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.

You can download the Microsoft Security Compliance Toolkit for the recommended security configuration baseline settings for Microsoft Edge. For more information see the Microsoft Security Baselines Blog.

Note

This article applies to Microsoft Edge version 77 or later.

New policies

The following table lists the new, deprecated, and obsoleted policies that are in this article update.

Policy Name Caption
ExemptDomainFileTypePairsFromFileTypeDownloadWarnings Disable download file type extension-based warnings for specified file types on domains (obsoleted)
MicrosoftRootStoreEnabled Determines whether the Microsoft Root Store and built-in certificate verifier will be used to verify server certificates (deprecated)
SetTimeoutWithout1MsClampEnabled Control Javascript setTimeout() function minimum timeout (deprecated)
TripleDESEnabled Enable 3DES cipher suites in TLS (obsoleted)
WebHidAllowAllDevicesForUrls Allow listed sites to connect to any HID device
WebHidAllowDevicesForUrls Allow listed sites connect to specific HID devices
WebHidAllowDevicesWithHidUsagesForUrls Automatically grant permission to these sites to connect to HID devices containing top-level collections with the given HID usage
WebSQLNonSecureContextEnabled Force WebSQL in non-secure contexts to be enabled (obsoleted in future)

Available policies

These tables list 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.

Application Guard settings

Policy Name Caption
ApplicationGuardContainerProxy Application Guard Container Proxy
ApplicationGuardFavoritesSyncEnabled Application Guard Favorites Sync Enabled
ApplicationGuardPassiveModeEnabled Ignore Application Guard site list configuration and browse Edge normally
ApplicationGuardTrafficIdentificationEnabled Application Guard Traffic Identification
ApplicationGuardUploadBlockingEnabled Prevents files from being uploaded while in Application Guard

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
DefaultFileSystemReadGuardSetting Control use of the File System API for reading
DefaultFileSystemWriteGuardSetting Control use of the File System API for writing
DefaultGeolocationSetting Default geolocation setting
DefaultImagesSetting Default images setting
DefaultInsecureContentSetting Control use of insecure content exceptions
DefaultJavaScriptJitSetting Control use of JavaScript JIT
DefaultJavaScriptSetting Default JavaScript setting
DefaultNotificationsSetting Default notification setting
DefaultPluginsSetting Default Adobe Flash setting (obsolete)
DefaultPopupsSetting Default pop-up window setting
DefaultWebBluetoothGuardSetting Control use of the Web Bluetooth API
DefaultWebHidGuardSetting Control use of the WebHID API
DefaultWebUsbGuardSetting Control use of the WebUSB API
FileSystemReadAskForUrls Allow read access via the File System API on these sites
FileSystemReadBlockedForUrls Block read access via the File System API on these sites
FileSystemWriteAskForUrls Allow write access to files and directories on these sites
FileSystemWriteBlockedForUrls Block write access to files and directories on these sites
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
IntranetFileLinksEnabled Allow intranet zone file URL links from Microsoft Edge to open in Windows File Explorer
JavaScriptAllowedForUrls Allow JavaScript on specific sites
JavaScriptBlockedForUrls Block JavaScript on specific sites
JavaScriptJitAllowedForSites Allow JavaScript to use JIT on these sites
JavaScriptJitBlockedForSites Block JavaScript from using JIT on these sites
LegacySameSiteCookieBehaviorEnabled Enable default legacy SameSite cookie behavior setting (obsolete)
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 (obsolete)
PluginsBlockedForUrls Block the Adobe Flash plug-in on specific sites (obsolete)
PopupsAllowedForUrls Allow pop-up windows on specific sites
PopupsBlockedForUrls Block pop-up windows on specific sites
RegisteredProtocolHandlers Register protocol handlers
SerialAllowAllPortsForUrls Automatically grant sites permission to connect all serial ports
SerialAllowUsbDevicesForUrls Automatically grant sites permission to connect to USB serial devices
ShowPDFDefaultRecommendationsEnabled Allow notifications to set Microsoft Edge as default PDF reader
SpotlightExperiencesAndRecommendationsEnabled Choose whether users can receive customized background images and text, suggestions, notifications, and tips for Microsoft services
WebHidAllowAllDevicesForUrls Allow listed sites to connect to any HID device
WebHidAllowDevicesForUrls Allow listed sites connect to specific HID devices
WebHidAllowDevicesWithHidUsagesForUrls Automatically grant permission to these sites to connect to HID devices containing top-level collections with the given HID usage
WebHidAskForUrls Allow the WebHID API on these sites
WebHidBlockedForUrls Block the WebHID API on these sites
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
NewTabPageSearchBox Configure the new tab page search box experience

Edge Workspaces settings

Policy Name Caption
EdgeWorkspacesEnabled Enable Workspaces

Experimentation

Policy Name Caption
FeatureFlagOverridesControl Configure users ability to override feature flags

Extensions

Policy Name Caption
BlockExternalExtensions Blocks external extensions from being installed
ControlDefaultStateOfAllowExtensionFromOtherStoresSettingEnabled Configure default state of Allow extensions from other stores setting
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
AllHttpAuthSchemesAllowedForOrigins List of origins that allow all HTTP authentication
AllowCrossOriginAuthPrompt Allow cross-origin HTTP Authentication 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
BasicAuthOverHttpEnabled Allow Basic authentication for HTTP
DisableAuthNegotiateCnameLookup Disable CNAME lookup when negotiating Kerberos authentication
EnableAuthNegotiatePort Include non-standard port in Kerberos SPN
NtlmV2Enabled Control whether NTLMv2 authentication is enabled
WindowsHelloForHTTPAuthEnabled Windows Hello For HTTP Auth Enabled

Identity and sign-in

Policy Name Caption
EdgeDefaultProfileEnabled Default Profile Setting Enabled
GuidedSwitchEnabled Guided Switch Enabled
ImplicitSignInEnabled Enable implicit sign-in
LinkedAccountEnabled Enable the linked account feature
OneAuthAuthenticationEnforced OneAuth Authentication Flow Enforced for signin
OnlyOnPremisesImplicitSigninEnabled Only on-premises account enabled for implicit sign-in
SignInCtaOnNtpEnabled Enable sign in click to action dialog
WAMAuthBelowWin10RS3Enabled WAM for authentication below Windows 10 RS3 enabled

Kiosk Mode settings

Policy Name Caption
KioskAddressBarEditingEnabled Configure address bar editing for kiosk mode public browsing experience
KioskDeleteDownloadsOnExit Delete files downloaded as part of kiosk session when Microsoft Edge closes
KioskSwipeGesturesEnabled Swipe gestures in Microsoft Edge kiosk mode enabled

Manageability

Policy Name Caption
MAMEnabled Mobile App Management 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
PasswordGeneratorEnabled Allow users to get a strong password suggestion whenever they are creating an account online
PasswordManagerBlocklist Configure the list of domains for which the password manager UI (Save and Fill) will be disabled
PasswordManagerEnabled Enable saving passwords to the password manager
PasswordManagerRestrictLengthEnabled Restrict the length of passwords that can be saved in the Password Manager
PasswordMonitorAllowed Allow users to be alerted if their passwords are found to be unsafe
PasswordProtectionChangePasswordURL Configure the change password URL
PasswordProtectionLoginURLs Configure the list of enterprise login URLs where the password protection service should capture salted hashes of a password
PasswordProtectionWarningTrigger Configure password protection warning trigger
PasswordRevealEnabled Enable Password reveal button
PrimaryPasswordSetting Configures a setting that asks users to enter their device password while using password autofill

Performance

Policy Name Caption
EfficiencyMode Configure when efficiency mode should become active
EfficiencyModeEnabled Efficiency mode enabled
EfficiencyModeOnPowerEnabled Enable efficiency mode when the device is connected to a power source
PerformanceDetectorEnabled Performance Detector Enabled
StartupBoostEnabled Enable startup boost

Permit or deny screen capture

Policy Name Caption
SameOriginTabCaptureAllowedByOrigins Allow Same Origin Tab capture by these origins
ScreenCaptureAllowedByOrigins Allow Desktop, Window, and Tab capture by these origins
TabCaptureAllowedByOrigins Allow Tab capture by these origins
WindowCaptureAllowedByOrigins Allow Window and Tab capture by these origins

Printing

Policy Name Caption
DefaultPrinterSelection Default printer selection rules
PrintHeaderFooter Print headers and footers
PrintPdfAsImageDefault Print PDF as Image Default
PrintPostScriptMode Print PostScript Mode
PrintPreviewUseSystemDefaultPrinter Set the system default printer as the default printer
PrintRasterizationMode Print Rasterization Mode
PrintRasterizePdfDpi Print Rasterize PDF DPI
PrintStickySettings Print preview sticky settings
PrinterTypeDenyList Disable printer types on the deny list
PrintingAllowedBackgroundGraphicsModes Restrict background graphics printing mode
PrintingBackgroundGraphicsDefault Default background graphics printing mode
PrintingEnabled Enable printing
PrintingPaperSizeDefault Default printing page size
PrintingWebpageLayout Sets layout for printing
UseSystemPrintDialog Print using system print dialog

Private Network Request Settings

Policy Name Caption
InsecurePrivateNetworkRequestsAllowed Specifies whether to allow insecure websites to make requests to more-private network endpoints
InsecurePrivateNetworkRequestsAllowedForUrls Allow the listed sites to make requests to more-private network endpoints from insecure contexts

Proxy server

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

Sleeping tabs settings

Policy Name Caption
SleepingTabsBlockedForUrls Block sleeping tabs on specific sites
SleepingTabsEnabled Configure sleeping tabs
SleepingTabsTimeout Set the background tab inactivity timeout for sleeping tabs

SmartScreen settings

Policy Name Caption
NewSmartScreenLibraryEnabled Enable new SmartScreen library (obsolete)
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
SmartScreenDnsRequestsEnabled Enable Microsoft Defender SmartScreen DNS requests
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
NewTabPageAllowedBackgroundTypes Configure the background types allowed for the new tab page layout
NewTabPageAppLauncherEnabled Hide App Launcher on Microsoft Edge new tab page
NewTabPageCompanyLogo Set new tab page company logo (obsolete)
NewTabPageContentEnabled Allow Microsoft News content on the new tab page
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
NewTabPagePrerenderEnabled Enable preload of the new tab page for faster rendering
NewTabPageQuickLinksEnabled Allow quick links on the new tab page
NewTabPageSetFeedType Configure the Microsoft Edge new tab page experience (obsolete)
RestoreOnStartup Action to take on startup
RestoreOnStartupURLs Sites to open when the browser starts
RestoreOnStartupUserURLsEnabled Allow users to add and remove their own sites during startup when the RestoreOnStartupURLs policy is configured
ShowHomeButton Show Home button on toolbar

TyposquattingChecker settings

Policy Name Caption
TyposquattingCheckerEnabled Configure Edge TyposquattingChecker

Additional

Policy Name Caption
AADWebSiteSSOUsingThisProfileEnabled Single sign-on for work or school sites using this profile enabled
AccessibilityImageLabelsEnabled Let screen reader users get image descriptions from Microsoft
AddressBarEditingEnabled Configure address bar editing
AddressBarMicrosoftSearchInBingProviderEnabled Enable Microsoft Search in Bing suggestions in the address bar
AdsSettingForIntrusiveAdsSites Ads setting for sites with intrusive ads
AdsTransparencyEnabled Configure if the ads transparency feature is enabled
AllowDeletingBrowserHistory Enable deleting browser and download history
AllowFileSelectionDialogs Allow file selection dialogs
AllowGamesMenu Allow users to access the games menu
AllowPopupsDuringPageUnload Allows a page to show popups during its unloading (obsolete)
AllowSurfGame Allow surf game
AllowSyncXHRInPageDismissal Allow pages to send synchronous XHR requests during page dismissal (obsolete)
AllowTokenBindingForUrls Configure the list of sites for which Microsoft Edge will attempt to establish a Token Binding with
AllowTrackingForUrls Configure tracking prevention exceptions for specific sites
AllowedDomainsForApps Define domains allowed to access Google Workspace
AlternateErrorPagesEnabled Suggest similar pages when a webpage can't be found
AlwaysOpenPdfExternally Always open PDF files externally
AmbientAuthenticationInPrivateModesEnabled Enable Ambient Authentication for InPrivate and Guest profiles
AppCacheForceEnabled Allows the AppCache feature to be re-enabled, even if it's turned off by default (obsolete)
ApplicationLocaleValue Set application locale
AskBeforeCloseEnabled Get user confirmation before closing a browser window with multiple tabs
AudioCaptureAllowed Allow or block audio capture
AudioCaptureAllowedUrls Sites that can access audio capture devices without requesting permission
AudioProcessHighPriorityEnabled Allow the audio process to run with priority above normal on Windows
AudioSandboxEnabled Allow the audio sandbox to run
AutoImportAtFirstRun Automatically import another browser's data and settings at first run
AutoLaunchProtocolsComponentEnabled AutoLaunch Protocols Component Enabled
AutoLaunchProtocolsFromOrigins Define a list of protocols that can launch an external application from listed origins without prompting the user
AutoOpenAllowedForURLs URLs where AutoOpenFileTypes can apply
AutoOpenFileTypes List of file types that should be automatically opened on download
AutofillAddressEnabled Enable AutoFill for addresses
AutofillCreditCardEnabled Enable AutoFill for payment instruments
AutomaticHttpsDefault Configure Automatic HTTPS
AutoplayAllowed Allow media autoplay for websites
AutoplayAllowlist Allow media autoplay on specific sites
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 (deprecated)
BingAdsSuppression Block all ads on Bing search results
BlockThirdPartyCookies Block third party cookies
BrowserAddProfileEnabled Enable profile creation from the Identity flyout menu or the Settings page
BrowserCodeIntegritySetting Configure browser process code integrity guard setting
BrowserGuestModeEnabled Enable guest mode
BrowserLegacyExtensionPointsBlockingEnabled Enable browser legacy extension point blocking
BrowserNetworkTimeQueriesEnabled Allow queries to a Browser Network Time service
BrowserSignin Browser sign-in settings
BrowsingDataLifetime Browsing Data Lifetime Settings
BuiltInDnsClientEnabled Use built-in DNS client
BuiltinCertificateVerifierEnabled Determines whether the built-in certificate verifier will be used to verify server certificates (obsolete)
CECPQ2Enabled CECPQ2 post-quantum key-agreement enabled for TLS
CORSNonWildcardRequestHeadersSupport CORS non-wildcard request header support enabled
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
ClearCachedImagesAndFilesOnExit Clear cached images and files when Microsoft Edge closes
ClickOnceEnabled Allow users to open files using the ClickOnce protocol
CollectionsServicesAndExportsBlockList Block access to a specified list of services and export targets in Collections
CommandLineFlagSecurityWarningsEnabled Enable security warnings for command-line flags
ComponentUpdatesEnabled Enable component updates in Microsoft Edge
ConfigureDoNotTrack Configure Do Not Track
ConfigureFriendlyURLFormat Configure the default paste format of URLs copied from Microsoft Edge, and determine if additional formats will be available to users
ConfigureKeyboardShortcuts Configure the list of commands for which to disable keyboard shortcuts
ConfigureOnPremisesAccountAutoSignIn Configure automatic sign in with an Active Directory domain account when there is no Azure AD domain account
ConfigureOnlineTextToSpeech Configure Online Text To Speech
ConfigureShare Configure the Share experience
ConfigureViewInFileExplorer Configure the View in File Explorer feature for SharePoint pages in Microsoft Edge
CrossOriginWebAssemblyModuleSharingEnabled Specifies whether WebAssembly modules can be sent cross-origin (obsolete)
CustomHelpLink Specify custom help link
DNSInterceptionChecksEnabled DNS interception checks enabled
DefaultBrowserSettingEnabled Set Microsoft Edge as default browser
DefaultSearchProviderContextMenuAccessAllowed Allow default search provider context menu search access
DefaultSensorsSetting Default sensors setting
DefaultSerialGuardSetting Control use of the Serial API
DefaultShareAdditionalOSRegionSetting Set the default "share additional operating system region" setting
DefinePreferredLanguages Define an ordered list of preferred languages that websites should display in if the site supports the language
DelayNavigationsForInitialSiteListDownload Require that the Enterprise Mode Site List is available before tab navigation
DeleteDataOnMigration Delete old browser data on migration
DeveloperToolsAvailability Control where developer tools can be used
DiagnosticData Send required and optional diagnostic data about browser usage
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
DisplayCapturePermissionsPolicyEnabled Specifies whether the display-capture permissions-policy is checked or skipped
DnsOverHttpsMode Control the mode of DNS-over-HTTPS
DnsOverHttpsTemplates Specify URI template of desired DNS-over-HTTPS resolver
DoNotSilentlyBlockProtocolsFromOrigins Define a list of protocols that can not be silently blocked by anti-flood protection
DoubleClickCloseTabEnabled Double Click feature in Microsoft Edge enabled (only available in China)
DownloadDirectory Set download directory
DownloadRestrictions Allow download restrictions
EdgeAssetDeliveryServiceEnabled Allow features to download assets from the Asset Delivery Service
EdgeCollectionsEnabled Enable the Collections feature
EdgeDiscoverEnabled Discover feature In Microsoft Edge (obsolete)
EdgeEDropEnabled Enable Drop feature in Microsoft Edge
EdgeEnhanceImagesEnabled Enhance images enabled
EdgeFollowEnabled Enable Follow service in Microsoft Edge
EdgeShoppingAssistantEnabled Shopping in Microsoft Edge Enabled
EditFavoritesEnabled Allows users to edit favorites
EnableDeprecatedWebPlatformFeatures Re-enable deprecated web platform features for a limited time (obsolete)
EnableDomainActionsDownload Enable Domain Actions Download from Microsoft (obsolete)
EnableOnlineRevocationChecks Enable online OCSP/CRL checks
EnableSha1ForLocalAnchors Allow certificates signed using SHA-1 when issued by local trust anchors (obsolete)
EncryptedClientHelloEnabled TLS Encrypted ClientHello Enabled
EnhanceSecurityMode Enhance the security state in Microsoft Edge
EnhanceSecurityModeBypassIntranet Enhanced Security Mode configuration for Intranet zone sites
EnhanceSecurityModeBypassListDomains Configure the list of domains for which enhance security mode will not be enforced
EnhanceSecurityModeEnforceListDomains Configure the list of domains for which enhance security mode will always be enforced
EnterpriseHardwarePlatformAPIEnabled Allow managed extensions to use the Enterprise Hardware Platform API
EnterpriseModeSiteListManagerAllowed Allow access to the Enterprise Mode Site List Manager tool
EventPathEnabled Re-enable the Event.path API until Microsoft Edge version 115
ExemptDomainFileTypePairsFromFileTypeDownloadWarnings Disable download file type extension-based warnings for specified file types on domains
ExemptFileTypeDownloadWarnings Disable download file type extension-based warnings for specified file types on domains
ExperimentationAndConfigurationServiceControl Control communication with the Experimentation and Configuration Service
ExplicitlyAllowedNetworkPorts Explicitly allowed network ports
ExternalProtocolDialogShowAlwaysOpenCheckbox Show an "Always open" checkbox in external protocol dialog
FamilySafetySettingsEnabled Allow users to configure Family safety and Kids Mode
FavoritesBarEnabled Enable favorites bar
FetchKeepaliveDurationSecondsOnShutdown Fetch keepalive duration on shutdown
ForceBingSafeSearch Enforce Bing SafeSearch
ForceCertificatePromptsOnMultipleMatches Configure whether Microsoft Edge should automatically select a certificate when there are multiple certificate matches for a site configured with "AutoSelectCertificateForUrls" (deprecated)
ForceEphemeralProfiles Enable use of ephemeral profiles
ForceGoogleSafeSearch Enforce Google SafeSearch
ForceLegacyDefaultReferrerPolicy Use a default referrer policy of no-referrer-when-downgrade (obsolete)
ForceMajorVersionToMinorPositionInUserAgent Enable or disable freezing the User-Agent string at major version 99
ForceNetworkInProcess Force networking code to run in the browser process (obsolete)
ForceSync Force synchronization of browser data and do not show the sync consent prompt
ForceSyncTypes Configure the list of types that are included for synchronization
ForceYouTubeRestrict Force minimum YouTube Restricted Mode
FullscreenAllowed Allow full screen mode
GloballyScopeHTTPAuthCacheEnabled Enable globally scoped HTTP auth cache
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
HeadlessModeEnabled Control use of the Headless Mode
HideFirstRunExperience Hide the First-run experience and splash screen
HideInternetExplorerRedirectUXForIncompatibleSitesEnabled Hide the one-time redirection dialog and the banner on Microsoft Edge
HideRestoreDialogEnabled Hide restore pages dialog after browser crash
HubsSidebarEnabled Show Hubs Sidebar
ImportAutofillFormData Allow importing of autofill form data
ImportBrowserSettings Allow importing of browser settings
ImportCookies Allow importing of Cookies
ImportExtensions Allow importing of extensions
ImportFavorites Allow importing of favorites
ImportHistory Allow importing of browsing history
ImportHomepage Allow importing of home page settings
ImportOnEachLaunch Allow import of data from other browsers on each Microsoft Edge launch
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
ImportShortcuts Allow importing of shortcuts
ImportStartupPageSettings Allow importing of startup page settings
InAppSupportEnabled In-app support Enabled
InPrivateModeAvailability Configure InPrivate mode availability
InsecureFormsWarningsEnabled Enable warnings for insecure forms
IntensiveWakeUpThrottlingEnabled Control the IntensiveWakeUpThrottling feature
InternetExplorerIntegrationAlwaysUseOSCapture Always use the OS capture engine to avoid issues with capturing Internet Explorer mode tabs
InternetExplorerIntegrationAlwaysWaitForUnload Wait for Internet Explorer mode tabs to completely unload before ending the browser session
InternetExplorerIntegrationCloudNeutralSitesReporting Configure reporting of potentially misconfigured neutral site URLs to the M365 Admin Center Site Lists app
InternetExplorerIntegrationCloudSiteList Configure the Enterprise Mode Cloud Site List
InternetExplorerIntegrationCloudUserSitesReporting Configure reporting of IE Mode user list entries to the M365 Admin Center Site Lists app
InternetExplorerIntegrationComplexNavDataTypes Configure whether form data and HTTP headers will be sent when entering or exiting Internet Explorer mode
InternetExplorerIntegrationEnhancedHangDetection Configure enhanced hang detection for Internet Explorer mode
InternetExplorerIntegrationLevel Configure Internet Explorer integration
InternetExplorerIntegrationLocalFileAllowed Allow launching of local files in Internet Explorer mode
InternetExplorerIntegrationLocalFileExtensionAllowList Open local files in Internet Explorer mode file extension allow list
InternetExplorerIntegrationLocalFileShowContextMenu Show context menu to open a file:// link in Internet Explorer mode
InternetExplorerIntegrationLocalMhtFileAllowed Allow local MHTML files to open automatically in Internet Explorer mode
InternetExplorerIntegrationLocalSiteListExpirationDays Specify the number of days that a site remains on the local IE mode site list
InternetExplorerIntegrationReloadInIEModeAllowed Allow unconfigured sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode
InternetExplorerIntegrationSiteList Configure the Enterprise Mode Site List
InternetExplorerIntegrationSiteListRefreshInterval Configure how frequently the Enterprise Mode Site List is refreshed
InternetExplorerIntegrationSiteRedirect Specify how "in-page" navigations to unconfigured sites behave when started from Internet Explorer mode pages
InternetExplorerIntegrationTestingAllowed Allow Internet Explorer mode testing (obsolete)
InternetExplorerIntegrationWindowOpenHeightAdjustment Configure the pixel adjustment between window.open heights sourced from IE mode pages vs. Edge mode pages
InternetExplorerIntegrationWindowOpenWidthAdjustment Configure the pixel adjustment between window.open widths sourced from IE mode pages vs. Edge mode pages
InternetExplorerModeEnableSavePageAs Allow Save page as in Internet Explorer mode
InternetExplorerModeTabInEdgeModeAllowed Allow sites configured for Internet Explorer mode to open in Microsoft Edge
InternetExplorerModeToolbarButtonEnabled Show the Reload in Internet Explorer mode button in the toolbar
InternetExplorerZoomDisplay Display zoom in IE Mode tabs with DPI Scale included like it is in Internet Explorer
IntranetRedirectBehavior Intranet Redirection Behavior
IsolateOrigins Enable site isolation for specific origins
LiveCaptionsAllowed Live captions allowed
LocalBrowserDataShareEnabled Enable Windows to search local Microsoft Edge browsing data
LocalProvidersEnabled Allow suggestions from local providers
MAUEnabled Always use Microsoft AutoUpdate as the updater for Microsoft Edge
MSAWebSiteSSOUsingThisProfileAllowed Allow single sign-on for Microsoft personal sites using this profile
ManagedConfigurationPerOrigin Sets managed configuration values for websites to specific origins
ManagedFavorites Configure favorites
ManagedSearchEngines Manage Search Engines
MathSolverEnabled Let users snip a Math problem and get the solution with a step-by-step explanation in Microsoft Edge
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 (obsolete)
MicrosoftEdgeInsiderPromotionEnabled Microsoft Edge Insider Promotion Enabled
MicrosoftEditorProofingEnabled Spell checking provided by Microsoft Editor
MicrosoftEditorSynonymsEnabled Synonyms are provided when using Microsoft Editor spell checker
MicrosoftOfficeMenuEnabled Allow users to access the Microsoft Office menu (deprecated)
MicrosoftRootStoreEnabled Determines whether the Microsoft Root Store and built-in certificate verifier will be used to verify server certificates (deprecated)
NativeWindowOcclusionEnabled Enable Native Window Occlusion (deprecated)
NavigationDelayForInitialSiteListDownloadTimeout Set a timeout for delay of tab navigation for the Enterprise Mode Site List
NetworkPredictionOptions Enable network prediction
NetworkServiceSandboxEnabled Enable the network service sandbox
NonRemovableProfileEnabled Configure whether a user always has a default profile automatically signed in with their work or school account
OriginAgentClusterDefaultEnabled Origin-keyed agent clustering enabled by default
OutlookHubMenuEnabled Allow users to access the Outlook menu (obsolete)
OverrideSecurityRestrictionsOnInsecureOrigin Control where security restrictions on insecure origins apply
PDFSecureMode Secure mode and Certificate-based Digital Signature validation in native PDF reader
PDFXFAEnabled XFA support in native PDF reader enabled
PaymentMethodQueryEnabled Allow websites to query for available payment methods
PersonalizationReportingEnabled Allow personalization of ads, Microsoft Edge, search, news and other Microsoft services by sending browsing history, favorites and collections, usage and other browsing data to Microsoft
PinningWizardAllowed Allow Pin to taskbar wizard
ProactiveAuthEnabled Enable Proactive Authentication (obsolete)
PromotionalTabsEnabled Enable full-tab promotional content
PromptForDownloadLocation Ask where to save downloaded files
PromptOnMultipleMatchingCertificates Prompt the user to select a certificate when multiple certificates match
QuicAllowed Allow QUIC protocol
QuickSearchShowMiniMenu Enables Microsoft Edge mini menu
QuickViewOfficeFilesEnabled Manage QuickView Office files capability in Microsoft Edge
RedirectSitesFromInternetExplorerPreventBHOInstall Prevent install of the BHO to redirect incompatible sites from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge
RedirectSitesFromInternetExplorerRedirectMode Redirect incompatible sites from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge
RelatedMatchesCloudServiceEnabled Configure Related Matches in Find on Page
RelaunchNotification Notify a user that a browser restart is recommended or required for pending updates
RelaunchNotificationPeriod Set the time period for update notifications
RelaunchWindow Set the time interval for relaunch
RemoteDebuggingAllowed Allow remote debugging
RendererAppContainerEnabled Enable renderer in app container
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 to sign in to Microsoft Edge
RoamingProfileLocation Set the roaming profile directory
RoamingProfileSupportEnabled Enable using roaming copies for Microsoft Edge profile data
RunAllFlashInAllowMode Extend Adobe Flash content setting to all content (obsolete)
SSLErrorOverrideAllowed Allow users to proceed from the HTTPS warning page
SSLErrorOverrideAllowedForOrigins Allow users to proceed from the HTTPS warning page for specific origins
SSLVersionMin Minimum TLS version enabled
SandboxExternalProtocolBlocked Allow Microsoft Edge to block navigations to external protocols in a sandboxed iframe
SaveCookiesOnExit Save cookies when Microsoft Edge closes
SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled Disable saving browser history
ScreenCaptureAllowed Allow or deny screen capture
ScrollToTextFragmentEnabled Enable scrolling to text specified in URL fragments
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 (obsolete)
SensorsAllowedForUrls Allow access to sensors on specific sites
SensorsBlockedForUrls Block access to sensors on specific sites
SerialAskForUrls Allow the Serial API on specific sites
SerialBlockedForUrls Block the Serial API on specific sites
SetTimeoutWithout1MsClampEnabled Control Javascript setTimeout() function minimum timeout (deprecated)
ShadowStackCrashRollbackBehavior Configure ShadowStack crash rollback behavior (deprecated)
SharedArrayBufferUnrestrictedAccessAllowed Specifies whether SharedArrayBuffers can be used in a non cross-origin-isolated context
SharedLinksEnabled Show links shared from Microsoft 365 apps in History
ShowMicrosoftRewards Show Microsoft Rewards experiences
ShowOfficeShortcutInFavoritesBar Show Microsoft Office shortcut in favorites bar (deprecated)
ShowRecommendationsEnabled Allow feature recommendations and browser assistance notifications from Microsoft Edge
SignedHTTPExchangeEnabled Enable Signed HTTP Exchange (SXG) support
SitePerProcess Enable site isolation for every site
SiteSafetyServicesEnabled Allow users to configure Site safety services
SmartActionsBlockList Block smart actions for a list of services
SpeechRecognitionEnabled Configure Speech Recognition
SpellcheckEnabled Enable spellcheck
SpellcheckLanguage Enable specific spellcheck languages
SpellcheckLanguageBlocklist Force disable spellcheck languages
StricterMixedContentTreatmentEnabled Enable stricter treatment for mixed content (obsolete)
SuppressUnsupportedOSWarning Suppress the unsupported OS warning
SyncDisabled Disable synchronization of data using Microsoft sync services
SyncTypesListDisabled Configure the list of types that are excluded from synchronization
TLS13HardeningForLocalAnchorsEnabled Enable a TLS 1.3 security feature for local trust anchors (obsolete)
TLSCipherSuiteDenyList Specify the TLS cipher suites to disable
TabFreezingEnabled Allow freezing of background tabs (obsolete)
TargetBlankImpliesNoOpener Do not set window.opener for links targeting _blank (obsolete)
TaskManagerEndProcessEnabled Enable ending processes in the Browser task manager
TextPredictionEnabled Text prediction enabled by default
TotalMemoryLimitMb Set limit on megabytes of memory a single Microsoft Edge instance can use
TrackingPrevention Block tracking of users' web-browsing activity
TranslateEnabled Enable Translate
TravelAssistanceEnabled Enable travel assistance (obsolete)
TripleDESEnabled Enable 3DES cipher suites in TLS (obsolete)
U2fSecurityKeyApiEnabled Allow using the deprecated U2F Security Key API (obsolete)
URLAllowlist Define a list of allowed URLs
URLBlocklist Block access to a list of URLs
UnthrottledNestedTimeoutEnabled JavaScript setTimeout will not be clamped until a higher nesting threshold is set (deprecated)
UpdatePolicyOverride Specifies how Microsoft Edge Update handles available updates from Microsoft Edge
UserAgentClientHintsEnabled Enable the User-Agent Client Hints feature (obsolete)
UserAgentClientHintsGREASEUpdateEnabled Control the User-Agent Client Hints GREASE Update feature
UserAgentReduction Enable or disable the User-Agent Reduction
UserDataDir Set the user data directory
UserDataSnapshotRetentionLimit Limits the number of user data snapshots retained for use in case of emergency rollback
UserFeedbackAllowed Allow user feedback
VerticalTabsAllowed Configures availability of a vertical layout for tabs on the side of the browser
VideoCaptureAllowed Allow or block video capture
VideoCaptureAllowedUrls Sites that can access video capture devices without requesting permission
VisualSearchEnabled Visual search enabled
WPADQuickCheckEnabled Set WPAD optimization
WebAppInstallForceList Configure list of force-installed Web Apps
WebCaptureEnabled Enable web capture feature in Microsoft Edge
WebComponentsV0Enabled Re-enable Web Components v0 API until M84 (obsolete)
WebDriverOverridesIncompatiblePolicies Allow WebDriver to Override Incompatible Policies (obsolete)
WebRtcAllowLegacyTLSProtocols Allow legacy TLS/DTLS downgrade in WebRTC (deprecated)
WebRtcLocalIpsAllowedUrls Manage exposure of local IP addressess by WebRTC
WebRtcLocalhostIpHandling Restrict exposure of local IP address by WebRTC
WebRtcRespectOsRoutingTableEnabled Enable support for Windows OS routing table rules when making peer to peer connections via WebRTC
WebRtcUdpPortRange Restrict the range of local UDP ports used by WebRTC
WebSQLAccess Force WebSQL to be enabled
WebSQLInThirdPartyContextEnabled Force WebSQL in third-party contexts to be re-enabled (obsolete)
WebSQLNonSecureContextEnabled Force WebSQL in non-secure contexts to be enabled
WebSelectEnabled Web Select Enabled
WebWidgetAllowed Enable the Edge bar
WebWidgetIsEnabledOnStartup Allow the Edge bar at Windows startup
WinHttpProxyResolverEnabled Use Windows proxy resolver
WindowOcclusionEnabled Enable Window Occlusion

Application Guard settings policies

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ApplicationGuardContainerProxy

Application Guard Container Proxy

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 84 or later

Description

Configures the proxy settings for Microsoft Edge Application Guard. If you enable this policy, Microsoft Edge Application Guard ignores other sources of proxy configurations.

If you don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge Application Guard uses the proxy configuration of the host.

This policy does not affect the proxy configuration of Microsoft Edge outside of Application Guard (on the host).

The ProxyMode field lets you specify the proxy server used by Microsoft Edge Application Guard.

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

The ProxyServer field is a URL for the proxy server.

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

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

If you choose the 'fixed_servers' value as 'ProxyMode', the 'ProxyServer' field is used.

If you choose the 'pac_script' value as 'ProxyMode', the 'ProxyPacUrl' field is used.

For more information about identifying Application Guard traffic via dual proxy, visit https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2134653.

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: ApplicationGuardContainerProxy
  • GP name: Application Guard Container Proxy
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Application Guard 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: ApplicationGuardContainerProxy
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ApplicationGuardContainerProxy = {
  "ProxyMode": "direct",
  "ProxyPacUrl": "https://internal.site/example.pac",
  "ProxyServer": "123.123.123.123:8080"
}
Compact example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ApplicationGuardContainerProxy = {"ProxyMode": "direct", "ProxyPacUrl": "https://internal.site/example.pac", "ProxyServer": "123.123.123.123:8080"}

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ApplicationGuardFavoritesSyncEnabled

Application Guard Favorites Sync Enabled

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 90 or later

Description

This policy allows Microsoft Edge computers/devices that have application guard enabled to sync favorites from the host to the container so the favorites match.

If ManagedFavorites are configured, those favorites will also be synced to the container.

If you enable this policy, editing favorites in the container is disabled. So, the add favorites and add favorites folder buttons will be blurred out in the UI of the container browser.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, favorites on the host will not be shared to the container.

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: ApplicationGuardFavoritesSyncEnabled
  • GP name: Application Guard Favorites Sync Enabled
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Application Guard 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: ApplicationGuardFavoritesSyncEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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ApplicationGuardPassiveModeEnabled

Ignore Application Guard site list configuration and browse Edge normally

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 94 or later

Description

Set whether Edge should ignore the Application Guard site list configuration for trusted and untrusted sites.

If you enable this policy, all navigations from Edge, including navigations to untrusted sites, will be accessed normally within Edge without redirecting to the Application Guard container. Note: this policy ONLY impacts Edge, so navigations from other browsers might get redirected to the Application Guard Container if you have the corresponding extensions enabled.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, Edge does not ignore the Application Guard site list. If users try to navigate to an untrusted site in the host, the site will open in the container.

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: ApplicationGuardPassiveModeEnabled
  • GP name: Ignore Application Guard site list configuration and browse Edge normally
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Application Guard 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: ApplicationGuardPassiveModeEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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ApplicationGuardTrafficIdentificationEnabled

Application Guard Traffic Identification

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 91 or later

Description

If you enable or don't configure this policy, Application Guard will add an extra HTTP header (X-MS-ApplicationGuard-Initiated) to all outbound HTTP requests made from the Application Guard container.

If you disable this policy, the extra header is not added to the traffic.

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: ApplicationGuardTrafficIdentificationEnabled
  • GP name: Application Guard Traffic Identification
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Application Guard 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: ApplicationGuardTrafficIdentificationEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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ApplicationGuardUploadBlockingEnabled

Prevents files from being uploaded while in Application Guard

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 96 or later

Description

Sets whether files can be uploaded while in Application Guard.

If you enable this policy, users will not be able to upload files in Application Guard.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, users will be able to upload files while in Application Guard.

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: ApplicationGuardUploadBlockingEnabled
  • GP name: Prevents files from being uploaded while in Application Guard
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Application Guard 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: ApplicationGuardUploadBlockingEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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Cast policies

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EnableMediaRouter

Enable Google Cast

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Setting the policy lets you make a list of URL patterns that specify sites for which Microsoft Edge can automatically select a client certificate. The value is an array of stringified JSON dictionaries, each with the form { "pattern": "$URL_PATTERN", "filter" : $FILTER }, where $URL_PATTERN is a content setting pattern. $FILTER restricts the client certificates the browser automatically selects from. Independent of the filter, only certificates that match the server's certificate request are selected.

Examples for the usage of the $FILTER section:

  • When $FILTER is set to { "ISSUER": { "CN": "$ISSUER_CN" } }, only client certificates issued by a certificate with the CommonName $ISSUER_CN are selected.

  • When $FILTER contains both the "ISSUER" and the "SUBJECT" sections, only client certificates that satisfy both conditions are selected.

  • When $FILTER contains a "SUBJECT" section with the "O" value, a certificate needs at least one organization matching the specified value to be selected.

  • When $FILTER contains a "SUBJECT" section with a "OU" value, a certificate needs at least one organizational unit matching the specified value to be selected.

  • When $FILTER is set to {}, the selection of client certificates is not additionally restricted. Note that filters provided by the web server still apply.

If you leave the policy unset, there's no autoselection 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\1 = "{\"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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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:

For detailed information about valid url patterns, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. * is not an accepted value for this policy.

To allow third-party cookies to be set, specify a pair of URL patterns delimited by a comma. The first value in the pair specifies the third-party site that should be allowed to use cookies. The second value in the pair specifies the top-level site that the first value should be applied on. The first value in the pair supports * but the second value does not.

To exclude cookies from being deleted on exit, configure the SaveCookiesOnExit 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: 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\1 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CookiesAllowedForUrls\2 = "[*.]contoso.edu"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CookiesAllowedForUrls\3 = "https://loaded-as-third-party.fabrikam.com,https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CookiesAllowedForUrls\4 = "*,https://www.contoso.com"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: CookiesAllowedForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.contoso.com</string>
  <string>[*.]contoso.edu</string>
  <string>https://loaded-as-third-party.fabrikam.com,https://www.contoso.com</string>
  <string>*,https://www.contoso.com</string>
</array>

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CookiesBlockedForUrls

Block cookies on specific sites

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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:

For detailed information on valid url patterns, please see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. * is not an accepted value for 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: 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\1 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CookiesBlockedForUrls\2 = "[*.]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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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.

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:

For detailed information on valid url patterns, please see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. * is not an accepted value for this policy.

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\1 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CookiesSessionOnlyForUrls\2 = "[*.]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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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' to clear cookies when the session closes.

If you don't configure this policy, the default 'AllowCookies' 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.)

Policy options mapping:

  • AllowCookies (1) = Let all sites create cookies

  • BlockCookies (2) = Don't let any site create cookies

  • SessionOnly (4) = Keep cookies for the duration of the session, except ones listed in SaveCookiesOnExit

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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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DefaultFileSystemReadGuardSetting

Control use of the File System API for reading

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 86 or later

Description

If you set this policy to 3, websites can ask for read access to the host operating system's filesystem using the File System API. If you set this policy to 2, access is denied.

If you don't set this policy, websites can ask for access. Users can change this setting.

Policy options mapping:

  • BlockFileSystemRead (2) = Don't allow any site to request read access to files and directories via the File System API

  • AskFileSystemRead (3) = Allow sites to ask the user to grant read access to files and directories via the File System API

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: DefaultFileSystemReadGuardSetting
  • GP name: Control use of the File System API for reading
  • 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: DefaultFileSystemReadGuardSetting
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000002

Mac information and settings

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

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DefaultFileSystemWriteGuardSetting

Control use of the File System API for writing

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 86 or later

Description

If you set this policy to 3, websites can ask for write access to the host operating system's filesystem using the File System API. If you set this policy to 2, access is denied.

If you don't set this policy, websites can ask for access. Users can change this setting.

Policy options mapping:

  • BlockFileSystemWrite (2) = Don't allow any site to request write access to files and directories

  • AskFileSystemWrite (3) = Allow sites to ask the user to grant write access to files and directories

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: DefaultFileSystemWriteGuardSetting
  • GP name: Control use of the File System API for writing
  • 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: DefaultFileSystemWriteGuardSetting
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000002

Mac information and settings

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

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DefaultGeolocationSetting

Default geolocation setting

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

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

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

Policy options mapping:

  • AllowGeolocation (1) = Allow sites to track users' physical location

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

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

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Set whether websites can display images. You can allow images on all sites ('AllowImages') or block them on all sites ('BlockImages').

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

Policy options mapping:

  • AllowImages (1) = Allow all sites to show all images

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

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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 isn't set, users will be allowed to add exceptions to allow blockable mixed content and disable autoupgrades for optionally blockable mixed content.

Policy options mapping:

  • BlockInsecureContent (2) = Do not allow any site to load mixed content

  • AllowExceptionsInsecureContent (3) = Allow users to add exceptions to allow mixed content

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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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DefaultJavaScriptJitSetting

Control use of JavaScript JIT

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 93 or later

Description

Allows you to set whether Microsoft Edge will run the v8 JavaScript engine with JIT (Just In Time) compiler enabled or not.

Disabling the JavaScript JIT will mean that Microsoft Edge may render web content more slowly, and may also disable parts of JavaScript including WebAssembly. Disabling the JavaScript JIT may allow Microsoft Edge to render web content in a more secure configuration.

This policy can be overridden for specific URL patterns using the JavaScriptJitAllowedForSites and JavaScriptJitBlockedForSites policies.

If you don't configure this policy, JavaScript JIT is enabled.

Policy options mapping:

  • AllowJavaScriptJit (1) = Allow any site to run JavaScript JIT

  • BlockJavaScriptJit (2) = Do not allow any site to run JavaScript JIT

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: DefaultJavaScriptJitSetting
  • GP name: Control use of JavaScript JIT
  • 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: DefaultJavaScriptJitSetting
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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DefaultJavaScriptSetting

Default JavaScript setting

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Set whether websites can run JavaScript. You can allow it for all sites ('AllowJavaScript') or block it for all sites ('BlockJavaScript').

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

Policy options mapping:

  • AllowJavaScript (1) = Allow all sites to run JavaScript

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

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

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

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

Policy options mapping:

  • AllowNotifications (1) = Allow sites to show desktop notifications

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

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

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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 (obsolete)

OBSOLETE: This policy is obsolete and doesn't work after Microsoft Edge 87.

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77, until 87

Description

This policy doesn't work because Flash is no longer supported by Microsoft Edge.

PluginsAllowedForUrls and PluginsBlockedForUrls are checked first, then this policy. The options are 'ClickToPlay' and 'BlockPlugins'. If you set this policy to 'BlockPlugins', this plugin is denied for all websites. 'ClickToPlay' lets the Flash plugin run, but users click the placeholder to start it.

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

Note: Automatic playback is only for domains explicitly listed in the PluginsAllowedForUrls policy. To turn automatic playback on for all sites, add http://* and https://* to the allowed list of URLs.

Policy options mapping:

  • BlockPlugins (2) = Block the Adobe Flash plugin

  • ClickToPlay (3) = Click to play

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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 (obsolete)
  • 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

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

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

Policy options mapping:

  • AllowPopups (1) = Allow all sites to show pop-ups

  • BlockPopups (2) = Do not allow any site to show popups

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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 ('AskWebBluetooth', meaning users are asked each time) is used and users can change it.

Policy options mapping:

  • BlockWebBluetooth (2) = Do not allow any site to request access to Bluetooth devices via the Web Bluetooth API

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

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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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DefaultWebHidGuardSetting

Control use of the WebHID API

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 100 or later

Description

Setting the policy to 3 lets websites ask for access to HID devices. Setting the policy to 2 denies access to HID devices.

Leaving it unset lets websites ask for access, but users can change this setting.

This policy can be overridden for specific url patterns using the WebHidAskForUrls and WebHidBlockedForUrls policies.

Policy options mapping:

  • BlockWebHid (2) = Do not allow any site to request access to HID devices via the WebHID API

  • AskWebHid (3) = Allow sites to ask the user to grant access to a HID device

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: DefaultWebHidGuardSetting
  • GP name: Control use of the WebHID 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: DefaultWebHidGuardSetting
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000002

Mac information and settings

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

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DefaultWebUsbGuardSetting

Control use of the WebUSB API

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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 ('AskWebUsb') by default, and users can change this setting.

Policy options mapping:

  • BlockWebUsb (2) = Do not allow any site to request access to USB devices via the WebUSB API

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

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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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FileSystemReadAskForUrls

Allow read access via the File System API on these sites

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 86 or later

Description

Setting the policy lets you list the URL patterns that specify which sites can ask users to grant them read access to files or directories in the host operating system's file system via the File System API.

Leaving the policy unset means DefaultFileSystemReadGuardSetting applies for all sites, if it's set. If not, users' personal settings apply.

URL patterns can't conflict with FileSystemReadBlockedForUrls. Neither policy takes precedence if a URL matches with both.

For detailed information about valid url patterns, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. * is not an accepted value for 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: FileSystemReadAskForUrls
  • GP name: Allow read access via the File System API 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\FileSystemReadAskForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\FileSystemReadAskForUrls\1 = "https://www.example.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\FileSystemReadAskForUrls\2 = "[*.]example.edu"

Mac information and settings

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

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FileSystemReadBlockedForUrls

Block read access via the File System API on these sites

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 86 or later

Description

If you set this policy, you can list the URL patterns that specify which sites can't ask users to grant them read access to files or directories in the host operating system's file system via the File System API.

If you don't set this policy, DefaultFileSystemReadGuardSetting applies for all sites, if it's set. If not, users' personal settings apply.

URL patterns can't conflict with FileSystemReadAskForUrls. Neither policy takes precedence if a URL matches with both.

For detailed information about valid url patterns, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. * is not an accepted value for 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: FileSystemReadBlockedForUrls
  • GP name: Block read access via the File System API 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\FileSystemReadBlockedForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\FileSystemReadBlockedForUrls\1 = "https://www.example.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\FileSystemReadBlockedForUrls\2 = "[*.]example.edu"

Mac information and settings

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

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FileSystemWriteAskForUrls

Allow write access to files and directories on these sites

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 86 or later

Description

If you set this policy, you can list the URL patterns that specify which sites can ask users to grant them write access to files or directories in the host operating system's file system.

If you don't set this policy, DefaultFileSystemWriteGuardSetting applies for all sites, if it's set. If not, users' personal settings apply.

URL patterns can't conflict with FileSystemWriteBlockedForUrls. Neither policy takes precedence if a URL matches with both.

For detailed information about valid url patterns, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. * is not an accepted value for 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: FileSystemWriteAskForUrls
  • GP name: Allow write access to files and directories 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\FileSystemWriteAskForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\FileSystemWriteAskForUrls\1 = "https://www.example.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\FileSystemWriteAskForUrls\2 = "[*.]example.edu"

Mac information and settings

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

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FileSystemWriteBlockedForUrls

Block write access to files and directories on these sites

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 86 or later

Description

If you set this policy, you can list the URL patterns that specify which sites can't ask users to grant them write access to files or directories in the host operating system's file system.

If you don't set this policy, DefaultFileSystemWriteGuardSetting applies for all sites, if it's set. If not, users' personal settings apply.

URL patterns can't conflict with FileSystemWriteAskForUrls. Neither policy takes precedence if a URL matches with both.

For detailed information about valid url patterns, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. * is not an accepted value for 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: FileSystemWriteBlockedForUrls
  • GP name: Block write access to files and directories 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\FileSystemWriteBlockedForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\FileSystemWriteBlockedForUrls\1 = "https://www.example.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\FileSystemWriteBlockedForUrls\2 = "[*.]example.edu"

Mac information and settings

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

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ImagesAllowedForUrls

Allow images on these sites

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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.

For detailed information about valid url patterns, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. * is not an accepted value for 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: 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\1 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ImagesAllowedForUrls\2 = "[*.]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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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.

For detailed information about valid url patterns, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. * is not an accepted value for 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: 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\1 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ImagesBlockedForUrls\2 = "[*.]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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 80 or later

Description

Create a list of URL patterns to specify sites that can display or, as of version 94, download insecure mixed content (that is, HTTP content on HTTPS sites).

If you don't configure this policy, blockable mixed content will be blocked and optionally blockable mixed content will be upgraded. However, users will be allowed to set exceptions to allow insecure mixed content for specific sites.

For detailed information about valid url patterns, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. * is not an accepted value for 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: 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\1 = "https://www.example.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\InsecureContentAllowedForUrls\2 = "[*.]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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 80 or later

Description

Create a list of URL patterns to specify sites that aren't allowed to display blockable (i.e. active) mixed content (that is, HTTP content on HTTPS sites) and for which optionally blockable mixed content upgrades will be disabled.

If you don't configure this policy, blockable mixed content will be blocked and optionally blockable mixed content will be upgraded. However, users will be allowed to set exceptions to allow insecure mixed content for specific sites.

For detailed information about valid url patterns, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. * is not an accepted value for 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: 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\1 = "https://www.example.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\InsecureContentBlockedForUrls\2 = "[*.]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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IntranetFileLinksEnabled

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 95 or later

Description

This setting allows file URL links to intranet zone files from intranet zone HTTPS websites to open Windows File Explorer for that file or directory.

If you enable this policy, intranet zone file URL links originating from intranet zone HTTPS pages will open Windows File Explorer to the parent directory of the file and select the file. Intranet zone directory URL links originating from intranet zone HTTPS pages will open Windows File Explorer to the directory with no items in the directory selected.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, file URL links will not open.

Microsoft Edge uses the definition of intranet zone as configured for Internet Explorer. Note that https://localhost/ is specifically blocked as an exception of allowed intranet zone host, while loopback addresses (127.0.0.*, [::1]) are considered internet zone by default.

Users may opt out of prompts on a per-protocol/per-site basis unless the ExternalProtocolDialogShowAlwaysOpenCheckbox policy 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: IntranetFileLinksEnabled
  • GP name: Allow intranet zone file URL links from Microsoft Edge to open in Windows File Explorer
  • 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: IntranetFileLinksEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

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JavaScriptAllowedForUrls

Allow JavaScript on specific sites

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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, DefaultJavaScriptSetting applies for all sites, if it's set. If not, the user's personal setting applies.

For detailed information on valid url patterns, please see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. * is not an accepted value for 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: 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\1 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\JavaScriptAllowedForUrls\2 = "[*.]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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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, DefaultJavaScriptSetting applies for all sites, if it's set. If not, the user's personal setting applies.

For detailed information on valid url patterns, please see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. * is not an accepted value for 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: 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\1 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\JavaScriptBlockedForUrls\2 = "[*.]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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JavaScriptJitAllowedForSites

Allow JavaScript to use JIT on these sites

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 93 or later

Description

Allows you to set a list of site url patterns that specify sites which are allowed to run JavaScript with JIT (Just In Time) compiler enabled.

For detailed information on valid site url patterns, please see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. * is not an accepted value for this policy.

JavaScript JIT policy exceptions will only be enforced at a site granularity (eTLD+1). A policy set for only subdomain.contoso.com will not correctly apply to contoso.com or subdomain.contoso.com since they both resolve to the same eTLD+1 (contoso.com) for which there is no policy. In this case, policy must be set on contoso.com to apply correctly for both contoso.com and subdomain.contoso.com.

This policy applies on a frame-by-frame basis and not based on top level origin url alone, so e.g. if contoso.com is listed in the JavaScriptJitAllowedForSites policy but contoso.com loads a frame containing fabrikam.com then contoso.com will have JavaScript JIT enabled, but fabrikam.com will use the policy from DefaultJavaScriptJitSetting, if set, or default to JavaScript JIT enabled.

If you don't configure this policy for a site then the policy from DefaultJavaScriptJitSetting applies to the site, if set, otherwise Javascript JIT is enabled for the 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: JavaScriptJitAllowedForSites
  • GP name: Allow JavaScript to use JIT 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\JavaScriptJitAllowedForSites
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\JavaScriptJitAllowedForSites\1 = "[*.]example.edu"

Mac information and settings

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

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JavaScriptJitBlockedForSites

Block JavaScript from using JIT on these sites

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 93 or later

Description

Allows you to set a list of site url patterns that specify sites which are not allowed to run JavaScript JIT (Just In Time) compiler enabled.

Disabling the JavaScript JIT will mean that Microsoft Edge may render web content more slowly, and may also disable parts of JavaScript including WebAssembly. Disabling the JavaScript JIT may allow Microsoft Edge to render web content in a more secure configuration.

For detailed information on valid url patterns, please see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. * is not an accepted value for this policy.

JavaScript JIT policy exceptions will only be enforced at a site granularity (eTLD+1). A policy set for only subdomain.contoso.com will not correctly apply to contoso.com or subdomain.contoso.com since they both resolve to the same eTLD+1 (contoso.com) for which there is no policy. In this case, policy must be set on contoso.com to apply correctly for both contoso.com and subdomain.contoso.com.

This policy applies on a frame-by-frame basis and not based on top level origin url alone, so e.g. if contoso.com is listed in the JavaScriptJitBlockedForSites policy but contoso.com loads a frame containing fabrikam.com then contoso.com will have JavaScript JIT disabled, but fabrikam.com will use the policy from DefaultJavaScriptJitSetting, if set, or default to JavaScript JIT enabled.

If you don't configure this policy for a site then the policy from DefaultJavaScriptJitSetting applies to the site, if set, otherwise JavaScript JIT is enabled for the 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: JavaScriptJitBlockedForSites
  • GP name: Block JavaScript from using JIT 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\JavaScriptJitBlockedForSites
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\JavaScriptJitBlockedForSites\1 = "[*.]example.edu"

Mac information and settings

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

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LegacySameSiteCookieBehaviorEnabled

OBSOLETE: This policy is obsolete and doesn't work after Microsoft Edge 94.

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 80, until 94

Description

This policy doesn't work because it was only intended to serve only as a short-term mechanism to give enterprises more time to update their environments if they were found to be incompatible with the SameSite behavior change.

If you still require legacy cookie behavior, please use LegacySameSiteCookieBehaviorEnabledForDomainList to configure behavior on a per-domain basis.

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", removes the requirement for "SameSite=None" cookies to carry the "Secure" attribute, and skips the scheme comparison when evaluating if two sites are same-site.

If you don't set this policy, the default SameSite behavior for cookies will depend on other configuration sources for the SameSite-by-default feature, the Cookies-without-SameSite-must-be-secure feature, and the Schemeful Same-Site feature. These features can also be configured by a field trial or the same-site-by-default-cookies flag, the cookies-without-same-site-must-be-secure flag, or the schemeful-same-site flag in edge://flags.

Policy options mapping:

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

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

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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 (obsolete)
  • 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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", removes the requirement for "SameSite=None" cookies to carry the "Secure" attribute, and skips the scheme comparison when evaluating if two sites are same-site.

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.

For detailed information about valid URL patterns, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322.

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\1 = "www.example.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\LegacySameSiteCookieBehaviorEnabledForDomainList\2 = "[*.]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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Allows you to create a list of url patterns to specify sites that are allowed to display notifications.

If you don't set this policy, the global default value will be used for all sites. This default value will be from the DefaultNotificationsSetting policy if it's set, or from the user's personal configuration. For detailed information on valid url patterns, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322.

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\1 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\NotificationsAllowedForUrls\2 = "[*.]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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Allows you to create a list of url patterns to specify sites that are not allowed to display notifications.

If you don't set this policy, the global default value will be used for all sites. This default value will be from the DefaultNotificationsSetting policy if it's set, or from the user's personal configuration. For detailed information on valid url patterns, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322.

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\1 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\NotificationsBlockedForUrls\2 = "[*.]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 (obsolete)

OBSOLETE: This policy is obsolete and doesn't work after Microsoft Edge 87.

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77, until 87

Description

This policy doesn't work because Flash is no longer supported by Microsoft Edge.

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.

For detailed information on valid url patterns, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. However, starting in M85, patterns with '*' and '[*.]' wildcards in the host are no longer supported for 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: PluginsAllowedForUrls
  • GP name: Allow the Adobe Flash plug-in on specific sites (obsolete)
  • 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\1 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PluginsAllowedForUrls\2 = "http://contoso.edu:8080"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: PluginsAllowedForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.contoso.com</string>
  <string>http://contoso.edu:8080</string>
</array>

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PluginsBlockedForUrls

Block the Adobe Flash plug-in on specific sites (obsolete)

OBSOLETE: This policy is obsolete and doesn't work after Microsoft Edge 87.

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77, until 87

Description

This policy doesn't work because Flash is no longer supported by Microsoft Edge.

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.

For detailed information on valid url patterns, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. However, starting in M85, patterns with '*' and '[*.]' wildcards in the host are no longer supported for 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: PluginsBlockedForUrls
  • GP name: Block the Adobe Flash plug-in on specific sites (obsolete)
  • 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\1 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PluginsBlockedForUrls\2 = "http://contoso.edu:8080"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: PluginsBlockedForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.contoso.com</string>
  <string>http://contoso.edu:8080</string>
</array>

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PopupsAllowedForUrls

Allow pop-up windows on specific sites

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Define a list of sites, based on URL patterns, that can open pop-up windows. * is not an accepted value for this policy.

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\1 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PopupsAllowedForUrls\2 = "[*.]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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Define a list of sites, based on URL patterns, that are blocked from opening pop-up windows. * is not an accepted value for this policy.

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\1 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PopupsBlockedForUrls\2 = "[*.]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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Set this policy (recommended only) to register a list of protocol handlers. This list is merged with ones registered by the user and both are available to use.

To register a protocol handler:

  • Set the protocol property to the scheme (for example, "mailto")
  • Set the URL property to the URL property of the application that handlers the scheme specified in the "protocol" field. The pattern can include a "%s" placeholder, which the handled URL replaces.

Users can't remove a protocol handler registered by this policy. However, they can install a new default protocol handler to override the existing protocol handlers.

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"
  }
]
Compact 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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SerialAllowAllPortsForUrls

Automatically grant sites permission to connect all serial ports

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 97 or later

Description

Setting the policy allows you to list sites which are automatically granted permission to access all available serial ports.

The URLs must be valid, or the policy is ignored. Only the origin (scheme, host, and port) of the URL is considered.

This policy overrides DefaultSerialGuardSetting, SerialAskForUrls, SerialBlockedForUrls and the user's preferences.

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: SerialAllowAllPortsForUrls
  • GP name: Automatically grant sites permission to connect all serial ports
  • 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\SerialAllowAllPortsForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\SerialAllowAllPortsForUrls\1 = "https://www.example.com"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: SerialAllowAllPortsForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://www.example.com</string>
</array>

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SerialAllowUsbDevicesForUrls

Automatically grant sites permission to connect to USB serial devices

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 97 or later

Description

Setting the policy lets you list sites that are automatically granted permission to access USB serial devices with vendor and product IDs that match the vendor_id and product_id fields.

Optionally you can omit the product_id field. This enables site access to all the vendor's devices. When you provide a product ID, then you give the site access to a specific device from the vendor but not all devices.

The URLs must be valid, or the policy is ignored. Only the origin (scheme, host, and port) of the URL is considered.

This policy overrides DefaultSerialGuardSetting, SerialAskForUrls, SerialBlockedForUrls and the user's preferences.

This policy only affects access to USB devices through the Web Serial API. To grant access to USB devices through the WebUSB API see the WebUsbAllowDevicesForUrls policy.

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: SerialAllowUsbDevicesForUrls
  • GP name: Automatically grant sites permission to connect to USB serial 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: SerialAllowUsbDevicesForUrls
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\SerialAllowUsbDevicesForUrls = [
  {
    "devices": [
      {
        "product_id": 5678,
        "vendor_id": 1234
      }
    ],
    "urls": [
      "https://specific-device.example.com"
    ]
  },
  {
    "devices": [
      {
        "vendor_id": 1234
      }
    ],
    "urls": [
      "https://all-vendor-devices.example.com"
    ]
  }
]
Compact example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\SerialAllowUsbDevicesForUrls = [{"devices": [{"product_id": 5678, "vendor_id": 1234}], "urls": ["https://specific-device.example.com"]}, {"devices": [{"vendor_id": 1234}], "urls": ["https://all-vendor-devices.example.com"]}]

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: SerialAllowUsbDevicesForUrls
  • Example value:
<key>SerialAllowUsbDevicesForUrls</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://specific-device.example.com</string>
    </array>
  </dict>
  <dict>
    <key>devices</key>
    <array>
      <dict>
        <key>vendor_id</key>
        <integer>1234</integer>
      </dict>
    </array>
    <key>urls</key>
    <array>
      <string>https://all-vendor-devices.example.com</string>
    </array>
  </dict>
</array>

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ShowPDFDefaultRecommendationsEnabled

Allow notifications to set Microsoft Edge as default PDF reader

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 93 or later

Description

This policy setting lets you decide whether employees should receive recommendations to set Microsoft Edge as PDF handler.

If you enable or don't configure this setting, employees receive recommendations from Microsoft Edge to set itself as the default PDF handler.

If you disable this setting, employees will not receive any notifications from Microsoft Edge to set itself as the default PDF handler.

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: ShowPDFDefaultRecommendationsEnabled
  • GP name: Allow notifications to set Microsoft Edge as default PDF reader
  • 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: ShowPDFDefaultRecommendationsEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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SpotlightExperiencesAndRecommendationsEnabled

Choose whether users can receive customized background images and text, suggestions, notifications, and tips for Microsoft services

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 86 or later

Description

Choose whether users can receive customized background images and text, suggestions, notifications, and tips for Microsoft services.

If you enable or don't configure this setting, spotlight experiences and recommendations are turned on.

If you disable this setting, spotlight experiences and recommendations are turned off.

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: SpotlightExperiencesAndRecommendationsEnabled
  • GP name: Choose whether users can receive customized background images and text, suggestions, notifications, and tips for Microsoft services
  • 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: SpotlightExperiencesAndRecommendationsEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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WebHidAllowAllDevicesForUrls

Allow listed sites to connect to any HID device

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 109 or later

Description

This setting allows you to list sites which are automatically granted permission to access all available devices.

The URLs must be valid or the policy is ignored. Only the origin (scheme, host and port) of the URL is evaluated.

For detailed information about valid url patterns, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. * is not an accepted value for this policy.

This policy overrides DefaultWebHidGuardSetting, WebHidAskForUrls, WebHidBlockedForUrls and the user's preferences.

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: WebHidAllowAllDevicesForUrls
  • GP name: Allow listed sites to connect to any HID device
  • 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\WebHidAllowAllDevicesForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebHidAllowAllDevicesForUrls\1 = "https://microsoft.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebHidAllowAllDevicesForUrls\2 = "https://chromium.org"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: WebHidAllowAllDevicesForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://microsoft.com</string>
  <string>https://chromium.org</string>
</array>

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WebHidAllowDevicesForUrls

Allow listed sites connect to specific HID devices

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 109 or later

Description

This setting lets you list the URLs that specify which sites are automatically granted permission to access a HID device with the given vendor and product IDs.

Setting the policy Each item in the list requires both devices and urls fields for the item to be valid, otherwise the item is ignored.

  • Each item in the devices field must have a vendor_id and may have a product_id field.

  • Omitting the product_id field will create a policy matching any device with the specified vendor ID.

  • An item which has a product_id field without a vendor_id field is invalid and is ignored.

If you don't set this policy, that means DefaultWebHidGuardSetting applies, if it's set. If not, the user's personal setting applies.

For detailed information about valid url patterns, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. * is not an accepted value for this policy.

URLs in this policy shouldn't conflict with those configured through WebHidBlockedForUrls. If they do, this policy takes precedence over WebHidBlockedForUrls.

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: WebHidAllowDevicesForUrls
  • GP name: Allow listed sites connect to specific HID 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: WebHidAllowDevicesForUrls
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebHidAllowDevicesForUrls = [
  {
    "devices": [
      {
        "product_id": 5678,
        "vendor_id": 1234
      }
    ],
    "urls": [
      "https://microsoft.com",
      "https://chromium.org"
    ]
  }
]
Compact example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebHidAllowDevicesForUrls = [{"devices": [{"product_id": 5678, "vendor_id": 1234}], "urls": ["https://microsoft.com", "https://chromium.org"]}]

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: WebHidAllowDevicesForUrls
  • Example value:
<key>WebHidAllowDevicesForUrls</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://microsoft.com</string>
      <string>https://chromium.org</string>
    </array>
  </dict>
</array>

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WebHidAllowDevicesWithHidUsagesForUrls

Automatically grant permission to these sites to connect to HID devices containing top-level collections with the given HID usage

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 109 or later

Description

This setting allows you to list the URLs that specify which sites are automatically granted permission to access a HID device containing a top-level collection with the given HID usage.

Each item in the list requires both usages and urls fields for the policy to be valid.

  • Each item in the usages field must have a usage_page and may have a usage field.

  • Omitting the usage field will create a policy matching any device containing a top-level collection with a usage from the specified usage page.

  • An item which has a usage field without a usage_page field is invalid and is ignored.

If you don't set this policy, that means DefaultWebHidGuardSetting applies, if it's set. If not, the user's personal setting applies.

For detailed information about valid url patterns, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. * is not an accepted value for this policy.

URLs in this policy shouldn't conflict with those configured through WebHidBlockedForUrls. If they do, this policy takes precedence over WebHidBlockedForUrls.

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: WebHidAllowDevicesWithHidUsagesForUrls
  • GP name: Automatically grant permission to these sites to connect to HID devices containing top-level collections with the given HID usage
  • 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: WebHidAllowDevicesWithHidUsagesForUrls
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebHidAllowDevicesWithHidUsagesForUrls = [
  {
    "urls": [
      "https://microsoft.com",
      "https://chromium.org"
    ],
    "usages": [
      {
        "usage": 5678,
        "usage_page": 1234
      }
    ]
  }
]
Compact example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebHidAllowDevicesWithHidUsagesForUrls = [{"urls": ["https://microsoft.com", "https://chromium.org"], "usages": [{"usage": 5678, "usage_page": 1234}]}]

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: WebHidAllowDevicesWithHidUsagesForUrls
  • Example value:
<key>WebHidAllowDevicesWithHidUsagesForUrls</key>
<array>
  <dict>
    <key>urls</key>
    <array>
      <string>https://microsoft.com</string>
      <string>https://chromium.org</string>
    </array>
    <key>usages</key>
    <array>
      <dict>
        <key>usage</key>
        <integer>5678</integer>
        <key>usage_page</key>
        <integer>1234</integer>
      </dict>
    </array>
  </dict>
</array>

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WebHidAskForUrls

Allow the WebHID API on these sites

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 100 or later

Description

Setting the policy lets you list the URL patterns that specify which sites can ask users to grant them access to a HID device.

Leaving the policy unset means DefaultWebHidGuardSetting applies for all sites, if it's set. If not, users' personal settings apply.

For URL patterns that don't match the policy, the following values are applied in order of precedence:

URL patterns must not conflict with WebHidBlockedForUrls. Neither policy takes precedence if a URL matches both patterns.

For detailed information about valid url patterns, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. * is not an accepted value for 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: WebHidAskForUrls
  • GP name: Allow the WebHID API 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\WebHidAskForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebHidAskForUrls\1 = "https://microsoft.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebHidAskForUrls\2 = "https://chromium.org"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: WebHidAskForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://microsoft.com</string>
  <string>https://chromium.org</string>
</array>

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WebHidBlockedForUrls

Block the WebHID API on these sites

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 100 or later

Description

Setting the policy lets you list the URL patterns that specify which sites can't ask users to grant them access to a HID device.

Leaving the policy unset means DefaultWebHidGuardSetting applies for all sites, if it's set. If not, users' personal settings apply.

For URL patterns that don't match the policy, the following values are applied in order of precedence:

URL patterns can't conflict with WebHidAskForUrls. Neither policy takes precedence if a URL matches both patterns.

For detailed information about valid url patterns, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. * is not an accepted value for 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: WebHidBlockedForUrls
  • GP name: Block the WebHID API 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\WebHidBlockedForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebHidBlockedForUrls\1 = "https://microsoft.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebHidBlockedForUrls\2 = "https://chromium.org"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: WebHidBlockedForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>https://microsoft.com</string>
  <string>https://chromium.org</string>
</array>

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WebUsbAllowDevicesForUrls

Grant access to specific sites to connect to specific USB devices

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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"
    ]
  }
]
Compact 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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. For detailed information on valid url patterns, please see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322

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\1 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebUsbAskForUrls\2 = "[*.]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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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. For detailed information on valid url patterns, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322.

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\1 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WebUsbBlockedForUrls\2 = "[*.]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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Enables the ability to use 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) or configured incorrectly, 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, Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that enrolled for device management, or macOS instances that are that are managed via MDM or joined to a domain via MCX..

Starting in Microsoft Edge 84, you can set this policy as a recommended policy.

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: DefaultSearchProviderEnabled
  • GP name: Enable the default search provider
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Default search provider
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Default search provider
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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.

Starting in Microsoft Edge 84, you can set this policy as a recommended policy. If the user has already set a default search provider, the default search provider configured by this recommended policy will not be added to the list of search providers the user can choose from. If this is the desired behavior, use the ManagedSearchEngines policy.

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: DefaultSearchProviderEncodings
  • GP name: Default search provider encodings
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Default search provider
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Default search provider
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\DefaultSearchProviderEncodings
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended\DefaultSearchProviderEncodings
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\DefaultSearchProviderEncodings\1 = "UTF-8"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\DefaultSearchProviderEncodings\2 = "UTF-16"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\DefaultSearchProviderEncodings\3 = "GB2312"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\DefaultSearchProviderEncodings\4 = "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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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.

Starting in Microsoft Edge 84, you can set this policy as a recommended policy. If the user has already set a default search provider, the default search provider configured by this recommended policy will not be added to the list of search providers the user can choose from. If this is the desired behavior, use the ManagedSearchEngines policy.

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: 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): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Default search provider
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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.

Starting in Microsoft Edge 84, you can set this policy as a recommended policy. If the user has already set a default search provider, the default search provider configured by this recommended policy will not be added to the list of search providers the user can choose from. If this is the desired behavior, use the ManagedSearchEngines policy.

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: DefaultSearchProviderImageURLPostParams
  • GP name: Parameters for an image URL that uses POST
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Default search provider
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Default search provider
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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.

Starting in Microsoft Edge 84, you can set this policy as a recommended policy. If the user has already set a default search provider, the default search provider configured by this recommended policy will not be added to the list of search providers the user can choose from. If this is the desired behavior, use the ManagedSearchEngines policy.

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: DefaultSearchProviderKeyword
  • GP name: Default search provider keyword
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Default search provider
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Default search provider
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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.

Starting in Microsoft Edge 84, you can set this policy as a recommended policy. If the user has already set a default search provider, the default search provider configured by this recommended policy will not be added to the list of search providers the user can choose from. If this is the desired behavior, use the ManagedSearchEngines policy.

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: DefaultSearchProviderName
  • GP name: Default search provider name
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Default search provider
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Default search provider
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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.

Starting in Microsoft Edge 84, you can set this policy as a recommended policy. If the user has already set a default search provider, the default search provider configured by this recommended policy will not be added to the list of search providers the user can choose from. If this is the desired behavior, use the ManagedSearchEngines policy.

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: DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL
  • GP name: Default search provider search URL
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Default search provider
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Default search provider
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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.

Starting in Microsoft Edge 84, you can set this policy as a recommended policy. If the user has already set a default search provider, the default search provider configured by this recommended policy will not be added to the list of search providers the user can choose from. If this is the desired behavior, use the ManagedSearchEngines policy.

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: DefaultSearchProviderSuggestURL
  • GP name: Default search provider URL for suggestions
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Default search provider
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Default search provider
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • 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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NewTabPageSearchBox

Configure the new tab page search box experience

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 85 or later

Description

You can configure the new tab page search box to use "Search box (Recommended)" or "Address bar" to search on new tabs. This policy only works if you set the search engine to a value other than Bing by setting the following two policies: DefaultSearchProviderEnabled and DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL.

If you disable or don't configure this policy and:

  • If the address bar default search engine is Bing, the new tab page uses the search box to search on new tabs.
  • If the address bar default search engine is not Bing, users are offered an additional choice (use "Address bar") when searching on new tabs.

If you enable this policy and set it to:

  • "Search box (Recommended)" ('bing'), the new tab page uses the search box to search on new tabs.
  • "Address bar" ('redirect'), the new tab page search box uses the address bar to search on new tabs.

Policy options mapping:

  • bing (bing) = Search box (Recommended)

  • redirect (redirect) = Address bar

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: NewTabPageSearchBox
  • GP name: Configure the new tab page search box experience
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Default search provider
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Default search provider
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: NewTabPageSearchBox
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"bing"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: NewTabPageSearchBox
  • Example value:
<string>bing</string>

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Edge Workspaces settings policies

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EdgeWorkspacesEnabled

Enable Workspaces

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 106 or later

Description

Microsoft Edge Workspaces helps improve productivity for users in your organization.

If you enable this policy, users will be able to access the Microsoft Edge Workspaces feature. If you disable or don't configure this policy, users will not be able to access the Microsoft Edge Workspaces feature.

To learn more about the feature, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2209950

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: EdgeWorkspacesEnabled
  • GP name: Enable Workspaces
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Edge Workspaces 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: EdgeWorkspacesEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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Experimentation policies

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FeatureFlagOverridesControl

Configure users ability to override feature flags

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 93 or later

Description

Configures users ability to override state of feature flags. If you set this policy to 'CommandLineOverridesEnabled', users can override state of feature flags using command line arguments but not edge://flags page.

If you set this policy to 'OverridesEnabled', users can override state of feature flags using command line arguments or edge://flags page.

If you set this policy to 'OverridesDisabled', users can't override state of feature flags using command line arguments or edge://flags page.

If you don't configure this policy, the behavior is the same as the 'OverridesEnabled'.

Policy options mapping:

  • CommandLineOverridesEnabled (2) = Allow users to override feature flags using command line arguments only

  • OverridesEnabled (1) = Allow users to override feature flags

  • OverridesDisabled (0) = Prevent users from overriding feature flags

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: FeatureFlagOverridesControl
  • GP name: Configure users ability to override feature flags
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Experimentation
  • 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: FeatureFlagOverridesControl
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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Extensions policies

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BlockExternalExtensions

Blocks external extensions from being installed

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 88 or later

Description

Control the installation of external extensions.

If you enable this setting, external extensions are blocked from being installed.

If you disable this setting or leave it unset, external extensions are allowed to be installed.

External extensions and their installation are documented at Alternate extension distribution methods.

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: BlockExternalExtensions
  • GP name: Blocks external extensions from being 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
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: BlockExternalExtensions
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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ControlDefaultStateOfAllowExtensionFromOtherStoresSettingEnabled

Configure default state of Allow extensions from other stores setting

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 101 or later

Description

This policy allows you to control the default state of the Allow extensions from other stores setting. This policy can't be used to stop installation of extensions from other stores such as Chrome Web Store. To stop installation of extensions from other stores, use the Extension Settings policy: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2187098.

When enabled, Allow extensions from other stores will be turned on. So, users won't have to turn on the flag manually while installing extensions from other supported stores such as Chrome Web Store. However a user can override this setting. If the user has already turned on the setting and then turned it off, this setting may not work. If the Admin first sets the policy as Enabled, but then changes it to not configured or disabled, it will have no impact on user settings and the setting will remain as it is.

When disabled or not configured, the user can manage the Allow extensions from other store setting.

Supported features:

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

Data Type:

  • Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ControlDefaultStateOfAllowExtensionFromOtherStoresSettingEnabled
  • GP name: Configure default state of Allow extensions from other stores setting
  • GP path (Mandatory): N/A
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Extensions
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): N/A
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: ControlDefaultStateOfAllowExtensionFromOtherStoresSettingEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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ExtensionAllowedTypes

Configure allowed extension types

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Setting the policy controls which apps and extensions may be installed in Microsoft Edge, which hosts they can interact with, and limits runtime access.

If you don't set this policy, there aren't any restrictions on acceptable extension and app types.

Extensions and apps which have a type that's not on the list won't be installed. Each value should be one of these strings:

  • "extension"

  • "theme"

  • "user_script"

  • "hosted_app"

See the Microsoft Edge extensions documentation for more information about these types.

Note: This policy also affects extensions and apps to be force-installed using ExtensionInstallForcelist.

Policy options mapping:

  • extension (extension) = Extension

  • theme (theme) = Theme

  • user_script (user_script) = User script

  • hosted_app (hosted_app) = Hosted app

  • legacy_packaged_app (legacy_packaged_app) = Legacy packaged app

  • platform_app (platform_app) = Platform app

Use the preceding information when configuring 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: 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\1 = "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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Setting this policy specifies which extensions are not subject to the blocklist.

A blocklist value of * means all extensions are blocked and users can only install extensions listed in the allow list.

By default, all extensions are allowed. However, if you prohibited extensions by policy, you can use the list of allowed extensions to change that 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\1 = "extension_id1"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExtensionInstallAllowlist\2 = "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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Lets you specify which extensions the users CANNOT install. Extensions already installed will be disabled if blocked, without a way for the user to enable them. After a disabled extension is removed from the blocklist it will automatically get re-enabled.

A blocklist value of '*' means all extensions are blocked unless they are explicitly listed in the allowlist.

If this policy isn't set, the user 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\1 = "extension_id1"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExtensionInstallBlocklist\2 = "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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Set this policy to specify a list of apps and extensions that install silently, without user interaction. Users can't uninstall or turn off this setting. Permissions are granted implicitly, including the enterprise.deviceAttributes and enterprise.platformKeys extension APIs. Note: These 2 APIs aren't available to apps and extensions that aren't force-installed.

If you don't set this policy, no apps or extensions are autoinstalled and users can uninstall any app in Microsoft Edge.

This policy supercedes ExtensionInstallBlocklist policy. If a previously force-installed app or extension is removed from this list, Microsoft Edge automatically uninstalls it.

For Windows instances not joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain, forced installation is limited to apps and extensions listed in the Microsoft Edge Add-ons website.

On macOS instances, apps and extensions from outside the Microsoft Edge Add-ons website can only be force installed if the instance is managed via MDM, or joined to a domain via MCX.

The source code of any extension can be altered by users with developer tools, potentially rendering the extension unfunctional. If this is a concern, configure the DeveloperToolsAvailability policy.

Each list item of the policy is a string that contains an extension ID and, optionally, an "update" URL separated by a semicolon (;). The extension ID is the 32-letter string found, for example, on edge://extensions when in Developer mode. If specified, the "update" URL should point to an Update Manifest XML document ( https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095043 ). By default, the Microsoft Edge Add-ons website's update URL is used. The "update" URL set in this policy is only used for the initial installation; subsequent updates of the extension use the update URL in the extension's manifest.

Note: This policy doesn't apply to InPrivate mode. Read about hosting extensions at Publish and update extensions in the Microsoft Edge Add-ons website.

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\1 = "gbchcmhmhahfdphkhkmpfmihenigjmpp;https://edge.microsoft.com/extensionwebstorebase/v1/crx"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExtensionInstallForcelist\2 = "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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Define URLs that can install extensions and themes.

Define URLs that can install extensions and themes directly without having to drag and drop the packages to the edge://extensions page.

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. Do not host the files at a location that requires authentication.

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\1 = "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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Setting this policy controls extension management settings for Microsoft Edge, including any controlled by existing extension-related policies. This policy supersedes any legacy policies that might be set.

This policy maps an extension ID or an update URL to its specific setting only. A default configuration can be set for the special ID "*", which applies to all extensions without a custom configuration in this policy. With an update URL, configuration applies to extensions with the exact update URL stated in the extension manifest. If the 'override_update_url' flag is set to True, the extension is installed and updated using the update URL specified in the ExtensionInstallForcelist policy or in 'update_url' field in this policy. The flag 'override_update_url' is ignored if the 'update_url' is the Edge Add-ons website update URL. For more details, check out the detailed guide to ExtensionSettings policy available at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2161555.

To block extensions from a particular third party store, you only need to block the update_url for that store. For example, if you want to block extensions from Chrome Web Store, you can use the following JSON.

{"update_url:https://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx":{"installation_mode":"blocked"}}

Note that you can still use ExtensionInstallForcelist and ExtensionInstallAllowlist to allow / force install specific extensions even if the store is blocked using the JSON in the previous example.

Note: For Windows instances not joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain and macOS instances not managed via MDM or joined to a domain via MCX, forced installation is limited to apps and extensions listed in the Microsoft Edge Add-ons website.

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",
    "override_update_url": true,
    "runtime_allowed_hosts": [
      "*://good.contoso.com"
    ],
    "runtime_blocked_hosts": [
      "*://*.contoso.com"
    ],
    "toolbar_state": "force_shown",
    "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"
  }
}
Compact 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", "override_update_url": true, "runtime_allowed_hosts": ["*://good.contoso.com"], "runtime_blocked_hosts": ["*://*.contoso.com"], "toolbar_state": "force_shown", "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>override_update_url</key>
    <true/>
    <key>runtime_allowed_hosts</key>
    <array>
      <string>*://good.contoso.com</string>
    </array>
    <key>runtime_blocked_hosts</key>
    <array>
      <string>*://*.contoso.com</string>
    </array>
    <key>toolbar_state</key>
    <string>force_shown</string>
    <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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AllHttpAuthSchemesAllowedForOrigins

List of origins that allow all HTTP authentication

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 102 or later

Description

Set this policy to specify which origins allow all the HTTP authentication schemes Microsoft Edge supports regardless of the AuthSchemes policy.

Format the origin pattern according to this format (https://www.chromium.org/administrators/url-blocklist-filter-format). Up to 1,000 exceptions can be defined in AllHttpAuthSchemesAllowedForOrigins. Wildcards are allowed for the whole origin or parts of the origin. Parts include the scheme, host, 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: AllHttpAuthSchemesAllowedForOrigins
  • GP name: List of origins that allow all HTTP 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\AllHttpAuthSchemesAllowedForOrigins
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AllHttpAuthSchemesAllowedForOrigins\1 = "*.example.com"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: AllHttpAuthSchemesAllowedForOrigins
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>*.example.com</string>
</array>

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AllowCrossOriginAuthPrompt

Allow cross-origin HTTP Authentication prompts

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Controls whether third-party images on a page can show an authentication prompt.

Typically, this is disabled as a phishing defense. If you don't configure this policy, it's disabled and third-party images can't show an authentication prompt.

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 Authentication 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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.

Note: All values for this policy are case sensitive.

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: Yes

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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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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BasicAuthOverHttpEnabled

Allow Basic authentication for HTTP

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 88 or later

Description

If you enable this policy or leave it unset, Basic authentication challenges received over non-secure HTTP will be allowed.

If you disable this policy, non-secure HTTP requests from the Basic authentication scheme are blocked, and only secure HTTPS is allowed.

This policy setting is ignored (and Basic is always forbidden) if the AuthSchemes policy is set and does not include Basic.

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: BasicAuthOverHttpEnabled
  • GP name: Allow Basic authentication for HTTP
  • 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: BasicAuthOverHttpEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

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

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DisableAuthNegotiateCnameLookup

Disable CNAME lookup when negotiating Kerberos authentication

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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:

  • On macOS since 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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WindowsHelloForHTTPAuthEnabled

Windows Hello For HTTP Auth Enabled

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 90 or later

Description

Indicates if Windows Credential UI should be used to respond to NTLM and Negotiate authentication challenges.

If you disable this policy, a basic username and password prompt will be used to respond to NTLM and Negotiate challenges. If you enable or don't configure this policy, Windows Credential UI will be used.

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: WindowsHelloForHTTPAuthEnabled
  • GP name: Windows Hello For HTTP Auth Enabled
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/HTTP authentication
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/HTTP authentication
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: WindowsHelloForHTTPAuthEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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Identity and sign-in policies

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EdgeDefaultProfileEnabled

Default Profile Setting Enabled

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 101 or later

Description

Configuring this policy will let you set a default profile in Microsoft Edge to be used when opening the browser rather than the last profile used. This policy won't affect when "--profile-directory" parameter has been specified. Set the value to "Default" to refer to the default profile. The value is case sensitive. The value of the policy is the name of the profile (case sensitive) and can be configured with string that is the name of a specific profile. The value "Edge Kids Mode" and "Guest Profile" are considered not useful values because they not supposed to be a default profile. This policy won't impact the following scenarios:

  1. Settings specified in "Profile preferences for sites" in "Profile preferences"
  2. Links opening from Outlook and Teams.

The following statements are under the condition of not specify the "--profile-directory" and configured value is not "Edge Kids Mode" or "Guest Profile": If you enable this policy and configure it with a specific profile name and the specified profile can be found, Microsoft Edge will use the specified profile when launching and the setting of "Default profile for external link" is changed to the specified profile name and greyed out. If you enable this policy and configure it with a specific profile name but it can't be found, the policy will behave like it's never been set before. If you enable this policy, but don't configure or disable it, the policy will behave like it's never been set before.

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: EdgeDefaultProfileEnabled
  • GP name: Default Profile Setting Enabled
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Identity and sign-in
  • 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: EdgeDefaultProfileEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"Default"

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GuidedSwitchEnabled

Guided Switch Enabled

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 103 or later

Description

Allows Microsoft Edge to prompt the user to switch to the appropriate profile when Microsoft Edge detects that a link is a personal or work link.

If you enable this policy, you'll be prompted to switch to another account if the current profile doesn't work for the requesting link.

If you disable this policy, you won't be prompted to switch to another account when there's a profile and link mismatch.

If this policy isn't configured, guided switch is turned on by default. A user can override this value in the browser 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: GuidedSwitchEnabled
  • GP name: Guided Switch Enabled
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Identity and sign-in
  • 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: GuidedSwitchEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

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

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ImplicitSignInEnabled

Enable implicit sign-in

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 93 or later

Description

Configure this policy to allow/disallow implicit sign-in.

If you have configured the BrowserSignin policy to 'Disable browser sign-in', this policy will not take any effect.

If you enable or don't configure this setting, implicit sign-in will be enabled, Edge will attempt to sign the user into their profile based on what and how they sign in to their OS.

If you disable this setting, implicit sign-in will be 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: ImplicitSignInEnabled
  • GP name: Enable implicit sign-in
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Identity and sign-in
  • 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: ImplicitSignInEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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LinkedAccountEnabled

Enable the linked account feature

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 107 or later

Description

Microsoft Edge guides a user to the account management page where they can link a Microsoft Account (MSA) to an Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) account.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, linked account information will be shown on a flyout. When the Azure AD profile doesn't have a linked account it will show "Add account".

If you disable this policy, linked accounts will be turned off and no extra information will 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: LinkedAccountEnabled
  • GP name: Enable the linked account feature
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Identity and sign-in
  • 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: LinkedAccountEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

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

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OneAuthAuthenticationEnforced

OneAuth Authentication Flow Enforced for signin

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 93 or later

Description

This policy allows users to decide whether to use the OneAuth library for sign-in and token fetch in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 RS3 and above.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, signin process will use Windows Account Manager. Microsoft Edge would be able to use accounts you logged in to Windows, Microsoft Office, or other Microsoft applications for login, without the needing of password. Or you can provide valid account and password to sign in, which will be stored in Windows Account Manager for future usage. You will be able to investigate all accounts stored in Windows Account Manager through Windows Settings -> Accounts -> Email and accounts page.

If you enable this policy, OneAuth authentication flow will be used for account signin. The OneAuth authentication flow has fewer dependencies and can work without Windows shell. The account you use would not be stored in the Email and accounts page.

This policy will only take effect on Windows 10 RS3 and above. On Windows 10 below RS3, OneAuth is used for authentication in Microsoft Edge by default.

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: OneAuthAuthenticationEnforced
  • GP name: OneAuth Authentication Flow Enforced for signin
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Identity and sign-in
  • 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: OneAuthAuthenticationEnforced
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

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OnlyOnPremisesImplicitSigninEnabled

Only on-premises account enabled for implicit sign-in

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 94 or later

Description

Configure this policy to decide whether only on-premises accounts are enabled for implicit sign-in.

If you enable this policy, only on-premises accounts will be enabled for implicit sign-in. Microsoft Edge won't attempt to implicitly sign in to MSA or AAD accounts. Upgrade from on-premises accounts to AAD accounts will be stopped as well.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, all accounts will be enabled for implicit sign-in.

This policy will only take effect when policy ConfigureOnPremisesAccountAutoSignIn is enabled and set to 'SignInAndMakeDomainAccountNonRemovable'.

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: OnlyOnPremisesImplicitSigninEnabled
  • GP name: Only on-premises account enabled for implicit sign-in
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Identity and sign-in
  • 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: OnlyOnPremisesImplicitSigninEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

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SignInCtaOnNtpEnabled

Enable sign in click to action dialog

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 99 or later

Description

Configure this policy to show sign in click to action dialog on New tab page.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, sign in click to action dialog is shown on New tab page.

If you disable this policy, sign in click to action dialog isn't shown on the New tab page.

Supported features:

  • Can be mandatory: No
  • 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: SignInCtaOnNtpEnabled
  • GP name: Enable sign in click to action dialog
  • GP path (Mandatory): N/A
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Identity and sign-in
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): N/A
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: SignInCtaOnNtpEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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WAMAuthBelowWin10RS3Enabled

WAM for authentication below Windows 10 RS3 enabled

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 93 or later

Description

Configure this policy to decide whether WAM is used for authentication in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 RS1 and RS2.

If you enable this setting, WAM will be used in the authentication flow on Windows 10 RS1 and RS2.

If you disable or don't configure this setting, OneAuth libraries will be used instead of WAM on Windows 10 RS1 and RS2.

Note that if this policy is enabled, then previous sign-in sessions (which used OneAuth by default) cannot be used. Please sign out of those profiles.

This policy will only take effect on Windows 10 RS1 and RS2. On Windows 10 RS3 and above, WAM is used for authentication in Microsoft Edge by default.

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: WAMAuthBelowWin10RS3Enabled
  • GP name: WAM for authentication below Windows 10 RS3 enabled
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Identity and sign-in
  • 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: WAMAuthBelowWin10RS3Enabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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Kiosk Mode settings policies

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KioskAddressBarEditingEnabled

Configure address bar editing for kiosk mode public browsing experience

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 87 or later

Description

This policy only applies to Microsoft Edge kiosk mode while using the public browsing experience.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, users can change the URL in the address bar.

If you disable this policy, it prevents users from changing the URL in the address bar.

For detailed information on configuring kiosk Mode, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2137578.

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: KioskAddressBarEditingEnabled
  • GP name: Configure address bar editing for kiosk mode public browsing experience
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Kiosk Mode 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: KioskAddressBarEditingEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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KioskDeleteDownloadsOnExit

Delete files downloaded as part of kiosk session when Microsoft Edge closes

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 87 or later

Description

This policy only applies to Microsoft Edge kiosk mode.

If you enable this policy, files downloaded as part of the kiosk session are deleted each time Microsoft Edge closes.

If you disable this policy or don't configure it, files downloaded as part of the kiosk session are not deleted when Microsoft Edge closes.

For detailed information on configuring kiosk Mode, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2137578.

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: KioskDeleteDownloadsOnExit
  • GP name: Delete files downloaded as part of kiosk session when Microsoft Edge closes
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Kiosk Mode 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: KioskDeleteDownloadsOnExit
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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KioskSwipeGesturesEnabled

Swipe gestures in Microsoft Edge kiosk mode enabled

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 101 or later

Description

This policy only applies to Microsoft Edge kiosk mode.

If you enable this policy or don't configure it, swipe gestures will behave as expected.

If you disable this policy, the user will not be able to use swipe gestures (for example navigate forwards and backwards, refresh page).

For detailed information on configuring kiosk mode, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2137578.

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: KioskSwipeGesturesEnabled
  • GP name: Swipe gestures in Microsoft Edge kiosk mode enabled
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Kiosk Mode 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: KioskSwipeGesturesEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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Manageability policies

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MAMEnabled

Mobile App Management Enabled

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 89 or later

Description

Allows the Microsoft Edge browser to retrieve policies from the Intune application management services and apply them to users' profiles.

If you enable this policy or don't configure it, Mobile App Management (MAM) Policies can be applied.

If you disable this policy, Microsoft Edge will not communicate with Intune to request MAM 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: MAMEnabled
  • GP name: Mobile App Management Enabled
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Manageability
  • 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: MAMEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

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

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Native Messaging policies

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NativeMessagingAllowlist

Control which native messaging hosts users can use

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Setting the policy specifies which native messaging hosts aren't subject to the deny list. A deny list value of * means all native messaging hosts are denied unless they're explicitly allowed.

All native messaging hosts are allowed by default. However, if a native messaging host is denied by policy, the admin can use the allow list to change that 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: 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\1 = "com.native.messaging.host.name1"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\NativeMessagingAllowlist\2 = "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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Setting this policy specifies which native messaging hosts shouldn't be loaded. A deny list value of * means all native messaging hosts are denied unless they're explicitly allowed.

If you leave this policy unset , Microsoft Edge loads 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\1 = "com.native.messaging.host.name1"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\NativeMessagingBlocklist\2 = "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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

If you set this policy to Enabled or leave it unset, Microsoft Edge can use native messaging hosts installed at the user level.

If you set this policy to Disabled, Microsoft Edge can only use these hosts if they're installed at the system level.

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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PasswordGeneratorEnabled

Allow users to get a strong password suggestion whenever they are creating an account online

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 93 or later

Description

Configures the Password Generator Settings toggle that enables/disables the feature for users.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, then Password Generator will offer users a strong and unique password suggestion (via a dropdown) on Signup and Change Password pages.

If you disable this policy, users will no longer see strong password suggestions on Signup or Change Password pages.

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: PasswordGeneratorEnabled
  • GP name: Allow users to get a strong password suggestion whenever they are creating an account online
  • 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: PasswordGeneratorEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

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

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PasswordManagerBlocklist

Configure the list of domains for which the password manager UI (Save and Fill) will be disabled

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 99 or later

Description

Configure the list of domains where Microsoft Edge should disable the password manager. This means that Save and Fill workflows will be disabled, ensuring that passwords for those websites can't be saved or auto filled into web forms.

If you enable this policy, the password manager will be disabled for the specified set of domains.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, password manager will work as usual for all domains.

If you configure this policy, that is, add domains for which password manager is blocked, users can't change or override the behavior in Microsoft Edge. In addition, users can't use password manager for those URLs.

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: PasswordManagerBlocklist
  • GP name: Configure the list of domains for which the password manager UI (Save and Fill) will be disabled
  • 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\PasswordManagerBlocklist
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PasswordManagerBlocklist\1 = "https://contoso.com/"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PasswordManagerBlocklist\2 = "https://login.contoso.com"

Mac information and settings

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

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PasswordManagerEnabled

Enable saving passwords to the password manager

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Enable Microsoft Edge to save user passwords. The next time a user visits a site with a saved password, Microsoft Edge will enter the password automatically.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, users can save and add their passwords in Microsoft Edge.

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

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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PasswordManagerRestrictLengthEnabled

Restrict the length of passwords that can be saved in the Password Manager

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 104 or later

Description

Make Microsoft Edge restrict the length of usernames and/or passwords that can be saved in the Password Manager.

If you enable this policy, Microsoft Edge will not let the user save credentials with usernames and/or passwords longer than 256 characters.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge will let the user save credentials with arbitrarily long usernames and/or passwords.

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: PasswordManagerRestrictLengthEnabled
  • GP name: Restrict the length of passwords that can be saved in the Password Manager
  • 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: PasswordManagerRestrictLengthEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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PasswordMonitorAllowed

Allow users to be alerted if their passwords are found to be unsafe

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 85 or later
  • On macOS since 93 or later

Description

Allow Microsoft Edge to monitor user passwords.

If you enable this policy and a user consents to enabling the policy, the user will get alerted if any of their passwords stored in Microsoft Edge are found to be unsafe. Microsoft Edge will show an alert and this information will also be available in Settings > Passwords > Password Monitor.

If you disable this policy, users will not be asked for permission to enable this feature. Their passwords will not be scanned and they will not be alerted either.

If you enable or don't configure the policy, users can turn this feature on or off.

To learn more about how Microsoft Edge finds unsafe passwords see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2133833

Additional guidance:

This policy can be set as both Recommended as well as Mandatory, however with an important callout.

Mandatory enabled: Given that individual user consent is a pre-condition to enabling this feature for a given user, this policy does not have a Mandatory enabled setting. If the policy is set to Mandatory enabled, the UI in Settings will not change and the following error message will be displayed in edge://policy

Example Error state message: "This policy value is ignored because Password Monitor requires the consent of the individual user for it to be turned on. You can ask users in your Organization to go to Settings > Profile > Password and turn on the feature."

Recommended enabled: If the policy is set to Recommended enabled, the UI in Settings will remain in 'Off' state, but a briefcase icon will be made visible next to it with this description displayed on hover - "Your organization recommends a specific value for this setting and you have chosen a different value"

Mandatory and Recommended disabled: Both these states will work the normal way, with the usual captions being shown to users.

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: PasswordMonitorAllowed
  • GP name: Allow users to be alerted if their passwords are found to be unsafe
  • 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: PasswordMonitorAllowed
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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PasswordProtectionChangePasswordURL

Configure the change password URL

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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, Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that enrolled for device management, or macOS instances that are that are managed via MDM or joined to a domain via MCX.

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 the password protection service should capture salted hashes of a password

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Configure the list of enterprise login URLs (HTTP and HTTPS schemes only) where Microsoft Edge should capture the salted hashes 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, Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that enrolled for device management, or macOS instances that are that are managed via MDM or joined to a domain via MCX.

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 the password protection service should capture salted hashes of a 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\1 = "https://contoso.com/login.html"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PasswordProtectionLoginURLs\2 = "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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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' to not show password protection warningss.

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

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

Policy options mapping:

  • PasswordProtectionWarningOff (0) = Password protection warning is off

  • PasswordProtectionWarningOnPasswordReuse (1) = Password protection warning is triggered by password reuse

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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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PasswordRevealEnabled

Enable Password reveal button

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 87 or later

Description

Lets you configure the default display of the browser password reveal button for password input fields on websites.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, the browser user setting defaults to displaying the password reveal button.

If you disable this policy, the browser user setting won't display the password reveal button.

For accessibility, users can change the browser setting from the default policy.

This policy only affects the browser password reveal button, it doesn't affect websites' custom reveal buttons.

Supported features:

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

Data Type:

  • Boolean

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: PasswordRevealEnabled
  • GP name: Enable Password reveal button
  • GP path (Mandatory): N/A
  • 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): N/A
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: PasswordRevealEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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PrimaryPasswordSetting

Configures a setting that asks users to enter their device password while using password autofill

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 93 or later

Description

The feature helps users add an additional layer of privacy to their online accounts by requiring device authentication (as a way of confirming the user's identity) before the saved password is auto-filled into a web form. This ensures that non-authorized persons can't use saved passwords for autofill.

This group policy configures the radio button selector that enables this feature for users. It also has a frequency control where users can specify how often they would like to be prompted for authentication.

If you set this policy to 'Automatically', disable this policy, or don't configure this policy, autofill will not have any authentication flow.

If you set this policy to 'WithDevicePassword', users will have to enter their device password (or preferred mode of authentication under Windows) to prove their identity before their password is auto filled. Authentication modes include Windows Hello, PIN, face recognition, or fingerprint. The frequency for authentication prompt will be set to 'Always' by default. However, users can change it to the other option, which is 'Once every browsing session'.

If you set this policy to 'WithCustomPrimaryPassword', users will be asked to create their custom password and then to be redirected to Settings. After the custom password is set, users can authenticate themselves using the custom password and their passwords will get auto-filled after successful authentication. The frequency for authentication prompt will be set to 'Always' by default. However, users can change it to the other option, which is 'Once every browsing session'.

If you set this policy to 'AutofillOff', saved passwords will no longer be suggested for autofill.

Policy options mapping:

  • Automatically (0) = Automatically

  • WithDevicePassword (1) = With device password

  • WithCustomPrimaryPassword (2) = With custom primary password

  • AutofillOff (3) = Autofill off

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: PrimaryPasswordSetting
  • GP name: Configures a setting that asks users to enter their device password while using password autofill
  • 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: PrimaryPasswordSetting
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

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

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Performance policies

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EfficiencyMode

Configure when efficiency mode should become active

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 96 or later

Description

This policy setting lets you configure when efficiency mode will become active. By default, efficiency mode is set to 'BalancedSavings'. On devices with no battery, the default is for efficiency mode to never become active.

Individual sites may be blocked from participating in efficiency mode by configuring the policy SleepingTabsBlockedForUrls.

Set this policy to 'AlwaysActive' and efficiency mode will always be active.

Set this policy to 'NeverActive' and efficiency mode will never become active.

Set this policy to 'ActiveWhenUnplugged' and efficiency mode will become active when the device is unplugged.

Set this policy to 'ActiveWhenUnpluggedBatteryLow' and efficiency mode will become active when the device is unplugged and the battery is low.

Set this policy to 'BalancedSavings' and when the device is unplugged, efficiency mode will take moderate steps to save battery. When the device is unplugged and the battery is low, efficiency mode will take additional steps to save battery.

Set this policy to 'MaximumSavings' and when the device is unplugged or unplugged and the battery is low, efficiency mode takes additional steps to save battery.

If the device does not have a battery, efficiency mode will never become active in any mode other than 'AlwaysActive' unless the setting or EfficiencyModeEnabled policy is enabled.

This policy has no effect if the EfficiencyModeEnabled policy is disabled.

Learn more about efficiency mode: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2173921

Policy options mapping:

  • AlwaysActive (0) = Efficiency mode is always active

  • NeverActive (1) = Efficiency mode is never active

  • ActiveWhenUnplugged (2) = Efficiency mode is active when the device is unplugged

  • ActiveWhenUnpluggedBatteryLow (3) = Efficiency mode is active when the device is unplugged and the battery is low

  • BalancedSavings (4) = When the device is unplugged, efficiency mode takes moderate steps to save battery. When the device is unplugged and the battery is low, efficiency mode takes additional steps to save battery.

  • MaximumSavings (5) = When the device is unplugged or unplugged and the battery is low, efficiency mode takes additional steps to save battery.

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: EfficiencyMode
  • GP name: Configure when efficiency mode should become active
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Performance
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Performance
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: EfficiencyMode
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000003

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: EfficiencyMode
  • Example value:
<integer>3</integer>

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EfficiencyModeEnabled

Efficiency mode enabled

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 106 or later

Description

Enables efficiency mode which helps extend battery life by saving computer resources. By default, efficiency mode is enabled for devices with a battery and disabled otherwise.

If you enable this policy, efficiency mode will become active according to the setting chosen by the user. You can configure the efficiency mode setting using the EfficiencyMode policy. If the device does not have a battery, efficiency mode will always be active.

If you disable this policy, efficiency mode will never become active. The EfficiencyMode and EfficiencyModeOnPowerEnabled policies will have no effect.

If you don't configure this policy, efficiency mode will be enabled for devices with a battery and disabled otherwise. Users can choose the efficiency mode option they want in edge://settings/system.

Learn more about efficiency mode: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2173921

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: EfficiencyModeEnabled
  • GP name: Efficiency mode enabled
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Performance
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Performance
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: EfficiencyModeEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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EfficiencyModeOnPowerEnabled

Enable efficiency mode when the device is connected to a power source

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 106 or later

Description

Allows efficiency mode to become active when the device is connected to a power source. On devices with no battery, this policy has no effect.

If you enable this policy, efficiency mode will become active when the device is connected to a power source.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, efficiency mode will never become active when the device is connected to a power source.

This policy has no effect if the EfficiencyModeEnabled policy is disabled.

Learn more about efficiency mode: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2173921

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: EfficiencyModeOnPowerEnabled
  • GP name: Enable efficiency mode when the device is connected to a power source
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Performance
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Performance
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: EfficiencyModeOnPowerEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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PerformanceDetectorEnabled

Performance Detector Enabled

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 107 or later

Description

The performance detector detects tab performance issues and recommends actions to fix the performance issues.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, performance detector is turned on.

If you disable this policy, performance detector is turned off.

The user can configure its behavior in edge://settings/system.

Learn more about performance detector: https://aka.ms/EdgePerformanceDetector

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: PerformanceDetectorEnabled
  • GP name: Performance Detector Enabled
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Performance
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Performance
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: PerformanceDetectorEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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StartupBoostEnabled

Enable startup boost

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 88 or later

Description

Allows Microsoft Edge processes to start at OS sign-in and restart in background after the last browser window is closed.

If Microsoft Edge is running in background mode, the browser might not close when the last window is closed and the browser won't be restarted in background when the window closes. See the BackgroundModeEnabled policy for information about what happens after configuring Microsoft Edge background mode behavior.

If you enable this policy, startup boost is turned on.

If you disable this policy, startup boost is turned off.

If you don't configure this policy, startup boost may initially be off or on. The user can configure its behavior in edge://settings/system.

Learn more about startup boost: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2147018

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: StartupBoostEnabled
  • GP name: Enable startup boost
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Performance
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Performance
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended
  • Value Name: StartupBoostEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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Permit or deny screen capture policies

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SameOriginTabCaptureAllowedByOrigins

Allow Same Origin Tab capture by these origins

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 97 or later

Description

Setting the policy lets you set a list of URL patterns that can capture tabs with their same Origin.

Leaving the policy unset means that sites will not be considered for an override at this scope of capture.

If a site matches a URL pattern in this policy, the following policies will not be considered: TabCaptureAllowedByOrigins, WindowCaptureAllowedByOrigins, ScreenCaptureAllowedByOrigins, ScreenCaptureAllowed.

For detailed information on valid url patterns, please see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. This policy only matches based on origin, so any path in the URL pattern is ignored.

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: SameOriginTabCaptureAllowedByOrigins
  • GP name: Allow Same Origin Tab capture by these origins
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Permit or deny screen capture
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\SameOriginTabCaptureAllowedByOrigins
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\SameOriginTabCaptureAllowedByOrigins\1 = "https://www.example.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\SameOriginTabCaptureAllowedByOrigins\2 = "[*.]example.edu"

Mac information and settings

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

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ScreenCaptureAllowedByOrigins

Allow Desktop, Window, and Tab capture by these origins

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 97 or later

Description

Setting the policy lets you set a list of URL patterns that can use Desktop, Window, and Tab Capture.

Leaving the policy unset means that sites will not be considered for an override at this scope of Capture.

This policy is not considered if a site matches a URL pattern in any of the following policies: WindowCaptureAllowedByOrigins, TabCaptureAllowedByOrigins, SameOriginTabCaptureAllowedByOrigins.

If a site matches a URL pattern in this policy, the ScreenCaptureAllowed will not be considered.

For detailed information on valid url patterns, please see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. This policy only matches based on origin, so any path in the URL pattern is ignored.

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: ScreenCaptureAllowedByOrigins
  • GP name: Allow Desktop, Window, and Tab capture by these origins
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Permit or deny screen capture
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ScreenCaptureAllowedByOrigins
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ScreenCaptureAllowedByOrigins\1 = "https://www.example.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ScreenCaptureAllowedByOrigins\2 = "[*.]example.edu"

Mac information and settings

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

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TabCaptureAllowedByOrigins

Allow Tab capture by these origins

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 97 or later

Description

Setting the policy lets you set a list of URL patterns that can use Tab Capture.

Leaving the policy unset means that sites will not be considered for an override at this scope of capture.

This policy is not considered if a site matches a URL pattern in the SameOriginTabCaptureAllowedByOrigins policy.

If a site matches a URL pattern in this policy, the following policies will not be considered: WindowCaptureAllowedByOrigins, ScreenCaptureAllowedByOrigins, ScreenCaptureAllowed.

For detailed information on valid url patterns, please see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. This policy only matches based on origin, so any path in the URL pattern is ignored.

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: TabCaptureAllowedByOrigins
  • GP name: Allow Tab capture by these origins
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Permit or deny screen capture
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\TabCaptureAllowedByOrigins
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\TabCaptureAllowedByOrigins\1 = "https://www.example.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\TabCaptureAllowedByOrigins\2 = "[*.]example.edu"

Mac information and settings

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

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WindowCaptureAllowedByOrigins

Allow Window and Tab capture by these origins

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 97 or later

Description

Setting the policy lets you set a list of URL patterns that can use Window and Tab Capture.

Leaving the policy unset means that sites will not be considered for an override at this scope of Capture.

This policy is not considered if a site matches a URL pattern in any of the following policies: TabCaptureAllowedByOrigins, SameOriginTabCaptureAllowedByOrigins.

If a site matches a URL pattern in this policy, the following policies will not be considered: ScreenCaptureAllowedByOrigins, ScreenCaptureAllowed.

For detailed information on valid url patterns, please see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322. This policy only matches based on origin, so any path in the URL pattern is ignored.

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: WindowCaptureAllowedByOrigins
  • GP name: Allow Window and Tab capture by these origins
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Permit or deny screen capture
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WindowCaptureAllowedByOrigins
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WindowCaptureAllowedByOrigins\1 = "https://www.example.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\WindowCaptureAllowedByOrigins\2 = "[*.]example.edu"

Mac information and settings

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

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Printing policies

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DefaultPrinterSelection

Default printer selection rules

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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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PrintPdfAsImageDefault

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 106 or later

Description

Controls if Microsoft Edge makes the Print as image option the default when printing PDFs.

If you enable this policy, Microsoft Edge will default to setting the Print as image option in the Print Preview when printing a PDF.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge will not default to setting the Print as image option in the Print Preview when printing a PDF.

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: PrintPdfAsImageDefault
  • GP name: Print PDF as Image Default
  • 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: PrintPdfAsImageDefault
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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PrintPostScriptMode

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 96 or later

Description

Controls how Microsoft Edge prints on Microsoft Windows.

Printing to a PostScript printer on Microsoft Windows different PostScript generation methods can affect printing performance.

If you set this policy to Default, Microsoft Edge will use a set of default options when generating PostScript. For text in particular, text will always be rendered using Type 3 fonts.

If you set this policy to Type42, Microsoft Edge will render text using Type 42 fonts if possible. This should increase printing speed for some PostScript printers.

If you don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge will be in Default mode.

Policy options mapping:

  • Default (0) = Default

  • Type42 (1) = Type42

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: PrintPostScriptMode
  • GP name: Print PostScript Mode
  • 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: PrintPostScriptMode
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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PrintPreviewUseSystemDefaultPrinter

Set the system default printer as the default printer

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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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PrintRasterizationMode

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 90 or later

Description

Controls how Microsoft Edge prints on Windows.

When printing to a non-PostScript printer on Windows, sometimes print jobs need to be rasterized to print correctly.

If you set this policy to 'Full' or don't configure it, Microsoft Edge will do full page rasterization if necessary.

If you set this policy to 'Fast', Microsoft Edge will reduce the amount of rasterization which can help reduce print job sizes and increase printing speed.

Policy options mapping:

  • Full (0) = Full page rasterization

  • Fast (1) = Avoid rasterization if possible

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: PrintRasterizationMode
  • GP name: Print Rasterization Mode
  • 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: PrintRasterizationMode
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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PrintRasterizePdfDpi

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 96 or later

Description

Controls print image resolution when Microsoft Edge prints PDFs with rasterization.

When printing a PDF using the Print to image option, it can be beneficial to specify a print resolution other than a device's printer setting or the PDF default. A high resolution will significantly increase the processing and printing time while a low resolution can lead to poor imaging quality.

If you set this policy, it allows a particular resolution to be specified for use when rasterizing PDFs for printing.

If you set this policy to zero or don't configure it, the system default resolution will be used during rasterization of page 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: PrintRasterizePdfDpi
  • GP name: Print Rasterize PDF DPI
  • 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: PrintRasterizePdfDpi
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x0000012c

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: PrintRasterizePdfDpi
  • Example value:
<integer>300</integer>

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PrintStickySettings

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 98 or later

Description

Specifies whether print preview should apply last used settings for Microsoft Edge PDF and webpages.

If you set this policy to 'EnableAll' or don't configure it, Microsoft Edge applies the last used print preview settings for both PDF and webpages.

If you set this policy to 'DisableAll', Microsoft Edge doesn't apply the last used print preview settings for both PDF and webpages.

If you set this policy to 'DisablePdf', Microsoft Edge doesn't apply the last used print preview settings for PDF printing and retains it for webpages.

If you set this policy to 'DisableWebpage', Microsoft Edge doesn't apply the last used print preview settings for webpage printing and retain it for PDF.

This policy is only available if you enable or don't configure the PrintingEnabled policy.

Policy options mapping:

  • EnableAll (0) = Enable sticky settings for PDF and Webpages

  • DisableAll (1) = Disable sticky settings for PDF and Webpages

  • DisablePdf (2) = Disable sticky settings for PDF

  • DisableWebpage (3) = Disable sticky settings for Webpages

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: PrintStickySettings
  • GP name: Print preview sticky settings
  • 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: PrintStickySettings
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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PrinterTypeDenyList

Disable printer types on the deny list

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 88 or later

Description

The printer types on the deny list won't be discovered or have their capabilities fetched.

Placing all printer types on the deny list effectively disables printing, because there's no print destination for documents.

If you don't configure this policy, or the printer list is empty, all printer types are discoverable.

Printer destinations include extension printers and local printers. Extension printers are also known as print provider destinations, and include any destination that belongs to a Microsoft Edge extension. Local printers are also known as native printing destinations, and include destinations available to the local machine and shared network printers.

In Microsoft version 93 or later, if you set this policy to 'pdf' it also disables the 'save as Pdf' option from the right click context menu.

In Microsoft version 103 or later, if you set this policy to 'onedrive' it also disables the 'save as Pdf (OneDrive)' option from print preview.

Policy options mapping:

  • privet (privet) = Zeroconf-based (mDNS + DNS-SD) protocol destinations

  • extension (extension) = Extension-based destinations

  • pdf (pdf) = The 'Save as PDF' destination. (93 or later, also disables from context menu)

  • local (local) = Local printer destinations

  • onedrive (onedrive) = Save as PDF (OneDrive) printer destinations. (103 or later)

Use the preceding information when configuring 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: PrinterTypeDenyList
  • GP name: Disable printer types on the deny list
  • 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\PrinterTypeDenyList
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PrinterTypeDenyList\1 = "local"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PrinterTypeDenyList\2 = "privet"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: PrinterTypeDenyList
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>local</string>
  <string>privet</string>
</array>

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PrintingAllowedBackgroundGraphicsModes

Restrict background graphics printing mode

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 89 or later

Description

Restricts background graphics printing mode. If this policy isn't set there's no restriction on printing background graphics.

Policy options mapping:

  • any (any) = Allow printing with and without background graphics

  • enabled (enabled) = Allow printing only with background graphics

  • disabled (disabled) = Allow printing only without background graphics

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: PrintingAllowedBackgroundGraphicsModes
  • GP name: Restrict background graphics printing mode
  • 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: PrintingAllowedBackgroundGraphicsModes
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"enabled"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: PrintingAllowedBackgroundGraphicsModes
  • Example value:
<string>enabled</string>

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PrintingBackgroundGraphicsDefault

Default background graphics printing mode

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 89 or later

Description

Overrides the last used setting for printing background graphics. If you enable this setting, background graphics printing is enabled. If you disable this setting, background graphics printing is disabled.

Policy options mapping:

  • enabled (enabled) = Enable background graphics printing mode by default

  • disabled (disabled) = Disable background graphics printing mode by default

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: PrintingBackgroundGraphicsDefault
  • GP name: Default background graphics printing mode
  • 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: PrintingBackgroundGraphicsDefault
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"enabled"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: PrintingBackgroundGraphicsDefault
  • Example value:
<string>enabled</string>

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PrintingEnabled

Enable printing

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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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PrintingPaperSizeDefault

Default printing page size

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 86 or later

Description

Overrides default printing page size.

name should contain one of the listed formats or 'custom' if required paper size is not in the list. If 'custom' value is provided custom_size property should be specified. It describes the desired height and width in micrometers. Otherwise custom_size property shouldn't be specified. Policy that violates these rules is ignored.

If the page size is unavailable on the printer chosen by the user this policy is ignored.

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: PrintingPaperSizeDefault
  • GP name: Default printing page size
  • 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: PrintingPaperSizeDefault
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PrintingPaperSizeDefault = {
  "custom_size": {
    "height": 297000,
    "width": 210000
  },
  "name": "custom"
}
Compact example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\PrintingPaperSizeDefault = {"custom_size": {"height": 297000, "width": 210000}, "name": "custom"}

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: PrintingPaperSizeDefault
  • Example value:
<key>PrintingPaperSizeDefault</key>
<dict>
  <key>custom_size</key>
  <dict>
    <key>height</key>
    <integer>297000</integer>
    <key>width</key>
    <integer>210000</integer>
  </dict>
  <key>name</key>
  <string>custom</string>
</dict>

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PrintingWebpageLayout

Sets layout for printing

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 93 or later

Description

Configuring this policy sets the layout for printing webpages.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, users can decide whether to print webpages in Portrait or Landscape layout.

If you enable this policy, the selected option is set as the layout option.

Policy options mapping:

  • portrait (0) = Sets layout option as portrait

  • landscape (1) = Sets layout option as landscape

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: PrintingWebpageLayout
  • GP name: Sets layout for printing
  • 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: PrintingWebpageLayout
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

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

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UseSystemPrintDialog

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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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Private Network Request Settings policies

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InsecurePrivateNetworkRequestsAllowed

Specifies whether to allow insecure websites to make requests to more-private network endpoints

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 92 or later

Description

Controls whether insecure websites are allowed to make requests to more-private network endpoints.

This policy relates to the Private Network Access specification. See https://wicg.github.io/private-network-access/ for more details.

A network endpoint is more private than another if:

  1. Its IP address is localhost and the other is not.
  2. Its IP address is private and the other is public. In the future, depending on spec evolution, this policy might apply to all cross-origin requests directed at private IPs or localhost.

A website is deemed secure if it meets the definition of a secure context in https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Security/Secure_Contexts. Otherwise, it will be treated as an insecure context.

When this policy is either not set or set to false, the default behavior for requests from insecure contexts to more-private network endpoints will depend on the user's personal configuration for the BlockInsecurePrivateNetworkRequests feature, which may be set by a field trial or on the command line.

When this policy is set to True, insecure websites are allowed to make requests to any network endpoint, subject to other cross-origin 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: InsecurePrivateNetworkRequestsAllowed
  • GP name: Specifies whether to allow insecure websites to make requests to more-private network endpoints
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Private Network Request 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: InsecurePrivateNetworkRequestsAllowed
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

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

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InsecurePrivateNetworkRequestsAllowedForUrls

Allow the listed sites to make requests to more-private network endpoints from insecure contexts

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 92 or later

Description

List of URL patterns. Private network requests initiated from insecure websites served by matching origins are allowed.

If this policy is not set, this policy behaves as if set to the empty list.

For origins not covered by the patterns specified here, the global default value will be used either from the InsecurePrivateNetworkRequestsAllowed policy, if it is set, or the user's personal configuration otherwise.

Note that this policy only affects insecure origins, so secure origins (e.g. https://example.com) included in this list will be ignored.

For detailed information on valid URL patterns, see Filter format for URL list-based 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: InsecurePrivateNetworkRequestsAllowedForUrls
  • GP name: Allow the listed sites to make requests to more-private network endpoints from insecure contexts
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Private Network Request Settings
  • GP path (Recommended): N/A
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\InsecurePrivateNetworkRequestsAllowedForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\InsecurePrivateNetworkRequestsAllowedForUrls\1 = "http://www.example.com:8080"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\InsecurePrivateNetworkRequestsAllowedForUrls\2 = "[*.]example.edu"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: InsecurePrivateNetworkRequestsAllowedForUrls
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>http://www.example.com:8080</string>
  <string>[*.]example.edu</string>
</array>

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Proxy server policies

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ProxyBypassList

Configure proxy bypass rules (deprecated)

DEPRECATED: This policy is deprecated. It is currently supported but will become obsolete in a future release.

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

This policy is deprecated, use ProxySettings instead. It won't work in Microsoft Edge version 91.

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

This policy is applied only if the ProxySettings policy isn't specified and you have selected either fixed_servers or pac_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 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 (deprecated)
  • 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 (deprecated)

DEPRECATED: This policy is deprecated. It is currently supported but will become obsolete in a future release.

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

This policy is deprecated, use ProxySettings instead. It won't work in Microsoft Edge version 91.

If you set this policy to Enabled you can specify the proxy server Microsoft Edge uses and prevents users from changing proxy settings. Microsoft Edge ignores all proxy-related options specified from the command line. The policy is only applied if the ProxySettings policy isn't specified.

Other options are ignored if you choose one of the following options:

  • direct = Never use a proxy server and always connect directly
  • system = Use system proxy settings
  • auto_detect = Auto detect the proxy server

If you choose to use:

  • fixed_servers = Fixed proxy servers. You can specify further options with ProxyServer and ProxyBypassList.
  • pac_script = A .pac proxy script. Use ProxyPacUrl to set the URL to a proxy .pac file.

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

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

Policy options mapping:

  • ProxyDisabled (direct) = Never use a proxy

  • ProxyAutoDetect (auto_detect) = Auto detect proxy settings

  • ProxyPacScript (pac_script) = Use a .pac proxy script

  • ProxyFixedServers (fixed_servers) = Use fixed proxy servers

  • ProxyUseSystem (system) = Use system proxy settings

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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 (deprecated)
  • 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 (deprecated)

DEPRECATED: This policy is deprecated. It is currently supported but will become obsolete in a future release.

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

This policy is deprecated, use ProxySettings instead. It won't work in Microsoft Edge version 91.

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

This policy is applied only if the ProxySettings policy isn't specified and you have selected pac_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 (deprecated)
  • 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 (deprecated)

DEPRECATED: This policy is deprecated. It is currently supported but will become obsolete in a future release.

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

This policy is deprecated, use ProxySettings instead. It won't work in Microsoft Edge version 91.

Specifies the URL of the proxy server.

This policy is applied only if the ProxySettings policy isn't specified and you have selected fixed_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 (deprecated)
  • 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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

Setting the ProxySettings policy accepts the following fields:

  • ProxyMode, which lets you specify the proxy server used by Microsoft Edge and prevents users from changing proxy settings
  • ProxyPacUrl, a URL to a proxy .pac file
  • ProxyPacMandatory, a boolean flag which prevents the network stack from falling back to direct connections with invalid or unavailable PAC script
  • ProxyServer, a URL for the proxy server
  • ProxyBypassList, a list of proxy hosts that Microsoft Edge bypasses

For ProxyMode, if you choose the value:

  • direct, a proxy is never used and all other fields are ignored.
  • system, the systems's proxy is used and all other fields are ignored.
  • auto_detect, all other fields are ignored.
  • fixed_servers, the ProxyServer and ProxyBypassList fields are used.
  • pac_script, the ProxyPacUrl, ProxyPacMandatory and ProxyBypassList fields are used.

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:

  • 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": "pac_script",
  "ProxyPacMandatory": false,
  "ProxyPacUrl": "https://internal.site/example.pac",
  "ProxyServer": "123.123.123.123:8080"
}
Compact example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ProxySettings = {"ProxyBypassList": "https://www.example1.com,https://www.example2.com,https://internalsite/", "ProxyMode": "pac_script", "ProxyPacMandatory": false, "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>pac_script</string>
  <key>ProxyPacMandatory</key>
  <false/>
  <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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Sleeping tabs settings policies

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SleepingTabsBlockedForUrls

Block sleeping tabs on specific sites

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 88 or later

Description

Define a list of sites, based on URL patterns, that are not allowed to be put to sleep by sleeping tabs. Sites in this list are also excluded from other performance optimizations like efficiency mode and tab discard.

If the policy SleepingTabsEnabled is disabled, this list is not used and no sites will be put to sleep automatically.

If you don't configure this policy, all sites will be eligible to be put to sleep unless the user's personal configuration blocks them.

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: SleepingTabsBlockedForUrls
  • GP name: Block sleeping tabs on specific sites
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Sleeping tabs settings
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Sleeping tabs settings
  • GP ADMX file name: MSEdge.admx
Windows Registry Settings
  • Path (Mandatory): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\SleepingTabsBlockedForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\Recommended\SleepingTabsBlockedForUrls
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\SleepingTabsBlockedForUrls\1 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\SleepingTabsBlockedForUrls\2 = "[*.]contoso.edu"

Mac information and settings

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

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SleepingTabsEnabled

Configure sleeping tabs

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 88 or later

Description

This policy setting lets you configure whether to turn on sleeping tabs. Sleeping tabs reduces CPU, battery, and memory usage by putting idle background tabs to sleep. Microsoft Edge uses heuristics to avoid putting tabs to sleep that do useful work in the background, such as display notifications, play sound, and stream video. By default, sleeping tabs is turned on.

Individual sites may be blocked from being put to sleep by configuring the policy SleepingTabsBlockedForUrls.

If you enable this setting, sleeping tabs is turned on.

If you disable this setting, sleeping tabs is turned off.

If you don't configure this setting, users can choose whether to use sleeping tabs.

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: SleepingTabsEnabled
  • GP name: Configure sleeping tabs
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Sleeping tabs settings
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Sleeping tabs 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: SleepingTabsEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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SleepingTabsTimeout

Set the background tab inactivity timeout for sleeping tabs

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 88 or later

Description

This policy setting lets you configure the timeout, in seconds, after which inactive background tabs will be automatically put to sleep if sleeping tabs is enabled. By default, this timeout is 7,200 seconds (2 hours).

Tabs are only put to sleep automatically when the policy SleepingTabsEnabled is enabled or is not configured and the user has enabled the sleeping tabs setting.

If you don't configure this policy, users can choose the timeout value.

Policy options mapping:

  • 30Seconds (30) = 30 seconds of inactivity

  • 5Minutes (300) = 5 minutes of inactivity

  • 15Minutes (900) = 15 minutes of inactivity

  • 30Minutes (1800) = 30 minutes of inactivity

  • 1Hour (3600) = 1 hour of inactivity

  • 2Hours (7200) = 2 hours of inactivity

  • 3Hours (10800) = 3 hours of inactivity

  • 6Hours (21600) = 6 hours of inactivity

  • 12Hours (43200) = 12 hours of inactivity

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: SleepingTabsTimeout
  • GP name: Set the background tab inactivity timeout for sleeping tabs
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Sleeping tabs settings
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/Sleeping tabs 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: SleepingTabsTimeout
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000384

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: SleepingTabsTimeout
  • Example value:
<integer>900</integer>

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SmartScreen settings policies

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NewSmartScreenLibraryEnabled

Enable new SmartScreen library (obsolete)

OBSOLETE: This policy is obsolete and doesn't work after Microsoft Edge 107.

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 95, until 107

Description

This policy doesn't work because it was only intended to be a short-term mechanism to support the update to a new SmartScreen client.

Allows the Microsoft Edge browser to load the new SmartScreen library (libSmartScreenN) for any SmartScreen checks on site URLs or application downloads.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge will use the new SmartScreen library (libSmartScreenN).

If you disable this policy, Microsoft Edge will use the old SmartScreen library (libSmartScreen).

Before Microsoft Edge version 103, if you don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge will use the old SmartScreen library (libSmartScreen).

This policy is only available on Windows instances that are joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain, Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that enrolled for device management. This also includes macOS instances that are that are managed via MDM or joined to a domain via MCX.

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: NewSmartScreenLibraryEnabled
  • GP name: Enable new SmartScreen library (obsolete)
  • 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: NewSmartScreenLibraryEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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PreventSmartScreenPromptOverride

Prevent bypassing Microsoft Defender SmartScreen prompts for sites

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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, Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that enrolled for device management, or macOS instances that are that are managed via MDM or joined to a domain via MCX.

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:

  • On Windows since 77 or later
  • On macOS since 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, Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that enrolled for device management, or macOS instances that are that are managed via MDM or joined to a domain via MCX.

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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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, Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that enrolled for device management, or macOS instances that are that are managed via MDM or joined to a domain via MCX. 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\1 = "mydomain.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\SmartScreenAllowListDomains\2 = "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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SmartScreenDnsRequestsEnabled

Enable Microsoft Defender SmartScreen DNS requests

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 97 or later

Description

This policy lets you configure whether to enable DNS requests made by Microsoft Defender SmartScreen. Note: Disabling DNS requests will prevent Microsoft Defender SmartScreen from getting IP addresses, and potentially impact the IP-based protections provided.

If you enable or don't configure this setting, Microsoft Defender SmartScreen will make DNS requests.

If you disable this setting, Microsoft Defender SmartScreen will not make any DNS requests.

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

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: SmartScreenDnsRequestsEnabled
  • GP name: Enable Microsoft Defender SmartScreen DNS requests
  • 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: SmartScreenDnsRequestsEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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SmartScreenEnabled

Configure Microsoft Defender SmartScreen

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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, Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that enrolled for device management, or macOS instances that are that are managed via MDM or joined to a domain via MCX.

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:

  • On Windows since 78 or later

Description

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

In Windows, the policy determines a trusted source by checking its Internet zone. If the source comes from the local system, intranet, or trusted sites zone, then the download is considered trusted and safe.

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, Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 80 or later

Description

This policy setting lets you configure whether to turn on blocking for potentially unwanted apps with Microsoft Defender SmartScreen. Potentially unwanted app blocking with 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 with Microsoft Defender SmartScreen is turned off by default.

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

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

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

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

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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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 Home button is set to the new tab page as configured by the user or with the policy NewTabPageLocation and the URL set with the policy HomepageLocation is not taken into consideration.

If you disable this policy, the Home button is the set URL as configured by the user or as configured in the policy HomepageLocation.

If you don't configure this policy, users can choose whether the set URL or 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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 'edge://newtab'. By default, the Home button will open the new tab page (as configured by the user or with the policy NewTabPageLocation), and the user will be able to choose between the URL configured by this policy and the new tab page.

If you enable this policy, users can't change their home page URL, but they can choose the behavior for the Home button to open either the set URL or the new tab page. If you wish to enforce the usage of the set URL you must also configure HomepageIsNewTabPage=Disabled.

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, 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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NewTabPageAllowedBackgroundTypes

Configure the background types allowed for the new tab page layout

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 86 or later

Description

You can configure which types of background image that are allowed on the new tab page layout in Microsoft Edge.

If you don't configure this policy, all background image types on the new tab page are enabled.

Policy options mapping:

  • DisableImageOfTheDay (1) = Disable daily background image type

  • DisableCustomImage (2) = Disable custom background image type

  • DisableAll (3) = Disable all background image types

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: NewTabPageAllowedBackgroundTypes
  • GP name: Configure the background types allowed for the new tab page layout
  • 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: NewTabPageAllowedBackgroundTypes
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000002

Mac information and settings

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

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NewTabPageAppLauncherEnabled

Hide App Launcher on Microsoft Edge new tab page

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 108 or later

Description

By default, the App Launcher is shown every time a user opens a new tab page.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, there is no change on the Microsoft Edge new tab page and App Launcher is there for users.

If you disable this policy, App Launcher doesn't appear and users won't be able to launch M365 apps from Microsoft Edge new tab page via the App Launcher.

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: NewTabPageAppLauncherEnabled
  • GP name: Hide App Launcher on Microsoft Edge 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: NewTabPageAppLauncherEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

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

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Set new tab page company logo (obsolete)

OBSOLETE: This policy is obsolete and doesn't work after Microsoft Edge 85.

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 79, until 85

Description

This policy didn't work as expected due to changes in operational requirements. Therefore it's obsolete and should not be used.

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 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 (obsolete)
  • 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"
  }
}
Compact 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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NewTabPageContentEnabled

Allow Microsoft News content on the new tab page

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 91 or later

Description

If you enable or don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge displays Microsoft News content on the new tab page. The user can choose different display options for the content, including but not limited to Content off, Content visible on scroll, Headings only, and Content visible. Enabling this policy doesn't force content to be visible - the user can continue to set their own preferred content position.

If you disable this policy, Microsoft Edge does not display Microsoft News content on the new tab page, the Content control in the NTP settings flyout is disabled and set to 'Content off'.

This policy only applies for Microsoft Edge local user profiles, profiles signed in using a Microsoft Account, and profiles signed in using Active Directory. To configure the Enterprise new tab page for profiles signed in using Azure Active Directory, use the M365 admin portal.

Related policies: NewTabPageAllowedBackgroundTypes, NewTabPageQuickLinksEnabled

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: NewTabPageContentEnabled
  • GP name: Allow Microsoft News content on 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: NewTabPageContentEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

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

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NewTabPageHideDefaultTopSites

Hide the default top sites from the new tab page

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Configures the default URL for the new tab page.

The recommended version of this policy does not currently work and functions exactly like the mandatory version.

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 a blank tab is preferred, "about:blank" is the correct URL to use, not "about://blank".

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

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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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"
  }
]
Compact 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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NewTabPagePrerenderEnabled

Enable preload of the new tab page for faster rendering

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 85 or later

Description

If you configure this policy, preloading the New tab page is enabled, and users can't change this setting. If you don't configure this policy, preloading is enabled and a user 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: NewTabPagePrerenderEnabled
  • GP name: Enable preload of the new tab page for faster rendering
  • 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: NewTabPagePrerenderEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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NewTabPageQuickLinksEnabled

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 91 or later

Description

If you enable or don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge displays quick links on the new tab page, and the user can interact with the control, turning quick links on and off. Enabling this policy does not force quick links to be visible - the user can continue to turn quick links on and off.

If you disable this policy, Microsoft Edge hides quick links on the new tab page and disables the quick links control in the NTP settings flyout.

This policy only applies for Microsoft Edge local user profiles, profiles signed in using a Microsoft Account, and profiles signed in using Active Directory. To configure the Enterprise new tab page for profiles signed in using Azure Active Directory, use the M365 admin portal.

Related policies: NewTabPageAllowedBackgroundTypes, NewTabPageContentEnabled

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: NewTabPageQuickLinksEnabled
  • GP name: Allow quick links on 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: NewTabPageQuickLinksEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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NewTabPageSetFeedType

Configure the Microsoft Edge new tab page experience (obsolete)

OBSOLETE: This policy is obsolete and doesn't work after Microsoft Edge 92.

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 79, until 92

Description

This policy is obsolete because the new version of the enterprise new tab page no longer requires choosing between different content types. Instead, the content that is presented to the user can be controlled via the Microsoft 365 admin center. To get to the Microsoft 365 admin center, sign in at https://admin.microsoft.com with your admin account.

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

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

When you set this policy to 'Office', 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.

Policy options mapping:

  • News (0) = Microsoft News feed experience

  • Office (1) = Office 365 feed experience

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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 (obsolete)
  • 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Specify how Microsoft Edge behaves when it starts.

If you want a new tab to always open on startup, choose 'RestoreOnStartupIsNewTabPage'.

If you want to reopen URLs that were open the last time Microsoft Edge closed, choose 'RestoreOnStartupIsLastSession'. 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 'RestoreOnStartupIsURLs'.

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, Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that enrolled for device management, or macOS instances that are that are managed via MDM or joined to a domain via MCX.

Policy options mapping:

  • RestoreOnStartupIsNewTabPage (5) = Open a new tab

  • RestoreOnStartupIsLastSession (1) = Restore the last session

  • RestoreOnStartupIsURLs (4) = Open a list of URLs

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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 available only on Windows instances that are joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain, Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise instances that enrolled for device management, or macOS instances that are that are managed via MDM or joined to a domain via MCX.

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\1 = "https://contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\RestoreOnStartupURLs\2 = "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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RestoreOnStartupUserURLsEnabled

Allow users to add and remove their own sites during startup when the RestoreOnStartupURLs policy is configured

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 107 or later

Description

If you enable this policy, users are allowed to add and remove their own URLs to open when starting Edge while maintaining the admin specified mandatory list of sites specified by setting RestoreOnStartup policy to open a list of URLS and providing the list of sites in the RestoreOnStartupURLs policy.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, there is no change to how the RestoreOnStartup and RestoreOnStartupURLs policies work.

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: RestoreOnStartupUserURLsEnabled
  • GP name: Allow users to add and remove their own sites during startup when the RestoreOnStartupURLs policy is configured
  • 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: RestoreOnStartupUserURLsEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

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

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ShowHomeButton

Show Home button on toolbar

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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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TyposquattingChecker settings policies

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TyposquattingCheckerEnabled

Configure Edge TyposquattingChecker

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 96 or later

Description

This policy setting lets you configure whether to turn on Edge TyposquattingChecker. Edge TyposquattingChecker provides warning messages to help protect your users from potential typosquatting sites. By default, Edge TyposquattingChecker is turned on.

If you enable this policy, Edge TyposquattingChecker is turned on.

If you disable this policy, Edge TyposquattingChecker is turned off.

If you don't configure this policy, Edge TyposquattingChecker is turned on but users can choose whether to use Edge TyposquattingChecker.

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: TyposquattingCheckerEnabled
  • GP name: Configure Edge TyposquattingChecker
  • GP path (Mandatory): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/TyposquattingChecker settings
  • GP path (Recommended): Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge - Default Settings (users can override)/TyposquattingChecker 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: TyposquattingCheckerEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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Additional policies

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AADWebSiteSSOUsingThisProfileEnabled

Single sign-on for work or school sites using this profile enabled

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 92 or later

Description

'Allow single sign-on for work or school sites using this profile' option allows non-AAD profiles to be able to use single sign-on for work or school sites using work or school credentials present on the machine. This option shows up for end-users as a toggle in Settings -> Profiles -> Profile Preferences for non-AAD profiles only.

If you enable or disable this policy, 'Intelligent enablement of Single sign-on (SSO) for all Windows Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) accounts for users with a single non-Azure AD Microsoft Edge profile' will be turned off.

If you don't configure this policy, users can control whether to use SSO using other credentials present on the machine in edge://settings/profiles/multiProfileSettings.

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: AADWebSiteSSOUsingThisProfileEnabled
  • GP name: Single sign-on for work or school sites using this profile enabled
  • 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: AADWebSiteSSOUsingThisProfileEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

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

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AccessibilityImageLabelsEnabled

Let screen reader users get image descriptions from Microsoft

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 97 or later

Description

Lets screen reader users get descriptions of unlabeled images on the web.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, users have the option of using an anonymous Microsoft service. This service provides automatic descriptions for unlabeled images users encounter on the web when they're using a screen reader.

If you disable this policy, users can't enable the Get Image Descriptions from Microsoft feature.

When this feature is enabled, the content of images that need a generated description is sent to Microsoft servers to generate a description.

No cookies or other user data is sent to Microsoft, and Microsoft doesn't save or log any image content.

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: AccessibilityImageLabelsEnabled
  • GP name: Let screen reader users get image descriptions 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: AccessibilityImageLabelsEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

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

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AddressBarEditingEnabled

Configure address bar editing

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 98 or later

Description

If you enable or don't configure this policy, users can change the URL in the address bar.

If you disable this policy, it prevents users from changing the URL in the address bar.

Note: This policy doesn't prevent the browser from navigating to any URL. Users can still navigate to any URL by using the search option in the default New Tab Page, or using any link that leads to a web search engine. To ensure that users can only go to sites you expect, consider configuring the following policies in addition to this policy:

  • NewTabPageLocation

  • HomepageLocation

  • HomepageIsNewTabPage

  • URLBlocklist and URLAllowlist to scope the pages that browser can navigate to.

    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: AddressBarEditingEnabled
    • GP name: Configure address bar editing
    • 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: AddressBarEditingEnabled
    • Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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AddressBarMicrosoftSearchInBingProviderEnabled

Enable Microsoft Search in Bing suggestions in the address bar

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 81 or later

Description

Enables the display of relevant Microsoft Search in Bing suggestions in the address bar's suggestion list when the user types a search string in the address bar. If you enable or don't configure this policy, users can see internal results powered by Microsoft Search in Bing in the Microsoft Edge address bar suggestion list. To see the Microsoft Search in Bing results, the user must be signed into Microsoft Edge with their Azure AD account for that organization. If you disable this policy, users can't see internal results in the Microsoft Edge address bar suggestion list. Starting with Microsoft Edge version 89, Microsoft Search in Bing suggestions will be available even if Bing isn't the user's default search provider.

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: AddressBarMicrosoftSearchInBingProviderEnabled
  • GP name: Enable Microsoft Search in Bing suggestions 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: AddressBarMicrosoftSearchInBingProviderEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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AdsSettingForIntrusiveAdsSites

Ads setting for sites with intrusive ads

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 78 or later

Description

Controls whether ads are blocked on sites with intrusive ads.

Policy options mapping:

  • AllowAds (1) = Allow ads on all sites

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

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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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AdsTransparencyEnabled

Configure if the ads transparency feature is enabled

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 100 or later

Description

Lets you decide whether the ads transparency feature is enabled. This behavior only applies to the "balanced" mode of tracking prevention, and does not impact "basic" or "strict" modes. Your users' tracking prevention level can be configured using the TrackingPrevention policy. AdsTransparencyEnabled will only have an effect if TrackingPrevention is set to TrackingPreventionBalanced or is not configured.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, transparency metadata provided by ads will be available to the user when the feature is active.

When the feature is enabled, Tracking Prevention will enable exceptions for the associated ad providers that have met Microsoft's privacy standards.

If you disable this policy, Tracking Prevention will not adjust its behavior even when transparency metadata is provided by ads.

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: AdsTransparencyEnabled
  • GP name: Configure if the ads transparency feature is 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: AdsTransparencyEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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AllowDeletingBrowserHistory

Enable deleting browser and download history

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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. Disabling this policy will disable history sync and open tab sync.

If you enable this policy, don't enable the ClearBrowsingDataOnExit policy, because they both deal with deleting data. If you enable both, the ClearBrowsingDataOnExit 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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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AllowGamesMenu

Allow users to access the games menu

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 99 or later

Description

If you enable or don't configure this policy, users can access the games menu.

If you disable this policy, users won't be able to access the games menu.

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: AllowGamesMenu
  • GP name: Allow users to access the games menu
  • 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: AllowGamesMenu
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

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

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AllowPopupsDuringPageUnload

Allows a page to show popups during its unloading (obsolete)

OBSOLETE: This policy is obsolete and doesn't work after Microsoft Edge 87.

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 78, until 87

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 was removed in Microsoft Edge 88 and is ignored if set.

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 (obsolete)
  • 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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AllowSurfGame

Allow surf game

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 83 or later

Description

If you disable this policy, users won't be able to play the surf game when the device is offline or if the user navigates to edge://surf.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, users can play the surf game.

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: AllowSurfGame
  • GP name: Allow surf game
  • 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: AllowSurfGame
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

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

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AllowSyncXHRInPageDismissal

Allow pages to send synchronous XHR requests during page dismissal (obsolete)

OBSOLETE: This policy is obsolete and doesn't work after Microsoft Edge 99.

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 79, until 99

Description

This policy is obsolete because it was only intended to be a short-term mechanism to give enterprises more time to update their web content if and when it was found to be incompatible with the change to disallow synchronous XHR requests during page dismissal. It doesn't work in Microsoft Edge after version 99.

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.

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 (obsolete)
  • 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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AllowTokenBindingForUrls

Configure the list of sites for which Microsoft Edge will attempt to establish a Token Binding with

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 83 or later

Description

Configure the list of URL patterns for sites that the browser will attempt to perform the Token Binding protocol with. For the domains on this list, the browser will send the Token Binding ClientHello in the TLS handshake (See https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc8472). If the server responds with a valid ServerHello response, the browser will create and send Token Binding messages on subsequent https requests. See https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc8471 for more info.

If this list is empty, Token Binding will be disabled.

This policy is only available on Windows 10 devices with Virtual Secure Mode capability.

Starting in Microsoft Edge 86, this policy no longer supports dynamic refresh.

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: AllowTokenBindingForUrls
  • GP name: Configure the list of sites for which Microsoft Edge will attempt to establish a Token Binding with
  • 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\AllowTokenBindingForUrls
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AllowTokenBindingForUrls\1 = "mydomain.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AllowTokenBindingForUrls\2 = "[*.]mydomain2.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AllowTokenBindingForUrls\3 = "[*.].mydomain2.com"

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AllowTrackingForUrls

Configure tracking prevention exceptions for specific sites

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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\1 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AllowTrackingForUrls\2 = "[*.]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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AllowedDomainsForApps

Define domains allowed to access Google Workspace

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 104 or later

Description

Setting the policy on Microsoft Edge turns on the restricted sign-in feature in Google Workspace and prevents users from changing this setting. Users can only access Google tools using accounts from the specified domains. To allow gmail or googlemail accounts, add consumer_accounts to the list of domains. This policy is based on the Chrome policy of the same name.

If you don't provide a domain name or leave this policy unset, users can access Google Workspace with any account.

Users cannot change or override this setting.

Note: This policy causes the X-GoogApps-Allowed-Domains header to be appended to all HTTP and HTTPS requests to all google.com domains, as described in https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2197973.

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: AllowedDomainsForApps
  • GP name: Define domains allowed to access Google Workspace
  • 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: AllowedDomainsForApps
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"example.com"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: AllowedDomainsForApps
  • Example value:
<string>example.com</string>

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AlternateErrorPagesEnabled

Suggest similar pages when a webpage can't be found

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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 Microsoft Edge is the default PDF reader, PDF files aren't downloaded and will continue to open in Microsoft Edge.

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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AmbientAuthenticationInPrivateModesEnabled

Enable Ambient Authentication for InPrivate and Guest profiles

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 81 or later

Description

Configure this policy to allow/disallow ambient authentication for InPrivate and Guest profiles in Microsoft Edge.

Ambient Authentication is http authentication with default credentials when explicit credentials aren't provided via NTLM/Kerberos/Negotiate challenge/response schemes.

If you set the policy to 'RegularOnly', it allows ambient authentication for Regular sessions only. InPrivate and Guest sessions won't be allowed to ambiently authenticate.

If you set the policy to 'InPrivateAndRegular', it allows ambient authentication for InPrivate and Regular sessions. Guest sessions won't be allowed to ambiently authenticate.

If you set the policy to 'GuestAndRegular', it allows ambient authentication for Guest and Regular sessions. InPrivate sessions won't be allowed to ambiently authenticate

If you set the policy to 'All', it allows ambient authentication for all sessions.

Note that ambient authentication is always allowed on regular profiles.

In Microsoft Edge version 81 and later, if the policy is left not set, ambient authentication will be enabled in regular sessions only.

Policy options mapping:

  • RegularOnly (0) = Enable ambient authentication in regular sessions only

  • InPrivateAndRegular (1) = Enable ambient authentication in InPrivate and regular sessions

  • GuestAndRegular (2) = Enable ambient authentication in guest and regular sessions

  • All (3) = Enable ambient authentication in regular, InPrivate and guest sessions

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: AmbientAuthenticationInPrivateModesEnabled
  • GP name: Enable Ambient Authentication for InPrivate and Guest 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: AmbientAuthenticationInPrivateModesEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

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

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AppCacheForceEnabled

Allows the AppCache feature to be re-enabled, even if it's turned off by default (obsolete)

OBSOLETE: This policy is obsolete and doesn't work after Microsoft Edge 96.

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 84, until 96

Description

Support for AppCache and this policy was removed from Microsoft Edge starting in version 97.

If you set this policy to True, the AppCache is enabled, even when AppCache in Microsoft Edge is not available by default.

If you set this policy to false, or don't set it, AppCache will follow Microsoft Edge's defaults.

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: AppCacheForceEnabled
  • GP name: Allows the AppCache feature to be re-enabled, even if it's turned off by default (obsolete)
  • 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: AppCacheForceEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

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

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ApplicationLocaleValue

Set application locale

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 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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AskBeforeCloseEnabled

Get user confirmation before closing a browser window with multiple tabs

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 104 or later

Description

This policy lets you configure whether users see a confirmation dialog before closing a browser window with multiple tabs. This dialog asks users to confirm that the browser window can be closed.

If you enable this policy, users will be presented with a confirmation dialog when closing a browser window with multiple tabs.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, a browser window with multiple tabs will close immediately without user confirmation.

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: AskBeforeCloseEnabled
  • GP name: Get user confirmation before closing a browser window with multiple 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: AskBeforeCloseEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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AudioCaptureAllowed

Allow or block audio capture

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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\1 = "https://www.contoso.com/"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AudioCaptureAllowedUrls\2 = "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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AudioProcessHighPriorityEnabled

Allow the audio process to run with priority above normal on Windows

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 96 or later

Description

This policy controls the priority of the audio process on Windows. If this policy is enabled, the audio process will run with above normal priority. If this policy is disabled, the audio process will run with normal priority. If this policy is not configured, the default configuration for the audio process will be used. This policy is intended as a temporary measure to give enterprises the ability to run audio with higher priority to address certain performance issues with audio capture. 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: AudioProcessHighPriorityEnabled
  • GP name: Allow the audio process to run with priority above normal on Windows
  • 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: AudioProcessHighPriorityEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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AudioSandboxEnabled

Allow the audio sandbox to run

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 81 or later

Description

This policy controls the audio process sandbox.

If you enable this policy, the audio process will run sandboxed.

If you disable this policy, the audio process will run unsandboxed and the WebRTC audio-processing module will run in the renderer process. This leaves users open to security risks related to running the audio subsystem unsandboxed.

If you don't configure this policy, the default configuration for the audio sandbox will be used, which might differ based on the platform.

This policy is intended to give enterprises flexibility to disable the audio sandbox if they use security software setups that interfere with the sandbox.

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: AudioSandboxEnabled
  • GP name: Allow the audio sandbox to 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: AudioSandboxEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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AutoImportAtFirstRun

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

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

If you enable this policy, all supported datatypes and settings from the specified browser will be silently and automatically imported at first run. During the First Run Experience, the import section will also be skipped.

The browser data from Microsoft Edge Legacy will always be silently migrated at the first run, irrespective of the value of this policy.

If this policy is set to 'FromDefaultBrowser', then the datatypes corresponding to the default browser on the managed device will be imported.

If the browser specified as the value of this policy is not present in the managed device, Microsoft Edge will simply skip the import without any notification to the user.

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

If this policy is set to the value of 'FromInternetExplorer', the following datatypes will be imported from Internet Explorer:

  1. Favorites or bookmarks
  2. Saved passwords
  3. Search engines
  4. Browsing history
  5. Home page

If this policy is set to the value of 'FromGoogleChrome', the following datatypes will be imported from Google Chrome:

  1. Favorites
  2. Saved passwords
  3. Addresses and more
  4. Payment info
  5. Browsing history
  6. Settings
  7. Pinned and Open tabs
  8. Extensions
  9. Cookies

Note: For more details on what is imported from Google Chrome, please see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2120835

If this policy is set to the value of 'FromSafari', user data is no longer imported into Microsoft Edge. This is due to the way Full Disk Access works on Mac. On macOS Mojave and above, it's no longer possible to have automated and unattended import of Safari data into Microsoft Edge.

