Microsoft Edge - Policies

The latest version of Microsoft Edge includes the following policies. You can use these policies to configure how Microsoft Edge runs in your organization.

For information about an additional set of policies used to control how and when Microsoft Edge is updated, check out Microsoft Edge update policy reference

Note

This article applies to Microsoft Edge version 77 or later.

Available policies

These tables lists all of the browser-related group policies available in this release of Microsoft Edge. Use the links in the table to get more details about specific policies.

Cast Content settings
Default search provider Extensions
HTTP authentication Native Messaging
Password manager and protection Printing
Proxy server SmartScreen settings
Startup, home page and new tab page Additional

Cast

Policy Name Caption
EnableMediaRouter Enable Google Cast
ShowCastIconInToolbar Show the cast icon in the toolbar

Content settings

Policy Name Caption
AutoSelectCertificateForUrls Automatically select client certificates for these sites
CookiesAllowedForUrls Allow cookies on specific sites
CookiesBlockedForUrls Block cookies on specific sites
CookiesSessionOnlyForUrls Limit cookies from specific websites to the current session
DefaultCookiesSetting Configure cookies
DefaultGeolocationSetting Default geolocation setting
DefaultImagesSetting Default images setting
DefaultInsecureContentSetting Control use of insecure content exceptions
DefaultJavaScriptSetting Default JavaScript setting
DefaultNotificationsSetting Default notification setting
DefaultPluginsSetting Default Adobe Flash setting
DefaultPopupsSetting Default pop-up window setting
DefaultWebBluetoothGuardSetting Control use of the Web Bluetooth API
DefaultWebUsbGuardSetting Control use of the WebUSB API
ImagesAllowedForUrls Allow images on these sites
ImagesBlockedForUrls Block images on specific sites
InsecureContentAllowedForUrls Allow insecure content on specified sites
InsecureContentBlockedForUrls Block insecure content on specified sites
JavaScriptAllowedForUrls Allow JavaScript on specific sites
JavaScriptBlockedForUrls Block JavaScript on specific sites
LegacySameSiteCookieBehaviorEnabled Enable default legacy SameSite cookie behavior setting
LegacySameSiteCookieBehaviorEnabledForDomainList Revert to legacy SameSite behavior for cookies on specified sites
NotificationsAllowedForUrls Allow notifications on specific sites
NotificationsBlockedForUrls Block notifications on specific sites
PluginsAllowedForUrls Allow the Adobe Flash plug-in on specific sites
PluginsBlockedForUrls Block the Adobe Flash plug-in on specific sites
PopupsAllowedForUrls Allow pop-up windows on specific sites
PopupsBlockedForUrls Block pop-up windows on specific sites
RegisteredProtocolHandlers Register protocol handlers
WebUsbAllowDevicesForUrls Grant access to specific sites to connect to specific USB devices
WebUsbAskForUrls Allow WebUSB on specific sites
WebUsbBlockedForUrls Block WebUSB on specific sites

Default search provider

Policy Name Caption
DefaultSearchProviderEnabled Enable the default search provider
DefaultSearchProviderEncodings Default search provider encodings
DefaultSearchProviderImageURL Specifies the search-by-image feature for the default search provider
DefaultSearchProviderImageURLPostParams Parameters for an image URL that uses POST
DefaultSearchProviderKeyword Default search provider keyword
DefaultSearchProviderName Default search provider name
DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL Default search provider search URL
DefaultSearchProviderSuggestURL Default search provider URL for suggestions

Extensions

Policy Name Caption
ExtensionAllowedTypes Configure allowed extension types
ExtensionInstallAllowlist Allow specific extensions to be installed
ExtensionInstallBlocklist Control which extensions cannot be installed
ExtensionInstallForcelist Control which extensions are installed silently
ExtensionInstallSources Configure extension and user script install sources
ExtensionSettings Configure extension management settings

HTTP authentication

Policy Name Caption
AllowCrossOriginAuthPrompt Allow cross-origin HTTP Basic Auth prompts
AuthNegotiateDelegateAllowlist Specifies a list of servers that Microsoft Edge can delegate user credentials to
AuthSchemes Supported authentication schemes
AuthServerAllowlist Configure list of allowed authentication servers
DisableAuthNegotiateCnameLookup Disable CNAME lookup when negotiating Kerberos authentication
EnableAuthNegotiatePort Include non-standard port in Kerberos SPN
NtlmV2Enabled Control whether NTLMv2 authentication is enabled

Native Messaging

Policy Name Caption
NativeMessagingAllowlist Control which native messaging hosts users can use
NativeMessagingBlocklist Configure native messaging block list
NativeMessagingUserLevelHosts Allow user-level native messaging hosts (installed without admin permissions)

Password manager and protection

Policy Name Caption
PasswordManagerEnabled Enable saving passwords to the password manager
PasswordProtectionChangePasswordURL Configure the change password URL
PasswordProtectionLoginURLs Configure the list of enterprise login URLs where password protection service should capture fingerprint of password
PasswordProtectionWarningTrigger Configure password protection warning trigger

Printing

Policy Name Caption
DefaultPrinterSelection Default printer selection rules
PrintHeaderFooter Print headers and footers
PrintPreviewUseSystemDefaultPrinter Set the system default printer as the default printer
PrintingEnabled Enable printing
UseSystemPrintDialog Print using system print dialog

Proxy server

Policy Name Caption
ProxyBypassList Configure proxy bypass rules
ProxyMode Configure proxy server settings
ProxyPacUrl Set the proxy .pac file URL
ProxyServer Configure address or URL of proxy server
ProxySettings Proxy settings

SmartScreen settings

Policy Name Caption
PreventSmartScreenPromptOverride Prevent bypassing Microsoft Defender SmartScreen prompts for sites
PreventSmartScreenPromptOverrideForFiles Prevent bypassing of Microsoft Defender SmartScreen warnings about downloads
SmartScreenAllowListDomains Configure the list of domains for which Microsoft Defender SmartScreen won't trigger warnings
SmartScreenEnabled Configure Microsoft Defender SmartScreen
SmartScreenForTrustedDownloadsEnabled Force Microsoft Defender SmartScreen checks on downloads from trusted sources
SmartScreenPuaEnabled Configure Microsoft Defender SmartScreen to block potentially unwanted apps

Startup, home page and new tab page

Policy Name Caption
HomepageIsNewTabPage Set the new tab page as the home page
HomepageLocation Configure the home page URL
NewTabPageCompanyLogo Set new tab page company logo
NewTabPageHideDefaultTopSites Hide the default top sites from the new tab page
NewTabPageLocation Configure the new tab page URL
NewTabPageManagedQuickLinks Set new tab page quick links
NewTabPageSetFeedType Configure the Microsoft Edge new tab page experience
RestoreOnStartup Action to take on startup
RestoreOnStartupURLs Sites to open when the browser starts
ShowHomeButton Show Home button on toolbar

Additional

Policy Name Caption
AdsSettingForIntrusiveAdsSites Ads setting for sites with intrusive ads
AllowDeletingBrowserHistory Enable deleting browser and download history
AllowFileSelectionDialogs Allow file selection dialogs
AllowPopupsDuringPageUnload Allows a page to show popups during its unloading
AllowSyncXHRInPageDismissal Allow pages to send synchronous XHR requests during page dismissal
AllowTrackingForUrls Configure tracking prevention exceptions for specific sites
AlternateErrorPagesEnabled Suggest similar pages when a webpage can’t be found
AlwaysOpenPdfExternally Always open PDF files externally
ApplicationLocaleValue Set application locale
AudioCaptureAllowed Allow or block audio capture
AudioCaptureAllowedUrls Sites that can access audio capture devices without requesting permission
AutoImportAtFirstRun Automatically import another browser's data and settings at first run
AutofillAddressEnabled Enable AutoFill for addresses
AutofillCreditCardEnabled Enable AutoFill for credit cards
AutoplayAllowed Allow media autoplay for websites
BackgroundModeEnabled Continue running background apps after Microsoft Edge closes
BackgroundTemplateListUpdatesEnabled Enables background updates to the list of available templates for Collections and other features that use templates
BlockThirdPartyCookies Block third party cookies
BrowserAddProfileEnabled Enable profile creation from the Identity flyout menu or the Settings page
BrowserGuestModeEnabled Enable guest mode
BrowserNetworkTimeQueriesEnabled Allow queries to a Browser Network Time service
BrowserSignin Browser sign-in settings
BuiltInDnsClientEnabled Use built-in DNS client
CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForCas Disable Certificate Transparency enforcement for a list of subjectPublicKeyInfo hashes
CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForLegacyCas Disable Certificate Transparency enforcement for a list of legacy certificate authorities
CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForUrls Disable Certificate Transparency enforcement for specific URLs
ClearBrowsingDataOnExit Clear browsing data when Microsoft Edge closes
ClickOnceEnabled Allow users to open files using the ClickOnce protocol
CommandLineFlagSecurityWarningsEnabled Enable security warnings for command-line flags
ComponentUpdatesEnabled Enable component updates in Microsoft Edge
ConfigureDoNotTrack Configure Do Not Track
ConfigureOnlineTextToSpeech Configure Online Text To Speech
CustomHelpLink Specify custom help link
DefaultBrowserSettingEnabled Set Microsoft Edge as default browser
DeveloperToolsAvailability Control where developer tools can be used
DirectInvokeEnabled Allow users to open files using the DirectInvoke protocol
Disable3DAPIs Disable support for 3D graphics APIs
DisableScreenshots Disable taking screenshots
DiskCacheDir Set disk cache directory
DiskCacheSize Set disk cache size, in bytes
DownloadDirectory Set download directory
DownloadRestrictions Allow download restrictions
EdgeCollectionsEnabled Enable the Collections feature
EditFavoritesEnabled Allows users to edit favorites
EnableDeprecatedWebPlatformFeatures Re-enable deprecated web platform features for a limited time
EnableDomainActionsDownload Enable Domain Actions Download from Microsoft
EnableOnlineRevocationChecks Enable online OCSP/CRL checks
EnterpriseHardwarePlatformAPIEnabled Allow managed extensions to use the Enterprise Hardware Platform API
ExperimentationAndConfigurationServiceControl Control communication with the Experimentation and Configuration Service
ExternalProtocolDialogShowAlwaysOpenCheckbox Show an "Always open" checkbox in external protocol dialog
FavoritesBarEnabled Enable favorites bar
ForceBingSafeSearch Enforce Bing SafeSearch
ForceEphemeralProfiles Enable use of ephemeral profiles
ForceGoogleSafeSearch Enforce Google SafeSearch
ForceNetworkInProcess Force networking code to run in the browser process
ForceYouTubeRestrict Force minimum YouTube Restricted Mode
FullscreenAllowed Allow full screen mode
GoToIntranetSiteForSingleWordEntryInAddressBar Force direct intranet site navigation instead of searching on single word entries in the Address Bar
HSTSPolicyBypassList Configure the list of names that will bypass the HSTS policy check
HardwareAccelerationModeEnabled Use hardware acceleration when available
ImportAutofillFormData Allow importing of autofill form data
ImportBrowserSettings Allow importing of browser settings
ImportFavorites Allow importing of favorites
ImportHistory Allow importing of browsing history
ImportHomepage Allow importing of home page settings
ImportOpenTabs Allow importing of open tabs
ImportPaymentInfo Allow importing of payment info
ImportSavedPasswords Allow importing of saved passwords
ImportSearchEngine Allow importing of search engine settings
InPrivateModeAvailability Configure InPrivate mode availability
InternetExplorerIntegrationLevel Configure Internet Explorer integration
InternetExplorerIntegrationSiteList Configure the Enterprise Mode Site List
IsolateOrigins Enable site isolation for specific origins
ManagedFavorites Configure favorites
ManagedSearchEngines Manage Search Engines
MaxConnectionsPerProxy Maximum number of concurrent connections to the proxy server
MediaRouterCastAllowAllIPs Allow Google Cast to connect to Cast devices on all IP addresses
MetricsReportingEnabled Enable usage and crash-related data reporting
NetworkPredictionOptions Enable network prediction
NonRemovableProfileEnabled Configure whether a user always has a default profile automatically signed in with their work or school account
OverrideSecurityRestrictionsOnInsecureOrigin Control where security restrictions on insecure origins apply
PinningWizardAllowed Allow Pin to taskbar wizard
ProactiveAuthEnabled Enable Proactive Authentication
PromotionalTabsEnabled Enable full-tab promotional content
PromptForDownloadLocation Ask where to save downloaded files
QuicAllowed Allow QUIC protocol
RelaunchNotification Notify a user that a browser restart is recommended or required for pending updates
RelaunchNotificationPeriod Set the time period for update notifications
RendererCodeIntegrityEnabled Enable renderer code integrity
RequireOnlineRevocationChecksForLocalAnchors Specify if online OCSP/CRL checks are required for local trust anchors
ResolveNavigationErrorsUseWebService Enable resolution of navigation errors using a web service
RestrictSigninToPattern Restrict which accounts can be used as Microsoft Edge primary accounts
RunAllFlashInAllowMode Extend Adobe Flash content setting to all content
SSLErrorOverrideAllowed Allow users to proceed from the HTTPS warning page
SSLVersionMin Minimum TLS version enabled
SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled Disable saving browser history
SearchSuggestEnabled Enable search suggestions
SecurityKeyPermitAttestation Websites or domains that don't need permission to use direct Security Key attestation
SendIntranetToInternetExplorer Send all intranet sites to Internet Explorer
SendSiteInfoToImproveServices Send site information to improve Microsoft services
ShowOfficeShortcutInFavoritesBar Show Microsoft Office shortcut in favorites bar
SignedHTTPExchangeEnabled Enable Signed HTTP Exchange (SXG) support
SitePerProcess Enable site isolation for every site
SpellcheckEnabled Enable spellcheck
SpellcheckLanguage Enable specific spellcheck languages
SpellcheckLanguageBlocklist Force disable spellcheck languages
SuppressUnsupportedOSWarning Suppress the unsupported OS warning
SyncDisabled Disable synchronization of data using Microsoft sync services
TabFreezingEnabled Allow freezing of background tabs
TaskManagerEndProcessEnabled Enable ending processes in the Browser task manager
TrackingPrevention Block tracking of users' web-browsing activity
TranslateEnabled Enable Translate
URLAllowlist Define a list of allowed URLs
URLBlocklist Block access to a list of URLs
UserDataDir Set the user data directory
UserFeedbackAllowed Allow user feedback
VideoCaptureAllowed Allow or block video capture
VideoCaptureAllowedUrls Sites that can access video capture devices without requesting permission
WPADQuickCheckEnabled Set WPAD optimization
WebAppInstallForceList Configure list of force-installed Web Apps
WebDriverOverridesIncompatiblePolicies Allow WebDriver to Override Incompatible Policies
WebRtcLocalIpsAllowedUrls Manage exposure of local IP addressess by WebRTC
WebRtcLocalhostIpHandling Restrict exposure of local IP address by WebRTC
WebRtcUdpPortRange Restrict the range of local UDP ports used by WebRTC

Cast policies

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EnableMediaRouter

Enable Google Cast

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Enable this policy to enable Google Cast. Users will be able to launch it from the app menu, page context menus, media controls on Cast-enabled websites, and (if shown) the Cast toolbar icon.

Disable this policy to disable Google Cast.

By default, Google Cast is enabled.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: EnableMediaRouter
  • GP name: Enable Google Cast
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Cast
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: EnableMediaRouter
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: EnableMediaRouter
  • Example value:
<true/>

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ShowCastIconInToolbar

Show the cast icon in the toolbar

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Set this policy to true to show the Cast toolbar icon on the toolbar or the overflow menu. Users won't be able to remove it.

If you don't configure this policy or if you disable it, users can pin or remove the icon by using its contextual menu.

If you've also set the EnableMediaRouter policy to false, then this policy is ignored, and the toolbar icon isn't shown.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ShowCastIconInToolbar
  • GP name: Show the cast icon in the toolbar
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Cast
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: ShowCastIconInToolbar
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ShowCastIconInToolbar
  • Example value:
<false/>

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Content settings policies

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AutoSelectCertificateForUrls

Automatically select client certificates for these sites

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specify a list of sites, based on URL patterns, for which Microsoft Edge should automatically select a client certificate, if the site requests one.

The value must be an array of stringified JSON dictionaries. Each dictionary must have the form { "pattern": "$URL_PATTERN", "filter" : $FILTER }, where $URL_PATTERN is a content setting pattern. $FILTER restricts from which client certificates the browser will automatically select. Independent of the filter, only certificates will be selected that match the server's certificate request. For example, if $FILTER has the form { "ISSUER": { "CN": "$ISSUER_CN" } }, additionally only client certificates are selected that are issued by a certificate with the CommonName $ISSUER_CN. If $FILTER contains an "ISSUER" and a "SUBJECT" section, a client certificate must satisfy both conditions to be selected. If $FILTER specifies an organization ("O"), a certificate must have at least one organization which matches the specified value to be selected. If $FILTER specifies an organization unit ("OU"), a certificate must have at least one organization unit which matches the specified value to be selected. If $FILTER is the empty dictionary {}, the selection of client certificates is not additionally restricted.

If you don't configure this policy, auto-selection isn't done for any site.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: AutoSelectCertificateForUrls
  • GP name: Automatically select client certificates for these sites
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AutoSelectCertificateForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AutoSelectCertificateForUrls\0 = "{"pattern":"https://www.contoso.com","filter":{"ISSUER":{"CN":"certificate issuer name", "L": "certificate issuer location", "O": "certificate issuer org", "OU": "certificate issuer org unit"}, "SUBJECT":{"CN":"certificate subject name", "L": "certificate subject location", "O": "certificate subject org", "OU": "certificate subject org unit"}}}"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: AutoSelectCertificateForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>{"pattern":"https://www.contoso.com","filter":{"ISSUER":{"CN":"certificate issuer name", "L": "certificate issuer location", "O": "certificate issuer org", "OU": "certificate issuer org unit"}, "SUBJECT":{"CN":"certificate subject name", "L": "certificate subject location", "O": "certificate subject org", "OU": "certificate subject org unit"}}}</string>
</array>

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CookiesAllowedForUrls

Allow cookies on specific sites

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Define a list of sites, based on URL patterns, that are allowed to set cookies.

If you don't configure this policy, the global default value from the DefaultCookiesSetting policy (if set) or the user's personal configuration is used for all sites.

See the CookiesBlockedForUrls and CookiesSessionOnlyForUrls policies for more information.

Note there cannot be conflicting URL patterns set between these three policies:

  • CookiesBlockedForUrls

  • CookiesAllowedForUrls

  • CookiesSessionOnlyForUrls

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: No
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

    Data Type:

    List of strings

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: CookiesAllowedForUrls
    • GP name: Allow cookies on specific sites
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
    • GP path (Recommended): N/A
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CookiesAllowedForUrls
    • Path (Recommended): N/A
    • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
    • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
    Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CookiesAllowedForUrls\0 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CookiesAllowedForUrls\1 = "[*.]contoso.edu"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: CookiesAllowedForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.contoso.com</string>
  <string>[*.]contoso.edu</string>
</array>

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CookiesBlockedForUrls

Block cookies on specific sites

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Define a list of sites, based on URL patterns, that can't set cookies.

If you don't configure this policy, the global default value from the DefaultCookiesSetting policy (if set) or the user's personal configuration is used for all sites.

See the CookiesAllowedForUrls and CookiesSessionOnlyForUrls policies for more information.

Note there cannot be conflicting URL patterns set between these three policies:

  • CookiesBlockedForUrls

  • CookiesAllowedForUrls

  • CookiesSessionOnlyForUrls

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: No
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

    Data Type:

    List of strings

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: CookiesBlockedForUrls
    • GP name: Block cookies on specific sites
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
    • GP path (Recommended): N/A
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CookiesBlockedForUrls
    • Path (Recommended): N/A
    • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
    • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
    Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CookiesBlockedForUrls\0 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CookiesBlockedForUrls\1 = "[*.]contoso.edu"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: CookiesBlockedForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.contoso.com</string>
  <string>[*.]contoso.edu</string>
</array>

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CookiesSessionOnlyForUrls

Limit cookies from specific websites to the current session

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Cookies created by websites that match a URL pattern you define are deleted when the session ends (when the window closes).

Cookies created by websites that don't match the pattern are controlled by the DefaultCookiesSetting policy (if set) or by the user's personal configuration. This is also the default behavior if you don't configure this policy.

If Microsoft Edge is running in background mode, the session might not close when the last window is closed, meaning the cookies won't be cleared when the window closes. See the BackgroundModeEnabled policy for information about configuring what happens when Microsoft Edge runs in background mode.

You can also use the CookiesAllowedForUrls and CookiesBlockedForUrls policies to control which websites can create cookies.

Note there cannot be conflicting URL patterns set between these three policies:

If you set the RestoreOnStartup policy to restore URLs from previous sessions, this policy is ignored, and cookies are stored permanently for those sites.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: CookiesSessionOnlyForUrls
  • GP name: Limit cookies from specific websites to the current session
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CookiesSessionOnlyForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CookiesSessionOnlyForUrls\0 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CookiesSessionOnlyForUrls\1 = "[*.]contoso.edu"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: CookiesSessionOnlyForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.contoso.com</string>
  <string>[*.]contoso.edu</string>
</array>

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DefaultCookiesSetting

Configure cookies

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Control whether websites can create cookies on the user's device. This policy is all or nothing - you can let all websites create cookies, or no websites create cookies. You can't use this policy to enable cookies from specific websites.

Set the policy to 'SessionOnly' (4) to clear cookies when the session closes. If Microsoft Edge is running in background mode, the session might not close when the last window is closed, meaning the cookies won't be cleared when the window closes. See BackgroundModeEnabled policy for information about configuring what happens when Microsoft Edge runs in background mode.

If you don't configure this policy, the default 'AllowCookies' (1) is used, and users can change this setting in Microsoft Edge Settings. (If you don't want users to be able to change this setting, set the policy.)

  • 1 = Let all sites create cookies

  • 2 = Don't let any site create cookies

  • 4 = Keep cookies for the duration of the session

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: No
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

    Data Type:

    Integer

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: DefaultCookiesSetting
    • GP name: Configure cookies
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
    • GP path (Recommended): N/A
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
    • Path (Recommended): N/A
    • Value Name: DefaultCookiesSetting
    • Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DefaultCookiesSetting
  • Example value:
<integer>1</integer>

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DefaultGeolocationSetting

Default geolocation setting

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Set whether websites can track users' physical locations. You can allow tracking by default (1), deny it by default (2), or ask the user each time a website requests their location (3).

If you don't configure this policy, 'AskGeolocation' policy is used and the user can change it.

  • 1 = Allow sites to track users' physical location

  • 2 = Don't allow any site to track users' physical location

  • 3 = Ask whenever a site wants to track users' physical location

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: No
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

    Data Type:

    Integer

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: DefaultGeolocationSetting
    • GP name: Default geolocation setting
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
    • GP path (Recommended): N/A
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
    • Path (Recommended): N/A
    • Value Name: DefaultGeolocationSetting
    • Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DefaultGeolocationSetting
  • Example value:
<integer>1</integer>

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DefaultImagesSetting

Default images setting

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Set whether websites can display images. You can allow images on all sites (1) or block them on all sites (2).

If you don't configure this policy, images are allowed by default, and the user can change this setting.

  • 1 = Allow all sites to show all images

  • 2 = Don't allow any site to show images

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: No
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

    Data Type:

    Integer

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: DefaultImagesSetting
    • GP name: Default images setting
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
    • GP path (Recommended): N/A
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
    • Path (Recommended): N/A
    • Value Name: DefaultImagesSetting
    • Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DefaultImagesSetting
  • Example value:
<integer>1</integer>

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DefaultInsecureContentSetting

Control use of insecure content exceptions

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 80 or later

Description

Allows you to set whether users can add exceptions to allow mixed content for specific sites.

This policy can be overridden for specific URL patterns using the InsecureContentAllowedForUrls and InsecureContentBlockedForUrls policies.

If this policy is left not set, users will be allowed to add exceptions to allow blockable mixed content and disable autoupgrades for optionally blockable mixed content.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Integer

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: DefaultInsecureContentSetting
  • GP name: Control use of insecure content exceptions
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: DefaultInsecureContentSetting
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000002

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DefaultInsecureContentSetting
  • Example value:
<integer>2</integer>

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DefaultJavaScriptSetting

Default JavaScript setting

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Set whether websites can run JavaScript. You can allow it for all sites (1) or block it for all sites (2).

If you don't configure this policy, all sites can run JavaScript by default, and the user can change this setting.

