Self Hosted Chrome Extension

It is just a question of time that you will need a self hosted repository. You can avoid to use the public Chrome Webstore.

With the following steps you will have your own private Webstore in a couple of minutes. In the following days I will show you how to do it for the new Firefox (>= 45).

The Tutorial is dedicated to Windows 7, because most of my customer have Windoof, oh sorry, Windows.

Mac and Linux details are here and here.

Step One


For Windows, extensions can be installed via the Windows registry. Windows registry location:Software\Policies\Chromium\ExtensionInstallWhitelist.

Windows Examples:


Software\Policies\Chromium\ExtensionInstallWhitelist\1 = “extension_id1” Software\Policies\Chromium\ExtensionInstallWhitelist\2 = “extension_id2”



Window Example:

Software\Policies\Chromium\ExtensionInstallSources\1 = “*”

32-bit Windows: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Google\Chrome\Extensions

64-bit Windows: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions


Step Two







Add. Information at:

Packaging Chrome Extensions:

Stackoverflow (2016):

Self hosted and  Autoupdate:

Developing Cross Browser Extensions:


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