Add a Chromebook Specific DNS Policy

Add a Chromebook-specific DNS policy to Umbrella and protect all Chromebook devices connected to your network. Once added, place this Chromebook-specific DNS policy at the top of your policies list so that it is evaluated first. This ensures that this Chromebook-specific DNS policy is applied to your Chromebooks before any other DNS policy is evaluated. For more information about adding a DNS policy, see Add a DNS Policy.

Note: To maintain end-user privacy when Chromebooks are connected at remote locations, you can also disable Content Logging and include only security-related events in your reporting.

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  1. Navigate to Policies > Management > All Policies and click Add.
    The DNS Policy wizard opens.
  1. Select the Policy wizard components you'd like enabled and determine how Umbrella will block threats.
    The options you choose here determine which steps of the Policy wizard become available for configuration and thus how this policy will protect your identities.
    a. Expand Advanced Settings and disable Enable Intelligent Proxy.
    The intelligent proxy is not supported.
    b. Click Next.
  1. Select G Suite OUs, G Suite Users, and Chromebooks identities as required:
  • G Suite OUs — To apply a DNS policy to one or more G Suite Organizational Units.
  • G Suite Users — To apply a DNS policy to one or more Chromebook users.
  • Chromebooks — To apply a DNS policy to one or more Chromebook devices.
  1. Click Next and continue through the DNS policy wizard until you are prompted to save it. For more information, see Add a DNS Policy.
    Note: The Custom block page, Bypass Users, and Bypass Codes features are not supported by the Chromebook client. Currently the user is allowed to visit a site that should be blocked, and the result is in some cases erroneously visible in Reports as blocked.
  1. Give your DNS policy a good meaningful name and click Save.
    Your policy is automatically applied to Chromebooks.
    Note: We recommend that you place the Chromebook specific DNS policy at the top of the list of policies.

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