box without using the google apps management console, I can get it to work for full browsing, but I have to not enter anything in for the SOCKS host. I only configure the HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP proxy settings. Again, I can't hand this to a student to do. If I try to do it through the google apps management console, it won't let me leave the SOCKS host box blank. Does anyone have a solution here? Thanks.
In the UK we have lots of schools successfully using Google apps and Chromebooks & managing them using the Management Control Panel.
In both the US & UK you get access to both email and telephone support direct to Google staff (details are in your management control panel under support) - would encourage you to give the support team a call as they should be able to help get your admin settings right & resolve your problem.
I am also currently experiencing the same issue as AngryTech. I have been in daily communication for the last couple of weeks with a Google Chromebook Specialist trying to successfully connect these devices on our network via our proxy server but am still having limited success.
I am as of today in the same situation of each user needing to check the 'allow proxies for shared networks' setting to connect to the internet or apps and am awaiting an answer as to whether this setting can be applied centrally.
I can also confirm that if proxy settings are manually entered in admin panel then it seems you need to enter settings for all the protocols which is not the case when entering the settings on the device itself.
The reply from Google is that it is not possible to set the allow proxies for shared networks setting from the admin panel and that this is intentional due to the potential security problems that this may cause. However, they are considering this for a future update but as always no clue as to when.
If users select this option when they first sign in on a device it will be stored locally on that device for future sessions providing local data storage is enabled for users.
This is far from ideal in our school but I guess it is something that we will have to live with for now. At least now we are
In a position where we can do something with the Chrome books we have which until last week was not the case.
I've had the same problem and wasted a few days on this. The only solution I could find to allow the Chromebooks to work at school and off-site, without relying on the "Allow proxies for shared networks" checkbox, was to switch to using PAC files. I made one PAC file for staff, and one for students, then set those as user settings against staff and student OUs. If you use the Citrix Receiver for Chromebooks you will need a proxy exception for the loopback address (127.0.0.1) in the PAC file, as it actually connects to itself to launch the session. You'll also find the Citrix Receiver for Chromebooks just locks up the entire machine when too much content changes on the screen and is effectively unusable.