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Monday, October 25, 2021

Restrict Your Chromebook to Certain Users

 Google Chromebook logo on a grey background

How to Restrict Your Chromebook to Certain Users

First, log into your Chromebook with the owner account. Once logged in, open the launcher and expand the menu until you see the app icons. Click the gear icon to launch the Settings app.

In Settings, select “Security And Privacy” in the sidebar, then click “Manage Other People.”

In Settings, click "Security and Privacy," then select "Manage Other People."

In Manage Other People settings, if you want to keep people without a Google account from using your Chromebook, flip the switch beside “Enable Guest Browsing” to the off position. This is optional, but it will keep unauthorized people from using your Chromebook.

Turn off "Enable Guest Browsing."

Below that on the “Manage Other People” page, turn on the switch beside “Restrict Sign-in to The Following Users.”

Turn on the switch beside "Restrict Sign-in to the Following Users."

After that, you’ll see a list of users already registered to the device. To remove a user from the list, click the “X” button beside their name. To add another user, click “Add User” just below the user list and follow the menu prompts.

Click "X" to delete a user, or "Add User" to add one.

When you’re done, close Settings.

The next time you see the sign-on screen, you’ll notice that the “Add a Person” button is greyed out.  If you ever want to allow other users again, revisit Settings > Security and Privacy > Manage Other People and turn “Restrict Sign-in to the Following Users” to off. Stay safe!

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