Chrome extension update (versions 18.3 to 21.4)

Sometimes company policies prevent the installation of extensions. If this is the case, it is necessary to install by running a run administrator to overcome it.

This did not happen to me until after the extension update

There may be many reasons for this, security package updates etc. It will take less time to re-install instead of detailing them.

@IOrlando this post relates to a chrome extension update planned for versions 18.3 to 21.4.
We did not yet perform the update, it is planned for June 7.

The issues you’re having cannot be related to the announced chrome extension update on this thread since this did not happen yet and you’re using a different UiPath version than the ones we’re planning to update.

If you’re using the 22.4.3 community version & you’ve started having issues after the community update which happened earlier this week, could you please provide additional details on the issues you’re facing in a different post so that you can get some feedback more specific to the the issues you’re noticing?

Hello.
Please tell me about the version.
Is it a version of UiPath Studio? Or is it a version of the Chrome extension?

I use this in my environment.
Am I subject to an update?

・UiPath Web Automation 9.0
・UiPath Studio 2020.10.6

Hi,

Can you share exact time to be available new version because I want to update it manually as soon as it’s released?

Regards,

@Yoichi we’re targeting to perform the update on June 7, around 9-10 AM CET. However, it cannot be a fixed time.
We’ll be announcing the update completion on this thread once it’s done. If you’ll mark this thread as watching, you should receive notifications once we post the update announcement.

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The update will apply for the Chrome extension used by the following UiPath Studio versions: 18.3, 18.4, 19.4, 19.10, 20.4, 20.10, 21.4.
The version of the Chrome extension which comes with the above Studio versions is 9.0.6824. This will change after the update from 9.0.6824 to 9.0.6827.

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this extension update will also affect the Edge browser.
Can anyone help me explain how Uipath chrome extension affect the Edge browser?

Hi all

Does this update affects chrome/edge extension policy allowing installation of extensions?
I am specially worried about the value for the ExtensionInstallAllowlist policy because it is different depending on the UiPath version.

The value for the ver 2020.10 is “dkgencfabioofgdmhhjljpkbbchbikbh” while the one for the ver 2022.4 is “femlfgkoahmpkceibadfboihnjmmldnb”

I referred from Chrome Group Policies (uipath.com)

Is this value overwritten into the one of the higher version once I installed updated extensions? (my uipath ver is 2020.10)

If somebody help me, it would be super wonderful!

Hi,

I would like to know why you are rushing this release. Does delaying this release cause some serious impact?

In Japan, it was announced on June 2nd. In our case, we received this notice at 18:30 (i.e. after working hours) from UiPath Japan. Eventually, many companies noticed it on Friday morning. We were given just 2 working days to announce to customers and prepare…

Also users cannot do anything until the release is complete. Did you know that the release time 17:00 in Japan is the time we leave work? We have to do overtime to prepare.

I really wish that UiPath care more about customers.

It would be understandable if this release is about a serious security bug which would affect many users. But I don’t see it from here.

It was really easy to understand.
Thank you.

This is to announce that the extension update is now completed.
The Chrome extension available on Google Web Store has changed from 9.0.6824 to 9.0.6827

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@W.Suzy

Does this update affects chrome/edge extension policy allowing installation of extensions?

No, this update will not affect your Group Policy in any way.
Your extension will be automatically updated when you restart the browser, and it will continue to have the same ID: dkgencfabioofgdmhhjljpkbbchbikbh

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Thank you, Marius!

We are experiencing issues with both test and production environment keep loosing the extension.
Easy fix is to just reinstall from Studio, but after a while it is gone again.
I’m not sure if it is an issue with the new google chrome that has just been released or your extension!

Hello @mdiv !

It sounds like you need to update your Group Policies to include the UiPath extension ID in the ExtensionInstallForceList and ExtensionInstallAllowlist.
You can find the full instructions here: Extension for Chrome (uipath.com)
and more details about Group Policies that can interfere with the UiPath extension here: Chrome Group Policies (uipath.com)

Please let me know if this helped you solve the problem.
If not, let’s schedule a call and we’ll help you troubleshoot this issue.

Is there a link to the UiPath Chrome extension in the Chrome Web Store? I don’t see it. Do we have to follow the steps at this link?

I don’t have Chrome Enterprise and I don’t want to install the latest version of Studio for reasons.

This is the issue for me in enterprise version

sorry for the late reply, but it has been stable since I started using the offline version, and not the online version.
When running the CMD, there is an option to use the offline file. Extension for Chrome

I hope it will continue to work for us :wink: