How to deploy Sophos Chromebook Security

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Sophos Chromebook Security can be deployed using Sophos Central or Google G Suite. This is an overview of the steps involved.
For further information about Sophos Chromebook Security please the Sophos Mobile admin guide at docs.sophos.com

Deployment via Sophos Central

  • Log in to Sophos Central
  • Navigate to the Mobile section
  • Create a Chrome OS policy and optionally create a Chrome OS Task Bundle
  • Navigate to Devices and use the Add device wizard
  • Follow the wizard, making sure to select Chrome OS as the device platform and assign a Chrome OS policy or Task Bundle
  • An enrolment token is generated at the end of the wizard along with an email to the user
  • The user should follow the steps in the email to download the Sophos Chrome Security extension and enter the enrolment token
  • The device is now enrolled in Sophos Central

 

Deployment via G Suite

  • Log in to Sophos Central
  • Navigate to the Mobile section
  • Create a Chrome OS policy

  • Navigate to Setup> Chrome OS setup
  • From the G Suite tab click Generate connection code
  • Copy the Connection code to your clipboard and select the desired options from the Owner, Device Group, and Chrome Security policy dropdowns. Click Save.

  • Open admin.google.com and log in with your G Suite admin user
  • Go to Devices> Chrome

 

  • Select Apps & extensions

 

  • Click the Add button at the bottom right of the screen and select Add from Chrome Web Store

 

  • Search for Sophos Chrome Security and press Select
  • Change the Installation policy value to Force Install and enter the Connection code value that you copied earlier into the Policy for extensions field

  • Each user that logs in with their G Suite account will now have the Sophos Chrome Security extension installed and enrolled automatically

  • The device is now visible in Sophos Central

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[edited by: tom_w at 4:49 PM (GMT -7) on 26 Oct 2020]
  • Following this Article, question of mine is after the chromebook appears in device list, it looks like it's using the Mobile Advanced license. Is this always true? For example, I was aiming to get the chromebook to use Mobile standard license but haven't been able to find an option that differentiates these two licenses mentioned in the License Matrix. 

  • Hi Steven

    Yes, the Chromebook Security feature requires the Mobile Advanced or Intercept X for Mobile license. Therefore it will consume one of these licenses.

    Regards

    Tom

  • Hello,

    So I created this connection via API key a month ago and upon enrollment the force install of the SOPHOS app was working perfectly. Fast forward a month later to now, and new devices that I am enrolling are no longer automatically getting the force install. Any thoughts? I am unable to see the chrome OS gsuite connection in SOPHOS anymore for some reason.

    Thank you

  • Hi Kyle,

    You may re-validate your current configuration for auto-enrolment you can refer to this documentation and let us know.

    Glenn ArchieSeñas (GlennSen)
    Global Community Support Engineer | Global Community and Digital Customer Support
    Connect, Engage, Earn Rewards - Join the Sophos Community
  • Morning Glen! Thank you for the response. So I went ahead and created a new API type key and confirmed all of the settings were correct. I updated the new key in the app installation policy on the google admin side, but I am not sure if the devices will still get the install if they have already been enrolled while the policy was potentially not working at the time. Is there a way to manually push out the install if this is the case?