Starting with Microsoft Edge version 83, if this policy is set to the value of 'FromMozillaFirefox', the following datatypes will be imported from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Favorites or bookmarks
  2. Saved passwords
  3. Addresses and more
  4. Browsing History

If you want to restrict specific datatypes from getting imported on the managed devices, you can use this policy with other policies such as ImportAutofillFormData, ImportBrowserSettings, ImportFavorites, and etc.

Policy options mapping:

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

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

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

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

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

  • FromMozillaFirefox (5) = Automatically imports all supported datatypes and settings from Mozilla Firefox

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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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AutoLaunchProtocolsComponentEnabled

AutoLaunch Protocols Component Enabled

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 96 or later

Description

Specifies whether the AutoLaunch Protocols component should be enabled. This component allows Microsoft to provide a list similar to that of the AutoLaunchProtocolsFromOrigins policy, allowing certain external protocols to launch without prompt or blocking certain protocols (on specified origins). By default, this component is enabled.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, the AutoLaunch Protocols component is enabled.

If you disable this policy, the AutoLaunch Protocols component 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: AutoLaunchProtocolsComponentEnabled
  • GP name: AutoLaunch Protocols Component 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: AutoLaunchProtocolsComponentEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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AutoLaunchProtocolsFromOrigins

Define a list of protocols that can launch an external application from listed origins without prompting the user

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 85 or later

Description

Allows you to set a list of protocols, and for each protocol an associated list of allowed origin patterns, that can launch an external application without prompting the user. The trailing separator should not be included when listing the protocol. For example, list "skype" instead of "skype:" or "skype://".

If you configure this policy, a protocol will only be permitted to launch an external application without prompting by policy if:

  • the protocol is listed

  • the origin of the site trying to launch the protocol matches one of the origin patterns in that protocol's allowed_origins list.

If either condition is false, the external protocol launch prompt will not be omitted by policy.

If you don't configure this policy, no protocols can launch without a prompt. Users can opt out of prompts on a per-protocol/per-site basis unless the ExternalProtocolDialogShowAlwaysOpenCheckbox policy is set to Disabled. This policy has no impact on per-protocol/per-site prompt exemptions set by users.

The origin matching patterns use a similar format to those for the URLBlocklist policy, which are documented at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322.

However, origin matching patterns for this policy cannot contain "/path" or "@query" elements. Any pattern that does contain a "/path" or "@query" element will be ignored.

This policy does not work as expected with file://* wildcards.

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: AutoLaunchProtocolsFromOrigins
  • GP name: Define a list of protocols that can launch an external application from listed origins without prompting the user
  • 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: AutoLaunchProtocolsFromOrigins
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AutoLaunchProtocolsFromOrigins = [
  {
    "allowed_origins": [
      "example.com",
      "http://www.example.com:8080"
    ],
    "protocol": "spotify"
  },
  {
    "allowed_origins": [
      "https://example.com",
      "https://.mail.example.com"
    ],
    "protocol": "msteams"
  },
  {
    "allowed_origins": [
      "*"
    ],
    "protocol": "msoutlook"
  }
]
Compact example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AutoLaunchProtocolsFromOrigins = [{"allowed_origins": ["example.com", "http://www.example.com:8080"], "protocol": "spotify"}, {"allowed_origins": ["https://example.com", "https://.mail.example.com"], "protocol": "msteams"}, {"allowed_origins": ["*"], "protocol": "msoutlook"}]

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: AutoLaunchProtocolsFromOrigins
  • Example value:
<key>AutoLaunchProtocolsFromOrigins</key>
<array>
  <dict>
    <key>allowed_origins</key>
    <array>
      <string>example.com</string>
      <string>http://www.example.com:8080</string>
    </array>
    <key>protocol</key>
    <string>spotify</string>
  </dict>
  <dict>
    <key>allowed_origins</key>
    <array>
      <string>https://example.com</string>
      <string>https://.mail.example.com</string>
    </array>
    <key>protocol</key>
    <string>msteams</string>
  </dict>
  <dict>
    <key>allowed_origins</key>
    <array>
      <string>*</string>
    </array>
    <key>protocol</key>
    <string>msoutlook</string>
  </dict>
</array>

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AutoOpenAllowedForURLs

URLs where AutoOpenFileTypes can apply

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 85 or later

Description

A list of URLs to which AutoOpenFileTypes will apply to. This policy has no impact on automatically open values set by users via the download shelf ... > "Always open files of this type" menu entry.

If you set URLs in this policy, files will only automatically open by policy if the URL is part of this set and the file type is listed in AutoOpenFileTypes. If either condition is false, the download won't automatically open by policy.

If you don't set this policy, all downloads where the file type is in AutoOpenFileTypes will automatically open.

A URL pattern has to be formatted according to https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322.

This policy does not work as expected with file://* wildcards.

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: AutoOpenAllowedForURLs
  • GP name: URLs where AutoOpenFileTypes can 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\AutoOpenAllowedForURLs
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AutoOpenAllowedForURLs\1 = "example.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AutoOpenAllowedForURLs\2 = "https://ssl.server.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AutoOpenAllowedForURLs\3 = "hosting.com/good_path"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AutoOpenAllowedForURLs\4 = "https://server:8080/path"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AutoOpenAllowedForURLs\5 = ".exact.hostname.com"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: AutoOpenAllowedForURLs
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>example.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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AutoOpenFileTypes

List of file types that should be automatically opened on download

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 85 or later

Description

This policy sets a list of file types that should be automatically opened on download. Note: The leading separator should not be included when listing the file type, so list "txt" instead of ".txt".

By default, these file types will be automatically opened on all URLs. You can use the AutoOpenAllowedForURLs policy to restrict the URLs for which these file types will be automatically opened on.

Files with types that should be automatically opened will still be subject to the enabled Microsoft Defender SmartScreen checks and won't be opened if they fail those checks.

File types that a user has already specified to automatically be opened will continue to do so when downloaded. The user will continue to be able to specify other file types to be automatically opened.

If you don't set this policy, only file types that a user has already specified to automatically be opened will do so when downloaded.

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

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: AutoOpenFileTypes
  • GP name: List of file types that should be automatically opened on download
  • 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\AutoOpenFileTypes
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AutoOpenFileTypes\1 = "exe"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AutoOpenFileTypes\2 = "txt"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: AutoOpenFileTypes
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>exe</string>
  <string>txt</string>
</array>

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AutofillAddressEnabled

Enable AutoFill for addresses

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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 payment instruments

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Enables Microsoft Edge's AutoFill feature and lets users auto complete payment instruments like credit or debit cards in web forms using previously stored information. This includes suggesting new payment instruments like Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) in web forms and Express Checkout.

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

If you disable this policy, AutoFill never suggests, fills, or recommends new payment Instruments. Additionally, it won't save any payment instrument information that users submit while browsing the web.

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 payment instruments
  • 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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AutomaticHttpsDefault

Configure Automatic HTTPS

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 92 or later

Description

This policy lets you manage settings for AutomaticHttpsDefault, which switches connections from HTTP to HTTPS.

This feature helps protect against man-in-the-middle attacks by enforcing more secure connections, but users might experience more connection errors.

Note: The 'UpgradeCapableDomains' configuration requires a component list, and will not upgrade these connections if ComponentUpdatesEnabled is set to 'Disabled'.

If you don't configure this policy, AutomaticHttpsDefault will be enabled, and will only upgrade connections on domains likely to support HTTPS.

Policy options mapping:

  • DisableAutomaticHttps (0) = Automatic HTTPS functionality is disabled.

  • UpgradeCapableDomains (1) = Navigations delivered over HTTP are switched to HTTPS, only on domains likely to support HTTPS.

  • AlwaysUpgrade (2) = All navigations delivered over HTTP are switched to HTTPS. Connection errors might occur more often.

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: AutomaticHttpsDefault
  • GP name: Configure Automatic HTTPS
  • 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: AutomaticHttpsDefault
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000002

Mac information and settings

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

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AutoplayAllowed

Allow media autoplay for websites

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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 "Limit". This limits websites that are allowed to autoplay media to webpages with high media engagement and active WebRTC streams. Prior to Microsoft Edge version 92, this would set media autoplay to "Block". 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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AutoplayAllowlist

Allow media autoplay on specific sites

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 93 or later

Description

Define a list of sites, based on URL patterns, that are allowed to autoplay media.

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

For detailed information about valid url patterns, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322.

Note: * is not an accepted value for 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: AutoplayAllowlist
  • GP name: Allow media autoplay on 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\AutoplayAllowlist
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AutoplayAllowlist\1 = "https://www.contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AutoplayAllowlist\2 = "[*.]contoso.edu"

Mac information and settings

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

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BackgroundModeEnabled

Continue running background apps after Microsoft Edge closes

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 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 (deprecated)

DEPRECATED: This policy is deprecated. It is currently supported but will become obsolete in a future release.

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 79 or later

Description

This policy is deprecated because we are moving to a new policy. It won't work in Microsoft Edge as soon as version 104. The new policy to use is EdgeAssetDeliveryServiceEnabled.

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 (deprecated)
  • 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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BingAdsSuppression

Block all ads on Bing search results

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 83 or later

Description

Enables an ad-free search experience on Bing.com

If you enable this policy, then a user can search on bing.com and have an ad-free search experience. At the same time, the SafeSearch setting will be set to 'Strict' and can't be changed by the user.

If you don't configure this policy, then the default experience will have ads in the search results on bing.com. SafeSearch will be set to 'Moderate' by default and can be changed by the user.

This policy is only available for K-12 SKUs that are identified as EDU tenants by Microsoft.

Please refer to https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2119711 to learn more about this policy or if the following scenarios apply to you:

  • You have an EDU tenant, but the policy doesn't work.

  • You had your IP allowlisted for having an ad free search experience.

  • You were experiencing an ad-free search experience on Microsoft Edge Legacy and want to upgrade to the new version of 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: BingAdsSuppression
    • GP name: Block all ads on Bing search results
    • 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: BingAdsSuppression
    • Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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BlockThirdPartyCookies

Block third party cookies

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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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BrowserCodeIntegritySetting

Configure browser process code integrity guard setting

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 104 or later

Description

This policy controls the use of code integrity guard in the browser process, which only allows Microsoft signed binaries to load.

Setting this policy to Enabled will enable code integrity guard in the browser process.

Setting this policy to Audit or leaving the policy unset will enable audit mode for code integrity guard in the browser process. Audit mode will emit logs to the event viewer under Security-Mitigations and CodeIntegrity providers when a binary is loaded after CIG was enabled that is not Microsoft signed.

Setting this policy to Disabled will prevent the browser from enabling code integrity guard in the browser process.

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 enrolled for device management.

This policy will only take effect on Windows 10 RS2 and above.

Policy options mapping:

  • Disabled (0) = Do not enable code integrity guard in the browser process.

  • Audit (1) = Enable code integrity guard audit mode in the browser process.

  • Enabled (2) = Enable code integrity guard enforcement in the browser process.

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: BrowserCodeIntegritySetting
  • GP name: Configure browser process code integrity guard setting
  • 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: BrowserCodeIntegritySetting
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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BrowserGuestModeEnabled

Enable guest mode

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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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BrowserLegacyExtensionPointsBlockingEnabled

Enable browser legacy extension point blocking

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 95 or later

Description

Sets the ProcessExtensionPointDisablePolicy on Microsoft Edge's browser process to block code injection from legacy third party applications.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, the ProcessExtensionPointDisablePolicy is applied to block legacy extension points in the browser process.

If you disable this policy, the ProcessExtensionPointDisablePolicy is not applied to block legacy extension points in the browser process. This has a detrimental effect on Microsoft Edge's security and stability as unknown and potentially hostile code can load inside Microsoft Edge's browser process. Only turn off the policy if there are compatibility issues with third-party software that must run inside Microsoft Edge's browser process.

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: BrowserLegacyExtensionPointsBlockingEnabled
  • GP name: Enable browser legacy extension point blocking
  • 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: BrowserLegacyExtensionPointsBlockingEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

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BrowserNetworkTimeQueriesEnabled

Allow queries to a Browser Network Time service

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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', 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', 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', 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.

Policy options mapping:

  • Disable (0) = Disable browser sign-in

  • Enable (1) = Enable browser sign-in

  • Force (2) = Force users to sign-in to use the browser

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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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BrowsingDataLifetime

Browsing Data Lifetime Settings

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 89 or later

Description

Configures browsing data lifetime settings for Microsoft Edge. This policy controls the lifetime of selected browsing data. This policy has no effect if Sync is enabled. The available data types are the 'browsing_history', 'download_history', 'cookies_and_other_site_data', 'cached_images_and_files', 'password_signin', 'autofill', 'site_settings' and 'hosted_app_data'. Microsoft Edge will regularly remove data of selected types that is older than 'time_to_live_in_hours'. The deletion of expired data will happen 15 seconds after the browser starts then every hour while the browser is running.

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: BrowsingDataLifetime
  • GP name: Browsing Data Lifetime 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: BrowsingDataLifetime
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\BrowsingDataLifetime = [
  {
    "data_types": [
      "browsing_history"
    ],
    "time_to_live_in_hours": 24
  },
  {
    "data_types": [
      "password_signin",
      "autofill"
    ],
    "time_to_live_in_hours": 12
  }
]
Compact example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\BrowsingDataLifetime = [{"data_types": ["browsing_history"], "time_to_live_in_hours": 24}, {"data_types": ["password_signin", "autofill"], "time_to_live_in_hours": 12}]

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: BrowsingDataLifetime
  • Example value:
<key>BrowsingDataLifetime</key>
<array>
  <dict>
    <key>data_types</key>
    <array>
      <string>browsing_history</string>
    </array>
    <key>time_to_live_in_hours</key>
    <integer>24</integer>
  </dict>
  <dict>
    <key>data_types</key>
    <array>
      <string>password_signin</string>
      <string>autofill</string>
    </array>
    <key>time_to_live_in_hours</key>
    <integer>12</integer>
  </dict>
</array>

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BuiltInDnsClientEnabled

Use built-in DNS client

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Controls whether to use the built-in DNS client.

This policy controls which software stack is used to communicate with the DNS server: the operating system DNS client, or Microsoft Edge's built-in DNS client. This policy does not affect which DNS servers are used: if, for example, the operating system is configured to use an enterprise DNS server, that same server would be used by the built-in DNS client. It also does not control if DNS-over-HTTPS is used; Microsoft Edge always uses the built-in resolver for DNS-over-HTTPS requests. Please see the DnsOverHttpsMode policy for information on controlling DNS-over-HTTPS.

If you enable this policy, the built-in DNS client is used, if it's available.

If you disable this policy, the built-in DNS client is only used when DNS-over-HTTPS is in use.

If you don't configure this policy, the built-in DNS client is enabled by default on macOS and Android (when neither Private DNS nor VPN are enabled).

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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BuiltinCertificateVerifierEnabled

Determines whether the built-in certificate verifier will be used to verify server certificates (obsolete)

OBSOLETE: This policy is obsolete and doesn't work after Microsoft Edge 106.

Supported versions:

  • On macOS since 83, until 106

Description

This policy is obsolete because it was a short-term mechanism to give enterprises more time to update their environments and report issues if they are found to be incompatible with the built-in certificate verifier.

The policy doesn't work in Microsoft Edge version 107.

Supported features:

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

Data Type:

  • Boolean

Mac information and settings

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

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CECPQ2Enabled

CECPQ2 post-quantum key-agreement enabled for TLS

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 93 or later

Description

If this policy is not configured, or is set to enabled, then Microsoft Edge will follow the default rollout process for CECPQ2, a post-quantum key-agreement algorithm in TLS.

CECPQ2 results in larger TLS messages which, in very rare cases, can trigger bugs in some networking hardware. This policy can be set to False to disable CECPQ2 while networking issues are resolved.

This policy is a temporary measure and will be removed in future versions of Microsoft Edge.

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: CECPQ2Enabled
  • GP name: CECPQ2 post-quantum key-agreement enabled for TLS
  • 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: CECPQ2Enabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: CECPQ2Enabled
  • Example value:
<true/>

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CORSNonWildcardRequestHeadersSupport

CORS non-wildcard request header support enabled

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 97 or later

Description

This policy lets you configure support of CORS non-wildcard request headers.

Microsoft Edge version 97 introduces support for CORS non-wildcard request headers. When a script makes a cross-origin network request via fetch() and XMLHttpRequest with a script-added Authorization header, the header must be explicitly allowed by the Access-Control-Allow-Headers header in the CORS preflight response. "Explicitly" here means that the wild card symbol "*" doesn't cover the Authorization header. See https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2180022 for more detail.

If you enable or don't configure the policy, Microsoft Edge will support the CORS non-wildcard request headers and behave as previously described.

If you disable this policy, Microsoft Edge will allow the wildcard symbol ("*") in the Access-Control-Allow-Headers header in the CORS preflight response to cover the Authorization header.

This policy is a temporary workaround for the new CORS non-wildcard request header feature. It's intended to be removed in the future.

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: CORSNonWildcardRequestHeadersSupport
  • GP name: CORS non-wildcard request header support 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: CORSNonWildcardRequestHeadersSupport
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForCas

Disable Certificate Transparency enforcement for a list of subjectPublicKeyInfo hashes

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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\1 = "sha256/AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA=="
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForCas\2 = "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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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\1 = "sha256/AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA=="
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForLegacyCas\2 = "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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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.

This policy does not work as expected with file://* wildcards.

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\1 = "contoso.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CertificateTransparencyEnforcementDisabledForUrls\2 = ".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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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. Note that if you enable this policy, it takes precedence over how you configured DefaultCookiesSetting

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 configure the AllowDeletingBrowserHistory or the ClearCachedImagesAndFilesOnExit policy, because they all deal with deleting browsing data. If you configure the preceding policies and this policy, all browsing data is deleted when Microsoft Edge closes, regardless of how you configured AllowDeletingBrowserHistory or ClearCachedImagesAndFilesOnExit.

To exclude cookies from being deleted on exit, configure the SaveCookiesOnExit policy.

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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ClearCachedImagesAndFilesOnExit

Clear cached images and files when Microsoft Edge closes

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 83 or later

Description

Microsoft Edge doesn't clear cached images and files by default when it closes.

If you enable this policy, cached images and files will be deleted each time Microsoft Edge closes.

If you disable this policy, users cannot configure the cached images and files option in edge://settings/clearBrowsingDataOnClose.

If you don't configure this policy, users can choose whether cached images and files are cleared on exit.

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

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: ClearCachedImagesAndFilesOnExit
  • GP name: Clear cached images and files 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: ClearCachedImagesAndFilesOnExit
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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ClickOnceEnabled

Allow users to open files using the ClickOnce protocol

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 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 with Microsoft Edge versions before Microsoft Edge 87 can't open files using the ClickOnce protocol by default. However, they have the option to enable the use of the ClickOnce protocol with the edge://flags/ page. Users with Microsoft Edge versions 87 and later can open files using the ClickOnce protocol by default but have the option to disable the ClickOnce protocol with 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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CollectionsServicesAndExportsBlockList

Block access to a specified list of services and export targets in Collections

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 86 or later

Description

List specific services and export targets that users can't access in the Collections feature in Microsoft Edge. This includes displaying additional data from Bing and exporting collections to Microsoft products or external partners.

If you enable this policy, services and export targets that match the given list are blocked.

If you don't configure this policy, no restrictions on the acceptable services and export targets are enforced.

Policy options mapping:

  • pinterest_suggestions (pinterest_suggestions) = Pinterest suggestions

  • collections_share (collections_share) = Sharing of Collections

  • local_pdf (local_pdf) = Save local PDFs in Collections to OneDrive

  • send_word (send_word) = Send collection to Microsoft Word

  • send_excel (send_excel) = Send collection to Microsoft Excel

  • send_onenote (send_onenote) = Send collection to Microsoft OneNote

  • send_pinterest (send_pinterest) = Send collection to Pinterest

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: CollectionsServicesAndExportsBlockList
  • GP name: Block access to a specified list of services and export targets in Collections
  • 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\CollectionsServicesAndExportsBlockList
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CollectionsServicesAndExportsBlockList\1 = "collections_share"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CollectionsServicesAndExportsBlockList\2 = "local_pdf"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CollectionsServicesAndExportsBlockList\3 = "send_word"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CollectionsServicesAndExportsBlockList\4 = "send_excel"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\CollectionsServicesAndExportsBlockList\5 = "send_onenote"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: CollectionsServicesAndExportsBlockList
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>collections_share</string>
  <string>local_pdf</string>
  <string>send_word</string>
  <string>send_excel</string>
  <string>send_onenote</string>
</array>

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CommandLineFlagSecurityWarningsEnabled

Enable security warnings for command-line flags

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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.

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

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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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.

Examples of such components include the certificate revocation lists and security lists like tracking prevention lists.

Please note that disabling this policy can potentially prevent the Microsoft Edge developers from providing critical security fixes in a timely manner and is thus not recommended.

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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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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ConfigureFriendlyURLFormat

Configure the default paste format of URLs copied from Microsoft Edge, and determine if additional formats will be available to users

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 87 or later
  • On macOS since 88 or later

Description

If FriendlyURLs are enabled, Microsoft Edge will compute additional representations of the URL and place them on the clipboard.

This policy configures what format will be pasted when the user pastes in external applications, or inside Microsoft Edge without the 'Paste as' context menu item.

If configured, this policy makes a choice on behalf of the user. The options in edge://settings/shareCopyPaste will be grayed out, and the options in the 'Paste As' context menu will not be available.

  • Not configured = The user will be able to choose their preferred paste format. By default, this is set to the friendly URL format. The 'Paste As' menu will be available in Microsoft Edge.

  • 1 = No additional formats will be stored on the clipboard. There will be no 'Paste as' context menu item in Microsoft Edge and the only format available to paste will be the plain text URL format. Effectively, the friendly URL feature will be disabled.

  • 3 = The user will get a friendly URL whenever they paste into surfaces that accept rich text. The plain URL will still be available for non-rich surfaces. There will be no 'Paste As' menu in Microsoft Edge.

  • 4 = (Not currently used)

The richer formats may not be well-supported in some paste destinations and/or websites. In these scenarios, the plain URL option is recommended when configuring this policy.

The recommended policy is available in Microsoft Edge 105 or later.

Policy options mapping:

  • PlainText (1) = The plain URL without any extra information, such as the page's title. This is the recommended option when this policy is configured. For more information, see the description.

  • TitledHyperlink (3) = Titled Hyperlink: A hyperlink that points to the copied URL, but whose visible text is the title of the destination page. This is the Friendly URL format.

  • WebPreview (4) = Coming soon. If set, behaves the same as 'Plain URL'.

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: ConfigureFriendlyURLFormat
  • GP name: Configure the default paste format of URLs copied from Microsoft Edge, and determine if additional formats will be available to users
  • 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: ConfigureFriendlyURLFormat
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000003

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ConfigureFriendlyURLFormat
  • Example value:
<integer>3</integer>

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ConfigureKeyboardShortcuts

Configure the list of commands for which to disable keyboard shortcuts

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 101 or later

Description

Configure the list of Microsoft Edge commands for which to disable keyboard shortcuts.

See https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2186950 for a list of possible commands to disable.

If you enable this policy, commands in the 'disabled' list will no longer be activated by keyboard shortcuts.

If you disable this policy, all keyboard shortcuts behave as usual.

Note: Disabling a command will only remove its shortcut mapping. Commands in the 'disabled' list will still function if accessed via browser UI.

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: ConfigureKeyboardShortcuts
  • GP name: Configure the list of commands for which to disable keyboard shortcuts
  • 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: ConfigureKeyboardShortcuts
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ConfigureKeyboardShortcuts = {
  "disabled": [
    "new_tab",
    "fullscreen"
  ]
}
Compact example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ConfigureKeyboardShortcuts = {"disabled": ["new_tab", "fullscreen"]}

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ConfigureOnPremisesAccountAutoSignIn

Configure automatic sign in with an Active Directory domain account when there is no Azure AD domain account

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 81 or later

Description

Enable the use of Active Directory accounts for automatic sign in if your users' machines are Domain Joined and your environment is not hybrid joined. If you want users automatically signed in with their Azure Active Directory accounts instead, please Azure AD join (See https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2118197 for more information) or hybrid join (See https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2118365 for more information) your environment.

On every launch, Microsoft Edge will try to sign-in using this policy, as long as the first profile being launched isn't signed-in or an auto sign-in hasn't happened before.

If you have configured the BrowserSignin policy to disabled, this policy will not take any effect.

If you enable this policy and set it to 'SignInAndMakeDomainAccountNonRemovable', Microsoft Edge will automatically sign in users that are on domain joined machines using their Active Directory accounts.

If you set this policy to 'Disabled' or don't set it, Microsoft Edge will not automatically sign in users that are on domain joined machines with Active Directory accounts.

From Microsoft Edge 89 onwards, if there is an existing on-premises profile with RoamingProfileSupportEnabled policy disabled and machine is now hybrid joined i.e it has an Azure AD account, it will auto-upgrade the on-premises profile to Azure AD profile to get full Azure AD sync facilities.

From Microsoft Edge 93 onwards, if policy ImplicitSignInEnabled is disabled, this policy will not take any effect.

From Microsoft Edge 94 onwards, if policy OnlyOnPremisesImplicitSigninEnabled is enabled, and this policy is set to 'SignInAndMakeDomainAccountNonRemovable', it will take effect even on hybrid joined environment. Microsoft Edge will automatically sign in users using their Active Directory domain account even if there are MSA or AAD accounts.

Policy options mapping:

  • Disabled (0) = Disabled

  • SignInAndMakeDomainAccountNonRemovable (1) = Sign in and make domain account non-removable

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: ConfigureOnPremisesAccountAutoSignIn
  • GP name: Configure automatic sign in with an Active Directory domain account when there is no Azure AD domain 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: ConfigureOnPremisesAccountAutoSignIn
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

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ConfigureOnlineTextToSpeech

Configure Online Text To Speech

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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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ConfigureShare

Configure the Share experience

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 83 or later
  • On macOS since 93 or later

Description

If you set this policy to 'ShareAllowed' (the default), users will be able to access the Share experience from the Settings and More Menu in Microsoft Edge to share with other apps on the system.

If you set this policy to 'ShareDisallowed', users won't be able to access the Share experience. If the Share button is on the toolbar, it will also be hidden.

Policy options mapping:

  • ShareAllowed (0) = Allow using the Share experience

  • ShareDisallowed (1) = Don't allow using the Share experience

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: ConfigureShare
  • GP name: Configure the Share experience
  • 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: ConfigureShare
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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ConfigureViewInFileExplorer

Configure the View in File Explorer feature for SharePoint pages in Microsoft Edge

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 93 or later

Description

This setting allows you to configure the View in File Explorer capability for file management in SharePoint Online while using Microsoft Edge.

You will need to list the specific domains where this is allowed and list cookies needed for SharePoint authentication (rtFa and FedAuth).

Behind the scenes, the policy allows URLs with the viewinfileexplorer: scheme to open WebDAV URLs in Windows File Explorer on pages matching the list of domains and uses the cookies you specified for WebDAV authentication.

If you enable this policy, you can use the "View in File Explorer" feature on the SharePoint document libraries you list. You will need to specify the SharePoint domain and authentication cookies. See example value below.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, you cannot use the "View in File Explorer" feature on SharePoint document libraries.

Note that while this is an available option through Microsoft Edge, rather than use the View in File Explorer option, the recommended approach to managing files and folders outside of SharePoint is to sync your SharePoint files or move or copy files in SharePoint. Sync your SharePoint files: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=2166983 Move or copy files in SharePoint: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=2167123

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: Yes

Data Type:

  • Dictionary

Windows information and settings

Group Policy (ADMX) info
  • GP unique name: ConfigureViewInFileExplorer
  • GP name: Configure the View in File Explorer feature for SharePoint pages 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: ConfigureViewInFileExplorer
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ConfigureViewInFileExplorer = [
  {
    "cookies": [
      "rtFa",
      "FedAuth"
    ],
    "domain": "contoso.sharepoint.com"
  },
  {
    "cookies": [
      "rtFa",
      "FedAuth"
    ],
    "domain": "contoso2.sharepoint.com"
  }
]
Compact example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ConfigureViewInFileExplorer = [{"cookies": ["rtFa", "FedAuth"], "domain": "contoso.sharepoint.com"}, {"cookies": ["rtFa", "FedAuth"], "domain": "contoso2.sharepoint.com"}]

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CrossOriginWebAssemblyModuleSharingEnabled

Specifies whether WebAssembly modules can be sent cross-origin (obsolete)

OBSOLETE: This policy is obsolete and doesn't work after Microsoft Edge 98.

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 95, until 98

Description

Specifies whether WebAssembly modules can be sent to another window or worker cross-origin. Cross-origin WebAssembly module sharing was deprecated as part of the efforts to deprecate document.domain, see https://github.com/mikewest/deprecating-document-domain. This policy allowed re-enabling of cross-origin WebAssembly module sharing. This policy is obsolete because it was intended to offer a longer transition period in the deprecation process.

If you enable this policy, sites can send WebAssembly modules cross-origin without restrictions.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, sites can only send WebAssembly modules to windows and workers in the same origin.

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: CrossOriginWebAssemblyModuleSharingEnabled
  • GP name: Specifies whether WebAssembly modules can be sent cross-origin (obsolete)
  • 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: CrossOriginWebAssemblyModuleSharingEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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.

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

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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DNSInterceptionChecksEnabled

DNS interception checks enabled

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 80 or later

Description

This policy configures a local switch that can be used to disable DNS interception checks. These checks attempt to discover whether the browser is behind a proxy that redirects unknown host names.

This detection might not be necessary in an enterprise environment where the network configuration is known. It can be disabled to avoid additional DNS and HTTP traffic on start-up and each DNS configuration change.

If you enable or don't set this policy, the DNS interception checks are performed.

If you disable this policy, DNS interception checks aren't performed.

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: DNSInterceptionChecksEnabled
  • GP name: DNS interception checks 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: DNSInterceptionChecksEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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DefaultBrowserSettingEnabled

Set Microsoft Edge as default browser

Supported versions:

  • On Windows 7 and macOS since 77 or later

Description

If you set this policy to True, Microsoft Edge always checks whether it's the default browser on startup and, if possible, automatically registers itself.

