Self-installing the Endpoint Verification extension and native helper

This page explains how a user of an organization can enable Endpoint Verification for their devices.

Overview

As a user within an organization, you can allow admins to monitor your devices by self-installing the Endpoint Verification Chrome extension. If you access your corporate account on a work or personal computer, your admin might require you to set up Endpoint Verification. Endpoint Verification lets the admins see information about the device and control your access to apps based on your location, device security status, or other attributes.

Your admin can see the following information of an Endpoint Verification-enabled device:

  • Device ID
  • Serial number
  • Device type
  • Operating system
  • Your name and corporate email address
  • The first and last time your device synchronized corporate data
  • If your device is encrypted and has a password
  • For devices running Chrome OS, admins can see whether your device adheres to your organization's policies.

Before you begin

Have a device that meets the following specifications:

  • Devices running Chrome OS
  • Apple® Mac® OS X® El Capitan (10.11) and later
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 and 10
  • Linux® Debian® and Ubuntu®

Installing the Endpoint Verification extension and native helper

  1. Open Chrome Browser and install the Endpoint Verification extension.
  2. On the browser toolbar, if you see Exception exception bubble on the extension, click the extension to open it.
  3. If prompted, click Add Account and enter your corporate email address and password. Note that on devices running Chrome OS, only the account used to sign into the device is supported.
  4. If you see a message that the native helper is required on your device, click Install it and follow the steps to install the native helper. Click the extension again and then click Sync Now.

Sync information about your computer

When you install Endpoint Verification, information about your computer periodically synchronizes to your admin automatically. To check the last time information was synced, on the browser toolbar, click the Endpoint Verification extension Endpoint Verification. To manually sync information about your computer, click Sync now.

For details about what information is synced, see the Endpoint Verification overview.

Uninstall Endpoint Verification

If you installed Endpoint Verification from the Chrome Web Store, you can remove it from your computer. If an admin automatically installed Endpoint Verification on your computer, an admin needs to remove it for you.

Uninstall the Chrome Browser extension

  1. Open Chrome Browser.
  2. At the top right, click More > More tools > Extensions.
  3. On the Endpoint Verification extension, click Remove.
  4. To confirm, click Remove.

Uninstall the native helper app (Mac, Windows, and Linux only)

Mac

  1. Open Finder.
  2. Navigate to Macintosh HD > Library > Application Support. Note that if you don't see Macintosh HD, at the top left, click Finder > Preferences > Sidebar and select Hard disks.
  3. Drag the SecureConnect folder into the trash.
  4. At the top left, click Finder > Empty Trash.

Windows

  1. Click Start > Control Panel.
  2. Click Programs > Programs and Features.
  3. Double-click Google SecureConnect.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Linux

  1. At the top left, click Activities and enter terminal to open a terminal.
  2. Enter $sudo apt-get remove endpoint-verification.