  • 1 = Allow all sites to run JavaScript

  • 2 = Don't allow any site to run JavaScript

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: No
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

    Data Type:

    Integer

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: DefaultJavaScriptSetting
    • GP name: Default JavaScript setting
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
    • GP path (Recommended): N/A
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
    • Path (Recommended): N/A
    • Value Name: DefaultJavaScriptSetting
    • Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DefaultJavaScriptSetting
  • Example value:
<integer>1</integer>

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DefaultNotificationsSetting

Default notification setting

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Set whether websites can display desktop notifications. You can allow them by default (1), deny them by default (2), or have the user be asked each time a website wants to show a notification (3).

If you don't configure this policy, notifications are allowed by default, and the user can change this setting.

  • 1 = Allow sites to show desktop notifications

  • 2 = Don't allow any site to show desktop notifications

  • 3 = Ask every time a site wants to show desktop notifications

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: No
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

    Data Type:

    Integer

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: DefaultNotificationsSetting
    • GP name: Default notification setting
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
    • GP path (Recommended): N/A
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
    • Path (Recommended): N/A
    • Value Name: DefaultNotificationsSetting
    • Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Example value:
0x00000002

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DefaultNotificationsSetting
  • Example value:
<integer>2</integer>

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DefaultPluginsSetting

Default Adobe Flash setting

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Determines whether websites that aren't covered by PluginsAllowedForUrls or PluginsBlockedForUrls can automatically run the Adobe Flash plug-in. You can select 'BlockPlugins' (2) to block Adobe Flash on all sites, or you can select 'ClickToPlay' (3) to let Adobe Flash run but require the user to click the placeholder to start it. In any case, the PluginsAllowedForUrls and PluginsBlockedForUrls policies take precedence over 'DefaultPluginsSetting'.

Automatic playback is only allowed for domains explicitly listed in the PluginsAllowedForUrls policy. If you want to enable automatic playback for all sites, consider adding http://* and https://* to this list.

If you don't configure this policy, the user can change this setting manually.

  • 2 = Block the Adobe Flash plug-in

  • 3 = Click to play

The former '1' option set allow-all, but this functionality is now only handled by the PluginsAllowedForUrls policy. Existing policies using '1' will operate in Click-to-play mode.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Integer

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: DefaultPluginsSetting
  • GP name: Default Adobe Flash setting
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: DefaultPluginsSetting
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000002

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DefaultPluginsSetting
  • Example value:
<integer>2</integer>

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DefaultPopupsSetting

Default pop-up window setting

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Set whether websites can show pop-up windows. You can allow them on all websites (1) or block them on all sites (2).

If you don't configure this policy, pop-up windows are blocked by default, and users can change this setting.

  • 1 = Allow all sites to show pop-ups

  • 2 = Don't allow any site to show pop-up windows

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: No
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

    Data Type:

    Integer

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: DefaultPopupsSetting
    • GP name: Default pop-up window setting
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
    • GP path (Recommended): N/A
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
    • Path (Recommended): N/A
    • Value Name: DefaultPopupsSetting
    • Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DefaultPopupsSetting
  • Example value:
<integer>1</integer>

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DefaultWebBluetoothGuardSetting

Control use of the Web Bluetooth API

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Control whether websites can access nearby Bluetooth devices. You can completely block access or require the site to ask the user each time it wants to access a Bluetooth device.

If you don't configure this policy, the default value (3, meaning users are asked each time) is used and users can change it.

  • 2 = Don't allow any site to request access to Bluetooth devices by using the Web Bluetooth API

  • 3 = Allow sites to ask the user to grant access to a nearby Bluetooth device

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: No
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

    Data Type:

    Integer

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: DefaultWebBluetoothGuardSetting
    • GP name: Control use of the Web Bluetooth API
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
    • GP path (Recommended): N/A
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
    • Path (Recommended): N/A
    • Value Name: DefaultWebBluetoothGuardSetting
    • Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Example value:
0x00000002

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DefaultWebBluetoothGuardSetting
  • Example value:
<integer>2</integer>

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DefaultWebUsbGuardSetting

Control use of the WebUSB API

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Set whether websites can access connected USB devices. You can completely block access or ask the user each time a website wants to get access to connected USB devices.

You can override this policy for specific URL patterns by using the WebUsbAskForUrls and WebUsbBlockedForUrls policies.

If you don't configure this policy, sites can ask users whether they can access the connected USB devices (3) by default, and users can change this setting.

  • 2 = Don't allow any site to request access to USB devices via the WebUSB API

  • 3 = Allow sites to ask the user to grant access to a connected USB device

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: No
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

    Data Type:

    Integer

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: DefaultWebUsbGuardSetting
    • GP name: Control use of the WebUSB API
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
    • GP path (Recommended): N/A
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
    • Path (Recommended): N/A
    • Value Name: DefaultWebUsbGuardSetting
    • Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Example value:
0x00000002

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DefaultWebUsbGuardSetting
  • Example value:
<integer>2</integer>

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ImagesAllowedForUrls

Allow images on these sites

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Define a list of sites, based on URL patterns, that can display images.

If you don't configure this policy, the global default value is used for all sites either from the DefaultImagesSetting policy (if set) or the user's personal configuration.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ImagesAllowedForUrls
  • GP name: Allow images on these sites
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ImagesAllowedForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ImagesAllowedForUrls\0 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ImagesAllowedForUrls\1 = "[*.]contoso.edu"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ImagesAllowedForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.contoso.com</string>
  <string>[*.]contoso.edu</string>
</array>

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ImagesBlockedForUrls

Block images on specific sites

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Define a list of sites, based on URL patterns, that aren't allowed to display images.

If you don't configure this policy, the global default value from the DefaultImagesSetting policy (if set) or the user's personal configuration is used for all sites.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ImagesBlockedForUrls
  • GP name: Block images on specific sites
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ImagesBlockedForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ImagesBlockedForUrls\0 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ImagesBlockedForUrls\1 = "[*.]contoso.edu"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ImagesBlockedForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.contoso.com</string>
  <string>[*.]contoso.edu</string>
</array>

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InsecureContentAllowedForUrls

Allow insecure content on specified sites

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 80 or later

Description

Allows you to set a list of url patterns that specify sites which are allowed to display blockable (i.e. active) mixed content (i.e. HTTP content on HTTPS sites) and for which optionally blockable mixed content upgrades will be disabled.

If this policy is left not set blockable mixed content will be blocked and optionally blockable mixed content will be upgraded, and users will be allowed to set exceptions to allow it for specific sites.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: InsecureContentAllowedForUrls
  • GP name: Allow insecure content on specified sites
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\InsecureContentAllowedForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\InsecureContentAllowedForUrls\0 = "https://www.example.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\InsecureContentAllowedForUrls\1 = "[*.]example.edu"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: InsecureContentAllowedForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.example.com</string>
  <string>[*.]example.edu</string>
</array>

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InsecureContentBlockedForUrls

Block insecure content on specified sites

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 80 or later

Description

Allows you to set a list of url patterns that specify sites which are not allowed to display blockable (i.e. active) mixed content (i.e. HTTP content on HTTPS sites), and for which optionally blockable (i.e. passive) mixed content will be upgraded.

If this policy is left not set blockable mixed content will be blocked and optionally blockable mixed content will be upgraded, but users will be allowed to set exceptions to allow it for specific sites.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: InsecureContentBlockedForUrls
  • GP name: Block insecure content on specified sites
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\InsecureContentBlockedForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\InsecureContentBlockedForUrls\0 = "https://www.example.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\InsecureContentBlockedForUrls\1 = "[*.]example.edu"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: InsecureContentBlockedForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.example.com</string>
  <string>[*.]example.edu</string>
</array>

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JavaScriptAllowedForUrls

Allow JavaScript on specific sites

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Define a list of sites, based on URL patterns, that are allowed to run JavaScript.

If you don't configure this policy, the global default value from the DefaultJavaScriptSetting policy (if set) or the user's personal configuration is used for all sites.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: JavaScriptAllowedForUrls
  • GP name: Allow JavaScript on specific sites
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\JavaScriptAllowedForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\JavaScriptAllowedForUrls\0 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\JavaScriptAllowedForUrls\1 = "[*.]contoso.edu"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: JavaScriptAllowedForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.contoso.com</string>
  <string>[*.]contoso.edu</string>
</array>

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JavaScriptBlockedForUrls

Block JavaScript on specific sites

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Define a list of sites, based on URL patterns, that aren't allowed to run JavaScript.

If you don't configure this policy, the global default value from the DefaultJavaScriptSetting policy (if set) or the user's personal configuration is used for all sites.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: JavaScriptBlockedForUrls
  • GP name: Block JavaScript on specific sites
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\JavaScriptBlockedForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\JavaScriptBlockedForUrls\0 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\JavaScriptBlockedForUrls\1 = "[*.]contoso.edu"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: JavaScriptBlockedForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.contoso.com</string>
  <string>[*.]contoso.edu</string>
</array>

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LegacySameSiteCookieBehaviorEnabled

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 80 or later

Description

Lets you revert all cookies to legacy SameSite behavior. Reverting to legacy behavior causes cookies that don't specify a SameSite attribute to be treated as if they were "SameSite=None", and removes the requirement for "SameSite=None" cookies to carry the "Secure" attribute.

You can set the following values for this policy:

  • 1 = Revert to legacy SameSite behavior for cookies on all sites

  • 2 = Use SameSite-by-default behavior for cookies on all sites

If you don't set this policy, the default behavior for cookies that don't specify a SameSite attribute will depend on other configuration sources for the SameSite-by-default feature. This feature might be set by a field trial or by enabling the same-site-by-default-cookies flag in edge://flags.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Integer

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: LegacySameSiteCookieBehaviorEnabled
  • GP name: Enable default legacy SameSite cookie behavior setting
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: LegacySameSiteCookieBehaviorEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: LegacySameSiteCookieBehaviorEnabled
  • Example value:
<integer>1</integer>

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LegacySameSiteCookieBehaviorEnabledForDomainList

Revert to legacy SameSite behavior for cookies on specified sites

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 80 or later

Description

Cookies set for domains match specified patterns will revert to legacy SameSite behavior.

Reverting to legacy behavior causes cookies that don't specify a SameSite attribute to be treated as if they were "SameSite=None", and removes the requirement for "SameSite=None" cookies to carry the "Secure" attribute.

If you don't set this policy, the global default value will be used. The global default will also be used for cookies on domains not covered by the patterns you specify.

The global default value can be configured using the LegacySameSiteCookieBehaviorEnabled policy. If LegacySameSiteCookieBehaviorEnabled is unset, the global default value falls back to other configuration sources.

Note that patterns you list in this policy are treated as domains, not URLs, so you should not specify a scheme or port.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: LegacySameSiteCookieBehaviorEnabledForDomainList
  • GP name: Revert to legacy SameSite behavior for cookies on specified sites
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\LegacySameSiteCookieBehaviorEnabledForDomainList
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\LegacySameSiteCookieBehaviorEnabledForDomainList\0 = "www.example.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\LegacySameSiteCookieBehaviorEnabledForDomainList\1 = "[*.]example.edu"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: LegacySameSiteCookieBehaviorEnabledForDomainList
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>www.example.com</string>
  <string>[*.]example.edu</string>
</array>

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NotificationsAllowedForUrls

Allow notifications on specific sites

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Define a list of sites, based on URL patterns, that can display notifications.

If you don't configure this policy, the global default value from the DefaultNotificationsSetting policy (if set) or the user's personal configuration is used for all sites.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: NotificationsAllowedForUrls
  • GP name: Allow notifications on specific sites
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\NotificationsAllowedForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\NotificationsAllowedForUrls\0 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\NotificationsAllowedForUrls\1 = "[*.]contoso.edu"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: NotificationsAllowedForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.contoso.com</string>
  <string>[*.]contoso.edu</string>
</array>

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NotificationsBlockedForUrls

Block notifications on specific sites

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Define a list of sites, based on URL patterns, that are blocked from displaying notifications.

If you don't configure this policy, the global default value from the DefaultNotificationsSetting policy (if set) or the user's personal configuration is used for all sites.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: NotificationsBlockedForUrls
  • GP name: Block notifications on specific sites
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\NotificationsBlockedForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\NotificationsBlockedForUrls\0 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\NotificationsBlockedForUrls\1 = "[*.]contoso.edu"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: NotificationsBlockedForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.contoso.com</string>
  <string>[*.]contoso.edu</string>
</array>

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PluginsAllowedForUrls

Allow the Adobe Flash plug-in on specific sites

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Define a list of sites, based on URL patterns, that can run the Adobe Flash plug-in.

If you don't configure this policy, the global default value from the DefaultPluginsSetting policy (if set) or the user's personal configuration is used for all sites.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: PluginsAllowedForUrls
  • GP name: Allow the Adobe Flash plug-in on specific sites
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PluginsAllowedForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PluginsAllowedForUrls\0 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PluginsAllowedForUrls\1 = "[*.]contoso.edu"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: PluginsAllowedForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.contoso.com</string>
  <string>[*.]contoso.edu</string>
</array>

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PluginsBlockedForUrls

Block the Adobe Flash plug-in on specific sites

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Define a list of sites, based on URL patterns, that are blocked from running Adobe Flash.

If you don't configure this policy, the global default value from the DefaultPluginsSetting policy (if set) or the user's personal configuration is used for all sites.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: PluginsBlockedForUrls
  • GP name: Block the Adobe Flash plug-in on specific sites
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PluginsBlockedForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PluginsBlockedForUrls\0 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PluginsBlockedForUrls\1 = "[*.]contoso.edu"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: PluginsBlockedForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.contoso.com</string>
  <string>[*.]contoso.edu</string>
</array>

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PopupsAllowedForUrls

Allow pop-up windows on specific sites

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Define a list of sites, based on URL patterns, that can open pop-up windows.

If you don't configure this policy, the global default value from the DefaultPopupsSetting policy (if set) or the user's personal configuration is used for all sites.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: PopupsAllowedForUrls
  • GP name: Allow pop-up windows on specific sites
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PopupsAllowedForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PopupsAllowedForUrls\0 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PopupsAllowedForUrls\1 = "[*.]contoso.edu"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: PopupsAllowedForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.contoso.com</string>
  <string>[*.]contoso.edu</string>
</array>

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PopupsBlockedForUrls

Block pop-up windows on specific sites

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Define a list of sites, based on URL patterns, that are blocked from opening pop-up windows.

If you don't configure this policy, the global default value from the DefaultPopupsSetting policy (if set) or the user's personal configuration is used for all sites.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: PopupsBlockedForUrls
  • GP name: Block pop-up windows on specific sites
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PopupsBlockedForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PopupsBlockedForUrls\0 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PopupsBlockedForUrls\1 = "[*.]contoso.edu"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: PopupsBlockedForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.contoso.com</string>
  <string>[*.]contoso.edu</string>
</array>

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RegisteredProtocolHandlers

Register protocol handlers

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Register a list of protocol handlers. Set the protocol property to the scheme (like 'mailto') and the url property to the URL pattern of the application that handles the scheme. The pattern can include a '%s', which will be replaced by the handled URL.

You can recommend a specific value for this policy, but you can't require that your users use it.

The protocol handlers registered by policy are merged with any handlers registered by the user, and both are available for use. The user can override the protocol handlers installed by policy by installing a new default handler, but they can't remove a protocol handler registered by policy.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: No
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Dictionary

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: RegisteredProtocolHandlers
  • GP name: Register protocol handlers
  • GP path (Mandatory): N/A
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Content settings
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): N/A
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: RegisteredProtocolHandlers
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\RegisteredProtocolHandlers = [
  {
    "default": true, 
    "protocol": "mailto", 
    "url": "https://mail.contoso.com/mail/?extsrc=mailto&url=%s"
  }
]

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: RegisteredProtocolHandlers
  • Example value:
<key>RegisteredProtocolHandlers</key>
<array>
  <dict>
    <key>default</key>
    <true/>
    <key>protocol</key>
    <string>mailto</string>
    <key>url</key>
    <string>https://mail.contoso.com/mail/?extsrc=mailto&url=%s</string>
  </dict>
</array>

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WebUsbAllowDevicesForUrls

Grant access to specific sites to connect to specific USB devices

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Allows you to set a list of urls that specify which sites will automatically be granted permission to access a USB device with the given vendor and product IDs. Each item in the list must contain both devices and urls in order for the policy to be valid. Each item in devices can contain a vendor ID and product ID field. Any ID that is omitted is treated as a wildcard with one exception, and that exception is that a product ID cannot be specified without a vendor ID also being specified. Otherwise, the policy will not be valid and will be ignored.

The USB permission model uses the URL of the requesting site ("requesting URL") and the URL of the top-level frame site ("embedding URL") to grant permission to the requesting URL to access the USB device. The requesting URL may be different than the embedding URL when the requesting site is loaded in an iframe. Therefore, the "urls" field can contain up to two URL strings delimited by a comma to specify the requesting and embedding URL respectively. If only one URL is specified, then access to the corresponding USB devices will be granted when the requesting site's URL matches this URL regardless of embedding status. The URLs in "urls" must be valid URLs, otherwise the policy will be ignored.

If this policy is left not set, the global default value will be used for all sites either from the DefaultWebUsbGuardSetting policy if it is set, or the user's personal configuration otherwise.

URL patterns in this policy should not clash with the ones configured via WebUsbBlockedForUrls. If there is a clash, this policy will take precedence over WebUsbBlockedForUrls and WebUsbAskForUrls.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Dictionary

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: WebUsbAllowDevicesForUrls
  • GP name: Grant access to specific sites to connect to specific USB devices
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: WebUsbAllowDevicesForUrls
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebUsbAllowDevicesForUrls = [
  {
    "devices": [
      {
        "product_id": 5678, 
        "vendor_id": 1234
      }
    ], 
    "urls": [
      "https://contoso.com", 
      "https://fabrikam.com"
    ]
  }
]

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: WebUsbAllowDevicesForUrls
  • Example value:
<key>WebUsbAllowDevicesForUrls</key>
<array>
  <dict>
    <key>devices</key>
    <array>
      <dict>
        <key>product_id</key>
        <integer>5678</integer>
        <key>vendor_id</key>
        <integer>1234</integer>
      </dict>
    </array>
    <key>urls</key>
    <array>
      <string>https://contoso.com</string>
      <string>https://fabrikam.com</string>
    </array>
  </dict>
</array>

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WebUsbAskForUrls

Allow WebUSB on specific sites

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Define a list of sites, based on URL patterns, that can ask the user for access to a USB device.

If you don't configure this policy, the global default value from the DefaultWebUsbGuardSetting policy (if set) or the user's personal configuration is used for all sites.

The URL patterns defined in this policy can't conflict with those configured in the WebUsbBlockedForUrls policy - you can't both allow and block a URL.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: WebUsbAskForUrls
  • GP name: Allow WebUSB on specific sites
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebUsbAskForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebUsbAskForUrls\0 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebUsbAskForUrls\1 = "[*.]contoso.edu"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: WebUsbAskForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.contoso.com</string>
  <string>[*.]contoso.edu</string>
</array>

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WebUsbBlockedForUrls

Block WebUSB on specific sites

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Define a list of sites, based on URL patterns, that can't ask the user to grant them access to a USB device.

If you don't configure this policy, the global default value from the DefaultWebUsbGuardSetting policy (if set) or the user's personal configuration is used for all sites.

URL patterns in this policy can't conflict with those configured in the WebUsbAskForUrls policy. You can't both allow and block a URL.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: WebUsbBlockedForUrls
  • GP name: Block WebUSB on specific sites
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Content settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebUsbBlockedForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebUsbBlockedForUrls\0 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebUsbBlockedForUrls\1 = "[*.]contoso.edu"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: WebUsbBlockedForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.contoso.com</string>
  <string>[*.]contoso.edu</string>
</array>

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Default search provider policies

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DefaultSearchProviderEnabled

Enable the default search provider

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Enables the use of a default search provider.

If you enable this policy, a user can search for a term by typing in the address bar (as long as what they type isn't a URL).

You can specify the default search provider to use by enabling the rest of the default search policies. If these are left empty (not configured), the user can choose the default provider.

If you disable this policy, the user can't search from the address bar.

If you enable or disable this policy, users can't change or override it.

If you don't configure this policy, the default search provider is enabled, and the user can choose the default search provider and set the search provider list.

This policy is available only on Windows instances that are joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain or Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that are enrolled for device management.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: DefaultSearchProviderEnabled
  • GP name: Enable the default search provider
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Default search provider
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: DefaultSearchProviderEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DefaultSearchProviderEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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DefaultSearchProviderEncodings

Default search provider encodings

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specify the character encodings supported by the search provider. Encodings are code page names like UTF-8, GB2312, and ISO-8859-1. They are tried in the order provided.

This policy is optional. If not configured, the default, UTF-8, is used.

This policy is applied only if you enable the DefaultSearchProviderEnabled and DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL policies.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: DefaultSearchProviderEncodings
  • GP name: Default search provider encodings
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Default search provider
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\DefaultSearchProviderEncodings
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\DefaultSearchProviderEncodings\0 = "UTF-8"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\DefaultSearchProviderEncodings\1 = "UTF-16"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\DefaultSearchProviderEncodings\2 = "GB2312"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\DefaultSearchProviderEncodings\3 = "ISO-8859-1"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DefaultSearchProviderEncodings
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>UTF-8</string>
  <string>UTF-16</string>
  <string>GB2312</string>
  <string>ISO-8859-1</string>
</array>

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DefaultSearchProviderImageURL

Specifies the search-by-image feature for the default search provider

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specifies the URL to the search engine used for image search. Search requests are sent using the GET method.

This policy is optional. If you don't configure it, image search isn't available.

Specify Bing's Image Search URL as: '{bing:baseURL}images/detail/search?iss=sbiupload&FORM=ANCMS1#enterInsights'.

Specify Google's Image Search URL as: '{google:baseURL}searchbyimage/upload'.

See DefaultSearchProviderImageURLPostParams policy to finish configuring image search.

This policy is applied only if you enable the DefaultSearchProviderEnabled and DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL policies.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: DefaultSearchProviderImageURL
  • GP name: Specifies the search-by-image feature for the default search provider
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Default search provider
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: DefaultSearchProviderImageURL
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"https://search.contoso.com/searchbyimage/upload"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DefaultSearchProviderImageURL
  • Example value:
<string>https://search.contoso.com/searchbyimage/upload</string>

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DefaultSearchProviderImageURLPostParams

Parameters for an image URL that uses POST

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

If you enable this policy, it specifies the parameters used when an image search that uses POST is performed. The policy consists of comma-separated name/value pairs. If a value is a template parameter, like {imageThumbnail} in the preceding example, it’s replaced with real image thumbnail data. This policy is applied only if you enable the DefaultSearchProviderEnabled and DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL policies.

Specify Bing's Image Search URL Post Params as: 'imageBin={google:imageThumbnailBase64}'.

Specify Google's Image Search URL Post Params as: 'encoded_image={google:imageThumbnail},image_url={google:imageURL},sbisrc={google:imageSearchSource},original_width={google:imageOriginalWidth},original_height={google:imageOriginalHeight}'.

If you don’t set this policy, image search requests are sent using the GET method.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: DefaultSearchProviderImageURLPostParams
  • GP name: Parameters for an image URL that uses POST
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Default search provider
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: DefaultSearchProviderImageURLPostParams
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"content={imageThumbnail},url={imageURL},sbisrc={SearchSource}"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DefaultSearchProviderImageURLPostParams
  • Example value:
<string>content={imageThumbnail},url={imageURL},sbisrc={SearchSource}</string>

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DefaultSearchProviderKeyword

Default search provider keyword

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specifies the keyword, which is the shortcut used in the Address Bar to trigger the search for this provider.

This policy is optional. If you don't configure it, no keyword activates the search provider.

This policy is applied only if you enable the DefaultSearchProviderEnabled and DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL policies.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: DefaultSearchProviderKeyword
  • GP name: Default search provider keyword
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Default search provider
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: DefaultSearchProviderKeyword
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"mis"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DefaultSearchProviderKeyword
  • Example value:
<string>mis</string>

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DefaultSearchProviderName

Default search provider name

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specifies the name of the default search provider.

If you enable this policy, you set the name of the default search provider.

If you don't enable this policy or if you leave it empty, the host name specified by the search URL is used.

'DefaultSearchProviderName' should be set to an organization-approved encrypted search provider that corresponds to the encrypted search provider set in DTBC-0008. This policy is applied only if you enable the DefaultSearchProviderEnabled and DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL policies.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: DefaultSearchProviderName
  • GP name: Default search provider name
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Default search provider
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: DefaultSearchProviderName
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"My Intranet Search"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DefaultSearchProviderName
  • Example value:
<string>My Intranet Search</string>

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DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL

Default search provider search URL

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specifies the URL of the search engine used for a default search. The URL contains the string '{searchTerms}', which is replaced at query time by the terms the user is searching for.

Specify Bing's search URL as:

'{bing:baseURL}search?q={searchTerms}'.

