Disable Saving Passwords in Google Chrome using ADMX Templates Intune

In this guide, you will learn how to Disable Saving Passwords in Google Chrome using ADMX Administrative Templates. The present discourse aims to elucidate the process of disabling the Saving Passwords in Google Chrome via the Intune Policy.

It is highly probable that the majority of my readers possess a Google account and are well-versed with the functionalities of Google Password Manager. As an integral feature of Google’s web browser, the Password Manager tool is designed to facilitate secure and seamless access to online accounts without the need to memorize complex login credentials.

Disabling the option to save passwords in Google Chrome using ADMX Administrative Templates is a security measure that can help protect sensitive information. It is generally recommended to disable this feature if you are concerned about the security of your passwords and other login credentials.

However, it is important to note that this may inconvenience users who are used to having their passwords automatically saved and filled in by the browser. Ultimately, the decision to disable this feature should be based on an organization’s security policies and the level of risk associated with password management.

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What is Google Password Manager

Google Password Manager is an efficient and practical tool that facilitates the usage of robust and unique passwords for all your online accounts. Using Google Password Manager allows saving passwords in your Google Account, which ensures easy accessibility from any location.

One of the most significant benefits of Google Password Manager is the ability to generate and save strong, unique passwords you do not need to remember. Furthermore, this tool offers built-in security features that protect all your saved passwords, ensuring the safety and privacy of your online accounts.

Additionally, Google Password Manager can automatically fill in passwords from your Google Account, simplifying the process of logging into your online accounts. This tool can benefit businesses and individuals who require an efficient and secure way of managing passwords for their online activities. Also, you can manually disable the option to save passwords in Google Chrome, Thanks to Google..!

Import Google Chrome ADMX Administrative Templates

I will show you how to manage Google Chrome by importing Google’s admx, which is similar to GPOs with on-prem Active Directory. The Google Chrome Administrative Templates files are divided into .admx files and language-specific .adml files.

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Here are the steps to import Google Chrome’s ADMX and ADML templates into Intune:

How to Enable Auto Updates for Google Chrome on Windows with Intune Policy. Fig. 2
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The windows.admx file must be uploaded before you upload the Google Chrome ADMX and ADML templates as a pre-requisite. Google Chrome requires this ADMX file, and it has a hard requirement for it. Please refer to the below articles to get more information about Windows.admx

Certain ADMX files may necessitate Windows.ADMX as a pre-requisite. Microsoft has indicated that this requirement will eventually be phased out; however, no estimated time of arrival has been provided for the same.

You may receive an Intune Admx File Upload Error Referenced not found NamespaceMissing error if you failed to import the windows.admx.

  • Download the Google Chrome ADMX from here, and Extract the zip file.
Note! Ensure to select Google Update ADMX from the bottom drop-down menu as ADM won’t work.
How to Enable Auto Updates for Google Chrome on Windows with Intune Policy. Fig. 3
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  • Browse to Device/Windows/Configuration Profile, and select Import ADMX option
  • In the ADMX file upload, Upload your files.
Administrative Template settingsDescription
ADMX fileSelect the ADMX file you want to upload.
ADML file for the default languageSelect the ADML file you want to upload. You can add only one language file for each ADMX file you upload
Specify the language of the ADML fileThis shows the ADML language of the file you uploaded.
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To import the google.admx and google.adml files, Click on Import and browse the file.

  • In summary, Review the uploaded ADMX or ADML files and click on Create to import the files.
How to Enable Auto Updates for Google Chrome on Windows with Intune Policy. Fig. 4
Disable Saving Passwords in Google Chrome using ADMX Administrative Templates. Fig. 4

Repeat the process for chrome.admx and chrome.adml files. It may take a while to upload the files. You can track the details in the Status showing Upload in Progress. Once the file upload is completed, The status will change from Upload in Progress to Available.

Note! You should upload the google.admx and google.adml files first. You may receive an Intune Admx File Upload Error Referenced not found NamespaceMissing error if you failed upload it first.

