Enterprise Site List Manager in Microsoft Edge

Note

The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022 (for a list of what’s in scope, see the Internet Explorer 11 desktop app retirement FAQ). The same IE11 apps and sites you use today can open in Microsoft Edge with Internet Explorer mode. Learn more here.

This article explains how to enable access to and use the Enterprise Site List Manager in Microsoft Edge to create, edit and export your Enterprise Mode Site List for Internet Explorer (IE) mode.

Note

This article applies to Microsoft Edge version 89 or later. The shared cookies capability is available on Microsoft Edge version 101 or later.

Overview

The Enterprise Site List Manager is an in-browser version of the standalone Enterprise Mode Site List Manager tool that lets you create, edit, and export your organization’s site list. You can access the in-browser Enterprise Site List Manager at edge://compat/SiteListManager.

Future improvements to the tool for Internet Explorer mode will be available through Enterprise Site List Manager (edge://compat/SiteListManager) in Microsoft Edge. The standalone tool will continue to be available in the Download Center but won't get any feature updates.

Enabling access to Enterprise Site List Manager

You can configure access to the site list manager tool by using the EnterpriseModeSiteListManagerAllowed group policy.

If this policy is enabled, your users will see an option named Enterprise Site List Manager on the left navigation pane in edge://compat. If the policy is disabled, users won't see the entry point to Enterprise Site List Manager in the left navigation pane, which is the default behavior.

Using the Enterprise Site List Manager

The Enterprise Site List Manager tool uses the v.2 version of the schema. If you import a v.1 version schema into the Enterprise Site List Manager (schema v.2), the XML is saved into the v.2 version of the schema. See Enterprise Mode schema v.2 guidance.

Add single sites to your site list

Use the following steps to add individual sites to your site list.

Note

You can only add specific URLs, not Internet or Intranet Zones.

  1. In the Enterprise Site List Manager, select Add a site.

  2. Enter the URL for the website you’d like to add, for example: <domain>.com or <domain>.com/<path> in the URL box.

  3. Select one of the following options from the Open in list:

    • IE11. Opens the site in the IE11 application.
    • IE mode. Opens the site in Internet Explorer mode on Microsoft Edge if enabled and in the IE11 app otherwise. See Internet Explorer mode on Microsoft Edge.
    • MSEdge. Opens the site in Microsoft Edge.
    • Configurable. Allows the site to participate in IE mode engine determination. See Configurable sites in IE mode
    • None. Opens in whatever browser the user chooses.
  4. Under Compat Mode, choose one of the following options:

    • IE8Enterprise. Loads the site in IE8 Enterprise Mode.
    • IE7Enterprise. Loads the site in IE7 Enterprise Mode.
    • IE[x]. Where [x] is the document mode number and the site loads in the specified document mode.
    • Default Mode. Loads the site using the default compatibility mode for the page.

    The path within a domain can require a different compatibility mode from the domain itself. For example, the domain might look fine in the default IE11 browser, but the path might have problems and require the use of Enterprise Mode. If you added the domain previously, your original compatibility choice is still selected. However, if the domain is new, IE8 Enterprise Mode is automatically selected.

    Enterprise Mode takes precedence over document modes, so sites that are already included in the Enterprise Mode site list won’t be affected by this update. These sites will continue to load in Enterprise Mode. For more specific information about using document modes, see Fix web compatibility issues using document modes and the Enterprise Mode site list.

  5. The Allow Redirect checkbox applies to the treatment of server-side redirects. If you check this box, server-side redirects will open in the browser specified by the open-in tag. For more information, see allow-redirect in updated schema attributes.

  6. Type any comments about the website into the Comment box. Administrators can only see comments while they’re in this tool and these comments are retained in the site list xml.

  7. Select Add to add the site to your site list.

Add shared cookies to your site list

Use the following steps to add individual shared cookies to your site list. To learn more about cookie sharing, see Cookie sharing between Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.

  1. In the Enterprise Site List Manager, select Add a shared cookie.

  2. Enter the domain you’d like to add in the Domain box. Enter the name of the cookie in the Cookie Name box.

  3. If the cookie is a host-only cookie, then check Host Only.

  4. If needed, enter the path in the Path box.

  5. Select one of the following options from the Source Engine list:

    • MSEdge. Share session cookies from Microsoft Edge to Internet Explorer.
    • IE11. Share session cookies from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge.
    • Both. Share session cookies to and from Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.
  6. Enter any comments about the shared cookie in the Comment box.

  7. Select Add to add the shared cookie.

Export site list to XML

After you create your site list in the Enterprise Site List Manager, you can export the contents to an Enterprise Mode (.EMIE) or XML file.

Note

This file includes all your URLs and shared cookies and should be stored somewhere safe.

To export the site list, follow these steps:

  1. In the Enterprise Site List Manager, select Export to XML.
  2. Enter a Version number and a File name.
  3. Select Export.

You can save the file locally or to a network share. However, you must make sure you deploy it to the location specified in your registry key. For more information, see Turn on Internet Explorer mode and use a site list.

Import multiple sites and shared cookies to your site list

After you create your .xml file, you can bulk add sites or shared cookies to the editor using Import from XML.

If you want to replace all the contents in the editor, select the ellipsis () and then choose Clear list. After you clear the editor, use the following steps to import the site list.

  1. In the Enterprise Site List Manager, select Import from XML.

  2. Select Choose file to select your site list to add the included sites or shared cookies to the tool. Pick the site list you want to add and then select Open.

    Supported formats for Import are .xml, .emie, or .txt containing the v.2 schema for Enterprise Mode Site List. See Enterprise Mode schema v.2 guidance.

  3. Select Load to add the sites or shared cookies from the file to the editor.

You can save the file locally or to a network share. However, you must make sure you deploy it to the location specified in your registry key. For more information, see Turn on Internet Explorer mode and use a site list.

Edit sites in your site list

You can edit attributes of existing site entries in the Enterprise Site List Manager. You can also add, remove, or delete associated comments.

  1. In the Enterprise Site List Manager, select the ellipsis () and choose Edit site for the URL you want to edit.

  2. You can edit any attribute of the site entry except the URL. Select Save after you finish editing.

    Note

    If you want to delete a site entry, choose Delete site in step 1.

  3. Select Export to XML, and save the updated file.

You can save the file locally or to a network share. However, you must make sure you deploy it to the location specified in your registry key. For more information, see Turn on Internet Explorer mode and use a site list.

Edit shared cookies in your site list

You can edit attributes of existing shared cookie entries in the Enterprise Site List Manager. You can also add, remove, or delete associated comments. Use the following steps to edit shared cookies.

  1. In the Enterprise Site List Manager, select the ellipsis () and choose Edit cookie for the domain you want to edit.
  2. You can edit any attribute of the site entry except the Domain. Select Save after you finish editing.

Note

If you want to delete a shared cookie entry, choose Delete shared cookie in step 1.

Preview your site list in XML format

You can preview the sites and shared cookies in the editor in XML format before you export and save to your site list location. Select XML preview to open the file in a new tab.

Search in the Enterprise Site List Manager

You can search to see if a specific site or shared cookie already appears in your site list so you don’t try to add it again.

To search, type part of the URL or domain into the search box in the top right-hand corner of the editor.

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