Managing Chrome Flash Policies

This article is for IT Groups and Administrators.

Google Chrome version 69 removes the option to remember Flash preferences for specific websites. As such, requests to allow Flash will appear in each new browser session when you open the Wdesk editor with Google Chrome 69 and above.

Managing Chrome Policies

We recommend IT groups use the following Google Chrome policies:

  • DefaultPluginsSetting
  • PluginsAllowedForUrls

To grant users access to Wdesk, while preventing the use of Flash in other applications, set following policies:

  • Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\DefaultPluginsSetting = 1 or 3 (integer)
  • Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\PluginsAllowedForUrls\1 = https://[*.]wdesk.com (string)


You can find full descriptions of each Chrome policy is available from Google:

Plans to Remove Flash from Wdesk

Our development team at Workiva is working toward removing the use of Adobe Flash technology by Wdesk. Our next generation technology will provide an enhanced experience across all core Wdesk document types.

Wdesk Spreadsheets and Controls Management already use the next generation technology. Documents and Presentations will both be available January 1, 2019.

Please email platformsupport@workiva.com if you need additional assistance.