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Last updated 2024年5月13日

Extension for Chrome

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Important:
Starting January 2023, the UiPath Extension for Chrome MV2 installed by older versions of UiPathStudio.msi will stop working in Chrome.

We highly recommend upgrading your UiPath Studio and Robot installations before this deadline.

See the full timeline for the Chrome migration to MV3 extensions here.

The UiPath Extension for Chrome MV3 is available in the following UiPathStudio.msi versions:
  • 2022.4
  • 2021.10.8
  • 2020.10.14
  • 19.10.9

These can be downloaded from the Resource Center of UiPath Automation Cloud.

This extension helps you create browser automations in Google Chrome.

You can install this extension in multiple ways, as shown below:

Install From UiPath Studio

  1. Open Studio.
  2. Navigate to Home > Tools > UiPath Extensions.
  3. Select Chrome > Install.
  4. Open Chrome and navigate to chrome://extensions.
  5. Enable the UiPath Web Automation extension if needed.

Please note that file access is disabled by default. To enable it:

  1. Click the Side Navigation Bar > More Tools > Extensions. The chrome://extensions/ page is displayed.
  2. In the chrome://extensions/ page, navigate to the UiPath extension.
  3. Click the Details button. The UiPath Chrome extension details page is displayed.
  4. On this page, select the Allow access to file URLs check box.docs image

Install from the Studio installer

  1. Run the UiPathStudio.msi installer.
  2. Select an install mode, and then select Advanced Settings > Extensions > UiPath extension for Chrome. If Chrome is installed on your machine, the option is selected by default.
  3. Click Install. Studio setup continues while also installing the extension for Chrome.

The UiPath Extension for Chrome can also be installed from the command line of UiPathStudio.msi.



Install From Group Policy

You can also install the UiPath Extension for Chrome by using Group Policies. This method silently installs the extension and enables it, without requiring user confirmation.

Offline

The Group Policy Offline installation method requires that the target machine is joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain or Azure Active Directory.

It does not require access to the Chrome Web Store so it can be used in controlled environments for machines that have restricted Internet access.

UiPathStudio.msi uses this installation method by default if its requirements are met.

You can also use this installation method by running from an elevated command prompt:

&"C:\Program Files\UiPath\Studio\UiPath\SetupExtensions.exe" /chrome-policy-offline /silent&"C:\Program Files\UiPath\Studio\UiPath\SetupExtensions.exe" /chrome-policy-offline /silent

If your organization uses Group Policies for browser extension management then the following changes are also required:

  1. In the ExtensionInstallForceList policy, add the value:

    ndmegdjihnhfmljjoaiimbipfhodnbgf;file:///C:/ProgramData/UiPath/UiPath.Common/ChromeExtension_SelfHosted/extension_manifest_chrome.xml

  2. In the NativeMessagingAllowList policy, add the value: com.uipath.chromenativemsg_v2
  3. Set DeveloperToolsAvailability Group Policy to the value 1 (Allow usage of the Developer Tools) to enable the full extension functionality. For more information, please check the troubleshooting page.

Online

The Group Policy Online installation method requires that the target machine has access to the Chrome Web Store (https://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx and https://clients2.googleusercontent.com/crx).
UiPathStudio.msi uses this installation method if its requirements are met and the machine is not joined to a Microsoft Active Directory.

You can also use this installation method by running from an elevated command prompt:

&"C:\Program Files\UiPath\Studio\UiPath\SetupExtensions.exe" /chromepolicyglobal /silent&"C:\Program Files\UiPath\Studio\UiPath\SetupExtensions.exe" /chromepolicyglobal /silent

If your organization uses Group Policies for browser extension management then the following changes are also required:

  1. In the ExtensionInstallForceList policy, add the value:

    gflmmjnkmhahgnfcgjckfaekifpehnjk;https://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx

  2. In the NativeMessagingAllowList policy, add the value: com.uipath.chromenativemsg_v2
  3. Set DeveloperToolsAvailability Group Policy to the value 1 (Allow usage of the Developer Tools) to enable the full extension functionality. For more information, please check the troubleshooting page.

Uninstalling

The UiPath Extension for Chrome can be uninstalled by running from an elevated command prompt:

&"C:\Program Files\UiPath\Studio\UiPath\SetupExtensions.exe" /chromecleanup /silent&"C:\Program Files\UiPath\Studio\UiPath\SetupExtensions.exe" /chromecleanup /silent

You can also uninstall by opening Studio, navigating to Home > Tools > UiPath Extensions, and selecting Chrome > Uninstall.

Chrome version requirements

The UiPath Extension for Chrome MV2 requires Chrome version 64 or greater.

The UiPath Extension for Chrome MV3 requires Chrome version 98 or greater.

When using one of the installation methods described above, the browser version will be checked and the extension with the appropriate format (MV2 or MV3) will be automatically installed.

New extension features

Automating Chrome apps

Starting with UiPathStudio.msi 2022.4 the UiPath Extension for Chrome can be used to automate Chrome Apps.

Troubleshooting

Your system administrator might have configured Group Policies that prevent the UiPath Extension for Chrome from working. To enable it, please follow the instructions from the Group Policies page.

For any other issues regarding the UiPath Extension for Chrome, please view the detailed troubleshooting page.

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