To be able to scan your Chrome OS (e.g. Chromebook) devices with Lansweeper, you will need to make sure that they meet the scanning requirements. This article describes these requirements, and how to setup the required project and credential. More information on how to scan your Chrome OS devices can be found in this article.
Chrome OS scanning requirements
To perform Chrome OS scans, the following requirements must be met:
- Your Lansweeper installation must be version 7.2 or higher.
- Your Lansweeper license must support Chrome OS scanning.
- Your Lansweeper scanning server must have access to the Internet.
- You need to have access to the Google admin console that manages your Chrome OS devices.
- You need a G Suite, educational or governmental license to configure and use the API.
- You need to have a project that has the Admin SDK enabled, and a credential that has access to the necessary scopes. Detailed instructions on how to configure this can be found below.
Configuring your Google environment for scanning
Step 1: enable the API
In your Google admin console, navigate to the Security section. Under
API reference, check the
Enable API access box and click Save
Step 2: create your project
On your Google cloud console page, click the dropdown in the title bar and select
new project in the resulting pop-up. Give your project a name, select the location and click
Step 3: enable Admin SDK for your project
Go to your Google developers console page. Make sure your project is selected and click
ENABLE APIS AND SERVICES. Search for the Admin SDK API and select it. On the Admin SDK API page, click
Step 4: create a service account for your project
Service accountsmenu under
IAM & admin. Click the
CREATE SERVICE ACCOUNTbutton. Provide a name, modify the ID and description if you want, and click
DONE. Click the
Editand copy the service account's unique ID.
Step 5: configure the scope of access for your service account
Manage API client accessunder Advanced settings. Under
client name, enter the unique ID of your service account. Under
One or More API Scopes, enter the below string and click
Step 6: create your API key
On your Google cloud console page, make sure your project is selected and navigate to the
Service accounts menu under
IAM & admin. Click the Actions icon next to the service account you wish to use, click
Create key, select JSON from the dropdown and click
CREATE. The JSON key is required to submit your Chrome OS scanning target, as described in this article.