How Do I Setup Web Filtering on Managed Chromebooks

Overview

This article describes how to protect Chromebooks in your school or organization using Mobicip's web filter. 

NOTE: It is assumed that you have access to the Chromebook Management Console in your Google domain and that the Chromebooks you wish to protect are enrolled in it.

Create Enterprise Account

Create a Mobicip Enterprise account at mobicip.com/enterprise. This account is distinct from a Mobicip family or consumer account. Let us know the registered email address so we can add the licenses to your account.

Once licenses are setup and you receive a confirmation, login at mobicip.com and select Filter Profiles from the menu. Setup one or more filter profiles, one for each group of devices that will share the same filtering settings. For instance, you may want to setup a profile for each classroom, team or sub-group within a classroom.

  •  Using any browser, login at mobicip.com.
  •  Select Filter Profiles from the menu.

Filter profiles menu

  • For the filter profile you wish to edit, click the edit icon next to the filtering level.

Edit filtering level icon

  • Select the filtering level and save your selection.

Select filtering level

  • Click on 'Add Profile' to setup additional profiles, say one per classroom or cohort of students.

Add new filtering profile screenshot

Chrome Manager Setup

1. Login into your Google Apps admin account, and select Device Management > Chrome Management > User Settings. Before you proceed, select the domain or organization you wish to configure Mobicip for.

Device management Chrome screenshot

2. Under 'Force-installed Apps and Extensions', select 'Manage force-installed apps'.

Select 'Manage force installed apps' screenshot

5. Search for and add 'Mobicip'.

Force install Web Store app

 

Save to return to 'User Settings'.

5. Back in 'User Settings', search for 'Proxy Settings'. Make sure it is set to 'Allow user to configure'.

Proxy settings screenshot

7. Search for 'Incognito Mode' and disallow it.

Disallow incognito mode screenshot

Save all the changes made in 'User Settings' so far.

8. Go back to Device Management > Chrome and select Device Settings. Search for 'Guest Mode' and make sure it is not allowed.

Disallow guest mode screenshot

9. Download the Mobicip certificate (MobicipRootCA.cer) by following this link

10. Go back to Device Management and select Network > Certificates.

Push certificate to Chromebook

11. Upload the certificate (MobicipRootCA.cer) and select the option 'Use this certificate as an HTTPS certificate authority.'

Install network access certificate

Chromebook Setup

Login on a Chromebook as a user enrolled in the organization. Launch Chrome and login using your Mobicip account (NOTE: this step can be automated when you deploy in bulk. Please contact support for assistance.)

Screenshot of Mobicip Chrome login screen

Thats it! Your Chromebooks are filtered now. Login at mobicip.com from any browser or computer to manage your settings and monitor usage.

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