Chrome - Managed by Organization

Hi @chronicle, welcome to the community! Please have a look at the #start-here posts if you’ve not yet had a chance to do so. They contain useful information on how to get the best ouf of the platform.

The “managed by …” thing seems to come from SSO (single-sign-on). You can read about it here (the last section on Chrome):

I’ll quote the relevant bits here for your convenience:


Special consideration for Google Chrome

In order to enable single sign-on out of the box for Google Chrome, Fedora needed to take advantage of certain features in Chrome that are intended for use in “managed” environments. A managed environment is traditionally a corporate or other organization that sets certain security and/or monitoring requirements on the browser.

Recently, Google Chrome changed its behavior and it now reports “Managed by your organization” under the ⋮ menu in Google Chrome. That link leads to a page that states “If your Chrome browser is managed, your administrator can set up or restrict certain features, install extensions, monitor activity, and control how you use Chrome.” Fedora will never monitor your browser activity or restrict your actions.

Enter chrome://policy in the address bar to see exactly what settings Fedora has enabled in the browser. The AuthNegotiateDelegateWhitelist and AuthServerWhitelist options will be set to *.fedoraproject.org. These are the only changes Fedora makes.


I don’t use Chrome myself, so I’m not entirely sure what the policies etc are. If you have any concernts, please make the the Fedora infrastructure team aware of them by filing an issue here:

https://pagure.io/fedora-infrastructure/issues

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