Specify Google's search URL as: '{google:baseURL}search?q={searchTerms}&{google:RLZ}{google:originalQueryForSuggestion}{google:assistedQueryStats}{google:searchFieldtrialParameter}{google:searchClient}{google:sourceId}ie={inputEncoding}'.

This policy is required when you enable the DefaultSearchProviderEnabled policy; if you don't enable the latter policy, this policy is ignored.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL
  • GP name: Default search provider search URL
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Default search provider
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"https://search.contoso.com/search?q={searchTerms}"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL
  • Example value:
<string>https://search.contoso.com/search?q={searchTerms}</string>

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DefaultSearchProviderSuggestURL

Default search provider URL for suggestions

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specifies the URL for the search engine used to provide search suggestions. The URL contains the string '{searchTerms}', which is replaced at query time by the text the user has entered so far.

This policy is optional. If you don't configure it, users won't see search suggestions; they will see suggestions from their browsing history and favorites.

Bing's suggest URL can be specified as:

'{bing:baseURL}qbox?query={searchTerms}'.

Google's suggest URL can be specified as: '{google:baseURL}complete/search?output=chrome&q={searchTerms}'.

This policy is applied only if you enable the DefaultSearchProviderEnabled and DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL policies.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: DefaultSearchProviderSuggestURL
  • GP name: Default search provider URL for suggestions
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Default search provider
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: DefaultSearchProviderSuggestURL
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"https://search.contoso.com/suggest?q={searchTerms}"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DefaultSearchProviderSuggestURL
  • Example value:
<string>https://search.contoso.com/suggest?q={searchTerms}</string>

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Extensions policies

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ExtensionAllowedTypes

Configure allowed extension types

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Controls which extension types can be installed and limits runtime access.

This setting defines the allowed types of extensions and which hosts they can interact with. The value is a list of strings, each of which should be one of the following: "extension", "theme", "user_script", and "hosted_app". See the Microsoft Edge extensions documentation for more information on these types.

Note that this policy also affects extensions to be force-installed by using ExtensionInstallForcelist policy.

If you enable this policy, only extensions that match a type in the list are installed.

If you don't configure this policy, no restrictions on the acceptable extension types are enforced.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ExtensionAllowedTypes
  • GP name: Configure allowed extension types
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Extensions
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExtensionAllowedTypes
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExtensionAllowedTypes\0 = "hosted_app"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ExtensionAllowedTypes
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>hosted_app</string>
</array>

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ExtensionInstallAllowlist

Allow specific extensions to be installed

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

By default, all extensions are allowed. However, if you block all extensions by setting the 'ExtensionInstallBlockList' policy to "*," users can only install extensions defined in this policy.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ExtensionInstallAllowlist
  • GP name: Allow specific extensions to be installed
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Extensions
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExtensionInstallAllowlist
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExtensionInstallAllowlist\0 = "extension_id1"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExtensionInstallAllowlist\1 = "extension_id2"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ExtensionInstallAllowlist
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>extension_id1</string>
  <string>extension_id2</string>
</array>

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ExtensionInstallBlocklist

Control which extensions cannot be installed

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

List specific extensions that users can NOT install in Microsoft Edge. When you deploy this policy, any extensions on this list that were previously installed will be disabled, and the user won't be able to enable them. If you remove an item from the list of blocked extensions, that extension is automatically re-enabled anywhere it was previously installed.

Use "*" to block all extensions that aren't explicitly listed in the allow list.

If you don't configure this policy, users can install any extension in Microsoft Edge.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ExtensionInstallBlocklist
  • GP name: Control which extensions cannot be installed
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Extensions
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExtensionInstallBlocklist
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExtensionInstallBlocklist\0 = "extension_id1"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExtensionInstallBlocklist\1 = "extension_id2"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ExtensionInstallBlocklist
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>extension_id1</string>
  <string>extension_id2</string>
</array>

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ExtensionInstallForcelist

Control which extensions are installed silently

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specifies extensions that are installed silently, without user interaction, and that the users can't uninstall or disable ("force-installed"). All permissions requested by the extensions are granted implicitly, without user interaction, including any additional permissions requested by future versions of the extension. Furthermore, permissions are granted for the enterprise.deviceAttributes and enterprise.platformKeys extension APIs. (These two APIs are only available to extensions that are force-installed.)

This policy takes precedence over a potentially conflicting ExtensionInstallBlocklist policy. When you take an extension off of the force-installed list it's automatically uninstalled by Microsoft Edge.

For Windows devices that aren't joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain, forced installation is limited to extensions available in the Microsoft Store.

Note that users can modify the source code of any extension by using Developer Tools, potentially rendering the extension dysfunctional. If this is a concern, set the DeveloperToolsAvailability policy.

Use the following format to add an extension to the list:

[extensionID];[updateURL]

  • extensionID - the 32-letter string found on edge://extensions when in developer mode.

  • updateURL (optional) is the address of the Update Manifest XML document for the app or extension, as described at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095043. If you don't set the updateURL, the Microsoft Store update URL is used (currently https://edge.microsoft.com/extensionwebstorebase/v1/crx). Note that the update URL set in this policy is only used for the initial installation; subsequent updates of the extension use the update URL indicated in the extension's manifest.

For example, gggmmkjegpiggikcnhidnjjhmicpibll;https://edge.microsoft.com/extensionwebstorebase/v1/crx installs the Microsoft Online app from the Microsoft Store "update" URL. For more information about hosting extensions, see: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095044.

If you don't configure this policy, no extensions are installed automatically, and users can uninstall any extension in Microsoft Edge.

Note that this policy doesn't apply to InPrivate mode.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ExtensionInstallForcelist
  • GP name: Control which extensions are installed silently
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Extensions
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExtensionInstallForcelist
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExtensionInstallForcelist\0 = "gbchcmhmhahfdphkhkmpfmihenigjmpp;https://edge.microsoft.com/extensionwebstorebase/v1/crx"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExtensionInstallForcelist\1 = "abcdefghijklmnopabcdefghijklmnop"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ExtensionInstallForcelist
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>gbchcmhmhahfdphkhkmpfmihenigjmpp;https://edge.microsoft.com/extensionwebstorebase/v1/crx</string>
  <string>abcdefghijklmnopabcdefghijklmnop</string>
</array>

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ExtensionInstallSources

Configure extension and user script install sources

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Define URLs that can install extensions and themes.

By default, users have to download a *.crx file for each extension or script they want to install, and then drag it onto the Microsoft Edge settings page. This policy lets specific URLs use install the extension or script for the user.

Each item in this list is an extension-style match pattern (see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095039). Users can easily install items from any URL that matches an item in this list. Both the location of the *.crx file and the page where the download is started from (in other words, the referrer) must be allowed by these patterns.

The ExtensionInstallBlocklist policy takes precedence over this policy. Any extensions that's on the block list won't be installed, even if it comes from a site on this list.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ExtensionInstallSources
  • GP name: Configure extension and user script install sources
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Extensions
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExtensionInstallSources
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExtensionInstallSources\0 = "https://corp.contoso.com/*"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ExtensionInstallSources
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://corp.contoso.com/*</string>
</array>

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ExtensionSettings

Configure extension management settings

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Configures extension management settings for Microsoft Edge.

This policy controls multiple settings, including settings controlled by any existing extension-related policies. This policy overrides any legacy policies if both are set.

This policy maps an extension ID or an update URL to its configuration. With an extension ID, the configuration is applied only to the specified extension. Set a default configuration for the special ID "*", to apply to all extensions that aren't specifically listed in this policy. With an update URL, the configuration is applied to all extensions with the exact update URL stated in manifest of this extension, as described at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095043.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Dictionary

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ExtensionSettings
  • GP name: Configure extension management settings
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Extensions
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: ExtensionSettings
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExtensionSettings = {
  "*": {
    "allowed_types": [
      "hosted_app"
    ], 
    "blocked_install_message": "Custom error message.", 
    "blocked_permissions": [
      "downloads", 
      "bookmarks"
    ], 
    "install_sources": [
      "https://company-intranet/apps"
    ], 
    "installation_mode": "blocked", 
    "runtime_allowed_hosts": [
      "*://good.contoso.com"
    ], 
    "runtime_blocked_hosts": [
      "*://*.contoso.com"
    ]
  }, 
  "abcdefghijklmnopabcdefghijklmnop": {
    "blocked_permissions": [
      "history"
    ], 
    "installation_mode": "allowed", 
    "minimum_version_required": "1.0.1"
  }, 
  "bcdefghijklmnopabcdefghijklmnopa": {
    "allowed_permissions": [
      "downloads"
    ], 
    "installation_mode": "force_installed", 
    "runtime_allowed_hosts": [
      "*://good.contoso.com"
    ], 
    "runtime_blocked_hosts": [
      "*://*.contoso.com"
    ], 
    "update_url": "https://contoso.com/update_url"
  }, 
  "cdefghijklmnopabcdefghijklmnopab": {
    "blocked_install_message": "Custom error message.", 
    "installation_mode": "blocked"
  }, 
  "defghijklmnopabcdefghijklmnopabc,efghijklmnopabcdefghijklmnopabcd": {
    "blocked_install_message": "Custom error message.", 
    "installation_mode": "blocked"
  }, 
  "fghijklmnopabcdefghijklmnopabcde": {
    "blocked_install_message": "Custom removal message.", 
    "installation_mode": "removed"
  }, 
  "update_url:https://www.contoso.com/update.xml": {
    "allowed_permissions": [
      "downloads"
    ], 
    "blocked_permissions": [
      "wallpaper"
    ], 
    "installation_mode": "allowed"
  }
}

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ExtensionSettings
  • Example value:
<key>ExtensionSettings</key>
<dict>
  <key>*</key>
  <dict>
    <key>allowed_types</key>
    <array>
      <string>hosted_app</string>
    </array>
    <key>blocked_install_message</key>
    <string>Custom error message.</string>
    <key>blocked_permissions</key>
    <array>
      <string>downloads</string>
      <string>bookmarks</string>
    </array>
    <key>install_sources</key>
    <array>
      <string>https://company-intranet/apps</string>
    </array>
    <key>installation_mode</key>
    <string>blocked</string>
    <key>runtime_allowed_hosts</key>
    <array>
      <string>*://good.contoso.com</string>
    </array>
    <key>runtime_blocked_hosts</key>
    <array>
      <string>*://*.contoso.com</string>
    </array>
  </dict>
  <key>abcdefghijklmnopabcdefghijklmnop</key>
  <dict>
    <key>blocked_permissions</key>
    <array>
      <string>history</string>
    </array>
    <key>installation_mode</key>
    <string>allowed</string>
    <key>minimum_version_required</key>
    <string>1.0.1</string>
  </dict>
  <key>bcdefghijklmnopabcdefghijklmnopa</key>
  <dict>
    <key>allowed_permissions</key>
    <array>
      <string>downloads</string>
    </array>
    <key>installation_mode</key>
    <string>force_installed</string>
    <key>runtime_allowed_hosts</key>
    <array>
      <string>*://good.contoso.com</string>
    </array>
    <key>runtime_blocked_hosts</key>
    <array>
      <string>*://*.contoso.com</string>
    </array>
    <key>update_url</key>
    <string>https://contoso.com/update_url</string>
  </dict>
  <key>cdefghijklmnopabcdefghijklmnopab</key>
  <dict>
    <key>blocked_install_message</key>
    <string>Custom error message.</string>
    <key>installation_mode</key>
    <string>blocked</string>
  </dict>
  <key>defghijklmnopabcdefghijklmnopabc,efghijklmnopabcdefghijklmnopabcd</key>
  <dict>
    <key>blocked_install_message</key>
    <string>Custom error message.</string>
    <key>installation_mode</key>
    <string>blocked</string>
  </dict>
  <key>fghijklmnopabcdefghijklmnopabcde</key>
  <dict>
    <key>blocked_install_message</key>
    <string>Custom removal message.</string>
    <key>installation_mode</key>
    <string>removed</string>
  </dict>
  <key>update_url:https://www.contoso.com/update.xml</key>
  <dict>
    <key>allowed_permissions</key>
    <array>
      <string>downloads</string>
    </array>
    <key>blocked_permissions</key>
    <array>
      <string>wallpaper</string>
    </array>
    <key>installation_mode</key>
    <string>allowed</string>
  </dict>
</dict>

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HTTP authentication policies

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AllowCrossOriginAuthPrompt

Allow cross-origin HTTP Basic Auth prompts

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Controls whether third-party sub-content on a page can open an HTTP Basic Auth dialog box.

Typically, this is disabled as a phishing defense. If you don't configure this policy, it's disabled and third-party sub-content can't open a HTTP Basic Auth dialog box.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: AllowCrossOriginAuthPrompt
  • GP name: Allow cross-origin HTTP Basic Auth prompts
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/HTTP authentication
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: AllowCrossOriginAuthPrompt
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: AllowCrossOriginAuthPrompt
  • Example value:
<false/>

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AuthNegotiateDelegateAllowlist

Specifies a list of servers that Microsoft Edge can delegate user credentials to

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Configure the list of servers that Microsoft Edge can delegate to.

Separate multiple server names with commas. Wildcards (*) are allowed.

If you don't configure this policy Microsoft Edge won't delegate user credentials even if a server is detected as Intranet.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: AuthNegotiateDelegateAllowlist
  • GP name: Specifies a list of servers that Microsoft Edge can delegate user credentials to
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/HTTP authentication
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: AuthNegotiateDelegateAllowlist
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"contoso.com"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: AuthNegotiateDelegateAllowlist
  • Example value:
<string>contoso.com</string>

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AuthSchemes

Supported authentication schemes

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specifies which HTTP authentication schemes are supported.

You can configure the policy by using these values: 'basic', 'digest', 'ntlm', and 'negotiate'. Separate multiple values with commas.

If you don't configure this policy, all four schemes are used.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: AuthSchemes
  • GP name: Supported authentication schemes
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/HTTP authentication
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: AuthSchemes
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"basic,digest,ntlm,negotiate"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: AuthSchemes
  • Example value:
<string>basic,digest,ntlm,negotiate</string>

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AuthServerAllowlist

Configure list of allowed authentication servers

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specifies which servers to enable for integrated authentication. Integrated authentication is only enabled when Microsoft Edge receives an authentication challenge from a proxy or from a server in this list.

Separate multiple server names with commas. Wildcards (*) are allowed.

If you don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge tries to detect if a server is on the intranet - only then will it respond to IWA requests. If the server is on the internet, IWA requests from it are ignored by Microsoft Edge.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: AuthServerAllowlist
  • GP name: Configure list of allowed authentication servers
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/HTTP authentication
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: AuthServerAllowlist
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"*contoso.com,contoso.com"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: AuthServerAllowlist
  • Example value:
<string>*contoso.com,contoso.com</string>

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DisableAuthNegotiateCnameLookup

Disable CNAME lookup when negotiating Kerberos authentication

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Determines whether the generated Kerberos SPN is based on the canonical DNS name (CNAME) or on the original name entered.

If you enable this policy, CNAME lookup is skipped and the server name (as entered) is used.

If you disable this policy or don't configure it, the canonical name of the server is used. This is determined through CNAME lookup.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: DisableAuthNegotiateCnameLookup
  • GP name: Disable CNAME lookup when negotiating Kerberos authentication
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/HTTP authentication
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: DisableAuthNegotiateCnameLookup
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DisableAuthNegotiateCnameLookup
  • Example value:
<false/>

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EnableAuthNegotiatePort

Include non-standard port in Kerberos SPN

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specifies whether the generated Kerberos SPN should include a non-standard port.

If you enable this policy, and a user includes a non-standard port (a port other than 80 or 443) in a URL, that port is included in the generated Kerberos SPN.

If you don't configure or disable this policy, the generated Kerberos SPN won't include a port in any case.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: EnableAuthNegotiatePort
  • GP name: Include non-standard port in Kerberos SPN
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/HTTP authentication
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: EnableAuthNegotiatePort
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: EnableAuthNegotiatePort
  • Example value:
<false/>

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NtlmV2Enabled

Control whether NTLMv2 authentication is enabled

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Controls whether NTLMv2 is enabled.

All recent versions of Samba and Windows servers support NTLMv2. You should only disable NTLMv2 to address issues with backwards compatibility as it reduces the security of authentication.

If you don't configure this policy, NTLMv2 is enabled by default.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: NtlmV2Enabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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Native Messaging policies

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NativeMessagingAllowlist

Control which native messaging hosts users can use

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

List specific native messaging hosts that users can use in Microsoft Edge.

By default, all native messaging hosts are allowed. If you set the NativeMessagingBlocklist policy to *, all native messaging hosts are blocked, and only native messaging hosts listed in here are loaded.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: NativeMessagingAllowlist
  • GP name: Control which native messaging hosts users can use
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Native Messaging
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\NativeMessagingAllowlist
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\NativeMessagingAllowlist\0 = "com.native.messaging.host.name1"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\NativeMessagingAllowlist\1 = "com.native.messaging.host.name2"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: NativeMessagingAllowlist
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>com.native.messaging.host.name1</string>
  <string>com.native.messaging.host.name2</string>
</array>

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NativeMessagingBlocklist

Configure native messaging block list

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specifies which native messaging hosts that shouldn't be used.

Use '*' to block all native messaging hosts unless they are explicitly listed in the allow list.

If you don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge will load all installed native messaging hosts.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: NativeMessagingBlocklist
  • GP name: Configure native messaging block list
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Native Messaging
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\NativeMessagingBlocklist
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\NativeMessagingBlocklist\0 = "com.native.messaging.host.name1"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\NativeMessagingBlocklist\1 = "com.native.messaging.host.name2"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: NativeMessagingBlocklist
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>com.native.messaging.host.name1</string>
  <string>com.native.messaging.host.name2</string>
</array>

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NativeMessagingUserLevelHosts

Allow user-level native messaging hosts (installed without admin permissions)

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Enables user-level installation of native messaging hosts.

If you disable this policy, Microsoft Edge will only use native messaging hosts installed on the system level.

By default, if you don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge will allow usage of user-level native messaging hosts.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: NativeMessagingUserLevelHosts
  • GP name: Allow user-level native messaging hosts (installed without admin permissions)
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Native Messaging
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: NativeMessagingUserLevelHosts
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: NativeMessagingUserLevelHosts
  • Example value:
<false/>

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Password manager and protection policies

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PasswordManagerEnabled

Enable saving passwords to the password manager

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Enable Microsoft Edge to save user passwords.

If you enable this policy, users can save their passwords in Microsoft Edge. The next time they visit the site, Microsoft Edge will enter the password automatically.

If you disable this policy, users can't save new passwords, but they can still use previously saved passwords.

If you enable or disable this policy, users can't change or override it in Microsoft Edge. If you don't configure it, users can save passwords, as well as turn this feature off.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: PasswordManagerEnabled
  • GP name: Enable saving passwords to the password manager
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Password manager and protection
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Password manager and protection
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: PasswordManagerEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: PasswordManagerEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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PasswordProtectionChangePasswordURL

Configure the change password URL

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Configures the change password URL (HTTP and HTTPS schemes only).

Password protection service will send users to this URL to change their password after seeing a warning in the browser.

If you enable this policy, then password protection service sends users to this URL to change their password.

If you disable this policy or don't configure it, then password protection service will not redirect users to a change password URL.

This policy is available only on Windows instances that are joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain or Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that are enrolled for device management.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: PasswordProtectionChangePasswordURL
  • GP name: Configure the change password URL
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Password manager and protection
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: PasswordProtectionChangePasswordURL
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"https://contoso.com/change_password.html"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: PasswordProtectionChangePasswordURL
  • Example value:
<string>https://contoso.com/change_password.html</string>

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PasswordProtectionLoginURLs

Configure the list of enterprise login URLs where password protection service should capture fingerprint of password

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Configure the list of enterprise login URLs (HTTP and HTTPS schemes only) where Microsoft Edge should capture the fingerprint of passwords and use it for password reuse detection.

If you enable this policy, the password protection service captures fingerprints of passwords on the defined URLs.

If you disable this policy or don't configure it, no password fingerprints are captured.

This policy is available only on Windows instances that are joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain or Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that are enrolled for device management.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: PasswordProtectionLoginURLs
  • GP name: Configure the list of enterprise login URLs where password protection service should capture fingerprint of password
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Password manager and protection
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PasswordProtectionLoginURLs
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PasswordProtectionLoginURLs\0 = "https://contoso.com/login.html"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PasswordProtectionLoginURLs\1 = "https://login.contoso.com"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: PasswordProtectionLoginURLs
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://contoso.com/login.html</string>
  <string>https://login.contoso.com</string>
</array>

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PasswordProtectionWarningTrigger

Configure password protection warning trigger

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Allows you to control when to trigger password protection warning. Password protection alerts users when they reuse their protected password on potentially suspicious sites.

You can use the PasswordProtectionLoginURLs and PasswordProtectionChangePasswordURL policies to configure which passwords to protect.

Exemptions: Passwords for the sites listed in PasswordProtectionLoginURLs and PasswordProtectionChangePasswordURL, as well as for the sites listed in SmartScreenAllowListDomains, will not trigger a password-protection warning.

Set to 'PasswordProtectionWarningOff' (0) to not show password protection warningss.

Set to 'PasswordProtectionWarningOnPasswordReuse' (1) to show password protection warnings when the user reuses their protected password on a non-whitelisted site.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, then the warning trigger is not shown.

  • 0 = Password protection warning is off.

  • 1 = Password protection warning is triggered by password reuse.

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: No
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

    Data Type:

    Integer

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: PasswordProtectionWarningTrigger
    • GP name: Configure password protection warning trigger
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Password manager and protection
    • GP path (Recommended): N/A
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
    • Path (Recommended): N/A
    • Value Name: PasswordProtectionWarningTrigger
    • Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: PasswordProtectionWarningTrigger
  • Example value:
<integer>1</integer>

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Printing policies

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DefaultPrinterSelection

Default printer selection rules

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Overrides Microsoft Edge default printer selection rules. This policy determines the rules for selecting the default printer in Microsoft Edge, which happens the first time a user tries to print a page.

When this policy is set, Microsoft Edge tries to find a printer that matches all of the specified attributes and uses it as default printer. If there are multiple printers that meet the criteria, the first printer that matches is used.

If you don't configure this policy or no matching printers are found within the timeout, the printer defaults to the built-in PDF printer or no printer, if the PDF printer isn't available.

The value is parsed as a JSON object, conforming to the following schema: { "type": "object", "properties": { "idPattern": { "description": "Regular expression to match printer id.", "type": "string" }, "namePattern": { "description": "Regular expression to match printer display name.", "type": "string" } } }

Omitting a field means all values match; for example, if you don't specify connectivity Print Preview starts discovering all kinds of local printers. Regular expression patterns must follow the JavaScript RegExp syntax and matches are case sensitive.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: DefaultPrinterSelection
  • GP name: Default printer selection rules
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Printing
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: DefaultPrinterSelection
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"{ "idPattern": ".*public", "namePattern": ".*Color" }"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DefaultPrinterSelection
  • Example value:
<string>{ "idPattern": ".*public", "namePattern": ".*Color" }</string>

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PrintHeaderFooter

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Force 'headers and footers' to be on or off in the printing dialog.

If you don't configure this policy, users can decide whether to print headers and footers.

If you disable this policy, users can't print headers and footers.

If you enable this policy, users always print headers and footers.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: PrintHeaderFooter
  • GP name: Print headers and footers
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Printing
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Printing
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: PrintHeaderFooter
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: PrintHeaderFooter
  • Example value:
<false/>

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PrintPreviewUseSystemDefaultPrinter

Set the system default printer as the default printer

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Tells Microsoft Edge to use the system default printer as the default choice in Print Preview instead of the most recently used printer.

If you disable this policy or don't configure it, Print Preview uses the most recently used printer as the default destination choice.

If you enable this policy, Print Preview uses the OS system default printer as the default destination choice.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: PrintPreviewUseSystemDefaultPrinter
  • GP name: Set the system default printer as the default printer
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Printing
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Printing
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: PrintPreviewUseSystemDefaultPrinter
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: PrintPreviewUseSystemDefaultPrinter
  • Example value:
<false/>

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PrintingEnabled

Enable printing

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Enables printing in Microsoft Edge and prevents users from changing this setting.

If you enable this policy or don't configure it, users can print.

If you disable this policy, users can't print from Microsoft Edge. Printing is disabled in the wrench menu, extensions, JavaScript applications, and so on. Users can still print from plug-ins that bypass Microsoft Edge while printing. For example, certain Adobe Flash applications have the print option in their context menu, which isn't covered by this policy.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: PrintingEnabled
  • GP name: Enable printing
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Printing
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: PrintingEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: PrintingEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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UseSystemPrintDialog

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Shows the system print dialog instead of print preview.

If you enable this policy, Microsoft Edge opens the system print dialog instead of the built-in print preview when a user prints a page.