If you set this policy to False, Microsoft Edge is stopped from ever checking if it's the default and turns user controls off for this option.

If you don't set this policy, Microsoft Edge lets users control whether it's the default and, if not, whether user notifications should appear.

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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DefaultSearchProviderContextMenuAccessAllowed

Allow default search provider context menu search access

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 85 or later

Description

Enables the use of a default search provider on the context menu.

If you set this policy to disabled the search context menu item that relies on your default search provider and sidebar search will not be available.

If this policy is set to enabled or not set, the context menu item for your default search provider and sidebar search will be available.

The policy value is only applied when the DefaultSearchProviderEnabled policy is enabled, and is not applicable otherwise.

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: DefaultSearchProviderContextMenuAccessAllowed
  • GP name: Allow default search provider context menu search access
  • 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: DefaultSearchProviderContextMenuAccessAllowed
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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DefaultSensorsSetting

Default sensors setting

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 86 or later

Description

Set whether websites can access and use sensors such as motion and light sensors. You can completely block or allow websites to get access to sensors.

Setting the policy to 1 lets websites access and use sensors. Setting the policy to 2 denies acess to sensors.

You can override this policy for specific URL patterns by using the SensorsAllowedForUrls and SensorsBlockedForUrls policies.

If you don't configure this policy, websites can access and use sensors, and users can change this setting. This is the global default for SensorsAllowedForUrls and SensorsBlockedForUrls.

Policy options mapping:

  • AllowSensors (1) = Allow sites to access sensors

  • BlockSensors (2) = Do not allow any site to access sensors

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: DefaultSensorsSetting
  • GP name: Default sensors setting
  • 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: DefaultSensorsSetting
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000002

Mac information and settings

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

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DefaultSerialGuardSetting

Control use of the Serial API

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 86 or later

Description

Set whether websites can access serial ports. You can completely block access or ask the user each time a website wants to get access to a serial port.

Setting the policy to 3 lets websites ask for access to serial ports. Setting the policy to 2 denies access to serial ports.

You can override this policy for specific URL patterns by using the SerialAskForUrls and SerialBlockedForUrls policies.

If you don't configure this policy, by default, websites can ask users whether they can access a serial port, and users can change this setting.

Policy options mapping:

  • BlockSerial (2) = Do not allow any site to request access to serial ports via the Serial API

  • AskSerial (3) = Allow sites to ask for user permission to access a serial port

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: DefaultSerialGuardSetting
  • GP name: Control use of the Serial 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: DefaultSerialGuardSetting
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000002

Mac information and settings

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

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DefaultShareAdditionalOSRegionSetting

Set the default "share additional operating system region" setting

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 108 or later

Description

This policy controls the default value for the "share additional operating system region" setting in Microsoft Edge.

The "share additional operating system region" Microsoft Edge setting controls whether the OS Regional format setting will be shared with the web through the default JavaScript locale. If shared, websites will be able to query the OS Regional format using JavaScript code, for example; "Intl.DateTimeFormat().resolvedOptions().locale".

If you set this policy to "Limited", the OS Regional format will only be shared if its language part matches the Microsoft Edge display language.

If you set this policy to "Always", the OS Regional format will always be shared. This value could cause unexpected website behavior if the OS Regional format language is different from the Microsoft Edge display language. For example, if a website uses the JavaScript default locale to format dates, the names of the days and months can be displayed in one language while the surrounding text is displayed in another language.

If you set this policy to "Never", the OS Regional format will never be shared.

Example 1: In this example the OS Regional format is set to "en-GB" and the browser display language is set to "en-US". Then the OS Regional format will be shared if the policy is set to "Limited", or "Always".

Example 2: In this example the OS Regional format is set to "es-MX" and the browser display language is set to "en-US". Then the OS Regional format will be shared if the policy is set to "Always" but will not if the policy is set to "Limited",.

Policy options mapping:

  • Limited (0) = Limited

  • Always (1) = Always share the OS Regional format

  • Never (2) = Never share the OS Regional format

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: DefaultShareAdditionalOSRegionSetting
  • GP name: Set the default "share additional operating system region" setting
  • 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: DefaultShareAdditionalOSRegionSetting
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

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

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DefinePreferredLanguages

Define an ordered list of preferred languages that websites should display in if the site supports the language

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 89 or later

Description

Configures the language variants that Microsoft Edge sends to websites as part of the Accept-Language request HTTP header and prevents users from adding, removing, or changing the order of preferred languages in Microsoft Edge settings. Users who want to change the languages Microsoft Edge displays in or offers to translate pages to will be limited to the languages configured in this policy.

If you enable this policy, websites will appear in the first language in the list that they support unless other site-specific logic is used to determine the display language. The language variants defined in this policy override the languages configured as part of the SpellcheckLanguage policy.

If you don't configure or disable this policy, Microsoft Edge sends websites the user-specified preferred languages as part of the Accept-Language request HTTP header.

For detailed information on valid language variants, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2148854.

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: DefinePreferredLanguages
  • GP name: Define an ordered list of preferred languages that websites should display in if the site supports the language
  • 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: DefinePreferredLanguages
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"en-US,fr,es"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DefinePreferredLanguages
  • Example value:
<string>en-US,fr,es</string>

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DelayNavigationsForInitialSiteListDownload

Require that the Enterprise Mode Site List is available before tab navigation

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 84 or later

Description

Lets you specify whether Microsoft Edge tabs wait to navigate until the browser has downloaded the initial Enterprise Mode Site List. This setting is intended for the scenario where the browser home page should load in Internet Explorer mode, and it is important that is does so on browser first run after IE mode is enabled. If this scenario does not exist, we recommend not enabling this setting because it can negatively impact the performance of loading the home page. The setting only applies when Microsoft Edge does not have a cached Enterprise Mode Site List, such as on browser first run after IE mode is enabled.

This setting works in conjunction with: InternetExplorerIntegrationLevel is set to 'IEMode' and one of either the InternetExplorerIntegrationSiteList or the InternetExplorerIntegrationCloudSiteList policy where the list has at least one entry.

The timeout behavior of this policy can be configured with the NavigationDelayForInitialSiteListDownloadTimeout policy.

If you set this policy to 'All', when Microsoft Edge does not have a cached version of the Enterprise Mode Site List, tabs delay navigating until the browser has downloaded the site list. Sites configured to open in Internet Explorer mode by the site list will load in Internet Explorer mode, even during the initial navigation of the browser. Sites that cannot possibly be configured to open in Internet Explorer, such as any site with a scheme other than http:, https:, file:, or ftp: do not delay navigating and load immediately in Edge mode.

When used in conjunction with the InternetExplorerIntegrationCloudSiteList policy, during first launch of Microsoft Edge, there is a delay because implicit sign-in needs to finish before Microsoft Edge attempts to download the site list from the Microsoft cloud, since this requires authentication to the cloud service.

If you set this policy to 'None' or don't configure it, when Microsoft Edge does not have a cached version of the Enterprise Mode Site List, tabs will navigate immediately, and not wait for the browser to download the Enterprise Mode Site List. Sites configured to open in Internet Explorer mode by the site list will open in Microsoft Edge mode until the browser has finished downloading the Enterprise Mode Site List.

Policy options mapping:

  • None (0) = None

  • All (1) = All eligible navigations

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: DelayNavigationsForInitialSiteListDownload
  • GP name: Require that the Enterprise Mode Site List is available before tab navigation
  • 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: DelayNavigationsForInitialSiteListDownload
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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DeleteDataOnMigration

Delete old browser data on migration

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 83 or later

Description

This policy determines whether user browsing data from Microsoft Edge Legacy will be deleted after migrating to the Microsoft Edge version 81 or later.

If you set this policy to "Enabled", all browsing data from Microsoft Edge Legacy after migrating to the Microsoft Edge version 81 or later will be deleted. This policy must be set before migrating to the Microsoft Edge version 81 or later to have any effect on existing browsing data.

If you set this policy to "Disabled", or the policy is not configured, user browsing data isn't deleted after migrating to the Microsoft Edge version 83 or later.

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: DeleteDataOnMigration
  • GP name: Delete old browser data on migration
  • 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: DeleteDataOnMigration
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

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DeveloperToolsAvailability

Control where developer tools can be used

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Control where developer tools can be used.

If you set this policy to 'DeveloperToolsDisallowedForForceInstalledExtensions' (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', 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', 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.

Policy options mapping:

  • DeveloperToolsDisallowedForForceInstalledExtensions (0) = Block the developer tools on extensions installed by enterprise policy, allow in other contexts

  • DeveloperToolsAllowed (1) = Allow using the developer tools

  • DeveloperToolsDisallowed (2) = Don't allow using the developer tools

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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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DiagnosticData

Send required and optional diagnostic data about browser usage

Supported versions:

  • On Windows 7 and macOS since 86 or later

Description

This policy controls sending required and optional diagnostic data about browser usage to Microsoft.

Required diagnostic data is collected keep Microsoft Edge secure, up to date and performing as expected.

Optional diagnostic data includes data about how you use the browser, websites you visit and crash reports to Microsoft for product and service improvement.

This policy is not supported on Windows 10 devices. To control this data collection on Windows 10, IT admins must use the Windows diagnostic data group policy. This policy will either be 'Allow Telemetry' or 'Allow Diagnostic Data', depending on the version of Windows. Learn more about Windows 10 diagnostic data collection: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2099569

Use one of the following settings to configure this policy:

'Off' turns off required and optional diagnostic data collection. This option is not recommended.

'RequiredData' sends required diagnostic data but turns off optional diagnostic data collection. Microsoft Edge will send required diagnostic data to keep Microsoft Edge secure, up to date and performing as expected.

'OptionalData' sends optional diagnostic data includes data about browser usage, websites that are visited, crash reports sent to Microsoft for product and service improvement.

On Windows 7/macOS, this policy controls sending required and optional data to Microsoft.

If you don't configure this policy or disable it, Microsoft Edge will default to the user's preference.

Policy options mapping:

  • Off (0) = Off (Not recommended)

  • RequiredData (1) = Required data

  • OptionalData (2) = Optional data

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: DiagnosticData
  • GP name: Send required and optional diagnostic data about browser usage
  • 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: DiagnosticData
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000002

Mac information and settings

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

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DirectInvokeEnabled

Allow users to open files using the DirectInvoke protocol

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Controls if users can take screenshots of the browser page.

If you enable this policy, users can't take screenshots using keyboard shortcuts or extension APIs.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, users can take screenshots.

Note: Even if you disable screenshots using this policy, users might still be able to take screenshots using Web Capture within the browser or other methods outside of the browser. For example, 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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.

Note: The value specified in this policy is used as a hint to various cache subsystems in the browser. The aggregate disk usage of all caches may therefore be larger than (but within the same order of magnitude as) the value specified.

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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DisplayCapturePermissionsPolicyEnabled

Specifies whether the display-capture permissions-policy is checked or skipped

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 95 or later

Description

The display-capture permissions-policy gates access to getDisplayMedia(), as per this spec: https://www.w3.org/TR/screen-capture/#feature-policy-integration However, if this policy is Disabled, this requirement is not enforced, and getDisplayMedia() is allowed from contexts that would otherwise be forbidden. This Enterprise policy is temporary; it's intended to be removed after Microsoft Edge version 100. It is intended to unblock Enterprise users whose application is non-spec compliant, but needs time to be fixed.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, sites can only call getDisplayMedia() from contexts which are allowlisted by the display-capture permissions-policy.

If you disable this policy, sites can call getDisplayMedia() even from contexts which are not allowlisted by the display-capture permissions policy. Note that other restrictions may still apply.

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: DisplayCapturePermissionsPolicyEnabled
  • GP name: Specifies whether the display-capture permissions-policy is checked or skipped
  • 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: DisplayCapturePermissionsPolicyEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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DnsOverHttpsMode

Control the mode of DNS-over-HTTPS

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 83 or later

Description

Control the mode of the DNS-over-HTTPS resolver. Note that this policy will only set the default mode for each query. The mode can be overridden for special types of queries such as requests to resolve a DNS-over-HTTPS server hostname.

The "off" mode will disable DNS-over-HTTPS.

The "automatic" mode will send DNS-over-HTTPS queries first if a DNS-over-HTTPS server is available and may fallback to sending insecure queries on error.

The "secure" mode will only send DNS-over-HTTPS queries and will fail to resolve on error.

If you don't configure this policy, the browser might send DNS-over-HTTPS requests to a resolver associated with the user's configured system resolver.

Policy options mapping:

  • off (off) = Disable DNS-over-HTTPS

  • automatic (automatic) = Enable DNS-over-HTTPS with insecure fallback

  • secure (secure) = Enable DNS-over-HTTPS without insecure fallback

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: DnsOverHttpsMode
  • GP name: Control the mode of DNS-over-HTTPS
  • 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: DnsOverHttpsMode
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"off"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DnsOverHttpsMode
  • Example value:
<string>off</string>

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DnsOverHttpsTemplates

Specify URI template of desired DNS-over-HTTPS resolver

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 83 or later

Description

The URI template of the desired DNS-over-HTTPS resolver. To specify multiple DNS-over-HTTPS resolvers, separate the corresponding URI templates with spaces.

If you set DnsOverHttpsMode to "secure" then this policy must be set and cannot be empty.

If you set DnsOverHttpsMode to "automatic" and this policy is set then the URI templates specified will be used. If you don't set this policy, then hardcoded mappings will be used to attempt to upgrade the user's current DNS resolver to a DoH resolver operated by the same provider.

If the URI template contains a dns variable, requests to the resolver will use GET; otherwise requests will use POST.

Incorrectly formatted templates will be 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: DnsOverHttpsTemplates
  • GP name: Specify URI template of desired DNS-over-HTTPS resolver
  • 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: DnsOverHttpsTemplates
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"https://dns.example.net/dns-query{?dns}"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DnsOverHttpsTemplates
  • Example value:
<string>https://dns.example.net/dns-query{?dns}</string>

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DoNotSilentlyBlockProtocolsFromOrigins

Define a list of protocols that can not be silently blocked by anti-flood protection

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 99 or later

Description

Allows you to create a list of protocols, and for each protocol an associated list of allowed origin patterns. These origins won't be silently blocked from launching an external application by anti-flood protection. The trailing separator shouldn't be included when listing the protocol. For example, list "skype" instead of "skype:" or "skype://".

If you configure this policy, a protocol will only be permitted to bypass being silently blocked by anti-flood protection if:

  • the protocol is listed

  • the origin of the site trying to launch the protocol matches one of the origin patterns in that protocol's allowed_origins list.

If either condition is false, the external protocol launch may be blocked by anti-flood protection.

If you don't configure this policy, no protocols can bypass being silently blocked.

The origin matching patterns use a similar format to those for the URLBlocklist policy, that are documented at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322.

However, origin matching patterns for this policy cannot contain "/path" or "@query" elements. Any pattern that does contain a "/path" or "@query" element will be ignored.

This policy doesn't work as expected with file://* wildcards.

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: DoNotSilentlyBlockProtocolsFromOrigins
  • GP name: Define a list of protocols that can not be silently blocked by anti-flood protection
  • 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: DoNotSilentlyBlockProtocolsFromOrigins
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\DoNotSilentlyBlockProtocolsFromOrigins = [
  {
    "allowed_origins": [
      "example.com",
      "http://www.example.com:8080"
    ],
    "protocol": "spotify"
  },
  {
    "allowed_origins": [
      "https://example.com",
      "https://.mail.example.com"
    ],
    "protocol": "msteams"
  },
  {
    "allowed_origins": [
      "*"
    ],
    "protocol": "msoutlook"
  }
]
Compact example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\DoNotSilentlyBlockProtocolsFromOrigins = [{"allowed_origins": ["example.com", "http://www.example.com:8080"], "protocol": "spotify"}, {"allowed_origins": ["https://example.com", "https://.mail.example.com"], "protocol": "msteams"}, {"allowed_origins": ["*"], "protocol": "msoutlook"}]

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: DoNotSilentlyBlockProtocolsFromOrigins
  • Example value:
<key>DoNotSilentlyBlockProtocolsFromOrigins</key>
<array>
  <dict>
    <key>allowed_origins</key>
    <array>
      <string>example.com</string>
      <string>http://www.example.com:8080</string>
    </array>
    <key>protocol</key>
    <string>spotify</string>
  </dict>
  <dict>
    <key>allowed_origins</key>
    <array>
      <string>https://example.com</string>
      <string>https://.mail.example.com</string>
    </array>
    <key>protocol</key>
    <string>msteams</string>
  </dict>
  <dict>
    <key>allowed_origins</key>
    <array>
      <string>*</string>
    </array>
    <key>protocol</key>
    <string>msoutlook</string>
  </dict>
</array>

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DoubleClickCloseTabEnabled

Double Click feature in Microsoft Edge enabled (only available in China)

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 104 or later

Description

This policy lets you configure the double click feature in Microsoft Edge.

Double Click lets users close a tab by double clicking the left mouse button.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, you can use the double click feature to close a tab on Microsoft Edge to start using this feature.

If you disable this policy, you can't use the double click feature in Microsoft Edge.

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: DoubleClickCloseTabEnabled
  • GP name: Double Click feature in Microsoft Edge enabled (only available in China)
  • 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: DoubleClickCloseTabEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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DownloadDirectory

Set download directory

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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:
"\n      Linux-based OSes (including Mac): /home/${user_name}/Downloads\n      Windows: C:\\Users\\${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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Configures the type of downloads that Microsoft Edge completely blocks, without letting users override the security decision.

Set 'BlockDangerousDownloads' to allow all downloads except for those that carry Microsoft Defender SmartScreen warnings of known dangerous downloads or that have dangerous file type extensions.

Set 'BlockPotentiallyDangerousDownloads' to allow all downloads except for those that carry Microsoft Defender SmartScreen warnings of potentially dangerous or unwanted downloads or that have dangerous file type extensions.

Set 'BlockAllDownloads' to block all downloads.

Set 'BlockMaliciousDownloads' to allow all downloads except for those that carry Microsoft Defender SmartScreen warnings of known malicious downloads.

If you don't configure this policy or set the 'DefaultDownloadSecurity' 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.

Policy options mapping:

  • DefaultDownloadSecurity (0) = No special restrictions

  • BlockDangerousDownloads (1) = Block malicious downloads and dangerous file types

  • BlockPotentiallyDangerousDownloads (2) = Block potentially dangerous or unwanted downloads and dangerous file types

  • BlockAllDownloads (3) = Block all downloads

  • BlockMaliciousDownloads (4) = Block malicious downloads

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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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EdgeAssetDeliveryServiceEnabled

Allow features to download assets from the Asset Delivery Service

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 101 or later

Description

The Asset Delivery Service is a general pipeline used to deliver assets to the Microsoft Edge Clients. These assets can be config files or Machine Learning models that power the features that use this service.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, features can download assets from the Asset Delivery Service.

If you disable this policy, features won't be able to download assets needed for them to run correctly.

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: EdgeAssetDeliveryServiceEnabled
  • GP name: Allow features to download assets from the Asset Delivery 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: EdgeAssetDeliveryServiceEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

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

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EdgeCollectionsEnabled

Enable the Collections feature

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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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EdgeDiscoverEnabled

Discover feature In Microsoft Edge (obsolete)

OBSOLETE: This policy is obsolete and doesn't work after Microsoft Edge 105.

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 97, until 105

Description

This policy doesn't work because Discover is now contained within the Edge Sidebar and can be managed using the HubsSidebarEnabled policy.

This policy lets you configure the Discover feature in Microsoft Edge.

Working in the background when enabled, this feature sends URLs to Microsoft Bing to search for related recommendations.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, you can use the Discover button on Microsoft Edge to start using this feature.

If you disable this policy, you can't use the Discover feature in Microsoft Edge.

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: EdgeDiscoverEnabled
  • GP name: Discover feature In Microsoft Edge (obsolete)
  • 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: EdgeDiscoverEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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EdgeEDropEnabled

Enable Drop feature in Microsoft Edge

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 104 or later

Description

This policy lets you configure the Drop feature in Microsoft Edge.

Drop lets users send messages or files to themselves.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, you can use the Drop feature in Microsoft Edge.

If you disable this policy, you can't use the Drop feature in Microsoft Edge.

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: EdgeEDropEnabled
  • GP name: Enable Drop feature 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: EdgeEDropEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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EdgeEnhanceImagesEnabled

Enhance images enabled

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 97 or later

Description

Set whether Microsoft Edge can automatically enhance images to show you sharper images with better color, lighting, and contrast.

If you enable this policy or don't configure the policy, Microsoft Edge will automatically enhance images on specific web applications.

If you disable this policy, Microsoft Edge will not enhance images.

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: EdgeEnhanceImagesEnabled
  • GP name: Enhance images 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: EdgeEnhanceImagesEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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EdgeFollowEnabled

Enable Follow service in Microsoft Edge

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 98 or later

Description

Allows the Microsoft Edge browser to enable Follow service and apply it to users.

Users can use the Follow an influencer, site, or topic in Microsoft Edge..

If you enable or don't configure this policy, Follow in Microsoft Edge can be applied.

If you disable this policy, Microsoft Edge will not communicate with Follow service to provide the follow feature.

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: EdgeFollowEnabled
  • GP name: Enable Follow service 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: EdgeFollowEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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EdgeShoppingAssistantEnabled

Shopping in Microsoft Edge Enabled

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 87 or later

Description

This policy lets users compare the prices of a product they are looking at, get coupons or rebates from the website they're on, auto-apply coupons and help checkout faster using autofill data.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, shopping features such as price comparison, coupons, rebates and express checkout will be automatically applied for retail domains. Coupons for the current retailer and prices from other retailers will be fetched from a server.

If you disable this policy shopping features such as price comparison, coupons, rebates and express checkout will not be automatically found for retail domains.

Starting in version 90.0.818.56, the behavior of the messaging letting users know that there is a coupon, rebate, price comparison or price history available on shopping domains is also done through a horizontal banner below the address bar. Previously this messaging was done on the address bar.

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: EdgeShoppingAssistantEnabled
  • GP name: Shopping in Microsoft Edge Enabled
  • 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: EdgeShoppingAssistantEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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EditFavoritesEnabled

Allows users to edit favorites

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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 (obsolete)

OBSOLETE: This policy is obsolete and doesn't work after Microsoft Edge 86.

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77, until 86

Description

This policy is obsolete because dedicated web platform policies are now used to manage individual web platform feature deprecations.

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].

Policy options mapping:

  • ExampleDeprecatedFeature (ExampleDeprecatedFeature_EffectiveUntil20080902) = Enable ExampleDeprecatedFeature API through 2008/09/02

Use the preceding information when configuring 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: EnableDeprecatedWebPlatformFeatures
  • GP name: Re-enable deprecated web platform features for a limited time (obsolete)
  • 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\1 = "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 (obsolete)

OBSOLETE: This policy is obsolete and doesn't work after Microsoft Edge 84.

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77, until 84

Description

This policy doesn't work because conflicting states should be avoided. This policy was used to enable/disable download of the domain actions list, but it didn't always achieve the desired state. The Experimentation and Configuration Service, which handles the download, has its own policy to configure what is downloaded from the service. Use the ExperimentationAndConfigurationServiceControl policy instead.

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 (obsolete)
  • 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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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EnableSha1ForLocalAnchors

Allow certificates signed using SHA-1 when issued by local trust anchors (obsolete)

OBSOLETE: This policy is obsolete and doesn't work after Microsoft Edge 91.

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 85, until 91

Description

When this setting is enabled, Microsoft Edge allows connections secured by SHA-1 signed certificates so long as the the certificate chains to a locally-installed root certificate and is otherwise valid.

Note that this policy depends on the operating system (OS) certificate verification stack allowing SHA-1 signatures. If an OS update changes the OS handling of SHA-1 certificates, this policy might no longer have effect. Further, this policy is intended as a temporary workaround to give enterprises more time to move away from SHA-1. This policy will be removed in Microsoft Edge 92 releasing in mid 2021.

If you don't set this policy or set it to false, or the SHA-1 certificate chains to a publicly trusted certificate root, then Microsoft Edge won't allow certificates signed by SHA-1.

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

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: EnableSha1ForLocalAnchors
  • GP name: Allow certificates signed using SHA-1 when issued by local trust anchors (obsolete)
  • 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: EnableSha1ForLocalAnchors
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: EnableSha1ForLocalAnchors
  • Example value:
<false/>

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EncryptedClientHelloEnabled

TLS Encrypted ClientHello Enabled

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 108 or later

Description

Encrypted ClientHello (ECH) is an extension to TLS that encrypts the sensitive fields of ClientHello to improve privacy.

If ECH is enabled, Microsoft Edge might or might not use ECH depending on server support, the availability of the HTTPS DNS record, or the rollout status.

If you enable or do not configure this policy, Microsoft Edge will follow the default rollout process for ECH.

If this policy is disabled, Microsoft Edge will not enable ECH.

Because ECH is an evolving protocol, Microsoft Edge's implementation is subject to change.

As such, this policy is a temporary measure to control the initial experimental implementation. It will be replaced with final controls as the protocol finalizes.

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: EncryptedClientHelloEnabled
  • GP name: TLS Encrypted ClientHello 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: EncryptedClientHelloEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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EnhanceSecurityMode

Enhance the security state in Microsoft Edge

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 98 or later

Description

This policy lets you enhance the security state in Microsoft Edge.

If you set this policy to 'StandardMode', the enhanced mode will be turned off and Microsoft Edge will fallback to its standard security mode.

If you set this policy to 'BalancedMode', the security state will be in balanced mode.

If you set this policy to 'StrictMode', the security state will be in strict mode.

If you set this policy to 'BasicMode', the security state will be in basic mode.

Note: Sites that use WebAssembly (WASM) are not currently supported when EnhanceSecurityMode is enabled. If you require access to a site that uses WASM, consider adding it to your exception list as described in https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2183321.

For detailed information about Enhanced Security Mode, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2185895

Policy options mapping:

  • StandardMode (0) = Standard mode

  • BalancedMode (1) = Balanced mode

  • StrictMode (2) = Strict mode

  • BasicMode (3) = Basic mode

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: EnhanceSecurityMode
  • GP name: Enhance the security state 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: EnhanceSecurityMode
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

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

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EnhanceSecurityModeBypassIntranet

Enhanced Security Mode configuration for Intranet zone sites

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 107 or later

Description

Microsoft Edge will apply Enhanced Security Mode on Intranet zone sites by default. This may lead to Intranet zone sites acting in an unexpected manner.

If you enable this policy, Microsoft Edge won't apply Enhanced Security Mode on Intranet zone sites.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge will apply Enhanced Security Mode on Intranet zone sites.

For detailed information about Enhanced Security Mode, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2185895

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: EnhanceSecurityModeBypassIntranet
  • GP name: Enhanced Security Mode configuration for Intranet zone 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
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: EnhanceSecurityModeBypassIntranet
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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EnhanceSecurityModeBypassListDomains

Configure the list of domains for which enhance security mode will not be enforced

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 98 or later

Description

Configure the list of enhance security trusted domains. This means that enhance security mode will not be enforced when loading the sites in trusted domains.

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: EnhanceSecurityModeBypassListDomains
  • GP name: Configure the list of domains for which enhance security mode will not be enforced
  • 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\EnhanceSecurityModeBypassListDomains
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\EnhanceSecurityModeBypassListDomains\1 = "mydomain.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\EnhanceSecurityModeBypassListDomains\2 = "myuniversity.edu"

Mac information and settings

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

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EnhanceSecurityModeEnforceListDomains

Configure the list of domains for which enhance security mode will always be enforced

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 98 or later

Description

Configure the list of enhance security untrusted domains. This means that enhance security mode will always be enforced when loading the sites in untrusted domains.

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: EnhanceSecurityModeEnforceListDomains
  • GP name: Configure the list of domains for which enhance security mode will always be enforced
  • 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\EnhanceSecurityModeEnforceListDomains
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\EnhanceSecurityModeEnforceListDomains\1 = "mydomain.com"
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\EnhanceSecurityModeEnforceListDomains\2 = "myuniversity.edu"

Mac information and settings

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

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EnterpriseHardwarePlatformAPIEnabled

Allow managed extensions to use the Enterprise Hardware Platform API

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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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EnterpriseModeSiteListManagerAllowed

Allow access to the Enterprise Mode Site List Manager tool

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 86 or later

Description

Allows you to set whether Enterprise Mode Site List Manager is available to users.

If you enable this policy, users can see the Enterprise Mode Site List Manager nav button on edge://compat page, navigate to the tool and use it.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, users won't see the Enterprise Mode Site List Manager nav button and won't be able to use 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: EnterpriseModeSiteListManagerAllowed
  • GP name: Allow access to the Enterprise Mode Site List Manager tool
  • 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: EnterpriseModeSiteListManagerAllowed
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

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EventPathEnabled

Re-enable the Event.path API until Microsoft Edge version 115

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 107, until 115

Description

Starting in Microsoft Edge version 109, the non-standard API Event.path will be removed to improve web compatibility. This policy re-enables the API until version 115.

If you enable this policy, the Event.path API will be available.

If you disable this policy, the Event.path API will be unavailable.

If this policy is not set, the Event.path API will be in the following default states: available before version 109, and unavailable in version 109 to version 114.

This policy will be made obsolete after Microsoft Edge version 115.

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: EventPathEnabled
  • GP name: Re-enable the Event.path API until Microsoft Edge version 115
  • 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: EventPathEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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ExemptDomainFileTypePairsFromFileTypeDownloadWarnings

Disable download file type extension-based warnings for specified file types on domains

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 85, until 109

Description

This policy has been obsoleted in favor of ExemptFileTypeDownloadWarnings because of a type mismatch that caused errors in Mac.

You can enable this policy to create a dictionary of file type extensions with a corresponding list of domains that will be exempted from file type extension-based download warnings. This lets enterprise administrators block file type extension-based download warnings for files that are associated with a listed domain. For example, if the "jnlp" extension is associated with "website1.com", users would not see a warning when downloading "jnlp" files from "website1.com", but see a download warning when downloading "jnlp" files from "website2.com".

Files with file type extensions specified for domains identified by this policy will still be subject to non-file type extension-based security warnings such as mixed-content download warnings and Microsoft Defender SmartScreen warnings.

If you disable this policy or don't configure it, file types that trigger extension-based download warnings will show warnings to the user.

If you enable this policy:

  • The URL pattern should be formatted according to https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322.
  • The file type extension entered must be in lower-cased ASCII. The leading separator should not be included when listing the file type extension, so list "jnlp" should be used instead of ".jnlp".

