Updated: Nov 20, 2023
Please Note: This announcement does not impact the SWG (Secure Web Gateway) Umbrella Chromebook Client.
Cisco is announcing important changes to the Umbrella Chromebook Client (Legacy DNS Client). These changes are in response to Google's transition from Manifest Version 2 (MV2) to Manifest Version 3 (MV3) APIs.
Google's Updated MV2 Phase-Out Timeline
In light of Google's recent changes to the Manifest Version 2 Timelines, customers need to enable the ExtensionManifestV2Availability policy in their Google Admin Console. This change is necessary to ensure the Umbrella Chromebook Client continues to function until June 2025.
For more information on the Manifest Version 3 Timelines, please visit this link: Manifest Version 3 Timelines.
To understand more about the ExtensionManifestV2Availability policy, follow this link: ExtensionManifestV2Availability.
End-of-Life & End-of-Support Schedule
We want to assure you that the Umbrella Chromebook Client will continue to be supported until June 2025, provided the 'ExtensionManifestV2Availability' policy is implemented as prescribed in the following article Enabling ExtensionManifestV2Availability Policy. We pledge to keep you informed of any changes.
Product Migration Options
In response to Google's transition and to provide our customers with enhanced security and performance, we are excited to introduce the new Cisco Security for Chromebook Client as a replacement solution for the Umbrella Chromebook Client. Customers can reference Migration Scenarios for information on how to migrate.
Further details about the new client can be found here: Cisco Security for Chromebook is now Generally Available (GA)!
Action for Customers
- Implement the 'ExtensionManifestV2Availability' policy as instructed in this Enabling ExtensionManifestV2Availability Policy.
- To smoothly transition to the new client, we recommend the following steps:
Our Commitment to Support You
Our dedicated Cisco Umbrella Team is here to assist you throughout this transition. If you have any questions or need help, please reach out to us at:
Dashboard: Access support contact information via the Umbrella Dashboard. Click on Admin > Licensing to view support contact details.
We value your cooperation during this transition. We are confident that the enhanced security experience with the new Cisco Security for Chromebook Client will be worth it. Thank you for your continued trust and support.
Cisco Umbrella Team