If you don't configure or disable this policy, print commands trigger the Microsoft Edge print preview screen.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: UseSystemPrintDialog
  • GP name: Print using system print dialog
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Printing
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: UseSystemPrintDialog
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: UseSystemPrintDialog
  • Example value:
<false/>

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Proxy server policies

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ProxyBypassList

Configure proxy bypass rules

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Defines a list of hosts for which Microsoft Edge bypasses any proxy.

This policy is applied only if you have selected 'Use fixed proxy servers' in the ProxyMode policy. If you selected any other mode for configuring proxy policies, don't enable or configure this policy.

If you enable this policy, you can create a list of hosts for which Microsoft Edge doesn't use a proxy.

If you don't configure this policy, no list of hosts is created for which Microsoft Edge bypasses a proxy. Leave this policy unconfigured if you've specified any other method for setting proxy policies.

For more detailed examples go to https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2094936.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ProxyBypassList
  • GP name: Configure proxy bypass rules
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Proxy server
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: ProxyBypassList
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"https://www.contoso.com, https://www.fabrikam.com"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ProxyBypassList
  • Example value:
<string>https://www.contoso.com, https://www.fabrikam.com</string>

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ProxyMode

Configure proxy server settings

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specify the proxy server settings used by Microsoft Edge. If you enable this policy, users can't change the proxy settings.

If you choose to never use a proxy server and to always connect directly, all other options are ignored.

If you choose to use system proxy settings, all other options are ignored.

If you choose to auto detect the proxy server, all other options are ignored.

If you choose fixed server proxy mode, you can specify further options in ProxyServer and 'Comma-separated list of proxy bypass rules'.

If you choose to use a .pac proxy script, you must specify the URL to the script in 'URL to a proxy .pac file'.

For detailed examples, go to https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2094936.

If you enable this policy, Microsoft Edge will ignore all proxy-related options specified from the command line.

If you don't configure this policy users can choose their own proxy settings.

  • "direct" = Never use a proxy

  • "auto_detect" = Auto detect proxy settings

  • "pac_script" = Use a .pac proxy script

  • "fixed_servers" = Use fixed proxy servers

  • "system" = Use system proxy settings

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: No
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

    Data Type:

    String

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: ProxyMode
    • GP name: Configure proxy server settings
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Proxy server
    • GP path (Recommended): N/A
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
    • Path (Recommended): N/A
    • Value Name: ProxyMode
    • Value Type: REG_SZ
    Example value:
"direct"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ProxyMode
  • Example value:
<string>direct</string>

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ProxyPacUrl

Set the proxy .pac file URL

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specifies the URL for a proxy auto-config (PAC) file.

This policy is applied only if you selected 'Use a .pac proxy script' in the ProxyMode policy. If you selected any other mode for configuring proxy policies, don't enable or configure this policy.

If you enable this policy, you can specify the URL for a PAC file, which defines how the browser automatically chooses the appropriate proxy server for fetching a particular website.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, no PAC file is specified. Leave this policy unconfigured if you've specified any other method for setting proxy policies.

For detailed examples, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2094936.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ProxyPacUrl
  • GP name: Set the proxy .pac file URL
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Proxy server
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: ProxyPacUrl
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"https://internal.contoso.com/example.pac"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ProxyPacUrl
  • Example value:
<string>https://internal.contoso.com/example.pac</string>

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ProxyServer

Configure address or URL of proxy server

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specifies the URL of the proxy server.

This policy is applied only if you have selected 'Use fixed proxy servers' in the ProxyMode policy. If you selected any other mode for configuring proxy policies, don't enable or configure this policy.

If you enable this policy, the proxy server configured by this policy will be used for all URLs.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, users can choose their own proxy settings while in this proxy mode. Leave this policy unconfigured if you've specified any other method for setting proxy policies.

For more options and detailed examples, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2094936.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ProxyServer
  • GP name: Configure address or URL of proxy server
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Proxy server
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: ProxyServer
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"123.123.123.123:8080"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ProxyServer
  • Example value:
<string>123.123.123.123:8080</string>

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ProxySettings

Proxy settings

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Configures the proxy settings for Microsoft Edge.

If you enable this policy, Microsoft Edge ignores all proxy-related options specified from the command line.

If you don't configure this policy, users can choose their own proxy settings.

This policy overrides the following individual policies:

ProxyMode ProxyPacUrl ProxyServer ProxyBypassList

The ProxyMode field lets you specify the proxy server used by Microsoft Edge and prevents users from changing proxy settings.

The ProxyPacUrl field is a URL to a proxy .pac file.

The ProxyServer field is a URL for the proxy server.

The ProxyBypassList field is a list of proxy hosts that Microsoft Edge bypasses.

If you choose the 'direct' value as 'ProxyMode', a proxy is never used and all other fields are ignored.

If you choose the 'system' value as 'ProxyMode', the systems's proxy is used and all other fields are ignored.

If you choose the 'auto_detect' value as 'ProxyMode', all other fields are ignored.

If you choose the 'fixed_server' value as 'ProxyMode', the 'ProxyServer' and 'ProxyBypassList' fields are used.

If you choose the 'pac_script' value as 'ProxyMode', the 'ProxyPacUrl' and 'ProxyBypassList' fields are used.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Dictionary

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ProxySettings
  • GP name: Proxy settings
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Proxy server
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: ProxySettings
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ProxySettings = {
  "ProxyBypassList": "https://www.example1.com,https://www.example2.com,https://internalsite/", 
  "ProxyMode": "direct", 
  "ProxyPacUrl": "https://internal.site/example.pac", 
  "ProxyServer": "123.123.123.123:8080"
}

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ProxySettings
  • Example value:
<key>ProxySettings</key>
<dict>
  <key>ProxyBypassList</key>
  <string>https://www.example1.com,https://www.example2.com,https://internalsite/</string>
  <key>ProxyMode</key>
  <string>direct</string>
  <key>ProxyPacUrl</key>
  <string>https://internal.site/example.pac</string>
  <key>ProxyServer</key>
  <string>123.123.123.123:8080</string>
</dict>

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SmartScreen settings policies

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PreventSmartScreenPromptOverride

Prevent bypassing Microsoft Defender SmartScreen prompts for sites

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

This policy setting lets you decide whether users can override the Microsoft Defender SmartScreen warnings about potentially malicious websites.

If you enable this setting, users can't ignore Microsoft Defender SmartScreen warnings and they are blocked from continuing to the site.

If you disable or don't configure this setting, users can ignore Microsoft Defender SmartScreen warnings and continue to the site.

This policy is available only on Windows instances that are joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain; or on Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that are enrolled for device management.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: PreventSmartScreenPromptOverride
  • GP name: Prevent bypassing Microsoft Defender SmartScreen prompts for sites
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/SmartScreen settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: PreventSmartScreenPromptOverride
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: PreventSmartScreenPromptOverride
  • Example value:
<true/>

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PreventSmartScreenPromptOverrideForFiles

Prevent bypassing of Microsoft Defender SmartScreen warnings about downloads

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows since version 77 or later and on Mac since version 79 or later

Description

This policy lets you determine whether users can override Microsoft Defender SmartScreen warnings about unverified downloads.

If you enable this policy, users in your organization can't ignore Microsoft Defender SmartScreen warnings, and they're prevented from completing the unverified downloads.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, users can ignore Microsoft Defender SmartScreen warnings and complete unverified downloads.

This policy is available only on Windows instances that are joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain; or on Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that are enrolled for device management.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: PreventSmartScreenPromptOverrideForFiles
  • GP name: Prevent bypassing of Microsoft Defender SmartScreen warnings about downloads
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/SmartScreen settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: PreventSmartScreenPromptOverrideForFiles
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: PreventSmartScreenPromptOverrideForFiles
  • Example value:
<true/>

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SmartScreenAllowListDomains

Configure the list of domains for which Microsoft Defender SmartScreen won't trigger warnings

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Configure the list of Microsoft Defender SmartScreen trusted domains. This means: Microsoft Defender SmartScreen won't check for potentially malicious resources like phishing software and other malware if the source URLs match these domains. The Microsoft Defender SmartScreen download protection service won't check downloads hosted on these domains.

If you enable this policy, Microsoft Defender SmartScreen trusts these domains. If you disable or don't set this policy, default Microsoft Defender SmartScreen protection is applied to all resources.

This policy is available only on Windows instances that are joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain; or on Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that are enrolled for device management. Also note that this policy does not apply if your organization has enabled Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection. You must configure your allow and block lists in Microsoft Defender Security Center instead.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: SmartScreenAllowListDomains
  • GP name: Configure the list of domains for which Microsoft Defender SmartScreen won't trigger warnings
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/SmartScreen settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\SmartScreenAllowListDomains
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\SmartScreenAllowListDomains\0 = "mydomain.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\SmartScreenAllowListDomains\1 = "myuniversity.edu"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: SmartScreenAllowListDomains
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>mydomain.com</string>
  <string>myuniversity.edu</string>
</array>

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SmartScreenEnabled

Configure Microsoft Defender SmartScreen

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

This policy setting lets you configure whether to turn on Microsoft Defender SmartScreen. Microsoft Defender SmartScreen provides warning messages to help protect your users from potential phishing scams and malicious software. By default, Microsoft Defender SmartScreen is turned on.

If you enable this setting, Microsoft Defender SmartScreen is turned on.

If you disable this setting, Microsoft Defender SmartScreen is turned off.

If you don't configure this setting, users can choose whether to use Microsoft Defender SmartScreen.

This policy is available only on Windows instances that are joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain; or on Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that are enrolled for device management.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: SmartScreenEnabled
  • GP name: Configure Microsoft Defender SmartScreen
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/SmartScreen settings
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/SmartScreen settings
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: SmartScreenEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: SmartScreenEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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SmartScreenForTrustedDownloadsEnabled

Force Microsoft Defender SmartScreen checks on downloads from trusted sources

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows since version 78 or later

Description

This policy setting lets you configure whether Microsoft Defender SmartScreen checks download reputation from a trusted source.

If you enable or don't configure this setting, Microsoft Defender SmartScreen checks the download’s reputation regardless of source.

If you disable this setting, Microsoft Defender SmartScreen doesn’t check the download’s reputation when downloading from a trusted source.

This policy is available only on Windows instances that are joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain; or on Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that are enrolled for device management.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: SmartScreenForTrustedDownloadsEnabled
  • GP name: Force Microsoft Defender SmartScreen checks on downloads from trusted sources
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/SmartScreen settings
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/SmartScreen settings
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: SmartScreenForTrustedDownloadsEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

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SmartScreenPuaEnabled

Configure Microsoft Defender SmartScreen to block potentially unwanted apps

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 80 or later

Description

This policy setting lets you configure whether to turn on blocking for potentially unwanted apps in Microsoft Defender SmartScreen. Potentially unwanted app blocking in Microsoft Defender SmartScreen provides warning messages to help protect users from adware, coin miners, bundleware, and other low-reputation apps that are hosted by websites. Potentially unwanted app blocking in Microsoft Defender SmartScreen is turned off by default.

If you enable this setting, potentially unwanted app blocking in Microsoft Defender SmartScreen is turned on.

If you disable this setting, potentially unwanted app blocking in Microsoft Defender SmartScreen is turned off.

If you don't configure this setting, users can choose whether to use potentially unwanted app blocking in Microsoft Defender SmartScreen.

This policy is available only on Windows instances that are joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain; or on Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that are enrolled for device management.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: SmartScreenPuaEnabled
  • GP name: Configure Microsoft Defender SmartScreen to block potentially unwanted apps
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/SmartScreen settings
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/SmartScreen settings
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: SmartScreenPuaEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: SmartScreenPuaEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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Startup, home page and new tab page policies

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HomepageIsNewTabPage

Set the new tab page as the home page

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Configures the default home page in Microsoft Edge. You can set the home page to a URL you specify or to the new tab page.

If you enable this policy, the new tab page is always used for the home page, and the home page URL location is ignored.

If you disable this policy, the user's home page can't be the new tab page, unless the URL is set to 'edge://newtab'.

If not configured users can choose whether the new tab page is their home page.

This policy is available only on Windows instances that are joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain or Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances enrolled for device management.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: HomepageIsNewTabPage
  • GP name: Set the new tab page as the home page
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Startup, home page and new tab page
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Startup, home page and new tab page
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: HomepageIsNewTabPage
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: HomepageIsNewTabPage
  • Example value:
<true/>

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HomepageLocation

Configure the home page URL

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Configures the default home page URL in Microsoft Edge.

The home page is the page opened by the Home button. The pages that open on startup are controlled by the RestoreOnStartup policies.

You can either set a URL here or set the home page to open the new tab page. If you select to open the new tab page, then this policy doesn't take effect.

If you enable this policy, users can't change their home page URL, but they can choose to use the new tab page as their home page.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, users can choose their own home page, as long as the HomepageIsNewTabPage policy isn't enabled.

This policy is available only on Windows instances that are joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain or Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances enrolled for device management.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: HomepageLocation
  • GP name: Configure the home page URL
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Startup, home page and new tab page
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Startup, home page and new tab page
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: HomepageLocation
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"https://www.contoso.com"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: HomepageLocation
  • Example value:
<string>https://www.contoso.com</string>

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Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 79 or later

Description

Specifies the company logo to use on the new tab page in Microsoft Edge.

The policy should be configured as a string that expresses the logo(s) in JSON format. For example: { "default_logo": { "url": "https://www.contoso.com/logo.png", "hash": "cd0aa9856147b6c5b4ff2b7dfee5da20aa38253099ef1b4a64aced233c9afe29" }, "light_logo": { "url": "https://www.contoso.com/light_logo.png", "hash": "517d286edb416bb2625ccfcba9de78296e90da8e32330d4c9c8275c4c1c33737" } }

You configure this policy by specifying the URL from which Microsoft Edge can download the logo and its cryptographic hash (SHA-256), which is used to verify the integrity of the download. The logo must be in PNG or SVG format, and its file size must not exceed 16 MB. The logo is downloaded and cached, and it will be redownloaded whenever the URL or the hash changes. The URL must be accessible without any authentication.

The 'default_logo' is required and will be used when there's no background image. If 'light_logo' is provided, it will be used when the user's new tab page has a background image. We recommend a horizontal logo with a transparent background that is left-aligned and vertically centered. The logo should have a minimum height of 32 pixels and an aspect ratio from 1:1 to 4:1. The 'default_logo' should have proper contrast against a white/black background while the 'light_logo' should have proper contrast against a background image.

If you enable this policy, Microsoft Edge downloads and shows the specified logo(s) on the new tab page. Users can't override or hide the logo(s).

If you disable or don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge will show no company logo or a Microsoft logo on the new tab page.

For help with determining the SHA-256 hash, see https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/microsoft.powershell.utility/get-filehash.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Dictionary

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: NewTabPageCompanyLogo
  • GP name: Set new tab page company logo
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Startup, home page and new tab page
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: NewTabPageCompanyLogo
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\NewTabPageCompanyLogo = {
  "default_logo": {
    "hash": "cd0aa9856147b6c5b4ff2b7dfee5da20aa38253099ef1b4a64aced233c9afe29", 
    "url": "https://www.contoso.com/logo.png"
  }, 
  "light_logo": {
    "hash": "517d286edb416bb2625ccfcba9de78296e90da8e32330d4c9c8275c4c1c33737", 
    "url": "https://www.contoso.com/light_logo.png"
  }
}

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: NewTabPageCompanyLogo
  • Example value:
<key>NewTabPageCompanyLogo</key>
<dict>
  <key>default_logo</key>
  <dict>
    <key>hash</key>
    <string>cd0aa9856147b6c5b4ff2b7dfee5da20aa38253099ef1b4a64aced233c9afe29</string>
    <key>url</key>
    <string>https://www.contoso.com/logo.png</string>
  </dict>
  <key>light_logo</key>
  <dict>
    <key>hash</key>
    <string>517d286edb416bb2625ccfcba9de78296e90da8e32330d4c9c8275c4c1c33737</string>
    <key>url</key>
    <string>https://www.contoso.com/light_logo.png</string>
  </dict>
</dict>

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NewTabPageHideDefaultTopSites

Hide the default top sites from the new tab page

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Hides the default top sites from the new tab page in Microsoft Edge.

If you set this policy to true, the default top site tiles are hidden.

If you set this policy to false or don't configure it, the default top site tiles remain visible.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: NewTabPageHideDefaultTopSites
  • GP name: Hide the default top sites from the new tab page
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Startup, home page and new tab page
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: NewTabPageHideDefaultTopSites
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: NewTabPageHideDefaultTopSites
  • Example value:
<true/>

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NewTabPageLocation

Configure the new tab page URL

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Configures the default URL for the new tab page.

This policy determines the page that's opened when new tabs are created (including when new windows are opened). It also affects the startup page if that's set to open to the new tab page.

This policy doesn't determine which page opens on startup; that's controlled by the RestoreOnStartup policy. It also doesn’t affect the home page if that’s set to open to the new tab page.

If you don't configure this policy, the default new tab page is used.

If you configure this policy and the NewTabPageSetFeedType policy, this policy has precedence.

If an invalid URL is provided, new tabs will open about://blank.

This policy is available only on Windows instances that are joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain or Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that are enrolled for device management.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: NewTabPageLocation
  • GP name: Configure the new tab page URL
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Startup, home page and new tab page
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Startup, home page and new tab page
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: NewTabPageLocation
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"https://www.fabrikam.com"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: NewTabPageLocation
  • Example value:
<string>https://www.fabrikam.com</string>

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Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 79 or later

Description

By default, Microsoft Edge displays quick links on the new tab page from user-added shortcuts and top sites based on browsing history. With this policy, you can configure up to three quick link tiles on the new tab page, expressed as a JSON object:

[ { "url": "https://www.contoso.com", "title": "Contoso Portal", "pinned": true/false }, ... ]

The 'url' field is required; 'title' and 'pinned' are optional. If 'title' is not provided, the URL is used as the default title. If 'pinned' is not provided, the default value is false.

Microsoft Edge presents these in the order listed, from left to right, with all pinned tiles displayed ahead of non-pinned tiles.

If the policy is set as mandatory, the 'pinned' field will be ignored and all tiles will be pinned. The tiles can't be deleted by the user and will always appear at the front of the quick links list.

If the policy is set as recommended, pinned tiles will remain in the list but the user has the ability to edit and delete them. Quick link tiles that aren't pinned behave like default top sites and are pushed off the list if other websites are visited more frequently. When applying non-pinned links via this policy to an existing browser profile, the links may not appear at all, depending on how they rank compared to the user's browsing history.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Dictionary

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: NewTabPageManagedQuickLinks
  • GP name: Set new tab page quick links
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Startup, home page and new tab page
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Startup, home page and new tab page
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: NewTabPageManagedQuickLinks
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\NewTabPageManagedQuickLinks = [
  {
    "pinned": true, 
    "title": "Contoso Portal", 
    "url": "https://contoso.com"
  }, 
  {
    "title": "Fabrikam", 
    "url": "https://fabrikam.com"
  }
]

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: NewTabPageManagedQuickLinks
  • Example value:
<key>NewTabPageManagedQuickLinks</key>
<array>
  <dict>
    <key>pinned</key>
    <true/>
    <key>title</key>
    <string>Contoso Portal</string>
    <key>url</key>
    <string>https://contoso.com</string>
  </dict>
  <dict>
    <key>title</key>
    <string>Fabrikam</string>
    <key>url</key>
    <string>https://fabrikam.com</string>
  </dict>
</array>

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NewTabPageSetFeedType

Configure the Microsoft Edge new tab page experience

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 79 or later

Description

Lets you choose either the Microsoft News or Office 365 feed experience for the new tab page.

When you set this policy to Microsoft News feed experience (0), users will see the Microsoft News feed experience on the new tab page.

When you set this policy to Office 365 feed experience (1), users with an Azure Active Directory browser sign-in will see the Office 365 feed experience on the new tab page.

If you disable or don't configure this policy:

  • Users with an Azure Active Directory browser sign-in are offered the Office 365 new tab page feed experience, as well as the standard new tab page feed experience.

  • Users without an Azure Active Directory browser sign-in will see the standard new tab page experience.

If you configure this policy and the NewTabPageLocation policy, NewTabPageLocation has precedence.

Default setting: Disabled or not configured.

  • 0 = Microsoft News feed experience

  • 1 = Office 365 feed experience

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: Yes
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

    Data Type:

    Integer

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: NewTabPageSetFeedType
    • GP name: Configure the Microsoft Edge new tab page experience
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Startup, home page and new tab page
    • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Startup, home page and new tab page
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
    • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
    • Value Name: NewTabPageSetFeedType
    • Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: NewTabPageSetFeedType
  • Example value:
<integer>0</integer>

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RestoreOnStartup

Action to take on startup

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specify how Microsoft Edge behaves when it starts.

If you want a new tab to always open on startup, choose 'Open new tab' (5).

If you want to reopen URLs that were open the last time Microsoft Edge closed, choose 'Restore the last session' (1). The browsing session will be restored as it was. Note that this option disables some settings that rely on sessions or that perform actions on exit (such as Clear browsing data on exit or session-only cookies).

If you want to open a specific set of URLs, choose 'Open a list of URLs' (4).

Disabling this setting is equivalent to leaving it not configured. Users will be able to change it in Microsoft Edge.

This policy is available only on Windows instances that are joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain or Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances enrolled for device management.

  • 5 = Open a new tab

  • 1 = Restore the last session

  • 4 = Open a list of URLs

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: Yes
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

    Data Type:

    Integer

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: RestoreOnStartup
    • GP name: Action to take on startup
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Startup, home page and new tab page
    • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Startup, home page and new tab page
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
    • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
    • Value Name: RestoreOnStartup
    • Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Example value:
0x00000004

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: RestoreOnStartup
  • Example value:
<integer>4</integer>

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RestoreOnStartupURLs

Sites to open when the browser starts

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specify a list of websites to open automatically when the browser starts. If you don't configure this policy, no site is opened on startup.

This policy only works if you also set the RestoreOnStartup policy to 'Open a list of URLs' (4).

This policy is only available on Windows instances that are joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain or Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that are enrolled for device management.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: RestoreOnStartupURLs
  • GP name: Sites to open when the browser starts
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Startup, home page and new tab page
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Startup, home page and new tab page
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\RestoreOnStartupURLs
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended\RestoreOnStartupURLs
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\RestoreOnStartupURLs\0 = "https://contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\RestoreOnStartupURLs\1 = "https://www.fabrikam.com"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: RestoreOnStartupURLs
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://contoso.com</string>
  <string>https://www.fabrikam.com</string>
</array>

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ShowHomeButton

Show Home button on toolbar

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Shows the Home button on Microsoft Edge's toolbar.

Enable this policy to always show the Home button. Disable it to never show the button.

If you don't configure the policy, users can choose whether to show the home button.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ShowHomeButton
  • GP name: Show Home button on toolbar
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Startup, home page and new tab page
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Startup, home page and new tab page
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: ShowHomeButton
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ShowHomeButton
  • Example value:
<true/>

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Additional policies

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AdsSettingForIntrusiveAdsSites

Ads setting for sites with intrusive ads

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 78 or later

Description

Controls whether ads are blocked on sites with intrusive ads. You can set this policy to one of the following options:

  • 1 = Allow ads on all sites.

  • 2 = Block ads on sites with intrusive ads (Default value).

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: No
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

    Data Type:

    Integer

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: AdsSettingForIntrusiveAdsSites
    • GP name: Ads setting for sites with intrusive ads
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
    • GP path (Recommended): N/A
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
    • Path (Recommended): N/A
    • Value Name: AdsSettingForIntrusiveAdsSites
    • Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: AdsSettingForIntrusiveAdsSites
  • Example value:
<integer>1</integer>

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AllowDeletingBrowserHistory

Enable deleting browser and download history

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Enables deleting browser history and download history and prevents users from changing this setting.

Note that even with this policy is disabled, the browsing and download history aren't guaranteed to be retained: users can edit or delete the history database files directly, and the browser itself may remove (based on expiration period) or archive any or all history items at any time.

If you enable this policy or don't configure it, users can delete the browsing and download history.

If you disable this policy, users can't delete browsing and download history.

If you enable this policy, don't enable the 'Clear browsing data when Microsoft Edge closes' policy, because they both deal with deleting data. If you enable both, the 'Clear browsing data when Microsoft Edge closes' policy takes precedence and deletes all data when Microsoft Edge closes, regardless of how this policy is configured.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: AllowDeletingBrowserHistory
  • GP name: Enable deleting browser and download history
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: AllowDeletingBrowserHistory
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: AllowDeletingBrowserHistory
  • Example value:
<true/>

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AllowFileSelectionDialogs

Allow file selection dialogs

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Allow access to local files by letting Microsoft Edge display file selection dialogs.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, users can open file selection dialogs as normal.

