Administrators use endpoint verification to control device access to the organization’s data. Endpoint needs a Chrome web browser and is available as a web store extension. The endpoint verification allows the Google Workspace administrators to view the OS, device status, and user information. If the user accesses the work account, the administrator wants the user to set endpoint verification. It makes the administrator review the information about the user’s device. It controls the user access to the apps based on the location, device, security access, and other attributes.
How to set up Endpoint Verification?
Administrators can automatically install the Endpoint Verification extension for the users.
- On Chrome OS devices, sign in to the device with the corporate account you will use to set up endpoint verification.
- Open Chrome browser.
If you don’t see the Endpoint Verification extension on the browser toolbar, you need to install it. (Mac, Windows, and Linux only).
- Open Endpoint Verification.
- Click Add to Chrome.
- On the toolbar on the extension, if you see an Exception, click the attachment to open it.
- If asked, Click Add Account.
- Enter your work email address and password.
- You are required to install a helper app on your device. If you have a Mac or Windows computer, click Install and follow the steps to install the helper App.
- Click the extension again now.
What are the things the administrators can see?
- Device ID, serial number, type, and operating system.
- Your name and managed email address.
- The first and last time your computer synchronized work data, including any encryption and if the device has a password.
- Whether your device follows your organization’s policies (Chrome devices only).
System Requirements of Endpoint Verification
- The endpoint verification needs the following system requirements:
- Chrome browser is supported.
- The supported OS includes Mac, Chrome OS, Linux Debian or Ubuntu, and Windows 7 or 10.
- For Linux, the CPU must support AES instructions.
To stop sharing your device information, sign out of your managed Google Account from your Chrome browser or remove the Endpoint Verification extension from your browser. When connecting with secured services such as internal websites, choose a certificate. Choose the certificate issued by your organization and not the one created by the helper app. Otherwise, you will not be able to access those websites.
How to uninstall the Endpoint verification?
If you installed the endpoint verification extension from the Chrome web store, remove yourself from the computer. The administrator will uninstall the endpoint verification if he installed it on your behalf. Follow the steps to uninstall it from your system
- Open the Chrome browser.
- Click More > More tools > Extensions.
- Find the Endpoint Verification extension.
- Click Remove to confirm.
Steps to Install the Helper App for Linux
- Click Activities and enter the terminal to open a terminal.
- Enter the following commands to add the package source and import the key:
- $ echo “deb https://packages.cloud.google.com/apt endpoint-verification main” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/endpoint-verification.list
- $ curl https://packages.cloud.google.com/apt/doc/apt-key.gpg | sudo apt-key add –
- Enter the following commands to update and install endpoint verification:
- $ sudo apt-get update
- $ sudo apt-get install endpoint-verification
- Open Chrome browser and on the toolbar, click Endpoint Verification.
- Sync Now.
Sync information about your computer
After you set up endpoint verification, information about your computer automatically synchronizes to your administrator. To manually sync information, follow the steps below.
- On the browser toolbar, click Endpoint Verification.
- You can see the last time the computer synced information with your organization.
- Click Sync now.
How to uninstall the Helper app?
Follow the steps below to uninstall the helper app for different operating systems.
- Click Start > Control Panel.
- Click Programs > Programs and Features.
- Double-click Google SecureConnect.
- Click Uninstall.
- Open Finder and go to Macintosh HD > Library > Application Support.
- If you do not see Macintosh HD, Finder > Preferences > Sidebar and check the Hard Disks box.
- Drag the SecureConnect folder into the Trash.
- Click Finder > Empty Trash.
- Click activities.
- Enter the terminal to open a terminal.
- Enter $sudo apt-get remove endpoint verification.
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