Chrome for android managed bookmarks

Chrome for android managed bookmarks

Currently running MobiControl v. 13.4.0.4962

 

Does anyone have any experience/knowledge about setting up App Configurations for Chrome on Android? We are managing a set of Android devices and would like to manage the bookmarks that show in Chrome.

 

Under the Application Catalog rule we have set up, going under Application List > Google Chrome > Advanced > Enable App Configuration show several options, one of which is Managed Bookmarks. I've tried setting up the dictionary the way it explains there, as well as a few other formats, and get an error each time that says "The server could not complete your request. An internal error occurred. (Click here to close)".

 

Has anyone come across this before? Or been able to solve it?

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Raymond Chan | posted this 28 August 2018

 

In general, based on my previous tests, if there is trivial syntax error (e.g. unbalanced bracket, non matching opening/closing keyword, etc.),  the error message  "The server could not complete your request. An internal error occurred. (Click here to close)" will be displayed.

 

Regarding the actual format/syntax to be used, I have to admit I haven't been able to find out yet.  I've tried different formats - JSON, XML, dictionary, etc., which have been described in different related documents, including Google's document on Google Chrome app configuration.  However, the set bookmarks do not seem to be present on the Chrome browser app on my test Android Enterprise device, though changing other app-configuration parameters in the same rule could get required function/restriction deployed to the device easily without any problem.  Need some more time to check the right format to use for this "managedbookmarks" item. 

 

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David P. | posted this 04 September 2018

I was able to get the bookmarks working using the Android/Linux example under ManagedBookmarks here. I'm still working on getting the toplevel_name to work. I get the same error message when I put that in for some reason.

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Kenneth Westergaard | posted this 17 January 2019

Hi David.

Could you share your findings? What was the exact line you ended up using?

Did you type it in the URI section or on the "enable application configuration" and then under bookmarks?

 

(EDIT)

I figured it out.

Under enable App configuration -> Managed Bookmarks I put in like this

[{"url": "chromium.org", "name": "Chromium"}, {"url": "dev.chromium.org", "name": "Chromium Developers"}]

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David P. | posted this 17 January 2019

Hi Kenneth,

 

That is the line I used to assign bookmarks through the enable app configuration section of Chrome. In the end, what got it working for our instance was upgrading from MobiControl v 13.4 to 14.2. I'm not sure if there is a bug in v13.4, but after the upgrade I could add as many bookmarks as I wanted without getting the error message.

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