If you disable this policy, whenever the user performs an action that triggers a file selection dialog (like importing favorites, uploading files, or saving links), a message is displayed instead, and the user is assumed to have clicked Cancel on the file selection dialog.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: AllowFileSelectionDialogs
  • GP name: Allow file selection dialogs
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: AllowFileSelectionDialogs
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: AllowFileSelectionDialogs
  • Example value:
<true/>

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AllowPopupsDuringPageUnload

Allows a page to show popups during its unloading

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 78 or later

Description

This policy allows an admin to specify that a page can show popups during its unloading.

When the policy is set to enabled, pages are allowed to show popups while they're being unloaded.

When the policy is set to disabled or unset, pages aren't allowed to show popups while they're being unloaded. This is as per the spec: (https://html.spec.whatwg.org/#apis-for-creating-and-navigating-browsing-contexts-by-name).

This policy will be removed in the future.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: AllowPopupsDuringPageUnload
  • GP name: Allows a page to show popups during its unloading
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: AllowPopupsDuringPageUnload
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: AllowPopupsDuringPageUnload
  • Example value:
<false/>

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AllowSyncXHRInPageDismissal

Allow pages to send synchronous XHR requests during page dismissal

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 79 or later

Description

This policy lets you specify that a page can send synchronous XHR requests during page dismissal.

If you enable this policy, pages can send synchronous XHR requests during page dismissal.

If you disable this policy or don't configure this policy, pages aren't allowed to send synchronous XHR requests during page dismissal.

This policy is temporary and will be removed in a future release.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: AllowSyncXHRInPageDismissal
  • GP name: Allow pages to send synchronous XHR requests during page dismissal
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: AllowSyncXHRInPageDismissal
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: AllowSyncXHRInPageDismissal
  • Example value:
<false/>

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AllowTrackingForUrls

Configure tracking prevention exceptions for specific sites

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 78 or later

Description

Configure the list of URL patterns that are excluded from tracking prevention.

If you configure this policy, the list of configured URL patterns is excluded from tracking prevention.

If you don't configure this policy, the global default value from the "Block tracking of users' web-browsing activity" policy (if set) or the user's personal configuration is used for all sites.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: AllowTrackingForUrls
  • GP name: Configure tracking prevention exceptions for specific sites
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AllowTrackingForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AllowTrackingForUrls\0 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AllowTrackingForUrls\1 = "[*.]contoso.edu"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: AllowTrackingForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.contoso.com</string>
  <string>[*.]contoso.edu</string>
</array>

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AlternateErrorPagesEnabled

Suggest similar pages when a webpage can’t be found

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 80 or later

Description

Allow Microsoft Edge to issue a connection to a web service to generate URL and search suggestions for connectivity issues such as DNS errors.

If you enable this policy, a web service is used to generate url and search suggestions for network errors.

If you disable this policy, no calls to the web service are made and a standard error page is shown.

If you don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge respects the user preference that's set under Services at edge://settings/privacy. Specifically, there's a Suggest similar pages when a webpage can’t be found toggle, which the user can switch on or off. Note that if you have enable this policy (AlternateErrorPagesEnabled), the Suggest similar pages when a webpage can’t be found setting is turned on, but the user can't change the setting by using the toggle. If you disable this policy, the Suggest similar pages when a webpage can’t be found setting is turned off, and the user can't change the setting by using the toggle.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: AlternateErrorPagesEnabled
  • GP name: Suggest similar pages when a webpage can’t be found
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: AlternateErrorPagesEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: AlternateErrorPagesEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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AlwaysOpenPdfExternally

Always open PDF files externally

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Disables the internal PDF viewer in Microsoft Edge.

If you enable this policy Microsoft Edge treats PDF files as downloads and lets users open them with the default application.

If you don't configure this policy or disable it, Microsoft Edge will open PDF files (unless the user disables it).

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: AlwaysOpenPdfExternally
  • GP name: Always open PDF files externally
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: AlwaysOpenPdfExternally
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: AlwaysOpenPdfExternally
  • Example value:
<true/>

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ApplicationLocaleValue

Set application locale

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows since version 77 or later

Description

Configures the application locale in Microsoft Edge and prevents users from changing the locale.

If you enable this policy, Microsoft Edge uses the specified locale. If the configured locale isn't supported, 'en-US' is used instead.

If you disable or don't configure this setting, Microsoft Edge uses either the user-specified preferred locale (if configured) or the fallback locale 'en-US'.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ApplicationLocaleValue
  • GP name: Set application locale
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: ApplicationLocaleValue
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"en"

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AudioCaptureAllowed

Allow or block audio capture

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Allows you to set whether a user is prompted to grant a website access to their audio capture device. This policy applies to all URLs except for those configured in the AudioCaptureAllowedUrls list.

If you enable this policy or don't configure it (the default setting), the user is prompted for audio capture access except from the URLs in the AudioCaptureAllowedUrls list. These listed URLs are granted access without prompting.

If you disable this policy, the user is not prompted, and audio capture is accessible only to the URLs configured in AudioCaptureAllowedUrls.

This policy affects all types of audio inputs, not only the built-in microphone.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: AudioCaptureAllowed
  • GP name: Allow or block audio capture
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: AudioCaptureAllowed
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: AudioCaptureAllowed
  • Example value:
<false/>

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AudioCaptureAllowedUrls

Sites that can access audio capture devices without requesting permission

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specify websites, based on URL patterns, that can use audio capture devices without asking the user for permission. Patterns in this list are matched against the security origin of the requesting URL. If they match, the site is automatically granted access to audio capture devices.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: AudioCaptureAllowedUrls
  • GP name: Sites that can access audio capture devices without requesting permission
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AudioCaptureAllowedUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AudioCaptureAllowedUrls\0 = "https://www.contoso.com/"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AudioCaptureAllowedUrls\1 = "https://[*.]contoso.edu/"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: AudioCaptureAllowedUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.contoso.com/</string>
  <string>https://[*.]contoso.edu/</string>
</array>

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AutoImportAtFirstRun

Automatically import another browser's data and settings at first run

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

If you enable this policy, Microsoft Edge automatically imports all supported datatypes and settings from either the default browser or another specified browser. This also forces Microsoft Edge to skip the import section of the first-run experience.

If you set this policy to 'DisabledAutoImport' (4), the import section of the first-run experience is skipped entirely and Microsoft Edge doesn't import browser data and settings automatically.

  • 0 = Automatically imports all supported datatypes and settings from the default browser

  • 1 = Automatically imports all supported datatypes and settings from Internet Explorer

  • 2 = Automatically imports all supported datatypes and settings from Google Chrome

  • 3 = Automatically imports all supported datatypes and settings from Safari

  • 4 = Disables automatic import, and the import section of the first-run experience is skipped

Note: This policy currently supports importing from Internet Explorer (on Windows 7, 8, and 10), Google Chrome (on Windows 7, 8, and 10 and on macOS) and Apple Safari (on macOS) browsers.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Integer

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: AutoImportAtFirstRun
  • GP name: Automatically import another browser's data and settings at first run
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: AutoImportAtFirstRun
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000002

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: AutoImportAtFirstRun
  • Example value:
<integer>2</integer>

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AutofillAddressEnabled

Enable AutoFill for addresses

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Enables the AutoFill feature and allows users to auto-complete address information in web forms using previously stored information.

If you disable this policy, AutoFill never suggests or fills in address information, nor does it save additional address information that the user might submit while browsing the web.

If you enable this policy or don't configure it, users can control AutoFill for addresses in the user interface.

Note that if you disable this policy you also stop all activity for all web forms, except payment and password forms. No further entries are saved, and Microsoft Edge won't suggest or AutoFill any previous entries.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: AutofillAddressEnabled
  • GP name: Enable AutoFill for addresses
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: AutofillAddressEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: AutofillAddressEnabled
  • Example value:
<false/>

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AutofillCreditCardEnabled

Enable AutoFill for credit cards

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Enables Microsoft Edge's AutoFill feature and lets users auto complete credit card information in web forms using previously stored information.

If you disable this policy, AutoFill never suggests or fills credit card information, nor will it save additional credit card information that users might submit while browsing the web.

If you enable this policy or don't configure it, users can control AutoFill for credit cards.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: AutofillCreditCardEnabled
  • GP name: Enable AutoFill for credit cards
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: AutofillCreditCardEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: AutofillCreditCardEnabled
  • Example value:
<false/>

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AutoplayAllowed

Allow media autoplay for websites

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 78 or later

Description

This policy sets the media autoplay policy for websites.

The default setting, "Not configured" respects the current media autoplay settings and lets users configure their autoplay settings.

Setting to "Enabled" sets media autoplay to "Allow". All websites are allowed to autoplay media. Users can’t override this policy.

Setting to "Disabled" sets media autoplay to "Block". No websites are allowed to autoplay media. Users can’t override this policy.

A tab will need to be closed and re-opened for this policy to take effect.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: AutoplayAllowed
  • GP name: Allow media autoplay for websites
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: AutoplayAllowed
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: AutoplayAllowed
  • Example value:
<true/>

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BackgroundModeEnabled

Continue running background apps after Microsoft Edge closes

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows since version 77 or later

Description

Allows Microsoft Edge processes to start at OS sign-in and keep running after the last browser window is closed. In this scenario, background apps and the current browsing session remain active, including any session cookies. An open background process displays an icon in the system tray and can always be closed from there.

If you enable this policy, background mode is turned on.

If you disable this policy, background mode is turned off.

If you don't configure this policy, background mode is initially turned off, and the user can configure its behavior in edge://settings/system.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: BackgroundModeEnabled
  • GP name: Continue running background apps after Microsoft Edge closes
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: BackgroundModeEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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BackgroundTemplateListUpdatesEnabled

Enables background updates to the list of available templates for Collections and other features that use templates

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 79 or later

Description

Lets you enable or disable background updates to the list of available templates for Collections and other features that use templates. Templates are used to extract rich metadata from a webpage when the page is saved to a collection.

If you enable this setting or the setting is unconfigured, the list of available templates will be downloaded in the background from a Microsoft service every 24 hours.

If you disable this setting the list of available templates will be downloaded on demand. This type of download might result in small performance penalties for Collections and other features.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: BackgroundTemplateListUpdatesEnabled
  • GP name: Enables background updates to the list of available templates for Collections and other features that use templates
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: BackgroundTemplateListUpdatesEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: BackgroundTemplateListUpdatesEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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BlockThirdPartyCookies

Block third party cookies

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Block web page elements that aren't from the domain that's in the address bar from setting cookies.

If you enable this policy, web page elements that are not from the domain that is in the address bar can't set cookies

If you disable this policy, web page elements from domains other than in the address bar can set cookies.

If you don't configure this policy, third-party cookies are enabled but users can change this setting.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: BlockThirdPartyCookies
  • GP name: Block third party cookies
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: BlockThirdPartyCookies
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: BlockThirdPartyCookies
  • Example value:
<false/>

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BrowserAddProfileEnabled

Enable profile creation from the Identity flyout menu or the Settings page

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Allows users to create new profiles, using the Add profile option. If you enable this policy or don't configure it, Microsoft Edge allows users to use Add profile on the Identity flyout menu or the Settings page to create new profiles.

If you disable this policy, users cannot add new profiles from the Identity flyout menu or the Settings page.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: BrowserAddProfileEnabled
  • GP name: Enable profile creation from the Identity flyout menu or the Settings page
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: BrowserAddProfileEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: BrowserAddProfileEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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BrowserGuestModeEnabled

Enable guest mode

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Enable the option to allow the use of guest profiles in Microsoft Edge. In a guest profile, the browser doesn't import browsing data from existing profiles, and it deletes browsing data when all guest profiles are closed.

If you enable this policy or don't configure it, Microsoft Edge lets users browse in guest profiles.

If you disable this policy, Microsoft Edge doesn't let users browse in guest profiles.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: BrowserGuestModeEnabled
  • GP name: Enable guest mode
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: BrowserGuestModeEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: BrowserGuestModeEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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BrowserNetworkTimeQueriesEnabled

Allow queries to a Browser Network Time service

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Prevents Microsoft Edge from occasionally sending queries to a browser network time service to retrieve an accurate timestamp.

If you disable this policy, Microsoft Edge will stop sending queries to a browser network time service.

If you enable this policy or don't configure it, Microsoft Edge will occasionally send queries to a browser network time service.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: BrowserNetworkTimeQueriesEnabled
  • GP name: Allow queries to a Browser Network Time service
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: BrowserNetworkTimeQueriesEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: BrowserNetworkTimeQueriesEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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BrowserSignin

Browser sign-in settings

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specify whether a user can sign into Microsoft Edge with their account and use account-related services like sync and single sign on. To control the availability of sync, use the SyncDisabled policy instead.

If you set this policy to 'Disable browser sign-in', make sure that you also set the NonRemovableProfileEnabled policy to disabled because NonRemovableProfileEnabled disables the creation of an automatically signed in browser profile. If both policies are set, Microsoft Edge will use the 'Disable browser sign-in' policy and behave as if NonRemovableProfileEnabled is set to disabled.

If you set this policy to 'Enable browser sign-in' (1), users can sign into the browser. Signing into the browser doesn't mean that sync is turned on by default; the user must separately opt-in to use this feature.

If you set this policy to 'Force browser sign-in' (2) users must sign into a profile to use the browser. By default, this will allow the user to choose whether they want to sync to their account, unless sync is disabled by the domain admin or with the SyncDisabled policy. The default value of BrowserGuestModeEnabled policy is set to false.

If you don't configure this policy users can decide if they want to enable the browser sign-in option and use it as they see fit.

  • 0 = Disable browser sign-in

  • 1 = Enable browser sign-in

  • 2 = Force users to sign-in to use the browser

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: No
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

    Data Type:

    Integer

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: BrowserSignin
    • GP name: Browser sign-in settings
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
    • GP path (Recommended): N/A
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
    • Path (Recommended): N/A
    • Value Name: BrowserSignin
    • Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Example value:
0x00000002

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: BrowserSignin
  • Example value:
<integer>2</integer>

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BuiltInDnsClientEnabled

Use built-in DNS client

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Controls whether to use the built-in DNS client.

This does not affect which DNS servers are used; just the software stack which is used to communicate with them. For example if the operating system is configured to use an enterprise DNS server, that same server would be used by the built-in DNS client. It is however possible that the built-in DNS client will address servers in different ways by using more modern DNS-related protocols such as DNS-over-TLS.

If you enable this policy, the built-in DNS client is used, if it's available.

If you disable this policy, the client is never used.

If you don't configure this policy, the built-in DNS client is enabled by default on MacOS, and users can change whether to use the built-in DNS client by editing edge://flags or by specifying a command-line flag.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: BuiltInDnsClientEnabled
  • GP name: Use built-in DNS client
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: BuiltInDnsClientEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: BuiltInDnsClientEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForCas

Disable Certificate Transparency enforcement for a list of subjectPublicKeyInfo hashes

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Disables enforcement of Certificate Transparency requirements for a list of subjectPublicKeyInfo hashes.

This policy lets you disable Certificate Transparency disclosure requirements for certificate chains that contain certificates with one of the specified subjectPublicKeyInfo hashes. This allows certificates that would otherwise be untrusted because they were not properly publicly disclosed to still be used for Enterprise hosts.

To disable Certificate Transparency enforcement when this policy is set, one of the following sets of conditions must be met:

  1. The hash is of the server certificate's subjectPublicKeyInfo.
  2. The hash is of a subjectPublicKeyInfo that appears in a CA certificate in the certificate chain, that CA certificate is constrained via the X.509v3 nameConstraints extension, one or more directoryName nameConstraints are present in the permittedSubtrees, and the directoryName contains an organizationName attribute.
  3. The hash is of a subjectPublicKeyInfo that appears in a CA certificate in the certificate chain, the CA certificate has one or more organizationName attributes in the certificate Subject, and the server's certificate contains the same number of organizationName attributes, in the same order, and with byte-for-byte identical values.

A subjectPublicKeyInfo hash is specified by concatenating the hash algorithm name, the "/" character, and the Base64 encoding of that hash algorithm applied to the DER-encoded subjectPublicKeyInfo of the specified certificate. This Base64 encoding is the same format as an SPKI Fingerprint, as defined in RFC 7469, Section 2.4. Unrecognized hash algorithms are ignored. The only supported hash algorithm at this time is "sha256".

If you disable this policy or don't configure it, any certificate that's required to be disclosed via Certificate Transparency will be treated as untrusted if it's not disclosed according to the Certificate Transparency policy.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForCas
  • GP name: Disable Certificate Transparency enforcement for a list of subjectPublicKeyInfo hashes
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForCas
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForCas\0 = "sha256/AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA=="
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForCas\1 = "sha256//////////////////////w=="

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForCas
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>sha256/AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA==</string>
  <string>sha256//////////////////////w==</string>
</array>

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CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForLegacyCas

Disable Certificate Transparency enforcement for a list of legacy certificate authorities

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Disables enforcing Certificate Transparency requirements for a list of legacy certificate authorities (Cas).

This policy lets you disable Certificate Transparency disclosure requirements for certificate chains that contain certificates with one of the specified subjectPublicKeyInfo hashes. This allows certificates that would otherwise be untrusted because they were not properly publicly disclosed, continue to be used for enterprise hosts.

In order for Certificate Transparency enforcement to be disabled, you must set the hash to a subjectPublicKeyInfo appearing in a CA certificate that is recognized as a legacy certificate authority (CA). A legacy CA is a CA that has been publicly trusted by default by one or more operating systems supported by Microsoft Edge.

You specify a subjectPublicKeyInfo hash by concatenating the hash algorithm name, the "/" character, and the Base64 encoding of that hash algorithm applied to the DER-encoded subjectPublicKeyInfo of the specified certificate. This Base64 encoding is the same format as an SPKI Fingerprint, as defined in RFC 7469, Section 2.4. Unrecognized hash algorithms are ignored. The only supported hash algorithm at this time is "sha256".

If you don't configure this policy, any certificate that's required to be disclosed via Certificate Transparency will be treated as untrusted if it isn't disclosed according to the Certificate Transparency policy.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForLegacyCas
  • GP name: Disable Certificate Transparency enforcement for a list of legacy certificate authorities
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForLegacyCas
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForLegacyCas\0 = "sha256/AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA=="
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForLegacyCas\1 = "sha256//////////////////////w=="

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForLegacyCas
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>sha256/AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA==</string>
  <string>sha256//////////////////////w==</string>
</array>

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CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForUrls

Disable Certificate Transparency enforcement for specific URLs

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Disables enforcing Certificate Transparency requirements for the listed URLs.

This policy lets you not disclose certificates for the hostnames in the specified URLs via Certificate Transparency. This lets you use certificates that would otherwise be untrusted, because they weren't properly publicly disclosed, but it makes it harder to detect mis-issued certificates for those hosts.

Form your URL pattern according to https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. Because certificates are valid for a given hostname, independent of the scheme, port, or path, only the hostname part of the URL is considered. Wildcard hosts are not supported.

If you don't configure this policy, any certificate that should be disclosed via Certificate Transparency is treated as untrusted if it's not disclosed.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForUrls
  • GP name: Disable Certificate Transparency enforcement for specific URLs
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForUrls\0 = "contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForUrls\1 = ".contoso.com"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>contoso.com</string>
  <string>.contoso.com</string>
</array>

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ClearBrowsingDataOnExit

Clear browsing data when Microsoft Edge closes

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 78 or later

Description

Microsoft Edge doesn't clear the browsing data by default when it closes. Browsing data includes information entered in forms, passwords, and even the websites visited.

If you enable this policy, all browsing data is deleted each time Microsoft Edge closes.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, users can configure the Clear browsing data option in Settings.

If you enable this policy, don't enable the AllowDeletingBrowserHistory policy, because they both deal with deleting data. If you enable both, this policy takes precedence and deletes all data when Microsoft Edge closes, regardless of how you configured AllowDeletingBrowserHistory.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ClearBrowsingDataOnExit
  • GP name: Clear browsing data when Microsoft Edge closes
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: ClearBrowsingDataOnExit
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ClearBrowsingDataOnExit
  • Example value:
<true/>

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ClickOnceEnabled

Allow users to open files using the ClickOnce protocol

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows since version 78 or later

Description

Allow users to open files using the ClickOnce protocol. The ClickOnce protocol allows websites to request that the browser open files from a specific URL using the ClickOnce file handler on the user's computer or device.

If you enable this policy, users can open files using the ClickOnce protocol. This policy overrides the user's ClickOnce setting in the edge://flags/ page.

If you disable this policy, users can't open files using the ClickOnce protocol. Instead, the file will be saved to the file system using the browser. This policy overrides the user's ClickOnce setting in the edge://flags/ page.

If you don't configure this policy, users can't open files using the ClickOnce protocol. Users have the option to enable the use of the ClickOnce protocol with the edge://flags/ page.

Disabling ClickOnce may prevent ClickOnce applications (.application files) from launching properly.

For more information about ClickOnce, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2103872 and https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2099880.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ClickOnceEnabled
  • GP name: Allow users to open files using the ClickOnce protocol
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: ClickOnceEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

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CommandLineFlagSecurityWarningsEnabled

Enable security warnings for command-line flags

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 78 or later

Description

If disabled, this policy prevents security warnings from appearing when Microsoft Edge is launched with potentially dangerous command-line flags.

If enabled or unset, security warnings are displayed when these command-line flags are used to launch Microsoft Edge.

For example, the --disable-gpu-sandbox flag generates this warning: You're using an unsupported command-line flag: --disable-gpu-sandbox. This poses stability and security risks.

On Windows, this policy is only available on instances that are joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain, or Windows 10 Pro (or Enterprise) instances that are enrolled for device management.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: CommandLineFlagSecurityWarningsEnabled
  • GP name: Enable security warnings for command-line flags
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: CommandLineFlagSecurityWarningsEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: CommandLineFlagSecurityWarningsEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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ComponentUpdatesEnabled

Enable component updates in Microsoft Edge

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

If you enable or don't configure this policy, component updates are enabled in Microsoft Edge.

If you disable this policy or set it to false, component updates are disabled for all components in Microsoft Edge.

However, some components are exempt from this policy. This includes any component that doesn't contain executable code, that doesn't significantly alter the behavior of the browser, or that's critical for security. That is, updates that are deemed "critical for security" are still applied even if you disable this policy.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ComponentUpdatesEnabled
  • GP name: Enable component updates in Microsoft Edge
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: ComponentUpdatesEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ComponentUpdatesEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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ConfigureDoNotTrack

Configure Do Not Track

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specify whether to send Do Not Track requests to websites that ask for tracking info. Do Not Track requests let the websites you visit know that you don't want your browsing activity to be tracked. By default, Microsoft Edge doesn't send Do Not Track requests, but users can turn on this feature to send them.

If you enable this policy, Do Not Track requests are always sent to websites asking for tracking info.

If you disable this policy, requests are never sent.

If you don't configure this policy, users can choose whether to send these requests.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ConfigureDoNotTrack
  • GP name: Configure Do Not Track
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: ConfigureDoNotTrack
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ConfigureDoNotTrack
  • Example value:
<false/>

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ConfigureOnlineTextToSpeech

Configure Online Text To Speech

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Set whether the browser can leverage Online Text to Speech voice fonts, part of Azure Cognitive Services. These voice fonts are higher quality than the pre-installed system voice fonts.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, web-based applications that use the SpeechSynthesis API can use Online Text to Speech voice fonts.

If you disable this policy, the voice fonts aren't available.

Read more about this feature here: SpeechSynthesis API: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2110038 Cognitive Services: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2110141

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ConfigureOnlineTextToSpeech
  • GP name: Configure Online Text To Speech
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: ConfigureOnlineTextToSpeech
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ConfigureOnlineTextToSpeech
  • Example value:
<true/>

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Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 79 or later

Description

Specify a link for the Help menu or the F1 key.

If you enable this policy, an admin can specify a link for the Help menu or the F1 key.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, the default link for the Help menu or the F1 key is used.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: CustomHelpLink
  • GP name: Specify custom help link
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: CustomHelpLink
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2080734"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: CustomHelpLink
  • Example value:
<string>https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2080734</string>

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DefaultBrowserSettingEnabled

Set Microsoft Edge as default browser

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows 7 and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Configures the default browser checks in Microsoft Edge and prevents users from changing them.

If you enable this policy, Microsoft Edge always checks on startup whether it is the default browser and automatically registers itself, if possible.

If you disable this policy, Microsoft Edge never checks and disables user controls for setting this option.

If you don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge lets the user control whether it's the default browser and whether to show user notifications when it isn't.

