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Default-browser setting overwritten

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Our company uses GlobalProtect and I have this working on Linux.  They recently made a change to the settings so that the <default-browser>yes</default-browser> has been removed from pangps.xml.  This has caused some upset as the built-in browser appears to have some issues with our 2-factor authentication.  I assumed that I could then just add the default-browser option back in to my local pangps.xml but this gets overwritten every time I log in and so it ends up trying to use the built-in browser anyway.  Is there a way to stop this happening?


Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

this is a configuration setting on the portal. any changes you make manually will be overwritten each time the agent connects to the portal to fetch the config



if this needs to be disabled for all the other agents (and you only need it for linux)

you can actually create an agent config specifically for linux that has this option enabled:





Tom Piens
PANgurus - Strata specialist; config reviews, policy optimization

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Thanks; is there no way to have a local configuration option in that case?  Is it everyone or no-one?  It seems odd as I believe this works for some people but not all, but not having the option to do something different per client seems a bit restrictive.

The way GlobalPortect is designed makes that configuration is always fetched from the portal. local options are limited to just a few things like hardcoding the portal address


you may have missed it, but the second screenshot in my previous posts show that you can make a different config for different users/groups or per operating system, so if you like you can have different configuration versions floating around for different groups of users or for different operating systems




you can even host different configuration versions based on device serial number, machine certificate or registry entries 





Tom Piens
PANgurus - Strata specialist; config reviews, policy optimization
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