Blocking Rawstream for Chrome Gmail Signins

The Rawstream for Chrome agent requires that users sign in using a Google account. The Google account can be either the organisation’s own account or a personal Gmail account.

google-addaccount

Organisations however may prefer that users do not sign in with their Gmail accounts. We have released an update enabling IT admins to block staff from signing in via their Gmail account.

Blocking Gmail Sign Ins

Log in to your Rawstream Admin Dashboard and then click Settings > Users > Rawstream Agent. Scroll to the bottom of the page, where you will see the checkbox to block users from signing in with Gmail.

rawstream-block-gmail-signins-rawstream-for-chrome

We have also released an update to the Rawstream for Chromebooks agent – 3.0.16 – that implements this feature. Rawstream for Chromebook installs will automatically update over the coming days.

Nothing changes for existing users. The block is off by default so existing users can continue to sign in with their Gmail account.

Related posts

Enforce Safety Mode for YouTube With Rawstream DNS

Rawstream allows you to enforce YouTube's Safety Mode with Rawstream DNS. Millions of hours of video are uploaded to YouTube everyday. Most content is irrelevant but some content has educational value. Use Rawstream's Safety Mode to remove mature content and content which has been age...

Enabling Youtube while blocking streaming media using DNS

A comment support request is how to configure Rawstream Cloud DNS to allow access to Youtube while blocking the rest of the streaming media sites. Adding youtube.com to the Allow List is not enough. YouTube hosts videos and resources across a number of domains. Here is how to block...

Mass Archiving Users

A small but handy update to mass archive users. A "Select all users" checkbox allows you to select all users. Previously Rawstream would mark user accounts as deleted. If a deleted user shows activity a new account is created for that user. This led to a discontinuity in reporting. We...