Note for Windows administrators: This policy only works for PCs running Windows 7. For later versions of Windows, you have to deploy a "default application associations" file that makes Microsoft Edge the handler for the https and http protocols (and, optionally, the ftp protocol and file formats such as .html, .htm, .pdf, .svg, .webp). See https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2094932 for more information.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: DefaultBrowserSettingEnabled
  • GP name: Set Microsoft Edge as default browser
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: DefaultBrowserSettingEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DefaultBrowserSettingEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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DeveloperToolsAvailability

Control where developer tools can be used

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Control where developer tools can be used.

If you set this policy to 'DeveloperToolsDisallowedForForceInstalledExtensions' (0, the default), users can access the developer tools and the JavaScript console in general, but not in the context of extensions installed by enterprise policy.

If you set this policy to 'DeveloperToolsAllowed' (1), users can access the developer tools and the JavaScript console in all contexts, including extensions installed by enterprise policy.

If you set this policy to 'DeveloperToolsDisallowed' (2), users can't access the developer tools or inspect website elements. Keyboard shortcuts and menu or context menu entries that open the developer tools or the JavaScript Console are disabled.

  • 0 = Block the developer tools on extensions installed by enterprise policy, allow in other contexts

  • 1 = Allow using the developer tools

  • 2 = Don't allow using the developer tools

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: No
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

    Data Type:

    Integer

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: DeveloperToolsAvailability
    • GP name: Control where developer tools can be used
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
    • GP path (Recommended): N/A
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
    • Path (Recommended): N/A
    • Value Name: DeveloperToolsAvailability
    • Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Example value:
0x00000002

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DeveloperToolsAvailability
  • Example value:
<integer>2</integer>

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DirectInvokeEnabled

Allow users to open files using the DirectInvoke protocol

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows since version 78 or later

Description

Allow users to open files using the DirectInvoke protocol. The DirectInvoke protocol allows websites to request that the browser open files from a specific URL using a specific file handler on the user's computer or device.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, users can open files using the DirectInvoke protocol.

If you disable this policy, users can't open files using the DirectInvoke protocol. Instead, the file will be saved to the file system.

Note: Disabling DirectInvoke may prevent certain Microsoft SharePoint Online features from working as expected.

For more information about DirectInvoke, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2103872 and https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2099871.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: DirectInvokeEnabled
  • GP name: Allow users to open files using the DirectInvoke protocol
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: DirectInvokeEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

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Disable3DAPIs

Disable support for 3D graphics APIs

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Prevent web pages from accessing the graphics processing unit (GPU). Specifically, web pages can't access the WebGL API and plug-ins can't use the Pepper 3D API.

If you don't configure or disable this policy, it potentially allows web pages to use the WebGL API and plug-ins to use the Pepper 3D API. Microsoft Edge might, by default, still require command line arguments to be passed in order to use these APIs.

If HardwareAccelerationModeEnabled policy is set to false, the setting for 'Disable3DAPIs' policy is ignored - it's the equivalent of setting 'Disable3DAPIs' policy to true.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: Disable3DAPIs
  • GP name: Disable support for 3D graphics APIs
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: Disable3DAPIs
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: Disable3DAPIs
  • Example value:
<false/>

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DisableScreenshots

Disable taking screenshots

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Controls if users can take screenshots of the browser page.

If enabled, user can't take screenshots by using keyboard shortcuts or extension APIs.

If disabled or don't configure this policy, users can take screenshots.

Please note this policy controls screenshots taken from within the browser itself. Even if you enable this policy, users might still be able to take screenshots using some method outside of the browser (like using an operating system feature or another application).

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: DisableScreenshots
  • GP name: Disable taking screenshots
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: DisableScreenshots
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DisableScreenshots
  • Example value:
<true/>

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DiskCacheDir

Set disk cache directory

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Configures the directory to use to store cached files.

If you enable this policy, Microsoft Edge uses the provided directory regardless of whether the user has specified the '--disk-cache-dir' flag. To avoid data loss or other unexpected errors, don't configure this policy to a volume's root directory or to a directory used for other purposes, because Microsoft Edge manages its contents.

See https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095041 for a list of variables you can use when specifying directories and paths.

If you don't configure this policy, the default cache directory is used, and users can override that default with the '--disk-cache-dir' command line flag.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: DiskCacheDir
  • GP name: Set disk cache directory
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: DiskCacheDir
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"${user_home}/Edge_cache"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DiskCacheDir
  • Example value:
<string>${user_home}/Edge_cache</string>

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DiskCacheSize

Set disk cache size, in bytes

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Configures the size of the cache, in bytes, used to store files on the disk.

If you enable this policy, Microsoft Edge uses the provided cache size regardless of whether the user has specified the '--disk-cache-size' flag. The value specified in this policy isn't a hard boundary but rather a suggestion to the caching system; any value below a few megabytes is too small and will be rounded up to a reasonable minimum.

If you set the value of this policy to 0, the default cache size is used, and users can't change it.

If you don't configure this policy, the default size is used, but users can override it with the '--disk-cache-size' flag.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Integer

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: DiskCacheSize
  • GP name: Set disk cache size, in bytes
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: DiskCacheSize
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x06400000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DiskCacheSize
  • Example value:
<integer>104857600</integer>

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DownloadDirectory

Set download directory

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Configures the directory to use when downloading files.

If you enable this policy, Microsoft Edge uses the provided directory regardless of whether the user has specified one or chosen to be prompted for download location every time. See https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095041 for a list of variables that can be used.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, the default download directory is used, and the user can change it.

If you set an invalid path, Microsoft Edge will default to the user's default download directory.

If the folder specified by the path doesn't exist, the download will trigger a prompt that asks the user where they want to save their download.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: DownloadDirectory
  • GP name: Set download directory
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: DownloadDirectory
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"
      Linux-based OSes (including Mac): /home/${user_name}/Downloads
      Windows: C:\Users\${user_name}\Downloads"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DownloadDirectory
  • Example value:
<string>
      Linux-based OSes (including Mac): /home/${user_name}/Downloads
      Windows: C:\Users\${user_name}\Downloads</string>

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DownloadRestrictions

Allow download restrictions

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Configures the type of downloads that Microsoft Edge completely blocks, without letting users override the security decision.

Set 'Block dangerous downloads' (1) to allow all downloads except for those that carry Microsoft Defender SmartScreen warnings.

Set 'Block potentially dangerous downloads' (2) to allow all downloads except for those that carry Microsoft Defender SmartScreen warnings of potentially dangerous downloads.

Set 'Block all downloads' (3) to block all downloads.

If you don't configure this policy or set the 'No special restrictions' (0) option, the downloads go through the usual security restrictions based on Microsoft Defender SmartScreen analysis results.

Note that these restrictions apply to downloads from web page content, as well as the 'download link...' context menu option. These restrictions don't apply to saving or downloading the currently displayed page, nor do they apply to the Save as PDF option from the printing options.

See https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2094934 for more info on Microsoft Defender SmartScreen.

  • 0 = No special restrictions

  • 1 = Block dangerous downloads

  • 2 = Block potentially dangerous downloads

  • 3 = Block all downloads

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: Yes
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

    Data Type:

    Integer

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: DownloadRestrictions
    • GP name: Allow download restrictions
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
    • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
    • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
    • Value Name: DownloadRestrictions
    • Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Example value:
0x00000002

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DownloadRestrictions
  • Example value:
<integer>2</integer>

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EdgeCollectionsEnabled

Enable the Collections feature

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 78 or later

Description

Lets you allow users to access the Collections feature, where they can collect, organize, share, and export content more efficiently and with Office integration.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, users can access and use the Collections feature in Microsoft Edge.

If you disable this policy, users can't access and use Collections in Microsoft Edge.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: EdgeCollectionsEnabled
  • GP name: Enable the Collections feature
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: EdgeCollectionsEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: EdgeCollectionsEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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EditFavoritesEnabled

Allows users to edit favorites

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Enable this policy to let users add, remove, and modify favorites. This is the default behavior if you don't configure the policy.

Disable this policy to stop users from adding, removing, or modifying favorites. They can still use existing favorites.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: EditFavoritesEnabled
  • GP name: Allows users to edit favorites
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: EditFavoritesEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: EditFavoritesEnabled
  • Example value:
<false/>

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EnableDeprecatedWebPlatformFeatures

Re-enable deprecated web platform features for a limited time

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specify a list of deprecated web platform features to temporarily re-enable.

This policy lets you re-enable deprecated web platform features for a limited time. Features are identified by a string tag.

If you don't configure this policy, if the list is empty, or if a feature doesn't match one of the supported string tags, all deprecated web platform features remain disabled.

While the policy itself is supported on the above platforms, the feature it's enabling might not be available on all of those platforms. Not all deprecated Web Platform features can be re-enabled. Only those explicitly listed below can be re-enabled, and only for a limited period of time, which differs per feature. You can review the intent behind the Web Platform feature changes at https://bit.ly/blinkintents.

The general format of the string tag is [DeprecatedFeatureName]_EffectiveUntil[yyyymmdd].

  • "ExampleDeprecatedFeature_EffectiveUntil20080902" = Enable ExampleDeprecatedFeature API through 2008/09/02

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: No
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

    Data Type:

    List of strings

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: EnableDeprecatedWebPlatformFeatures
    • GP name: Re-enable deprecated web platform features for a limited time
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
    • GP path (Recommended): N/A
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\EnableDeprecatedWebPlatformFeatures
    • Path (Recommended): N/A
    • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
    • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
    Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\EnableDeprecatedWebPlatformFeatures\0 = "ExampleDeprecatedFeature_EffectiveUntil20080902"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: EnableDeprecatedWebPlatformFeatures
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>ExampleDeprecatedFeature_EffectiveUntil20080902</string>
</array>

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EnableDomainActionsDownload

Enable Domain Actions Download from Microsoft

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

In Microsoft Edge, Domain Actions represent a series of compatibility features that help the browser work correctly on the web.

Microsoft keeps a list of actions to take on certain domains for compatibility reasons. For example, the browser may override the User Agent string on a website if that website is broken due to the new User Agent string on Microsoft Edge. Each of these actions is intended to be temporary while Microsoft tries to resolve the issue with the site owner.

When the browser starts up and then periodically afterwards, the browser will contact the Experimentation and Configuration Service that contains the most up to date list of compatibility actions to perform. This list is saved locally after it is first retrieved so that subsequent requests will only update the list if the server's copy has changed.

If you enable this policy, the list of Domain Actions will continue to be downloaded from the Experimentation and Configuration Service.

If you disable this policy, the list of Domain Actions will no longer be downloaded from the Experimentation and Configuration Service.

If you don't configure this policy, the list of Domain Actions will continue to be downloaded from the Experimentation and Configuration Service.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: EnableDomainActionsDownload
  • GP name: Enable Domain Actions Download from Microsoft
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: EnableDomainActionsDownload
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: EnableDomainActionsDownload
  • Example value:
<true/>

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EnableOnlineRevocationChecks

Enable online OCSP/CRL checks

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Online revocation checks don't provide a significant security benefit and are disabled by default.

If you enable this policy, Microsoft Edge will perform soft-fail, online OCSP/CRL checks. "Soft fail" means that if the revocation server can't be reached, the certificate will be considered valid.

If you disable the policy or don't configure it, Microsoft Edge won't perform online revocation checks.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: EnableOnlineRevocationChecks
  • GP name: Enable online OCSP/CRL checks
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: EnableOnlineRevocationChecks
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: EnableOnlineRevocationChecks
  • Example value:
<false/>

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EnterpriseHardwarePlatformAPIEnabled

Allow managed extensions to use the Enterprise Hardware Platform API

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 78 or later

Description

When this policy is set to enabled, extensions installed by enterprise policy are allowed to use the Enterprise Hardware Platform API. When this policy is set to disabled or isn't set, no extensions are allowed to use the Enterprise Hardware Platform API. This policy also applies to component extensions.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: EnterpriseHardwarePlatformAPIEnabled
  • GP name: Allow managed extensions to use the Enterprise Hardware Platform API
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: EnterpriseHardwarePlatformAPIEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: EnterpriseHardwarePlatformAPIEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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ExperimentationAndConfigurationServiceControl

Control communication with the Experimentation and Configuration Service

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

In Microsoft Edge, the Experimentation and Configuration Service is used to deploy Experimentation and Configuration payload.

Experimentation payload consists of a list of early in development features that Microsoft is enabling for testing and feedback.

Configuration payload consists of a list of settings that Microsoft wants to deploy to Microsoft Edge to optimize user experience. For example, configuration payload may specify how often Microsoft Edge sends requests to the Experimentation and Configuration Service to retrieve the newest payload.

If you set this policy to "Retrieve configurations and experiments" mode, the full payload is downloaded from the Experimentation and Configuration Service. This includes both the experimentation and configuration payloads.

If you set this policy to "Retrieve configurations only" mode, only the configuration payload is delivered.

If you set this policy to "Disable communication with the Experimentation and Configuration Service" mode, the communication with the Experimentation and Configuration Service is stopped completely.

If you don't configure this policy, on a managed device on Stable and Beta channels the behavior is the same as the "Retrieve configurations only" mode.

If you don't configure this policy, on an unmanaged device the behavior is the same as the "Retrieve configurations and experiments" mode.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Integer

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ExperimentationAndConfigurationServiceControl
  • GP name: Control communication with the Experimentation and Configuration Service
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: ExperimentationAndConfigurationServiceControl
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000002

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ExperimentationAndConfigurationServiceControl
  • Example value:
<integer>2</integer>

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ExternalProtocolDialogShowAlwaysOpenCheckbox

Show an "Always open" checkbox in external protocol dialog

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 79 or later

Description

This policy controls whether the "Always open" checkbox is shown on external protocol launch confirmation prompts.

If you set this policy to True, when an external protocol confirmation prompt is shown, the user can select "Always open". The user won’t get any future confirmation prompts for this protocol.

If you set this policy to False, or the policy is unset, the "Always open" checkbox isn’t displayed. The user will be prompted for confirmation every time an external protocol is invoked.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ExternalProtocolDialogShowAlwaysOpenCheckbox
  • GP name: Show an "Always open" checkbox in external protocol dialog
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: ExternalProtocolDialogShowAlwaysOpenCheckbox
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ExternalProtocolDialogShowAlwaysOpenCheckbox
  • Example value:
<true/>

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FavoritesBarEnabled

Enable favorites bar

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Enables or disables the favorites bar.

If you enable this policy, users will see the favorites bar.

If you disable this policy, users won't see the favorites bar.

If this policy is not configured, then the user can decide to use the favorites bar or not.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: FavoritesBarEnabled
  • GP name: Enable favorites bar
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: FavoritesBarEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: FavoritesBarEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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ForceBingSafeSearch

Enforce Bing SafeSearch

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Ensure that queries in Bing web search are done with SafeSearch set to the value specified. Users can't change this setting.

If you configure this policy to "Off", SafeSearch in Bing search falls back to the bing.com value.

If you configure this policy to "Moderate", the moderate setting is used in SafeSearch. The moderate setting filters adult videos and images but not text from search results.

If you configure this policy to "Strict", the strict setting in SafeSearch is used. The strict setting filters adult text, images, and videos.

If you disable this policy or don't configure it, SafeSearch in Bing search isn't enforced, and users can set the value they want on bing.com.

  • 0 = Don't configure search restrictions in Bing

  • 1 = Configure moderate search restrictions in Bing

  • 2 = Configure strict search restrictions in Bing

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: No
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

    Data Type:

    Integer

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: ForceBingSafeSearch
    • GP name: Enforce Bing SafeSearch
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
    • GP path (Recommended): N/A
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
    • Path (Recommended): N/A
    • Value Name: ForceBingSafeSearch
    • Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ForceBingSafeSearch
  • Example value:
<integer>0</integer>

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ForceEphemeralProfiles

Enable use of ephemeral profiles

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Controls whether user profiles are switched to ephemeral mode. An ephemeral profile is created when a session begins, is deleted when the session ends, and is associated with the user's original profile.

If you enable this policy, profiles run in ephemeral mode. This lets users work from their own devices without saving browsing data to those devices. If you enable this policy as an OS policy (by using GPO on Windows, for example), it applies to every profile on the system.

If you disable this policy or don't configure it, users get their regular profiles when they sign in to the browser.

In ephemeral mode, profile data is saved on disk only for the length of the user session. Features like browser history, extensions and their data, web data like cookies, and web databases aren't saved after the browser is closed. This doesn't prevent a user from manually downloading any data to disk, or from saving pages or printing them. If the user has enabled sync, all data is preserved in their sync accounts just like with regular profiles. Users can also use InPrivate browsing in ephemeral mode unless you explicitly disable this.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ForceEphemeralProfiles
  • GP name: Enable use of ephemeral profiles
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: ForceEphemeralProfiles
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ForceEphemeralProfiles
  • Example value:
<true/>

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ForceGoogleSafeSearch

Enforce Google SafeSearch

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Forces queries in Google Web Search to be performed with SafeSearch set to active, and prevents users from changing this setting.

If you enable this policy, SafeSearch in Google Search is always active.

If you disable this policy or don't configure it, SafeSearch in Google Search isn't enforced.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ForceGoogleSafeSearch
  • GP name: Enforce Google SafeSearch
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: ForceGoogleSafeSearch
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ForceGoogleSafeSearch
  • Example value:
<false/>

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ForceNetworkInProcess

Force networking code to run in the browser process

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows since version 78 or later

Description

This policy forces networking code to run in the browser process.

This policy is disabled by default. If enabled, users are open to security issues when the networking process is sandboxed.

This policy is intended to give enterprises a chance to migrate to 3rd party software that doesn't depend on hooking networking APIs. Proxy servers are recommended over LSPs and Win32 API patching.

If this policy isn't set, networking code may run out of the browser process depending on field trials of the NetworkService experiment.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ForceNetworkInProcess
  • GP name: Force networking code to run in the browser process
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: ForceNetworkInProcess
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

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ForceYouTubeRestrict

Force minimum YouTube Restricted Mode

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Enforces a minimum Restricted Mode on YouTube and prevents users from picking a less restricted mode.

Set to Strict (2) to enforce Strict Restricted Mode on YouTube.

Set to Moderate (1) to enforce the user to only use Moderate Restricted Mode and Strict Restricted Mode on YouTube. They can't disable Restricted Mode.

Set to Off (0) or don't configure this policy to not enforce Restricted Mode on YouTube. External policies such as YouTube policies might still enforce Restricted Mode.

  • 0 = Do not enforce Restricted Mode on YouTube

  • 1 = Enforce at least Moderate Restricted Mode on YouTube

  • 2 = Enforce Strict Restricted Mode for YouTube

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: No
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

    Data Type:

    Integer

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: ForceYouTubeRestrict
    • GP name: Force minimum YouTube Restricted Mode
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
    • GP path (Recommended): N/A
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
    • Path (Recommended): N/A
    • Value Name: ForceYouTubeRestrict
    • Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ForceYouTubeRestrict
  • Example value:
<integer>0</integer>

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FullscreenAllowed

Allow full screen mode

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows since version 77 or later

Description

Set the availability of full screen mode - all Microsoft Edge UI is hidden and only web content is visible.

If you enable this policy or don't configure it, the user, apps, and extensions with appropriate permissions can enter full screen mode.

If you disable this policy, users, apps, and extensions can't enter full screen mode.

Opening Microsoft Edge in kiosk mode using the command line is unavailable when full screen mode is disabled.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: FullscreenAllowed
  • GP name: Allow full screen mode
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: FullscreenAllowed
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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GoToIntranetSiteForSingleWordEntryInAddressBar

Force direct intranet site navigation instead of searching on single word entries in the Address Bar

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 78 or later

Description

If you enable this policy, the top auto-suggest result in the address bar suggestion list will navigate to intranet sites if the text entered in the address bar is a single word without punctuation.

Default navigation when typing a single word without punctuation will conduct a navigation to an intranet site matching the entered text.

If you enable this policy, the second auto-suggest result in the address bar suggestion list will conduct a web search exactly as it was entered, provided that this text is a single word without punctuation. The default search provider will be used unless a policy to prevent web search is also enabled.

Two effects of enabling this policy are:

Navigation to sites in response to single word queries that would typically resolve to a history item will no longer happen. Instead, the browser will attempt navigate to internal sites that may not exist in an organization’s intranet. This will result in a 404 error.

Popular, single-word search terms will require manual selection of search suggestions to properly conduct a search.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: GoToIntranetSiteForSingleWordEntryInAddressBar
  • GP name: Force direct intranet site navigation instead of searching on single word entries in the Address Bar
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: GoToIntranetSiteForSingleWordEntryInAddressBar
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: GoToIntranetSiteForSingleWordEntryInAddressBar
  • Example value:
<false/>

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HSTSPolicyBypassList

Configure the list of names that will bypass the HSTS policy check

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 79 or later

Description

Hostnames specified in this list will be exempt from the HSTS policy check that could potentially upgrade requests from "http://" to "https://". Only single-label hostnames are allowed in this policy. Hostnames must be canonicalized. Any IDNs must be converted to their A-label format, and all ASCII letters must be lowercase. This policy only applies to the specific hostnames specified; it doesn't apply to subdomains of the names in the list.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: HSTSPolicyBypassList
  • GP name: Configure the list of names that will bypass the HSTS policy check
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\HSTSPolicyBypassList
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\HSTSPolicyBypassList\0 = "meet"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: HSTSPolicyBypassList
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>meet</string>
</array>

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HardwareAccelerationModeEnabled

Use hardware acceleration when available

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specify to use hardware acceleration, if it's available. If you enable this policy or don't configure it, hardware acceleration is enabled unless a GPU feature is explicitly blocked.

If you disable this policy, hardware acceleration is disabled.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: HardwareAccelerationModeEnabled
  • GP name: Use hardware acceleration when available
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: HardwareAccelerationModeEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: HardwareAccelerationModeEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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ImportAutofillFormData

Allow importing of autofill form data

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Allows users to import autofill form data from another browser into Microsoft Edge.

If you enable this policy, the option to manually import autofill data is automatically selected.

If you disable this policy, autofill form data isn't imported at first run, and users can't import it manually.

If you don't configure this policy, autofill data is imported at first run, and users can choose whether to import this data manually during later browsing sessions.

You can set this policy as a recommendation. This means that Microsoft Edge will import autofill data on first run, but users can select or clear autofill data option during manual import.

Note: This policy currently manages importing from Google Chrome (on Windows 7, 8, and 10 and on macOS).

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ImportAutofillFormData
  • GP name: Allow importing of autofill form data
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: ImportAutofillFormData
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ImportAutofillFormData
  • Example value:
<true/>

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ImportBrowserSettings

Allow importing of browser settings

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 78 or later

Description

Allows users to import browser settings from another browser into Microsoft Edge.

If you enable this policy, the Browser settings check box is automatically selected in the Import browser data dialog box.

If you disable this policy, browser settings aren't imported at first run, and users can’t import them manually.

If you don’t configure this policy, browser settings are imported at first run, and users can choose whether to import them manually during later browsing sessions.

You can also set this policy as a recommendation. This means that Microsoft Edge imports the settings on first run, but users can select or clear the browser settings option during manual import.

Note: This policy currently manages importing Google Chrome (on Windows 7, 8, and 10 and on macOS).

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ImportBrowserSettings
  • GP name: Allow importing of browser settings
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: ImportBrowserSettings
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ImportBrowserSettings
  • Example value:
<true/>

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ImportFavorites

Allow importing of favorites

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Allows users to import favorites from another browser into Microsoft Edge.

If you enable this policy, the Favorites check box is automatically selected in the Import browser data dialog box.

If you disable this policy, favorites aren't imported at first run, and users can’t import them manually.

If you don’t configure this policy, favorites are imported at first run, and users can choose whether to import them manually during later browsing sessions.

You can also set this policy as a recommendation. This means that Microsoft Edge imports favorites on first run, but users can select or clear the favorites option during manual import.

Note: This policy currently manages importing from Internet Explorer (on Windows 7, 8, and 10), Google Chrome (on Windows 7, 8, and 10 and on macOS) and Apple Safari (on macOS) browsers.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ImportFavorites
  • GP name: Allow importing of favorites
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: ImportFavorites
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ImportFavorites
  • Example value:
<true/>

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ImportHistory

Allow importing of browsing history

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Allows users to import their browsing history from another browser into Microsoft Edge.

If you enable this policy, the Browsing history check box is automatically selected in the Import browser data dialog box.

If you disable this policy, browsing history data isn't imported at first run, and users can’t import this data manually.

If you don’t configure this policy, browsing history data is imported at first run, and users can choose whether to import it manually during later browsing sessions.

You can also set this policy as a recommendation. This means that Microsoft Edge imports browsing history on first run, but users can select or clear the history option during manual import.

Note: This policy currently manages importing from Internet Explorer (on Windows 7, 8, and 10), Google Chrome (on Windows 7, 8, and 10 and on macOS) and Apple Safari (macOS) browsers.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ImportHistory
  • GP name: Allow importing of browsing history
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: ImportHistory
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ImportHistory
  • Example value:
<true/>

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ImportHomepage

Allow importing of home page settings

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Allows users to import their home page setting from another browser into Microsoft Edge.

