How to request access to blocked extensions


You want to configure for users to be able to request extensions if all apps and extensions are blocked by the Admin.


  • Chrome OS
  • Google Chrome
  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux


  1. Open the Chrome Web Store.
  2. In the left column, click Extensions.
  3. Browse or search for the extension you want to add.
  4. Click Request. Sometimes you might see one of the following buttons instead:
    • Pending: You have already requested the extension and are waiting for approval.
    • Blocked by admin: Admin has rejected the request.
    • Installed: Admin has already force-installed the extension.
  5. Do one of the following:
    • If you are requesting the extension for the first time, confirm that you want to send a request to your admin. Review the types of data that the extension will be able to access and click Send.
    • If you already requested the extension, you will see a message that lets you know you already requested it. Click OK.
    • If the admin blocked the extension, you will see a message that lets you know it is blocked. Click OK.
  6. To check the status of extensions that you requested, in your browser window, go to chrome://extensions.

You will see your installed extensions in Chrome as buttons on the toolbar. When your admin approves, automatically installs, or blocks the extension you requested, you will get a Chrome notification letting you know.