Method: chromeosdevices.action

Use BatchChangeChromeOsDeviceStatus instead. Takes an action that affects a Chrome OS Device. This includes deprovisioning, disabling, and re-enabling devices.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



The unique ID for the customer's Google Workspace account. As an account administrator, you can also use the my_customer alias to represent your account's customerId. The customerId is also returned as part of the Users resource.



The unique ID of the device. The resourceIds are returned in the response from the chromeosdevices.list method.

Request body

The request body contains an instance of ChromeOsDeviceAction.

Response body

If successful, the response is a generic HTTP response whose format is defined by the method.

Authorization scopes

Requires the following OAuth scope:


For more information, see the Authorization guide.


Data about an update to the status of a Chrome OS device.

JSON representation
  "action": string,
  "deprovisionReason": string


chromeosdevices.action to be taken on the Chrome OS device.

Acceptable values are:

  • deprovision: Remove a device from management that is no longer active, being resold, or is being submitted for return / repair, use the deprovision action to dissociate it from management.
  • disable: If you believe a device in your organization has been lost or stolen, you can disable the device so that no one else can use it. When a device is disabled, all the user can see when turning on the Chrome device is a screen telling them that it’s been disabled, and your desired contact information of where to return the device.
  • reenable: Re-enable a disabled device when a misplaced device is found or a lost device is returned. You can also use this feature if you accidentally mark a Chrome device as disabled.
  • pre_provisioned_disable: A pre-provisioned device that cannot enroll. An admin can re-enable the device to allow Zero-Touch Enrollment by changing the status to "pre_provisioned_reenable". Note: From this state the device can be deprovisioned.
  • pre_provisioned_reenable: Device is pre-provisioned by OEMs. Devices in this state are eligible for Zero-Touch Enrollment.


Only used when the action is deprovision. With the deprovision action, this field is required.

Acceptable values are:

  • different_model_replacement: Use if you're upgrading or replacing your device with a newer model of the same device.
  • retiring_device: Use if you're reselling, donating, or permanently removing the device from use.
  • same_model_replacement: Use if a hardware issue was encountered on a device and it is being replaced with the same model or a like-model replacement from a repair vendor / manufacturer.
  • upgrade_transfer: Use if you're replacing your Cloud Ready devices with Chromebooks within one year.