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Deborah TimothyDeborah Timothy
Moderator

Hello Soren,

Thank you for reaching out to us. Hexnode just saved your week!! You will not have to sit and install all the extensions manually.  You can use the feature App Configurations to install extensions to customize your browsers that are installed using its pkg file.

Include the following in the xml file that you deploy,

<key>ExtensionInstallForcelist</key>
<array>
<string>id_of_extension_1;update_url</string>
<string>id_of_extension_2;update_url</string
</array>

You can add any number of extensions by including their ID and update URL in the XML file in the given format. To get the ID and update URL:

    1. Install the necessary extensions on one device.
    2. Open Google Chrome and open the Extensions tab. You can do this by entering chrome://extensions in the address bar or clicking on the three dots in the upper right corner > More Tools > Extensions.
    3. A list of all the added extensions can be seen. Copy the ID of the extensions you want.
    4. If the extensions are installed on a macOS device, the update URL can be found by opening Finder > Go > Go to Folder> ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Extensions. Open the folder that has the same name as the ID of the extension. Note down the update URL from the .json file present in the folder.
    5. If the extensions are installed on a Windows device, the update URL will be present in the .json file in C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\UserData\Default\Extensions

Hope that helps. Feel free to reach out if you get stuck.

Cheers!!
Deborah Timothy
Hexnode UEM