LibKey Nomad Group Policy Deployment (Edge)

Modified on Mon, 5 Feb at 11:53 AM

Deploying LibKey Nomad to Microsoft Edge via Group Policy only requires a few setup steps:


Step 1: Download and Install the Microsoft Edge Policy Templates

1. Download the latest release from Microsoft's website. Scroll down to the "Looking for an older version of Edge?" area, select the latest stable version/build and platform your organization uses and click on "Get policy files" to download it

2. Open with a tool like 7zip to extract the file

3. Unzip

4Copy the file \MicrosoftEdgePolicyTemplates\windows\admx\msedge.admx to C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\msedge.admx

5. Copy the file \MicrosoftEdgePolicyTemplates\windows\admx\en-US\msedge.adml to C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\msedge.adml

6. Once this is completed, search for Group in your search bar, and click the 'Edit Group Policy - Control Panel' result


7. Click the Administrative Templates folder under the Computer Configuration Header

8. If done properly there should be one (or more) Microsoft Edge folders present

Step 2: Configure Microsoft Edge in Group Policy Management Console

1. In the Group Policy Editor we opened in the previous step click the folder named Microsoft Edge

2. Double Click on the Extensions folder within the Microsoft Edge folder

3. Right click on 'Control Which Extensions Can Be Installed Silently' and choose 'Edit'


4. Click the 'Enabled' radio button (marked by a red 1 below)

5. Click the 'Show' button within the Options box (marked by a red 2 below)


 6. Add the following Extension ID to install Nomad, and click the OK button on the 'Show Contents' box: aegommgkkknipcpebmcbepdapjdojiji

7. Click the 'Apply' button on the 'Control Which Extensions are Installed Silently' window, followed by the 'OK' button to close the window


Step 3: Setup Your LibraryID in the System Registry

 1. Using the Group Policy Management Console (gpmc.msc) or another method, create the following registry key:


 The result should resemble the following:


2. Next, create a new ‘String Value’ called ‘libraryId’. This can be done using the following command line:

REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\3rdparty\extensions\aegommgkkknipcpebmcbepdapjdojiji\policy /v libraryId /t REG_SZ /d <LIBRARY ID HERE> /f

However, you can also elect to do this manually, via the Group Policy Management Console, Regedit, and so on. Whatever you’re most comfortable working with!

 **IMPORTANT!!** - Please note that ‘libraryId’ has a capital ‘I’ in ID, and that this is case sensitive!

The result should look like the following:


Please be sure to replace the sample instructions "ENTER YOUR LIBRARY ID (e.g. 1234)" with your actual Third Iron Library ID. Note that this should be a 2-4 digit number. If you are not sure of your Library ID please contact to ask for it. 

How to locate your Third Iron Library ID

Via BrowZine: Log in to BrowZine. Your Third Iron ID is the number in your library's BrowZine URL:

Via Log in to Your Third Iron ID is the number in your library's LibKey URL:

Step 4 (optional): Choose a Button Placement Option in the System Registry

If you would like to set a preferred location for Nomad's button at the Group Policy level also create a new "String Value" called "buttonPlacement" 

The two possible options are:

bottomLeft (default): Nomad's button will be placed in the bottom-left corner of the screen

bottomRight: Nomad's button will be placed in the bottom-right corner of the screen

The result should resemble the following:


As a final verification step you can enter the address edge://policy in Microsoft Edge to view the configured policies. If you've enabled and set "Control which extensions are installed silently" then your Edge policy settings should show this policy listed under ExtensionInstallForcelist:

Edge ExtensionInstallForcelist settings

Congratulations! LibKey Nomad is now managed and configured for Microsoft Edge using Windows Group Policy!

 Edge configured with LibKey Nomad using Windows Group Policy Manger: