This article is written for G Suite for Education (GSFE) Admins. Note Safe Doc configuration is not supported for personal gmail accounts.

Out of box, Safe Doc eliminates all kids-inappropriate features in GSFE,

  • the image searching feature
  • the video searching feature
  • the Explore feature
  • the Dictionary feature

However, some admins tolerate some features and want to open them to students. Safe Doc makes this simple with configurations. Technically, configuration is a type of group policies in Chrome management of Admin Console. For your information, Google has explained Configuring Apps and Extensions by Policy for your students’ Chromebooks or Chrome on Windows / Mac if any.

In a nutshell, the configuration is a human-readable JSON file. For Safe Doc, a complete example of Safe Doc is like

{
  "SafeDocLicenseKey": {
    "Value": "12345678-9012-3456-7890-1234567890"
  },
  "EnableExplore": {
    "Value": true
  },
  "EnableDictionary": {
    "Value": false
  },
  "EnableVideoSearch": {
    "Value": true
  },
  "EnableImageSearch": {
    "Value": false
  }
}

Horrified? Relax, let me explain

  • SafeDocLicenseKey. This is the license key you obtained from us. It shall be in your email inbox.
  • EnableExplore. Setting this value true will enable the Explore feature in all apps; Setting this value false will disable the Explore feature in all apps.
  • EnableDictionary. Setting this value true will enable the Dictionary feature in all apps; Setting this value false will disable the Dictionary feature in all apps.
  • EnableVideoSearch. Setting this value true will enable the youtube video searching feature; Setting this value false will disable the youtube video searching feature.
  • EnableImageSearch. Setting this value true will enable the image searching feature in all apps; Setting this value false will disable the image searching feature.

How to Apply the new configuration?

When you’re finished with the configuration,

  • upload it to Admin Console > Device management > App Management > Safe Doc.
  • Select the student OU with Safe Doc enforced
  • Click UPLOAD CONFIGURATION FILE and select the new configuration from your desktop.
  • You can click View to verify it. If everything is correct, click Save to take effect. Then Safe Doc in your students’ Chromebooks will be automatically reconfigured.
Upload a new configuration file in Admin Console App Management
Upload a new configuration file in Admin Console App Management

Questions?

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