If you enable this policy, the option to manually import the home page setting is automatically selected.

If you disable this policy, the home page setting isn’t imported at first run, and users can’t import it manually.

If you don’t configure this policy, the home page setting is imported at first run, and users can choose whether to import this data manually during later browsing sessions.

You can set this policy as a recommendation. This means that Microsoft Edge imports the home page setting on first run, but users can select or clear the home page option during manual import.

Note: This policy currently manages importing from Internet Explorer (on Windows 7, 8, and 10).

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ImportHomepage
  • GP name: Allow importing of home page settings
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: ImportHomepage
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ImportHomepage
  • Example value:
<true/>

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ImportOpenTabs

Allow importing of open tabs

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 79 or later

Description

Allows users to import open and pinned tabs from another browser into Microsoft Edge.

If you enable this policy, the Open tabs check box is automatically selected in the Import browser data dialog box.

If you disable this policy, open tabs aren't imported at first run, and users can't import them manually.

If you don't configure this policy, open tabs are imported at first run, and users can choose whether to import them manually during later browsing sessions.

You can also set this policy as a recommendation. This means that Microsoft Edge imports open tabs on first run, but users can select or clear the Open tabs option during manual import.

Note: This policy currently only supports importing from Google Chrome (on Windows 7, 8, and 10 and on macOS).

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ImportOpenTabs
  • GP name: Allow importing of open tabs
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: ImportOpenTabs
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ImportOpenTabs
  • Example value:
<true/>

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ImportPaymentInfo

Allow importing of payment info

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Allows users to import payment info from another browser into Microsoft Edge.

If you enable this policy, the payment info check box is automatically selected in the Import browser data dialog box.

If you disable this policy, payment info isn’t imported at first run, and users can’t import it manually.

If you don’t configure this policy, payment info is imported at first run, and users can choose whether to import it manually during later browsing sessions.

You can also set this policy as a recommendation. This means that Microsoft Edge imports payment info on first run, but users can select or clear the payment info option during manual import.

Note: This policy currently manages importing from Google Chrome (on Windows 7, 8, and 10 and on macOS).

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ImportPaymentInfo
  • GP name: Allow importing of payment info
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: ImportPaymentInfo
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ImportPaymentInfo
  • Example value:
<true/>

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ImportSavedPasswords

Allow importing of saved passwords

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Allows users to import saved passwords from another browser into Microsoft Edge.

If you enable this policy, the option to manually import saved passwords is automatically selected.

If you disable this policy, saved passwords aren't imported on first run, and users can't import them manually.

If you don't configure this policy, passwords are imported at first run, and users can choose whether to import them manually during later browsing sessions.

You can set this policy as a recommendation. This means that Microsoft Edge imports passwords on first run, but users can select or clear the passwords option during manual import.

Note: This policy currently manages importing from Internet Explorer (on Windows 7, 8, and 10) and Google Chrome (on Windows 7, 8, and 10 and on macOS) browsers.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ImportSavedPasswords
  • GP name: Allow importing of saved passwords
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: ImportSavedPasswords
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ImportSavedPasswords
  • Example value:
<true/>

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ImportSearchEngine

Allow importing of search engine settings

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Allows users to import search engine settings from another browser into Microsoft Edge.

If you enable, this policy, the option to import search engine settings is automatically selected.

If you disable this policy, search engine settings aren't imported at first run, and users can’t import them manually.

If you don’t configure this policy, search engine settings are imported at first run, and users can choose whether to import this data manually during later browsing sessions.

You can set this policy as a recommendation. This means that Microsoft Edge imports search engine settings on first run, but users can select or clear the search engine option during manual import.

Note: This policy currently manages importing from Internet Explorer (on Windows 7, 8, and 10).

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ImportSearchEngine
  • GP name: Allow importing of search engine settings
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: ImportSearchEngine
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ImportSearchEngine
  • Example value:
<true/>

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InPrivateModeAvailability

Configure InPrivate mode availability

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specifies whether the user can open pages in InPrivate mode in Microsoft Edge.

If you don't configure this policy or set it to 'Enabled' (0), users can open pages in InPrivate mode.

Set this policy to 'Disable' (1) to stop users from using InPrivate mode.

Set this policy to 'Forced' (2) to always use InPrivate mode.

  • 0 = InPrivate mode available

  • 1 = InPrivate mode disabled

  • 2 = InPrivate mode forced

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: No
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

    Data Type:

    Integer

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: InPrivateModeAvailability
    • GP name: Configure InPrivate mode availability
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
    • GP path (Recommended): N/A
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
    • Path (Recommended): N/A
    • Value Name: InPrivateModeAvailability
    • Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: InPrivateModeAvailability
  • Example value:
<integer>1</integer>

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InternetExplorerIntegrationLevel

Configure Internet Explorer integration

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows since version 77 or later

Description

For guidance about configuring the optimal experience for Internet Explorer mode see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2094210

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Integer

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: InternetExplorerIntegrationLevel
  • GP name: Configure Internet Explorer integration
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: InternetExplorerIntegrationLevel
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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InternetExplorerIntegrationSiteList

Configure the Enterprise Mode Site List

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows since version 78 or later

Description

For guidance about configuring the optimal experience for Internet Explorer mode see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2094210

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: InternetExplorerIntegrationSiteList
  • GP name: Configure the Enterprise Mode Site List
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: InternetExplorerIntegrationSiteList
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"https://internal.contoso.com/sitelist.xml"

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IsolateOrigins

Enable site isolation for specific origins

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specify origins to run in isolation, in their own process. This policy also isolates origins named by subdomains - for example, specifying https://contoso.com/ will cause https://foo.contoso.com/ to be isolated as part of the https://contoso.com/ site. If the policy is enabled, each of the named origins in a comma-separated list will run in its own process. If you disable this policy, then both the 'IsolateOrigins' and 'SitePerProcess' features are disabled. Users can still enable 'IsolateOrigins' policy manually, via command line flags. If you don't configure the policy, the user can change this setting.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: IsolateOrigins
  • GP name: Enable site isolation for specific origins
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: IsolateOrigins
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"https://contoso.com/,https://fabrikam.com/"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: IsolateOrigins
  • Example value:
<string>https://contoso.com/,https://fabrikam.com/</string>

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ManagedFavorites

Configure favorites

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Configures a list of managed favorites.

The policy creates a list of favorites. Each favorite contains the keys "name" and "url," which hold the favorite's name and its target. You can configure a subfolder by defining a favorites without an "url" key but with an additional "children" key that contains a list of favorites as defined above (some of which may be folders again). Microsoft Edge amends incomplete URLs as if they were submitted via the Address Bar, for example "microsoft.com" becomes "https://microsoft.com/".

These favorites are placed in a folder that can't be modified by the user (but the user can choose to hide it from the favorites bar). By default the folder name is "Managed favorites" but you can change it by adding to the list of favorites a dictionary containing the key "toplevel_name" with the desired folder name as the value.

Managed favorites are not synced to the user account and can't be modified by extensions.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Dictionary

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ManagedFavorites
  • GP name: Configure favorites
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: ManagedFavorites
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ManagedFavorites = [
  {
    "toplevel_name": "My managed favorites folder"
  }, 
  {
    "name": "Microsoft", 
    "url": "microsoft.com"
  }, 
  {
    "name": "Bing", 
    "url": "bing.com"
  }, 
  {
    "children": [
      {
        "name": "Microsoft Edge Insiders", 
        "url": "www.microsoftedgeinsider.com"
      }, 
      {
        "name": "Microsoft Edge", 
        "url": "www.microsoft.com/windows/microsoft-edge"
      }
    ], 
    "name": "Microsoft Edge links"
  }
]

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ManagedFavorites
  • Example value:
<key>ManagedFavorites</key>
<array>
  <dict>
    <key>toplevel_name</key>
    <string>My managed favorites folder</string>
  </dict>
  <dict>
    <key>name</key>
    <string>Microsoft</string>
    <key>url</key>
    <string>microsoft.com</string>
  </dict>
  <dict>
    <key>name</key>
    <string>Bing</string>
    <key>url</key>
    <string>bing.com</string>
  </dict>
  <dict>
    <key>children</key>
    <array>
      <dict>
        <key>name</key>
        <string>Microsoft Edge Insiders</string>
        <key>url</key>
        <string>www.microsoftedgeinsider.com</string>
      </dict>
      <dict>
        <key>name</key>
        <string>Microsoft Edge</string>
        <key>url</key>
        <string>www.microsoft.com/windows/microsoft-edge</string>
      </dict>
    </array>
    <key>name</key>
    <string>Microsoft Edge links</string>
  </dict>
</array>

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ManagedSearchEngines

Manage Search Engines

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Lets you configure a list of list of up to 10 search engines, one of which must be marked as the default search engine. You do not need to specify the encoding for any search engine.

If you enable this policy, users can't add, remove, or change any search engine in the list. Users can set their default search engine to any search engine in the list.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, users can modify the search engines list as desired.

If the DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL policy is set, this policy (ManagedSearchEngines) is ignored. The user must restart their browser to finish applying this policy.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Dictionary

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ManagedSearchEngines
  • GP name: Manage Search Engines
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: ManagedSearchEngines
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ManagedSearchEngines = [
  {
    "image_search_url": "https://www.example1.com/images/detail/search?iss=sbiupload", 
    "is_default": true, 
    "keyword": "example1.com", 
    "name": "Example1", 
    "search_url": "https://www.example1.com/search?q={searchTerms}", 
    "suggest_url": "https://www.example1.com/qbox?query={searchTerms}"
  }, 
  {
    "image_search_url": "https://www.example2.com/images/detail/search?iss=sbiupload", 
    "keyword": "example2.com", 
    "name": "Example2", 
    "search_url": "https://www.example2.com/search?q={searchTerms}", 
    "suggest_url": "https://www.example2.com/qbox?query={searchTerms}"
  }, 
  {
    "encoding": "UTF-8", 
    "image_search_url": "https://www.example3.com/images/detail/search?iss=sbiupload", 
    "keyword": "example3.com", 
    "name": "Example3", 
    "search_url": "https://www.example3.com/search?q={searchTerms}", 
    "suggest_url": "https://www.example3.com/qbox?query={searchTerms}"
  }
]

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ManagedSearchEngines
  • Example value:
<key>ManagedSearchEngines</key>
<array>
  <dict>
    <key>image_search_url</key>
    <string>https://www.example1.com/images/detail/search?iss=sbiupload</string>
    <key>is_default</key>
    <true/>
    <key>keyword</key>
    <string>example1.com</string>
    <key>name</key>
    <string>Example1</string>
    <key>search_url</key>
    <string>https://www.example1.com/search?q={searchTerms}</string>
    <key>suggest_url</key>
    <string>https://www.example1.com/qbox?query={searchTerms}</string>
  </dict>
  <dict>
    <key>image_search_url</key>
    <string>https://www.example2.com/images/detail/search?iss=sbiupload</string>
    <key>keyword</key>
    <string>example2.com</string>
    <key>name</key>
    <string>Example2</string>
    <key>search_url</key>
    <string>https://www.example2.com/search?q={searchTerms}</string>
    <key>suggest_url</key>
    <string>https://www.example2.com/qbox?query={searchTerms}</string>
  </dict>
  <dict>
    <key>encoding</key>
    <string>UTF-8</string>
    <key>image_search_url</key>
    <string>https://www.example3.com/images/detail/search?iss=sbiupload</string>
    <key>keyword</key>
    <string>example3.com</string>
    <key>name</key>
    <string>Example3</string>
    <key>search_url</key>
    <string>https://www.example3.com/search?q={searchTerms}</string>
    <key>suggest_url</key>
    <string>https://www.example3.com/qbox?query={searchTerms}</string>
  </dict>
</array>

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MaxConnectionsPerProxy

Maximum number of concurrent connections to the proxy server

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specifies the maximum number of simultaneous connections to the proxy server.

Some proxy servers can't handle a high number of concurrent connections per client - you can solve this by setting this policy to a lower value.

The value of this policy should be lower than 100 and higher than 6. The default value is 32.

Some web apps are known to consume many connections with hanging GETs - lowering the maximum connections below 32 may lead to browser networking hangs if too many of these kind of web apps are open.

If you don't configure this policy, the default value (32) is used.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Integer

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: MaxConnectionsPerProxy
  • GP name: Maximum number of concurrent connections to the proxy server
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: MaxConnectionsPerProxy
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000020

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: MaxConnectionsPerProxy
  • Example value:
<integer>32</integer>

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MediaRouterCastAllowAllIPs

Allow Google Cast to connect to Cast devices on all IP addresses

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Enable this policy to let Google Cast connect to Cast devices on all IP addresses, not just RFC1918/RFC4193 private addresses.

Disable this policy to restrict Google Cast to Cast devices on RFC1918/RFC4193 private addresses.

If you don't configure this policy, Google Cast connects to Cast devices on RFC1918/RFC4193 private addresses only, unless you enable the CastAllowAllIPs feature.

If the EnableMediaRouter policy is disabled, then this policy has no effect.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: MediaRouterCastAllowAllIPs
  • GP name: Allow Google Cast to connect to Cast devices on all IP addresses
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: MediaRouterCastAllowAllIPs
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: MediaRouterCastAllowAllIPs
  • Example value:
<false/>

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MetricsReportingEnabled

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

For Windows 10 Beta and Stable channels of Microsoft Edge, this policy when configured will override the Windows diagnostic data setting for collection or non-collection of Microsoft Edge usage and crash related data (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2099569).

This policy enables reporting of usage and crash-related data about Microsoft Edge to Microsoft and prevents users from changing this setting.

Enable this policy to send reporting of usage and crash-related data to Microsoft. Disable this policy to not send the data to Microsoft. In both cases, users can't change or override the setting.

On Windows 10, Beta and Stable channels, this policy controls usage data. Crash-related data is determined by the Windows diagnostic data setting. If this policy is not configured, Microsoft Edge will default to the Windows diagnostic data setting.

On Windows 10, Canary and Dev channels, this policy controls usage and crash related data. If this policy is not configured, Microsoft Edge will default to the user's preference.

On Windows 7, 8, and Mac this policy controls usage and crash related data. If this policy is not configured, Microsoft Edge will default to the user's preference.

This policy is available only on Windows instances that are joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain or Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances enrolled for device management.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: MetricsReportingEnabled
  • GP name: Enable usage and crash-related data reporting
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: MetricsReportingEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: MetricsReportingEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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NetworkPredictionOptions

Enable network prediction

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Enables network prediction and prevents users from changing this setting.

This controls DNS prefetching, TCP and SSL preconnection, and prerendering of web pages.

If you don't configure this policy, network prediction is enabled but the user can change it.

  • 0 = Predict network actions on any network connection

  • 2 = Don't predict network actions on any network connection

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: Yes
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

    Data Type:

    Integer

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: NetworkPredictionOptions
    • GP name: Enable network prediction
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
    • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
    • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
    • Value Name: NetworkPredictionOptions
    • Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: NetworkPredictionOptions
  • Example value:
<integer>1</integer>

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NonRemovableProfileEnabled

Configure whether a user always has a default profile automatically signed in with their work or school account

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows since version 78 or later

Description

This policy determines if a user can remove the Microsoft Edge profile automatically signed in with a user's work or school account.

If you enable this policy, a non-removable profile will be created with the user's work or school account on Windows. This profile can't be signed out or removed.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, the profile automatically signed in with a user's work or school account on Windows can be signed out or removed by the user.

If you want to configure browser sign in, use the BrowserSignin policy.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: NonRemovableProfileEnabled
  • GP name: Configure whether a user always has a default profile automatically signed in with their work or school account
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: NonRemovableProfileEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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OverrideSecurityRestrictionsOnInsecureOrigin

Control where security restrictions on insecure origins apply

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specifies a list of origins (URLs) or hostname patterns (like "*.contoso.com") for which security restrictions on insecure origins don't apply.

This policy lets you specify allowed origins for legacy applications that can't deploy TLS or set up a staging server for internal web development so that developers can test out features requiring secure contexts without having to deploy TLS on the staging server. This policy also prevents the origin from being labeled "Not Secure" in the omnibox.

Setting a list of URLs in this policy has the same effect as setting the command-line flag '--unsafely-treat-insecure-origin-as-secure' to a comma-separated list of the same URLs. If you enable this policy, it overrides the command-line flag.

For more information on secure contexts, see https://www.w3.org/TR/secure-contexts/.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: OverrideSecurityRestrictionsOnInsecureOrigin
  • GP name: Control where security restrictions on insecure origins apply
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\OverrideSecurityRestrictionsOnInsecureOrigin
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\OverrideSecurityRestrictionsOnInsecureOrigin\0 = "http://testserver.contoso.com/"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\OverrideSecurityRestrictionsOnInsecureOrigin\1 = "*.contoso.com"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: OverrideSecurityRestrictionsOnInsecureOrigin
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>http://testserver.contoso.com/</string>
  <string>*.contoso.com</string>
</array>

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PinningWizardAllowed

Allow Pin to taskbar wizard

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows since version 80 or later

Description

Microsoft Edge uses the Pin to taskbar wizard to help users pin suggested sites to the taskbar. The Pin to taskbar wizard feature is enabled by default and accessible to the user through the Settings and more menu.

If you enable this policy or don't configure it, users can call the Pin to taskbar wizard from the Settings and More menu. The wizard can also be called via a protocol launch.

If you disable this policy, the Pin to taskbar wizard is disabled in the menu and cannot be called via a protocol launch.

User settings to enable or disable the Pin to taskbar wizard aren't available.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: PinningWizardAllowed
  • GP name: Allow Pin to taskbar wizard
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: PinningWizardAllowed
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

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ProactiveAuthEnabled

Enable Proactive Authentication

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Lets you configure whether to turn on Proactive Authentication.

If you enable this policy, Microsoft Edge tries to proactively authenticate the signed-in user with Microsoft services. At regular intervals, Microsoft Edge checks with an online service for an updated manifest that contains the configuration that governs how to do this.

If you disable this policy, Microsoft Edge doesn't try to proactively authenticate the signed-in user with Microsoft services. Microsoft Edge no longer checks with an online service for an updated manifest that contains the configuration for doing this.

If you don't configure this policy, Proactive Authentication is turned on.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ProactiveAuthEnabled
  • GP name: Enable Proactive Authentication
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: ProactiveAuthEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ProactiveAuthEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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PromotionalTabsEnabled

Enable full-tab promotional content

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Control the presentation of full-tab promotional or educational content. This setting controls the presentation of welcome pages that help users sign into Microsoft Edge, choose their default browser, or learn about product features.

If you enable this policy (set it true) or don't configure it, Microsoft Edge can show full-tab content to users to provide product information.

If you disable (set to false) this policy, Microsoft Edge can't show full-tab content to users.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: PromotionalTabsEnabled
  • GP name: Enable full-tab promotional content
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: PromotionalTabsEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: PromotionalTabsEnabled
  • Example value:
<false/>

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PromptForDownloadLocation

Ask where to save downloaded files

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Set whether to ask where to save a file before downloading it.

If you enable this policy, the user is asked where to save each file before downloading; if you don't configure it, files are saved automatically to the default location, without asking the user.

If you don't configure this policy, the user will be able to change this setting.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: PromptForDownloadLocation
  • GP name: Ask where to save downloaded files
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: PromptForDownloadLocation
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: PromptForDownloadLocation
  • Example value:
<false/>

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QuicAllowed

Allow QUIC protocol

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Allows use of the QUIC protocol in Microsoft Edge.

If you enable this policy or don't configure it, the QUIC protocol is allowed.

If you disable this policy, the QUIC protocol is blocked.

QUIC is a transport layer network protocol that can improve performance of web applications that currently use TCP.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: QuicAllowed
  • GP name: Allow QUIC protocol
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: QuicAllowed
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: QuicAllowed
  • Example value:
<true/>

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RelaunchNotification

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Notify users that they need to restart Microsoft Edge to apply a pending update.

If you don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge adds a recycle icon at the far right of the top menu bar to prompt users to restart the browser to apply the update.

If you enable this policy and set it to 'Recommended' (1), a recurring warning prompts users that a restart is recommended. Users can dismiss this warning and defer the restart.

If you set the policy to 'Required' (2), a recurring warning prompts users that the browser will be restarted automatically as soon as a notification period passes. The default period is seven days. You can configure this period with the RelaunchNotificationPeriod policy.

The user's session is restored when the browser restarts.

  • Recommended (1) = Show a recurring prompt to the user indicating that a restart is recommended

  • Required (2) = Show a recurring prompt to the user indicating that a restart is required

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: No
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

    Data Type:

    Integer

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: RelaunchNotification
    • GP name: Notify a user that a browser restart is recommended or required for pending updates
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
    • GP path (Recommended): N/A
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
    • Path (Recommended): N/A
    • Value Name: RelaunchNotification
    • Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: RelaunchNotification
  • Example value:
<integer>1</integer>

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RelaunchNotificationPeriod

Set the time period for update notifications

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Allows you to set the time period, in milliseconds, over which users are notified that Microsoft Edge must be relaunched or that a Microsoft Edge OS device must be restarted to apply a pending update.

Over this time period, the user will be repeatedly informed of the need for an update. For Microsoft Edge OS devices, a restart notification appears in the system tray according to the RelaunchHeadsUpPeriod policy. For Microsoft Edge browsers, the app menu changes to indicate that a relaunch is needed once one third of the notification period passes. This notification changes color once two thirds of the notification period passes, and again once the full notification period has passed. The additional notifications enabled by the RelaunchNotification policy follow this same schedule.

If not set, the default period of 604800000 milliseconds (one week) is used.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Integer

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: RelaunchNotificationPeriod
  • GP name: Set the time period for update notifications
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: RelaunchNotificationPeriod
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x240c8400

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: RelaunchNotificationPeriod
  • Example value:
<integer>604800000</integer>

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RendererCodeIntegrityEnabled

Enable renderer code integrity

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows since version 78 or later

Description

If this policy is enabled or left unset, then Renderer Code Integrity is enabled. This policy should only be disabled if compatibility issues are encountered with third party software that must run inside Microsoft Edge's renderer processes.

Disabling this policy has a detrimental effect on Microsoft Edge's security and stability because unknown and potentially hostile code will be allowed to load inside Microsoft Edge's renderer processes.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: RendererCodeIntegrityEnabled
  • GP name: Enable renderer code integrity
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: RendererCodeIntegrityEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

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RequireOnlineRevocationChecksForLocalAnchors

Specify if online OCSP/CRL checks are required for local trust anchors

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows since version 77 or later

Description

Control whether online revocation checks (OCSP/CRL checks) are required. If Microsoft Edge can't get revocation status information, these certificates are treated as revoked ("hard-fail").

If you enable this policy, Microsoft Edge always performs revocation checking for server certificates that successfully validate and are signed by locally-installed CA certificates.

If you don't configure or disable this policy, then Microsoft Edge uses the existing online revocation checking settings.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: RequireOnlineRevocationChecksForLocalAnchors
  • GP name: Specify if online OCSP/CRL checks are required for local trust anchors
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: RequireOnlineRevocationChecksForLocalAnchors
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

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ResolveNavigationErrorsUseWebService

Enable resolution of navigation errors using a web service

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Allow Microsoft Edge to issue a dataless connection to a web service to probe networks for connectivity in cases like hotel and airport Wi-Fi.

If you enable this policy, a web service is used for network connectivity tests.

If you disable this policy, Microsoft Edge uses native APIs to try to resolve network connectivity and navigation issues.

Note: Except on Windows 8 and later versions of Windows, Microsoft Edge always uses native APIs to resolve connectivity issues.

If you don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge respects the user preference that's set under Services at edge://settings/privacy. Specifically, there's a Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors toggle, which the user can switch on or off. Be aware that if you have enabled this policy (ResolveNavigationErrorsUseWebService), the Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors setting is turned on, but the user can't change the setting by using the toggle. If you have disabled this policy, the Use a web service to help resolve navigation errors setting is turned off, and the user can't change the setting by using the toggle.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ResolveNavigationErrorsUseWebService
  • GP name: Enable resolution of navigation errors using a web service
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: ResolveNavigationErrorsUseWebService
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ResolveNavigationErrorsUseWebService
  • Example value:
<true/>

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RestrictSigninToPattern

Restrict which accounts can be used as Microsoft Edge primary accounts

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Determines which accounts can be set as browser primary accounts in Microsoft Edge (the account that is chosen during the Sync opt-in flow).

If a user tries to set a browser primary account with a username that doesn't match this pattern, they are blocked and see an appropriate error message.

