LibKey Nomad Group Policy Deployment (Edge)

Modified on Tue, 05 Dec 2023 at 04:23 PM

Part 1: Configuring Microsoft Edge to Manage LibKey Nomad

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\admx\msedge.admx to C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\msedge.admx

5. Copy the file \MicrosoftEdgePolicyTemplates\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: Configuring Microsoft Edge in Group Policy Management Console

1. In the Group Policy Editor we opened in Step 7, 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'


Step 3: Enabling Nomad to Automatically Install to Microsoft Edge

1. Click the 'Enabled' radio button

2. Click the 'Show' button within the Options box


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

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


Part 2: Setting Up Your LibraryID on the System

 Step 4 - Tell Nomad your LibraryID to Allow It to be Automatically Detected

 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 numerical value only. 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 5 (optional): Set preferred Nomad button placement

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:


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: