Policy to set managed storage for an extension in Chromium Edge for Mac

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Hi,

 

We are trying to install a browser extension in Chromium Edge for both Windows and Mac.
Our extension has a schema for the managed storage that we are deploying alongside the extension using the Extensions Policy.
In Windows Edge Chromium everything works as expected: the extension gets installed using the ForceInstall policy and has access to the managed storage value.
In MacOS however the extension does get installed using the ForceInstall but it does not have access to the managed storage value...

I followed the same rules as Google Chrome by using a mobileConfig file that I'm adding to the Profiles.

https://www.chromium.org/administrators/configuring-policy-for-extensions
For the ForceInstall policy:

<key>com.microsoft.Edge</key>
<dict>
<key>Forced</key>
<array>
<dict>
<key>mcx_preference_settings</key>
<dict>
<key>ExtensionInstallForcelist</key>
<array>
<string>[MyExtensionID];[LinkToMyUpdateXml]</string>
</array>
</dict>
</dict>
</array>
</dict>

 

For the managed storage policy:

 

<key>com.microsoft.Edge.extensions.[MyExtensionID]</key>
<dict>
<key>Forced</key>
<array>
<dict>
<key>mcx_preference_settings</key>
<dict>
<key>extensionConfig</key>
<string>"Value of the extension config"</string>
</dict>
</dict>
</array>
</dict>

 

To summarize: The managed storage is working well in Chrome Windows+Mac and in Edge Chromium on Windows. It does not work in Edge Chromium on MacOS.

 

1. Is this functionality supposed to work on Edge Chromium on MacOS?

2. If so, what are we doing wrong?

 

(Note: A similar question was asked in the past by a colleague but was not answered)

2 Replies

@Nir_WalkMe Hi!  Thanks for your post!  Sorry your colleague's post wasn't answered!  I've reached out to our Extension team with your questions.  We'll follow up with any updates/insights from them.  

 

-Kelly

@Nir_WalkMe Hello! I've just heard from our developers that a fix for this has been released in the newest version of MS Edge Canary Channel for Mac (https://www.microsoftedgeinsider.com/en-us/download/) 

 

Please take a look and if you are still having issues please let us know!  Thanks!

 

-Kelly