How to push proxy settings in the Google Admin Console

How To - Pushing Proxy Settings with Google Admin Console

This article is relevant for users on version 9.0 and above.

Issue


This article will detail how to pr
operly push proxy settings with the Google Admin Console.

Google provides a way to push proxy settings for either your users within your Google Apps organization or devices that you've registered within the organization. We recommend pushing settings to your users, as the proxy settings will be tied to their Chrome login.

Solution


Go to your Google Dashboard and navigate to Devices ---> Chrome management ---> User & browser settings. Scroll down to Network and in the Proxy Mode drop down, select the type of proxy you wish to use.  Now you can type in the URL for the PAC file or the IP address of your proxy followed by a colon and the proxy port. 


First, click on Devices.


 

From Devices, click on Chrome management.

 

Under Chrome management, select User & browser settings.

 

From here, scroll down to Network and you will see a drop down labelled "Proxy Mode", where you can choose 
"Always use the proxy auto-config specified below". Alternatively, if you are not using the PAC file, you would select "Always use the proxy specified below". Once you've made your selection, you can type in the requisite information that matches the proxy method you have chosen. When using just proxy settings, do not forget to append the port as you will have problems passing traffic if it is not there.


 

Cipafilters are configured with 8080 or 6226 as the proxy port by default. You can check this on your Cipafilter by going to the left-hand menu and selecting Web Filtering, located under the Next-Generation Firewall header.

 

Click on the Advanced Configuration tab and look at the Proxy Port entry.


 

Notes: There are a couple of things to keep in mind.

- While we do recommend using the PAC file, you can use the external IP address of the filter for the proxy address.

- If the Cipafilter is not the edge device, you will need to make sure that there is a port forward in place on your current edge device to allow proxy traffic to reach the Cipafilter on the specified proxy port.



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