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Global profile configuration on Linux?

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Dear all,

that's my first post here :)

 

In our company I'm evaluating MS Edge @ Linux and wondering, if there is a way to prepare a globla Preference/config file for all users that are using this workstation. On Windows, we rolled out a config where we can prohibit some functionalities the user is not able to overwrite. Is this also possible right now on the Linux version? If not, is it planned in future? If not, is there a process where I could place this RFC?

 

 

 

 

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Any idea how to configure a global configuration?
best response confirmed by Rebel2k (New Contributor)
Solution
Finally I got it to work under Linux. After reading tons of Google Chrome and Chromium docs, I could transfer it to MS Edge :)

I assume this is still experimental and not supported by Microsoft.
For all who need that possibility, here is the solution:

1. create the needed directories /managed & /recommended
# mkdir -p /etc/opt/edge/policies/managed /etc/opt/edge/policies/recommended

2. Make sure that the files under /managed are not writable by non-admin users; otherwise, they could just overwrite your policies to get the configuration they want!
# chmod -w /etc/opt/edge/policies/managed /etc/opt/edge/policies/recommended

3. Place your setting in a *.json file into the directory /managed, e.g.
/etc/opt/edge/policies/managed/MSEDGE-GLOBAL.json
=> # cat MSEDGE-GLOBAL.json
{
// https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/deployedge/microsoft-edge-policies#passwordmanagerenabled
// Enable Microsoft Edge to save user passwords.
// If you enable this policy, users can save their passwords in Microsoft Edge. The next time they visit the site, Microsoft Edge will enter the password automatically.
// If you disable this policy, users can't save new passwords, but they can still use previously saved passwords.
// If you enable or disable this policy, users can't change or override it in Microsoft Edge. If you don't configure it, users can save passwords, as well as turn this feature off.

"PasswordManagerEnabled": false,
}

4. In the directory /recommended, settings could be placed, which will be set by default, but could be overwritten by the users.

5. start the MS Edge browser and check your personal settings.