Kindly take note that ADMX files are to be uploaded in a specific order as follows:

  • The google.admx and google.adml files
  • Windows.admx file
  • The chrome.admx and chrome.adml files

After uploading all the necessary files, the newly added files will be listed on the Import ADMX page. Please refer to the below image.

How to Enable Auto Updates for Google Chrome on Windows with Intune Policy. Fig. 5
Disable Saving Passwords in Google Chrome using ADMX Administrative Templates. Fig. 5

Disable Saving Passwords to the Google Chrome Password Manager

We have successfully imported all the necessary Google Chrome ADMX templates in Intune. Let’s see how we can disable Saving Passwords in Google Chrome using ADMX Administrative Templates.

How to Enable Auto Updates for Google Chrome on Windows with Intune Policy. Fig. 6
Disable Saving Passwords in Google Chrome using ADMX Administrative Templates.Fig.6

You will open a new window when you click New Policy. Select Windows 10 and later in Platform, Select Profile Type as Templates.

PlatformProfile Type
Windows 10 and laterTemplates
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Choose Imported Administrative Templates (Preview) from the list. Click on the Create button.

How to Enable Auto Updates for Google Chrome on Windows with Intune Policy. Fig. 7
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Provide Profile Name and Description. Click Next to continue

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In Configuration settings, select All settings to see an alphabetical list of all the settings. Or configure settings that apply to devices (Computer configuration) and settings that apply to users

In this example, search for Enable saving passwords to the password manager. Select Enable saving passwords to the password manager under \Google\Google Chrome\Password manager to disable the Saving Passwords in Google Chrome.

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Disable Saving Passwords in Google Chrome using ADMX Administrative Templates.Fig.9

When you click on Enable saving passwords to the password manager, a new window will open for you. As you can see in the policy description, This policy controls the browser’s ability to automatically remember passwords on websites and save them in the built-in password manager.

Enabling the policy allows users to save their passwords on Google Chrome and retrieve them automatically the next time they visit the website. Disabling the policy prevents users from saving new passwords, but they can still use previously saved passwords.

I am disabling the policy in the example and deploying it to our test groups. Click OK and Next to continue.

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Disable Saving Passwords in Google Chrome using ADMX Administrative Templates.Fig.10

I will deploy the Disable Saving Passwords in Google Chrome policy to the HTMD – Test Computers Group.

How to Enable Auto Updates for Google Chrome on Windows with Intune Policy. Fig. 11
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On the Review + Create page, carefully review all the settings you’ve defined to Disable Saving Passwords in Google Chrome using ADMX Administrative Templates. Once you’ve confirmed that everything is correct, select Create to implement the changes.

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Monitor Disable Saving Passwords in Google Chrome Policy in Microsoft Intune

The configuration profile is deployed to Azure AD groups. Let’s see how we can monitor the deployment and status of installation from the Intune portal. To monitor the Intune policy assignment, follow these steps:

  • Navigate to the list of Configuration Profiles and select the policy you targeted.
  • Click on Overview to see the report
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End-User Experience after Disabling Saving Passwords to the Password Manager

Based on the report, the policy has been successfully deployed to end-user devices. We need to verify if the policy is applied to these devices. There are multiple ways to check the deployment status on end-user devices

  • Open Google Chrome, click on Password and autofill and Google Password Manager.
  • Click on Settings.

The Offer to save password option is Disabled. Also, you will get a message stating that This setting is managed by your administrator when you hover the mouse over there.

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Disable Saving Passwords in Google Chrome policy is working fine on the end user device. Now, Google Chrome will not save the password to Password Manager. That’s it for this article.

Thank you for your patience in reading this post. I look forward to seeing you in the next post. Keep supporting the HTMD Community.

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About Author – Sujin Nelladath has over 10 years of experience in device management technologies and Automation solutions. He writes and shares his experiences related to Microsoft device management technologies, Azure, and PowerShell automation.

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