If you don't configure this policy or leave it blank, users can set any account as a browser primary account in Microsoft Edge.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: RestrictSigninToPattern
  • GP name: Restrict which accounts can be used as Microsoft Edge primary accounts
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: RestrictSigninToPattern
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
".*@contoso.com"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: RestrictSigninToPattern
  • Example value:
<string>.*@contoso.com</string>

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RunAllFlashInAllowMode

Extend Adobe Flash content setting to all content

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

If you enable this policy, all Adobe Flash content embedded in websites that are set to allow Adobe Flash in the content settings -- either by the user or by enterprise policy -- will run. This includes content from other origins and/or small content.

To control which websites are allowed to run Adobe Flash, see the specifications in the DefaultPluginsSetting, PluginsAllowedForUrls, and PluginsBlockedForUrls policies.

If you disable this policy or don't configure it, Adobe Flash content from other origins (from sites that aren't specified in the three policies mentioned immediately above) or small content might be blocked.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: RunAllFlashInAllowMode
  • GP name: Extend Adobe Flash content setting to all content
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: RunAllFlashInAllowMode
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: RunAllFlashInAllowMode
  • Example value:
<true/>

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SSLErrorOverrideAllowed

Allow users to proceed from the HTTPS warning page

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Microsoft Edge shows a warning page when users visit sites that have SSL errors.

If you enable or don't configure (default) this policy, users can click through these warning pages.

If you disable this policy, users are blocked from clicking through any warning page.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: SSLErrorOverrideAllowed
  • GP name: Allow users to proceed from the HTTPS warning page
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: SSLErrorOverrideAllowed
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: SSLErrorOverrideAllowed
  • Example value:
<true/>

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SSLVersionMin

Minimum TLS version enabled

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Sets the minimum supported version of SSL. If you don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge uses a default minimum version, TLS 1.0.

If you enable this policy, you can set the minimum version to one of the following values: "tls1", "tls1.1" or "tls1.2". When set, Microsoft Edge won't use any version of SSL/TLS lower than the specified version. Any unrecognized value is ignored.

  • "tls1" = TLS 1.0

  • "tls1.1" = TLS 1.1

  • "tls1.2" = TLS 1.2

    Supported features:

    • Can be mandatory: Yes
    • Can be recommended: No
    • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

    Data Type:

    String

    Windows information and settings

    Group Policy (ADMX) info
    • GP unique name: SSLVersionMin
    • GP name: Minimum TLS version enabled
    • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
    • GP path (Recommended): N/A
    • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
    Windows Registry Settings
    • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
    • Path (Recommended): N/A
    • Value Name: SSLVersionMin
    • Value Type: REG_SZ
    Example value:
"tls1"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: SSLVersionMin
  • Example value:
<string>tls1</string>

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SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled

Disable saving browser history

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Disables saving browser history and prevents users from changing this setting.

If you enable this policy, browsing history isn't saved. This also disables tab syncing.

If you disable this policy or don't configure it, browsing history is saved.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled
  • GP name: Disable saving browser history
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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SearchSuggestEnabled

Enable search suggestions

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Enables web search suggestions in Microsoft Edge's Address Bar and Auto-Suggest List and prevents users from changing this policy.

If you enable this policy, web search suggestions are used.

If you disable this policy, web search suggestions are never used, however local history and local favorites suggestions still appear. If you disable this policy, neither the typed characters, nor the URLs visited will be included in telemetry to Microsoft.

If this policy is left not set, search suggestions are enabled but the user can change that.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: SearchSuggestEnabled
  • GP name: Enable search suggestions
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: SearchSuggestEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: SearchSuggestEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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SecurityKeyPermitAttestation

Websites or domains that don't need permission to use direct Security Key attestation

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specifies websites and domains that don't need explicit user permission when attestation certificates from security keys are requested. Additionally, a signal is sent to the security key indicating that it can use individual attestation. Without this, users are prompted each time a site requests attestation of security keys.

Sites (like https://contoso.com/some/path) only match as U2F appIDs. Domains (like contoso.com) only match as webauthn RP IDs. To cover both U2F and webauthn APIs for a given site, you need to list both the appID URL and domain.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: SecurityKeyPermitAttestation
  • GP name: Websites or domains that don't need permission to use direct Security Key attestation
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\SecurityKeyPermitAttestation
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\SecurityKeyPermitAttestation\0 = "https://contoso.com"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: SecurityKeyPermitAttestation
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://contoso.com</string>
</array>

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SendIntranetToInternetExplorer

Send all intranet sites to Internet Explorer

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows since version 77 or later

Description

For guidance about configuring the optimal experience for Internet Explorer mode see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2094210

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: SendIntranetToInternetExplorer
  • GP name: Send all intranet sites to Internet Explorer
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: SendIntranetToInternetExplorer
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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SendSiteInfoToImproveServices

Send site information to improve Microsoft services

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

For Windows 10 Beta and Stable channels of Microsoft Edge, this policy when configured will override the Windows diagnostic data setting for collection or non-collection of Microsoft Edge website browsing information (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2099569).

This policy setting lets you decide whether users can send info about websites they visit in Microsoft Edge to Microsoft to improve services like search.

If you enable this policy, info about websites visited in Microsoft Edge is sent to Microsoft.

If you disable this policy, info about websites visited in Microsoft Edge is not sent to Microsoft.

On Windows 10, Beta and Stable channels, this policy controls sending info about websites users visit. If this policy is not configured, Microsoft Edge will default to the Windows diagnostic data setting.

On Windows 10, Canary and Dev channels, this policy controls sending info about websites users visit. If this policy is not configured, Microsoft Edge will default to the user's preference.

On Windows 7, 8, and Mac this policy controls sending info about websites users visit. If this policy is not configured, Microsoft Edge will default to the user's preference.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: SendSiteInfoToImproveServices
  • GP name: Send site information to improve Microsoft services
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: SendSiteInfoToImproveServices
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: SendSiteInfoToImproveServices
  • Example value:
<false/>

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ShowOfficeShortcutInFavoritesBar

Show Microsoft Office shortcut in favorites bar

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specifies whether to include a shortcut to Office.com in the favorites bar. For users signed into Microsoft Edge the shortcut takes users to their Microsoft Office apps and docs.

If this policy is enabled or not configure, users can choose whether to see the shortcut by changing the toggle in the favorites bar context menu.

If the policy is disabled, the shortcut won't be shown.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ShowOfficeShortcutInFavoritesBar
  • GP name: Show Microsoft Office shortcut in favorites bar
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: ShowOfficeShortcutInFavoritesBar
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ShowOfficeShortcutInFavoritesBar
  • Example value:
<false/>

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SignedHTTPExchangeEnabled

Enable Signed HTTP Exchange (SXG) support

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 78 or later

Description

Enable support for Signed HTTP Exchange (SXG).

If this policy isn't set or enabled, Microsoft Edge will accept web contents served as Signed HTTP Exchanges.

If this policy is set to disabled, Signed HTTP Exchanges can't be loaded.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: SignedHTTPExchangeEnabled
  • GP name: Enable Signed HTTP Exchange (SXG) support
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: SignedHTTPExchangeEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: SignedHTTPExchangeEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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SitePerProcess

Enable site isolation for every site

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

The 'SitePerProcess' policy can be used to prevent users from opting out of the default behavior of isolating all sites. Note that you can also use the IsolateOrigins policy to isolate additional, finer-grained origins. If you enable this policy, users can't opt out of the default behavior where each site runs in its own process. If you disable or don’t configure this policy, a user can opt out of site isolation. (For example, by using "Disable site isolation" entry in edge://flags.) Disabling the policy or not configuring the policy doesn't turn off Site Isolation.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: SitePerProcess
  • GP name: Enable site isolation for every site
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: SitePerProcess
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: SitePerProcess
  • Example value:
<true/>

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SpellcheckEnabled

Enable spellcheck

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

If you enable or don't configure this policy, the user can use spellcheck.

If you disable this policy, the user can't use spellcheck and the SpellcheckLanguage and SpellcheckLanguageBlocklist policies are also disabled.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: SpellcheckEnabled
  • GP name: Enable spellcheck
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: SpellcheckEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: SpellcheckEnabled
  • Example value:
<false/>

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SpellcheckLanguage

Enable specific spellcheck languages

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows since version 77 or later

Description

Enables different languages for spellcheck. Any language that you specify that isn't recognized is ignored.

If you enable this policy, spellcheck is enabled for the languages specified, as well as any languages the user has enabled.

If you don't configure or disable this policy, there's no change to the user's spellcheck preferences.

If the SpellcheckEnabled policy is disabled, this policy will have no effect.

If a language is included in both the 'SpellcheckLanguage' and the SpellcheckLanguageBlocklist policy, the spellcheck language is enabled.

The supported languages are: af, bg, ca, cs, cy, da, de, el, en-AU, en-CA, en-GB, en-US, es, es-419, es-AR, es-ES, es-MX, es-US, et, fa, fo, fr, he, hi, hr, hu, id, it, ko, lt, lv, nb, nl, pl, pt-BR, pt-PT, ro, ru, sh, sk, sl, sq, sr, sv, ta, tg, tr, uk, vi.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: SpellcheckLanguage
  • GP name: Enable specific spellcheck languages
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\SpellcheckLanguage
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\SpellcheckLanguage\0 = "fr"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\SpellcheckLanguage\1 = "es"

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SpellcheckLanguageBlocklist

Force disable spellcheck languages

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows since version 78 or later

Description

Force-disables spellcheck languages. Unrecognized languages in that list will be ignored.

If you enable this policy, spellcheck will be disabled for the languages specified. The user can still enable or disable spellcheck for languages not in the list.

If you do not set this policy, or disable it, there will be no change to the user's spellcheck preferences.

If the SpellcheckEnabled policy is set to disabled, this policy will have no effect.

If a language is included in both the SpellcheckLanguage and the 'SpellcheckLanguageBlocklist' policy, the spellcheck language is enabled.

The currently supported languages are: af, bg, ca, cs, da, de, el, en-AU, en-CA, en-GB, en-US, es, es-419, es-AR, es-ES, es-MX, es-US, et, fa, fo, fr, he, hi, hr, hu, id, it, ko, lt, lv, nb, nl, pl, pt-BR, pt-PT, ro, ru, sh, sk, sl, sq, sr, sv, ta, tg, tr, uk, vi.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: SpellcheckLanguageBlocklist
  • GP name: Force disable spellcheck languages
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\SpellcheckLanguageBlocklist
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\SpellcheckLanguageBlocklist\0 = "fr"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\SpellcheckLanguageBlocklist\1 = "es"

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SuppressUnsupportedOSWarning

Suppress the unsupported OS warning

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Suppresses the warning that appears when Microsoft Edge is running on a computer or operating system that is no longer supported.

If this policy is disabled or not configured, the warnings will appear on such unsupported computers or operating systems.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: SuppressUnsupportedOSWarning
  • GP name: Suppress the unsupported OS warning
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: SuppressUnsupportedOSWarning
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: SuppressUnsupportedOSWarning
  • Example value:
<true/>

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SyncDisabled

Disable synchronization of data using Microsoft sync services

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Disables data synchronization in Microsoft Edge and prevents users from modifying this setting.

If this policy is not set, users will be able to either turn on or turn off sync.

Do not enable this policy when the policy 'RoamingProfileSupportEnabled' is enabled, as 'RoamingProfileSupportEnabled' duplicates the sync functionality.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: SyncDisabled
  • GP name: Disable synchronization of data using Microsoft sync services
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: SyncDisabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: SyncDisabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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TabFreezingEnabled

Allow freezing of background tabs

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 79 or later

Description

Controls whether Microsoft Edge can freeze tabs that are in the background for at least 5 minutes.

Tab freezing reduces CPU, battery, and memory usage. Microsoft Edge uses heuristics to avoid freezing tabs that do useful work in the background, such as display notifications, play sound, and stream video.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, tabs that have been in the background for at least 5 minutes might be frozen.

If you disable this policy, no tabs will be frozen.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: TabFreezingEnabled
  • GP name: Allow freezing of background tabs
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: TabFreezingEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: TabFreezingEnabled
  • Example value:
<false/>

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TaskManagerEndProcessEnabled

Enable ending processes in the Browser task manager

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

If you enable or don't configure this policy, users can end processes in the Browser task manager. If you disable it, users can't end processes, and the End process button is disabled in the Browser task manager.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: TaskManagerEndProcessEnabled
  • GP name: Enable ending processes in the Browser task manager
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: TaskManagerEndProcessEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: TaskManagerEndProcessEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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TrackingPrevention

Block tracking of users' web-browsing activity

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 78 or later

Description

Lets you decide whether to block websites from tracking users' web-browsing activity.

If you enable this policy, you have the following options for setting the level of tracking prevention:

0 = Off (no tracking prevention) 1 = Basic (blocks harmful trackers, content and ads will be personalized) 2 = Balanced (blocks harmful trackers and trackers from sites user has not visited; content and ads will be less personalized) 3 = Strict (blocks harmful trackers and majority of trackers from all sites; content and ads will have minimal personalization. Some parts of sites might not work)

If you disable this policy or don't configure it, users can set their own level of tracking prevention.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Integer

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: TrackingPrevention
  • GP name: Block tracking of users' web-browsing activity
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: TrackingPrevention
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000002

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: TrackingPrevention
  • Example value:
<integer>2</integer>

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TranslateEnabled

Enable Translate

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Enables the integrated Microsoft translation service on Microsoft Edge.

If you enable this policy, Microsoft Edge offers translation functionality to the user by showing an integrated translate flyout when appropriate, and a translate option on the right-click context menu.

Disable this policy to disable all built-in translate features.

If you don't configure the policy, users can choose whether to use the translation functionality or not.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: Yes
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: TranslateEnabled
  • GP name: Enable Translate
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: TranslateEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: TranslateEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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URLAllowlist

Define a list of allowed URLs

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Allow access to the listed URLs, as exceptions to the URL block list.

Format the URL pattern according to https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322.

You can use this policy to open exceptions to restrictive block lists. For example, you can include '*' in the block list to block all requests, and then use this policy to allow access to a limited list of URLs. You can use this policy to open exceptions to certain schemes, subdomains of other domains, ports, or specific paths.

The most specific filter determines if a URL is blocked or allowed. The allowed list takes precedence over the block list.

This policy is limited to 1000 entries; subsequent entries are ignored.

If you don't configure this policy, there are no exceptions to the block list in the URLBlocklist policy.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: URLAllowlist
  • GP name: Define a list of allowed URLs
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\URLAllowlist
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\URLAllowlist\0 = "contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\URLAllowlist\1 = "https://ssl.server.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\URLAllowlist\2 = "hosting.com/good_path"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\URLAllowlist\3 = "https://server:8080/path"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\URLAllowlist\4 = ".exact.hostname.com"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: URLAllowlist
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>contoso.com</string>
  <string>https://ssl.server.com</string>
  <string>hosting.com/good_path</string>
  <string>https://server:8080/path</string>
  <string>.exact.hostname.com</string>
</array>

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URLBlocklist

Block access to a list of URLs

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Define a list of sites, based on URL patterns, that are blocked (your users can't load them).

Format the URL pattern according to https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322.

You can define exceptions in the URLAllowlist policy. These policies are limited to 1000 entries; subsequent entries are ignored.

Note that blocking internal 'edge://*' URLs isn't recommended - this may lead to unexpected errors.

This policy doesn't prevent the page from updating dynamically through JavaScript. For example, if you block 'contoso.com/abc', users might still be able to visit 'contoso.com' and click on a link to visit 'contoso.com/abc', as long as the page doesn't refresh.

If you don't configure this policy, no URLs are blocked.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: URLBlocklist
  • GP name: Block access to a list of URLs
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\URLBlocklist
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\URLBlocklist\0 = "contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\URLBlocklist\1 = "https://ssl.server.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\URLBlocklist\2 = "hosting.com/bad_path"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\URLBlocklist\3 = "https://server:8080/path"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\URLBlocklist\4 = ".exact.hostname.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\URLBlocklist\5 = "file://*"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\URLBlocklist\6 = "custom_scheme:*"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\URLBlocklist\7 = "*"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: URLBlocklist
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>contoso.com</string>
  <string>https://ssl.server.com</string>
  <string>hosting.com/bad_path</string>
  <string>https://server:8080/path</string>
  <string>.exact.hostname.com</string>
  <string>file://*</string>
  <string>custom_scheme:*</string>
  <string>*</string>
</array>

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UserDataDir

Set the user data directory

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Set the directory to use for storing user data.

If you enable this policy, Microsoft Edge uses the specified directory regardless of whether the user has set the '--user-data-dir' command-line flag.

If you don't enable this policy, the default profile path is used, but the user can override it by using the '--user-data-dir' flag. Users can find the directory for the profile at edge://version/ under profile path.

To avoid data loss or other errors, don't configure this policy to a volume's root directory or to a directory that's used for other purposes, because Microsoft Edge manages its contents.

See https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095041 for a list of variables that can be used.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: UserDataDir
  • GP name: Set the user data directory
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: UserDataDir
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"${users}/${user_name}/Edge"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: UserDataDir
  • Example value:
<string>${users}/${user_name}/Edge</string>

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UserFeedbackAllowed

Allow user feedback

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Microsoft Edge uses the Edge Feedback feature (enabled by default) to allow users to send feedback, suggestions or customer surveys and to report any issues with the browser. Also, by default, users can't disable (turn off) the Edge Feedback feature.

If you enable this policy or don't configure it, users can invoke Edge Feedback.

If you disable this policy, users can't invoke Edge Feedback.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: UserFeedbackAllowed
  • GP name: Allow user feedback
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: UserFeedbackAllowed
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: UserFeedbackAllowed
  • Example value:
<true/>

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VideoCaptureAllowed

Allow or block video capture

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Control whether sites can capture video.

If enabled or not configured (default), the user will be asked about video capture access for all sites except those with URLs configured in the VideoCaptureAllowedUrls policy list, which will be granted access without prompting.

If you disable this policy, the user isn't prompted, and video capture is only available to URLs configured in VideoCaptureAllowedUrls policy.

This policy affects all types of video inputs, not only the built-in camera.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: VideoCaptureAllowed
  • GP name: Allow or block video capture
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: VideoCaptureAllowed
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: VideoCaptureAllowed
  • Example value:
<false/>

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VideoCaptureAllowedUrls

Sites that can access video capture devices without requesting permission

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Specify websites, based on URL patterns, that can use video capture devices without asking the user for permission. Patterns in this list are matched against the security origin of the requesting URL. If they match, the site is automatically granted access to video capture devices.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: VideoCaptureAllowedUrls
  • GP name: Sites that can access video capture devices without requesting permission
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\VideoCaptureAllowedUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\VideoCaptureAllowedUrls\0 = "https://www.contoso.com/"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\VideoCaptureAllowedUrls\1 = "https://[*.]contoso.edu/"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: VideoCaptureAllowedUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.contoso.com/</string>
  <string>https://[*.]contoso.edu/</string>
</array>

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WPADQuickCheckEnabled

Set WPAD optimization

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Allows you to turn off WPAD (Web Proxy Auto-Discovery) optimization in Microsoft Edge.

If you disable this policy, WPAD optimization is disabled, which makes the browser wait longer for DNS-based WPAD servers.

If you enable or don't configure the policy, WPAD optimization is enabled.

Independent of whether or how this policy is enabled, the WPAD optimization setting cannot be changed by users.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: WPADQuickCheckEnabled
  • GP name: Set WPAD optimization
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: WPADQuickCheckEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: WPADQuickCheckEnabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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WebAppInstallForceList

Configure list of force-installed Web Apps

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 80 or later

Description

Specifies a list of websites that are installed silently, without user interaction, and which can't be uninstalled or disabled by the user.

Each list item of the policy is an object with the following members:

  • "url", which is mandatory. "url" should be the URL of the web app to install.

Values for the optional members are:

  • "launch_container" should be either "window" or "tab" to indicate how the Web App will be opened after it's installed.
  • "create_desktop_shortcut" should be true if a desktop shortcut should be created on Windows.

If "default_launch_container" is omitted, the app will open in a tab by default. Regardless of the value of "default_launch_container", users can change which container the app will open in. If "create_desktop_shortcuts" is omitted, no desktop shortcuts will be created.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: Yes

Data Type:

Dictionary

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: WebAppInstallForceList
  • GP name: Configure list of force-installed Web Apps
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: WebAppInstallForceList
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebAppInstallForceList = [
  {
    "create_desktop_shortcut": true, 
    "default_launch_container": "window", 
    "url": "https://www.contoso.com/maps"
  }, 
  {
    "default_launch_container": "tab", 
    "url": "https://app.contoso.edu"
  }
]

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: WebAppInstallForceList
  • Example value:
<key>WebAppInstallForceList</key>
<array>
  <dict>
    <key>create_desktop_shortcut</key>
    <true/>
    <key>default_launch_container</key>
    <string>window</string>
    <key>url</key>
    <string>https://www.contoso.com/maps</string>
  </dict>
  <dict>
    <key>default_launch_container</key>
    <string>tab</string>
    <key>url</key>
    <string>https://app.contoso.edu</string>
  </dict>
</array>

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WebDriverOverridesIncompatiblePolicies

Allow WebDriver to Override Incompatible Policies

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

This policy allows users of the WebDriver feature to override policies which can interfere with its operation. Currently this policy disables SitePerProcess and IsolateOrigins policies.

If you enable this policy, WebDriver can be configured to override incompatible policies.

If you disable this policy or don't configure it, WebDriver can't be configured to override incompatible policies.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: WebDriverOverridesIncompatiblePolicies
  • GP name: Allow WebDriver to Override Incompatible Policies
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: WebDriverOverridesIncompatiblePolicies
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: WebDriverOverridesIncompatiblePolicies
  • Example value:
<true/>

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WebRtcLocalIpsAllowedUrls

Manage exposure of local IP addressess by WebRTC

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 80 or later

Description

Specifies a list of origins (URLs) or hostname patterns (like "contoso.com") for which local IP address should be exposed by WebRTC.

If you enable this policy and set a list of origins (URLs) or hostname patterns, when edge://flags/#enable-webrtc-hide-local-ips-with-mdns is Enabled, WebRTC will expose the local IP address for cases that match patterns in the list.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, and edge://flags/#enable-webrtc-hide-local-ips-with-mdns is Enabled, WebRTC will not expose local IP addresses. The local IP address is concealed with an mDNS hostname.

If you enable, disable, or don't configure this policy, and edge://flags/#enable-webrtc-hide-local-ips-with-mdns is Disabled, WebRTC will expose local IP addresses.

Please note that this policy weakens the protection of local IP addresses that might be needed by administrators.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

List of strings

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: WebRtcLocalIpsAllowedUrls
  • GP name: Manage exposure of local IP addressess by WebRTC
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebRtcLocalIpsAllowedUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebRtcLocalIpsAllowedUrls\0 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebRtcLocalIpsAllowedUrls\1 = "*contoso.com*"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: WebRtcLocalIpsAllowedUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.contoso.com</string>
  <string>*contoso.com*</string>
</array>

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WebRtcLocalhostIpHandling

Restrict exposure of local IP address by WebRTC

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Allows you to set whether or not WebRTC exposes the user's local IP address.

If you set this policy to "AllowAllInterfaces" ('default') or "AllowPublicAndPrivateInterfaces" ('default_public_and_private_interfaces'), WebRTC exposes the local IP address.

If you set this policy to "AllowPublicInterfaceOnly" ('default_public_interface_only') or "DisableNonProxiedUdp" ('disable_non_proxied_udp'), WebRTC doesn't expose the local IP address.

If you don't set this policy, or if you disable it, WebRTC exposes the local IP address.

  • 'default' = Allow all interfaces. This exposes the local IP address.
  • 'default_public_and_private_interfaces' = Allow public and private interfaces over http default route. This exposes the local IP address.
  • 'default_public_interface_only' = Allow public interface over http default route. This doesn't expose the local IP address.
  • 'disable_non_proxied_udp' = Use TCP unless proxy server supports UDP. This doesn't expose the local IP address.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: WebRtcLocalhostIpHandling
  • GP name: Restrict exposure of local IP address by WebRTC
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: WebRtcLocalhostIpHandling
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"default"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: WebRtcLocalhostIpHandling
  • Example value:
<string>default</string>

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WebRtcUdpPortRange

Restrict the range of local UDP ports used by WebRTC

Supported Versions: Microsoft Edge on Windows and Mac since version 77 or later

Description

Restricts the UDP port range used by WebRTC to a specified port interval (endpoints included).

By configuring this policy, you specify the range of local UDP ports that WebRTC can use.

If you don't configure this policy, or if you set it to an empty string or invalid port range, WebRTC can use any available local UDP port.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: Yes
  • Can be recommended: No
  • Dynamic Policy Refresh: No - Requires browser restart

Data Type:

String

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: WebRtcUdpPortRange
  • GP name: Restrict the range of local UDP ports used by WebRTC
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: WebRtcUdpPortRange
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"10000-11999"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: WebRtcUdpPortRange
  • Example value:
<string>10000-11999</string>

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See also