Chrome OS is the original target platform for the Kiosk application in 2014. As such, it is also the most heavily tested in production.
To get going, you’ll need:
Chrome OS device(s) of your choice. We like the ASUS Chromebit* for basic digital signage.
A Chrome Management Console license. The single-app kiosk license is the most inexpensive. The free method using developer mode is sadly no longer supported.
Set the Kiosk application (or your white-label version) to auto-launch: instructions.
Modify the sample configuration or follow our configuration guide to select the best deployment method. Alternatively, use the “configure manually” link shown on initial installation to locally configure application options on each device.
Deploy your configuration file (if configuring devices via Chrome Management Console instead of manually): instructions.
You’re all set! Simply upload an updated configuration file whenever you need to modify device settings.
For more details: Google’s Chrome Device Deployment Guide.
Configuring a firewall? You’ll want the domain whitelist.
Clearing settings: To completely clear applied settings and reset the application on un-managed devices you will need to uninstall an re-install the application. This also works on managed devices. However, the easiest method to clear the settings on managed Chrome OS devices is to temporarily set “Clear user data” to true and restart the device. This can be done by creating a new organizational unit (OU) with this setting and moving the devices to clear into and out of the group to reset.
*We have no particular affiliation with Promevo, they’ve simply provided great support in the past.
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