Configure extension, app, and user script install sources

Setting the policy specifies which URLs may install extensions, apps, and themes. Before Google Chrome 21, users could click on a link to a *.crx file, and Google Chrome would offer to install the file after a few warnings. Afterwards, such files must be downloaded and dragged to the Google Chrome settings page. This setting allows specific URLs to have the old, easier installation flow.

Each item in this list is an extension-style match pattern (see Users can easily install items from any URL that matches an item in this list. Both the location of the *.crx file and the page where the download is started from (the referrer) must be allowed by these patterns.

ExtensionInstallBlocklist takes precedence over this policy. That is, an extension on the blocklist won't be installed, even if it happens from a site on this list.

Example value:*

Supported on: At least Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 family

URL patterns to allow extension, app, and user script installs from

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Google\Chrome\ExtensionInstallSources
Value Name{number}
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value


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