Chromebook Chrome Extensions Auditing

GAT Shield offers admins an extensive and in-depth view of users’ Chrome activity.

Admins can audit users’ browsing activity, set up alert rules based on user behaviour, set up web-filtering for end-users, and much more.

In this post, we’ll cover the ‘Extensions Section’ in GAT Shield, where you can audit, track, analyze and secure your Chromebooks or ChromeOS devices.

How to audit Chrome Extensions? #

Navigate to GAT Shield  → Audit → Extensions

You’ll have a detailed view of all the information from all the Extensions installed by your users:

  • Name – Name of the Extension
  • Version – What’s the current version of the extension
  • Permissions – List of all permissions required from your domain by the extension
  • Permission score – Our graded score is based on the amount and types of permissions required by the application.
    • Low – scope required
    • Medium – scope required
    • High – scope required
  • Enabled – Whether the extension is enabled or disabled.
  • Installed – When the extension was installed.
  • Removed – When the extension was removed.
  • Users – Which user installed this extension.

Apply filter #

Apply search for any extensions installed by users of your domain, here is a list of the filters you can apply:

Device ID Device wireless MAC
Device serial no. Type
Device OS Domain
Device OS ver. Enabled
Device annotated asset ID Id
Device annotated location Install type
Device city Installed
Device country Installed (relative)
Device Ethernet MAC Name
Device lat. Origin
Device lon. Permission score
Device model Permissions
Device org. unit Removed
Device priv. IP v4 mapping Removed (relative)
Device priv. IP v6 Shield UUID
Device pub. IP User org. unit
Device pub. IP v4 mapping User
Device pub. IP v6 User classroom
  User group

View more details #

  • Actions – Click the “eye” icon to see all the details for the specific extension.


Export data #

Extension data can be exported into Google CSV or Direct CSV and further investigated.

Related posts #

More in-depth on extension risk assessment is available here.

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