Example:

The following example value would prevent file type extension-based download warnings on swf, exe, and jnlp extensions for *.contoso.com domains. It will show the user a file type extension-based download warning on any other domain for exe and jnlp files, but not for swf files.

[ { "file_extension": "jnlp", "domains": ["contoso.com"] }, { "file_extension": "exe", "domains": ["contoso.com"] }, { "file_extension": "swf", "domains": ["*"] } ]

Note that while the preceding example shows the suppression of file type extension-based download warnings for "swf" files for all domains, applying suppression of such warnings for all domains for any dangerous file type extension is not recommended due to security concerns. It is shown in the example merely to demonstrate the ability to do so.

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: ExemptDomainFileTypePairsFromFileTypeDownloadWarnings
  • GP name: Disable download file type extension-based warnings for specified file types on domains
  • 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\ExemptDomainFileTypePairsFromFileTypeDownloadWarnings
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExemptDomainFileTypePairsFromFileTypeDownloadWarnings\1 = {"file_extension": "jnlp", "domains": ["https://contoso.com", "contoso2.com"]}
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExemptDomainFileTypePairsFromFileTypeDownloadWarnings\2 = {"file_extension": "swf", "domains": ["*"]}

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ExemptDomainFileTypePairsFromFileTypeDownloadWarnings
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>{'file_extension': 'jnlp', 'domains': ['https://contoso.com', 'contoso2.com']}</string>
  <string>{'file_extension': 'swf', 'domains': ['*']}</string>
</array>

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ExemptFileTypeDownloadWarnings

Disable download file type extension-based warnings for specified file types on domains

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 105 or later

Description

You can enable this policy to create a dictionary of file type extensions with a corresponding list of domains that will be exempted from file type extension-based download warnings. This lets enterprise administrators block file type extension-based download warnings for files that are associated with a listed domain. For example, if the "jnlp" extension is associated with "website1.com", users would not see a warning when downloading "jnlp" files from "website1.com", but see a download warning when downloading "jnlp" files from "website2.com".

Files with file type extensions specified for domains identified by this policy will still be subject to non-file type extension-based security warnings such as mixed-content download warnings and Microsoft Defender SmartScreen warnings.

If you disable this policy or don't configure it, file types that trigger extension-based download warnings will show warnings to the user.

If you enable this policy:

  • The URL pattern should be formatted according to https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2095322.
  • The file type extension entered must be in lower-cased ASCII. The leading separator should not be included when listing the file type extension, so list "jnlp" should be used instead of ".jnlp".

Example:

The following example value would prevent file type extension-based download warnings on swf, exe, and jnlp extensions for *.contoso.com domains. It will show the user a file type extension-based download warning on any other domain for exe and jnlp files, but not for swf files.

[ { "file_extension": "jnlp", "domains": ["contoso.com"] }, { "file_extension": "exe", "domains": ["contoso.com"] }, { "file_extension": "swf", "domains": ["*"] } ]

Note that while the preceding example shows the suppression of file type extension-based download warnings for "swf" files for all domains, applying suppression of such warnings for all domains for any dangerous file type extension is not recommended due to security concerns. It is shown in the example merely to demonstrate the ability to do so.

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: ExemptFileTypeDownloadWarnings
  • GP name: Disable download file type extension-based warnings for specified file types on domains
  • 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: ExemptFileTypeDownloadWarnings
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExemptFileTypeDownloadWarnings = [
  {
    "domains": [
      "https://contoso.com",
      "contoso2.com"
    ],
    "file_extension": "jnlp"
  },
  {
    "domains": [
      "*"
    ],
    "file_extension": "swf"
  }
]
Compact example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExemptFileTypeDownloadWarnings = [{"domains": ["https://contoso.com", "contoso2.com"], "file_extension": "jnlp"}, {"domains": ["*"], "file_extension": "swf"}]

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ExemptFileTypeDownloadWarnings
  • Example value:
<key>ExemptFileTypeDownloadWarnings</key>
<array>
  <dict>
    <key>domains</key>
    <array>
      <string>https://contoso.com</string>
      <string>contoso2.com</string>
    </array>
    <key>file_extension</key>
    <string>jnlp</string>
  </dict>
  <dict>
    <key>domains</key>
    <array>
      <string>*</string>
    </array>
    <key>file_extension</key>
    <string>swf</string>
  </dict>
</array>

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ExperimentationAndConfigurationServiceControl

Control communication with the Experimentation and Configuration Service

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

The Experimentation and Configuration Service is used to deploy Experimentation and Configuration payloads to the client.

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 recommended settings that Microsoft wants to deploy to optimize the user experience.

Configuration payload may also contain 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. Each of these actions is intended to be temporary while Microsoft tries to resolve the issue with the site owner.

If you set this policy to 'FullMode', 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 'ConfigurationsOnlyMode', only the configuration payload is downloaded.

If you set this policy to 'RestrictedMode', the communication with the Experimentation and Configuration Service is stopped completely. Microsoft does not recommend this setting.

If you don't configure this policy on a managed device, the behavior on Beta and Stable channels is the same as the 'ConfigurationsOnlyMode'. On Canary and Dev channels the behavior is the same as 'FullMode'.

If you don't configure this policy on an unmanaged device, the behavior is the same as the 'FullMode'.

Policy options mapping:

  • FullMode (2) = Retrieve configurations and experiments

  • ConfigurationsOnlyMode (1) = Retrieve configurations only

  • RestrictedMode (0) = Disable communication with the Experimentation and Configuration Service

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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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ExplicitlyAllowedNetworkPorts

Explicitly allowed network ports

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 91 or later

Description

There is a list of restricted ports built into Microsoft Edge. Connections to these ports will fail. This policy allows bypassing that list. The set of ports is defined as a comma-separated list that outgoing connections should be permitted on.

Ports are restricted to prevent Microsoft Edge from being used as a vector to exploit various network vulnerabilities. Setting this policy may expose your network to attacks. This policy is intended as a temporary workaround for error code "ERR_UNSAFE_PORT" while migrating a service running on a blocked port to a standard port (for example port 80 or 443).

Malicious websites can easily detect that this policy is set, and for which ports, then use that information to target attacks.

Each port listed in this policy is labeled with a date that it can be unblocked until. After that date the port will be restricted regardless of if it's specified by the value of this policy.

Leaving the value empty or unset means that all restricted ports will be blocked. Invalid port values set through this policy will be ignored while valid ones will still be applied.

This policy overrides the "--explicitly-allowed-ports" command-line option.

Policy options mapping:

  • 554 (554) = port 554 (can be unblocked until 2021/10/15)

  • 10080 (10080) = port 10080 (can be unblocked until 2022/04/01)

  • 6566 (6566) = port 6566 (can be unblocked until 2021/10/15)

  • 989 (989) = port 989 (can be unblocked until 2022/02/01)

  • 990 (990) = port 990 (can be unblocked until 2022/02/01)

Use the preceding information when configuring 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: ExplicitlyAllowedNetworkPorts
  • GP name: Explicitly allowed network ports
  • 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\ExplicitlyAllowedNetworkPorts
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExplicitlyAllowedNetworkPorts\1 = "10080"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ExplicitlyAllowedNetworkPorts
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>10080</string>
</array>

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ExternalProtocolDialogShowAlwaysOpenCheckbox

Show an "Always open" checkbox in external protocol dialog

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 79 or later

Description

This policy controls whether the "Always allow this site to open links of this type" checkbox is shown on external protocol launch confirmation prompts. This policy only applies to https:// links.

If you enable this policy, when an external protocol confirmation prompt is shown, the user can select "Always allow" to skip all future confirmation prompts for the protocol on this site.

If you disable this policy, the "Always allow" checkbox isn't displayed. The user will be prompted for confirmation every time an external protocol is invoked.

Prior to Microsoft Edge 83, if you don't configure this policy, the "Always allow" checkbox isn't displayed. The user will be prompted for confirmation every time an external protocol is invoked.

On Microsoft Edge 83, if you don't configure this policy, the checkbox visibility is controlled by the "Enable remembering protocol launch prompting preferences" flag in edge://flags

As of Microsoft Edge 84, if you don't configure this policy, when an external protocol confirmation prompt is shown, the user can select "Always allow" to skip all future confirmation prompts for the protocol on this site.

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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FamilySafetySettingsEnabled

Allow users to configure Family safety and Kids Mode

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 83 or later

Description

This policy disables two family safety related features in the browser. This will hide the Family page inside Settings and navigation to edge://settings/family will be blocked. The family settings page describes what features are available with family groups with Microsoft Family Safety. Learn more about Family Safety here: (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2098432). Starting in Microsoft Edge 90, this policy also disables Kids Mode, a kid friendly browsing mode with custom themes and allow list browsing that requires the device password to exit. Learn more about Kids Mode here: (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2146910)

If you enable this policy or don't configure it, the family page in Settings will be shown and Kids Mode will be available.

If you disable this policy, the family page will not be shown, and Kids Mode will be hidden.

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: FamilySafetySettingsEnabled
  • GP name: Allow users to configure Family safety and Kids 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: FamilySafetySettingsEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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FavoritesBarEnabled

Enable favorites bar

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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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FetchKeepaliveDurationSecondsOnShutdown

Fetch keepalive duration on shutdown

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 90 or later

Description

Controls the duration (in seconds) that keepalive requests are allowed to prevent the browser from completing its shutdown.

If you configure this policy, the browser will block completing shutdown while it processes any outstanding keepalive requests (see https://fetch.spec.whatwg.org/#request-keepalive-flag) up to the maximum period of time specified by this policy.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, the default value of 0 seconds is used and outstanding keepalive requests will be immediately cancelled during browser shutdown.

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: FetchKeepaliveDurationSecondsOnShutdown
  • GP name: Fetch keepalive duration on shutdown
  • 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: FetchKeepaliveDurationSecondsOnShutdown
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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ForceBingSafeSearch

Enforce Bing SafeSearch

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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 'BingSafeSearchNoRestrictionsMode', SafeSearch in Bing search falls back to the bing.com value.

If you configure this policy to 'BingSafeSearchModerateMode', 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 'BingSafeSearchStrictMode', 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.

Policy options mapping:

  • BingSafeSearchNoRestrictionsMode (0) = Don't configure search restrictions in Bing

  • BingSafeSearchModerateMode (1) = Configure moderate search restrictions in Bing

  • BingSafeSearchStrictMode (2) = Configure strict search restrictions in Bing

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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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ForceCertificatePromptsOnMultipleMatches

Configure whether Microsoft Edge should automatically select a certificate when there are multiple certificate matches for a site configured with "AutoSelectCertificateForUrls" (deprecated)

DEPRECATED: This policy is deprecated. It is currently supported but will become obsolete in a future release.

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 81 or later

Description

This policy is deprecated because we are moving to a new policy. It won't work in Microsoft Edge version 104. The new policy to use is PromptOnMultipleMatchingCertificates.

Toggles whether users are prompted to select a certificate if there are multiple certificates available and a site is configured with AutoSelectCertificateForUrls. If you don't configure AutoSelectCertificateForUrls for a site, the user will always be prompted to select a certificate.

If you set this policy to True, Microsoft Edge will prompt a user to select a certificate for sites on the list defined in AutoSelectCertificateForUrls if and only if there is more than one certificate.

If you set this policy to False or don't configure it, Microsoft Edge will automatically select a certificate even if there are multiple matches for a certificate. The user will not be prompted to select a certificate for sites on the list defined in AutoSelectCertificateForUrls.

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: ForceCertificatePromptsOnMultipleMatches
  • GP name: Configure whether Microsoft Edge should automatically select a certificate when there are multiple certificate matches for a site configured with "AutoSelectCertificateForUrls" (deprecated)
  • 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: ForceCertificatePromptsOnMultipleMatches
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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ForceEphemeralProfiles

Enable use of ephemeral profiles

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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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ForceLegacyDefaultReferrerPolicy

Use a default referrer policy of no-referrer-when-downgrade (obsolete)

OBSOLETE: This policy is obsolete and doesn't work after Microsoft Edge 88.

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 81, until 88

Description

This policy doesn't work because it was only intended to be a short-term mechanism to give enterprises more time to update their web content if it was found to be incompatible with the new default referrer policy.

Microsoft Edge's default referrer policy was strengthened from the value of no-referrer-when-downgrade to the more secure strict-origin-when-cross-origin.

When this enterprise policy is enabled, Microsoft Edge's default referrer policy will be set to its old value of no-referrer-when-downgrade.

This enterprise policy is disabled by default.

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: ForceLegacyDefaultReferrerPolicy
  • GP name: Use a default referrer policy of no-referrer-when-downgrade (obsolete)
  • 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: ForceLegacyDefaultReferrerPolicy
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

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

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ForceMajorVersionToMinorPositionInUserAgent

Enable or disable freezing the User-Agent string at major version 99

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 99 or later

Description

This policy controls whether the User-Agent string major version should be frozen at 99.

The User-Agent request header lets websites identify the application, operating system, vendor, and/or version of the requesting user agent. Some websites make assumptions about how this header is formatted and may encounter issues with version strings that include three digits in the major position (for example, 100.0.0.0).

Setting the policy to 'Default' or leaving it unset will default to browser settings for the User-Agent string major version. If set to 'ForceEnabled', the User-Agent string will always report the major version as 99 and include the browser's major version in the minor position. For example, browser version 101.0.0.0 would send a User-Agent request header that reports version 99.101.0.0. If set to 'ForceDisabled', the User-Agent string will not freeze the major version.

This policy is temporary and will be deprecated in the future. Note that if this policy and User-Agent Reduction are both enabled, the User-Agent version string will always be 99.0.0.0.

Policy options mapping:

  • Default (0) = Default to browser settings for User-Agent string version.

  • ForceDisabled (1) = The User-Agent string will not freeze the major version.

  • ForceEnabled (2) = The User-Agent string will freeze the major version as 99 and include the browser's major version in the minor position.

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: ForceMajorVersionToMinorPositionInUserAgent
  • GP name: Enable or disable freezing the User-Agent string at major version 99
  • 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: ForceMajorVersionToMinorPositionInUserAgent
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

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

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ForceNetworkInProcess

Force networking code to run in the browser process (obsolete)

OBSOLETE: This policy is obsolete and doesn't work after Microsoft Edge 83.

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 78, until 83

Description

This policy doesn't work because it was only intended to be a short-term mechanism to give enterprises more time to migrate to 3rd party software that doesn't depend on hooking networking APIs. Proxy servers are recommended over LSPs and Win32 API patching.

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.

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 (obsolete)
  • 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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ForceSync

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 86 or later

Description

Forces data synchronization in Microsoft Edge. This policy also prevents the user from turning sync off.

If you don't configure this policy, users will be able to turn sync on or off. If you enable this policy, users will not be able to turn sync off.

For this policy to work as intended, BrowserSignin policy must not be configured, or must be set to enabled. If BrowserSignin is set to disabled, then ForceSync will not take affect.

SyncDisabled must not be configured or must be set to False. If this is set to True, ForceSync will not take affect. If you wish to ensure specific datatypes sync or do not sync, use the ForceSyncTypes policy and SyncTypesListDisabled policy.

0 = Do not automatically start sync and show the sync consent (default) 1 = Force sync to be turned on for Azure AD/Azure AD-Degraded user profile and do not show the sync consent prompt

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: ForceSync
  • GP name: Force synchronization of browser data and do not show the sync consent prompt
  • 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: ForceSync
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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ForceSyncTypes

Configure the list of types that are included for synchronization

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 96 or later

Description

If you enable this policy all the specified data types will be included for synchronization for Azure AD/Azure AD-Degraded user profiles. This policy can be used to ensure the type of data uploaded to the Microsoft Edge synchronization service.

You can provide one of the following data types for this policy: "favorites", "settings", "passwords", "addressesAndMore", "extensions", "history", "openTabs", and "collections". The "apps" data type will be supported starting in Microsoft Edge version 100. Note that these data type names are case sensitive.

Users will not be able to override the enabled data types.

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: ForceSyncTypes
  • GP name: Configure the list of types that are included for synchronization
  • 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\ForceSyncTypes
  • Path (Recommended): N/A
  • Value Name: 1, 2, 3, ...
  • Value Type: list of REG_SZ
Example value:
SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ForceSyncTypes\1 = "favorites"

Mac information and settings

  • Preference Key Name: ForceSyncTypes
  • Example value:
<array>
  <string>favorites</string>
</array>

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ForceYouTubeRestrict

Force minimum YouTube Restricted Mode

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Enforces a minimum Restricted Mode on YouTube and prevents users from picking a less restricted mode.

Set to 'Strict' to enforce Strict Restricted Mode on YouTube.

Set to 'Moderate' 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' or don't configure this policy to not enforce Restricted Mode on YouTube. External policies such as YouTube policies might still enforce Restricted Mode.

Policy options mapping:

  • Off (0) = Do not enforce Restricted Mode on YouTube

  • Moderate (1) = Enforce at least Moderate Restricted Mode on YouTube

  • Strict (2) = Enforce Strict Restricted Mode for YouTube

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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:

  • On Windows since 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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GloballyScopeHTTPAuthCacheEnabled

Enable globally scoped HTTP auth cache

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 81 or later

Description

This policy configures a single global per profile cache with HTTP server authentication credentials.

If you disable or don't set this policy, the browser will use the default behavior of cross-site auth, which as of version 80, will be to scope HTTP server authentication credentials by top-level site. So, if two sites use resources from the same authenticating domain, credentials will need to be provided independently in the context of both sites. Cached proxy credentials will be reused across sites.

If you enable this policy HTTP auth credentials entered in the context of one site will automatically be used in the context of another site.

Enabling this policy leaves sites open to some types of cross-site attacks, and allows users to be tracked across sites even without cookies by adding entries to the HTTP auth cache using credentials embedded in URLs.

This policy is intended to give enterprises depending on the legacy behavior a chance to update their login procedures and will be removed in the future.

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: GloballyScopeHTTPAuthCacheEnabled
  • GP name: Enable globally scoped HTTP auth cache
  • 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: GloballyScopeHTTPAuthCacheEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

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

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GoToIntranetSiteForSingleWordEntryInAddressBar

Force direct intranet site navigation instead of searching on single word entries in the Address Bar

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 79 or later

Description

Setting the policy specifies a list of hostnames that bypass preloaded HSTS upgrades from http to https.

Only single-label hostnames are allowed in this policy, and this policy only applies to static HSTS-preloaded entries (for example, "app", "new", "search", "play"). This policy does not prevent HSTS upgrades for servers that have dynamically requested HSTS upgrades using a Strict-Transport-Security response header.

Supplied 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 single-label hostnames specified, not to subdomains of those names.

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\1 = "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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 77 or later

Description

Specifies whether 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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HeadlessModeEnabled

Control use of the Headless Mode

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 92 or later

Description

This policy setting lets you decide whether users can launch Microsoft Edge in headless mode.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge allows use of the headless mode.

If you disable this policy, Microsoft Edge denies use of the headless mode.

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: HeadlessModeEnabled
  • GP name: Control use of the Headless 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: HeadlessModeEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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HideFirstRunExperience

Hide the First-run experience and splash screen

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 80 or later

Description

If you enable this policy, the First-run experience and the splash screen will not be shown to users when they run Microsoft Edge for the first time.

For the configuration options shown in the First Run Experience, the browser will default to the following:

-On the New Tab Page, the feed type will be set to MSN News and the layout to Inspirational.

-The user will still be automatically signed into Microsoft Edge if the Windows account is of Azure AD or MSA type.

-Sync will not be enabled by default and users will be prompted to choose whether they'd like to sync on browser startup. You can use the ForceSync or the SyncDisabled policy to configure sync and the sync consent prompt.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, the First-run experience and the Splash screen will be shown.

Note: The specific configuration options shown to the user in the First Run Experience, can also be managed by using other specific policies. You can use the HideFirstRunExperience policy in combination with these policies to configure a specific browser experience on your managed devices. Some of these other policies are:

-AutoImportAtFirstRun

-NewTabPageLocation

-NewTabPageSetFeedType

-ForceSync

-SyncDisabled

-BrowserSignin

-NonRemovableProfileEnabled

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: HideFirstRunExperience
  • GP name: Hide the First-run experience and splash screen
  • 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: HideFirstRunExperience
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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HideInternetExplorerRedirectUXForIncompatibleSitesEnabled

Hide the one-time redirection dialog and the banner on Microsoft Edge

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 87 or later

Description

This policy gives an option to disable one-time redirection dialog and the banner. When this policy is enabled, users will not see both the one-time dialog and the banner. Users will continue to be redirected to Microsoft Edge when they encounter an incompatible website on Internet Explorer, but their browsing data will not be imported.

  • If you enable this policy the one-time redirection dialog and banner will never be shown to users. Users' browsing data will not be imported when a redirection happens.

  • If you disable or don't set this policy, the redirection dialog will be shown on the first redirection and the persistent redirection banner will be shown to users on sessions that begin with a redirection. Users' browsing data will be imported every time user encounters such redirection (ONLY IF user consents to it on the one-time dialog).

    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: HideInternetExplorerRedirectUXForIncompatibleSitesEnabled
    • GP name: Hide the one-time redirection dialog and the banner on 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: HideInternetExplorerRedirectUXForIncompatibleSitesEnabled
    • Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Example value:
0x00000001

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HideRestoreDialogEnabled

Hide restore pages dialog after browser crash

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 100 or later

Description

This policy gives an option to hide the "Restore pages" dialog after Microsoft Edge has crashed. The "Restore pages" dialog gives users the option to restore the pages that were previously open before Microsoft Edge crashed.

If you enable this policy, the "Restore pages" dialog will not be shown. In the event of a crash, Microsoft Edge will not restore previous tabs and will start the session with a new tab page.

If you disable or don't set this policy, the "Restore pages" dialog will be shown.

If you set this policy, do not set the ClearBrowsingDataOnExit or SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled policy since that prevents history from being saved which also disables the 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: HideRestoreDialogEnabled
  • GP name: Hide restore pages dialog after browser crash
  • 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: HideRestoreDialogEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

Mac information and settings

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

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HubsSidebarEnabled

Show Hubs Sidebar

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 99 or later

Description

Sidebar is a launcher bar on the right side of Microsoft Edge's screen.

If you enable or don't configure this policy, the Sidebar will be shown. If you disable this policy, the Sidebar will never be shown.

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: HubsSidebarEnabled
  • GP name: Show Hubs Sidebar
  • 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: HubsSidebarEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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ImportAutofillFormData

Allow importing of autofill form data

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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) and Mozilla Firefox (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: 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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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ImportCookies

Allow importing of Cookies

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 81 or later

Description

Allows users to import Cookies from another browser into Microsoft Edge.

If you disable this policy, Cookies aren't imported on first run.

If you don't configure this policy, Cookies are imported on first run.

You can also set this policy as a recommendation. This means that Microsoft Edge imports Cookies on first run.

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: ImportCookies
  • GP name: Allow importing of 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: ImportCookies
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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ImportExtensions

Allow importing of extensions

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 81 or later

Description

Allows users to import extensions from another browser into Microsoft Edge.

If you enable this policy, the Extensions check box is automatically selected in the Import browser data dialog box.

If you disable this policy, extensions aren't imported at first run, and users can't import them manually.

If you don't configure this policy, extensions 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 extensions on first run, but users can select or clear the extensions 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: ImportExtensions
  • GP name: Allow importing of extensions
  • 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: ImportExtensions
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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ImportFavorites

Allow importing of favorites

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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), Mozilla Firefox (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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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), Mozilla Firefox (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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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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ImportOnEachLaunch

Allow import of data from other browsers on each Microsoft Edge launch

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 104 or later

Description

If you enable this policy, users will see a prompt to import their browsing data from other browsers on each Microsoft Edge launch.

If you disable this policy, users will never see a prompt to import their browsing data from other browsers on each Microsoft Edge launch.

If the policy is left unconfigured, users can activate this feature from a Microsoft Edge prompt or from the Settings page.

Note: A similar policy named AutoImportAtFirstRun exists. This policy should be used if you want to import supported data from other browsers only once while setting up your device.

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: ImportOnEachLaunch
  • GP name: Allow import of data from other browsers on each Microsoft Edge launch
  • 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: ImportOnEachLaunch
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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ImportOpenTabs

Allow importing of open tabs

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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), Google Chrome (on Windows 7, 8, and 10 and on macOS), and Mozilla Firefox (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:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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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ImportShortcuts

Allow importing of shortcuts

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 81 or later

Description

Allows users to import Shortcuts from another browser into Microsoft Edge.

If you disable this policy, Shortcuts aren't imported on first run.

If you don't configure this policy, Shortcuts are imported on first run.

You can also set this policy as a recommendation. This means that Microsoft Edge imports Shortcuts on first run.

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: ImportShortcuts
  • GP name: Allow importing of shortcuts
  • 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: ImportShortcuts
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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ImportStartupPageSettings

Allow importing of startup page settings

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 91 or later

Description

Allows users to import Startup settings from another browser into Microsoft Edge.

If you enable this policy, the Startup settings are always imported.

If you disable this policy, startup settings are not imported at first run or at manual import.

If you don't configure this policy, startup settings are imported at first run, and users can choose whether to import this data manually by selecting browser settings option during later browsing sessions.

You can set this policy as a recommendation. This means that Microsoft Edge will import startup settings on first run, but users can select or clear browser settings option during manual import.

Note: This policy currently manages importing from Microsoft Edge Legacy and Google Chrome (on Windows 7, 8, and 10) 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: ImportStartupPageSettings
  • GP name: Allow importing of startup page 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: ImportStartupPageSettings
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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InAppSupportEnabled

In-app support Enabled

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 98 or later

Description

Microsoft Edge uses the in-app support feature (enabled by default) to allow users to contact our support agents directly from the browser. Also, by default, users can't disable (turn off) the in-app support feature.

If you enable this policy or don't configure it, users can invoke in-app support.

If you disable this policy, users can't invoke in-app support.

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: InAppSupportEnabled
  • GP name: In-app support 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: InAppSupportEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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InPrivateModeAvailability

Configure InPrivate mode availability

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 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', users can open pages in InPrivate mode.

Set this policy to 'Disabled' to stop users from using InPrivate mode.

Set this policy to 'Forced' to always use InPrivate mode.

Policy options mapping:

  • Enabled (0) = InPrivate mode available

  • Disabled (1) = InPrivate mode disabled

  • Forced (2) = InPrivate mode forced

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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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InsecureFormsWarningsEnabled

Enable warnings for insecure forms

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 86 or later

Description

This policy controls the handling of insecure forms (forms submitted over HTTP) embedded in secure (HTTPS) sites in the browser. If you enable this policy or don't set it, a full page warning will be shown when an insecure form is submitted. Additionally, a warning bubble will be shown next to the form fields when they are focused, and autofill will be disabled for those forms. If you disable this policy, warnings will not be shown for insecure forms, and autofill will work normally.

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: InsecureFormsWarningsEnabled
  • GP name: Enable warnings for insecure forms
  • 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: InsecureFormsWarningsEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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IntensiveWakeUpThrottlingEnabled

Control the IntensiveWakeUpThrottling feature

Supported versions:

  • On Windows and macOS since 85 or later

Description

When enabled the IntensiveWakeUpThrottling feature causes Javascript timers in background tabs to be aggressively throttled and coalesced, running no more than once per minute after a page has been backgrounded for 5 minutes or more.

This is a web standards compliant feature, but it may break functionality on some websites by causing certain actions to be delayed by up to a minute. However, it results in significant CPU and battery savings when enabled. See https://bit.ly/30b1XR4 for more details.

If you enable this policy, the feature will be force enabled, and users will not be able to override this setting. If you disable this policy, the feature will be force disabled, and users will not be able to override this setting. If you don't configure this policy, the feature will be controlled by its own internal logic. Users can manually configure this setting.

Note that the policy is applied per renderer process, with the most recent value of the policy setting in force when a renderer process starts. A full restart is required to ensure that all the loaded tabs receive a consistent policy setting. It is harmless for processes to be running with different values of 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: IntensiveWakeUpThrottlingEnabled
  • GP name: Control the IntensiveWakeUpThrottling 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: IntensiveWakeUpThrottlingEnabled
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

Mac information and settings

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

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InternetExplorerIntegrationAlwaysUseOSCapture

Always use the OS capture engine to avoid issues with capturing Internet Explorer mode tabs

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 106 or later

Description

Configure this policy to control whether Microsoft Edge will use the "OS capture engine" or the "Browser capture engine" when capturing browser windows in the same process using the screen-share APIs.

You should configure this policy if you want to capture the contents of Internet Explorer mode tabs. However, enabling this policy may negatively impact performance when capturing browser windows in the same process.

This policy only affects window capture, not tab capture. The contents of Internet Explorer mode tabs will not be captured when you choose to capture only a single tab, even if you configure this policy.

If you enable this policy, Microsoft Edge will always use the OS capture engine for window capture. Internet Explorer mode tabs will have their contents captured.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge will use the Browser capture engine for browser windows in the same process. Internet Explorer mode tabs in these windows will not have their contents captured.

To learn more about Internet Explorer mode, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2174004

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: InternetExplorerIntegrationAlwaysUseOSCapture
  • GP name: Always use the OS capture engine to avoid issues with capturing Internet Explorer mode 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: InternetExplorerIntegrationAlwaysUseOSCapture
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000000

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InternetExplorerIntegrationAlwaysWaitForUnload

Wait for Internet Explorer mode tabs to completely unload before ending the browser session

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 105 or later

Description

This policy causes Microsoft Edge to continue running until all Internet Explorer tabs have completely finished unloading. This allows Internet Explorer plugins like ActiveX controls to perform additional critical work even after the browser has been closed. However, this can cause stability and performance issues, and Microsoft Edge processes may remain active in the background with no visible windows if the webpage or plugin prevents Internet Explorer from unloading. This policy should only be used if your organization depends on a plugin that requires this behavior.

If you enable this policy, Microsoft Edge will always wait for Internet Explorer mode tabs to fully unload before ending the browser session.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge will not always wait for Internet Explorer mode tabs to fully unload before ending the browser session.

To learn more about Internet Explorer mode, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2174004

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: InternetExplorerIntegrationAlwaysWaitForUnload
  • GP name: Wait for Internet Explorer mode tabs to completely unload before ending the browser session
  • 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: InternetExplorerIntegrationAlwaysWaitForUnload
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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InternetExplorerIntegrationCloudNeutralSitesReporting

Configure reporting of potentially misconfigured neutral site URLs to the M365 Admin Center Site Lists app

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 99 or later

Description

This setting lets you enable reporting of sites that might need to be configured as a neutral site on the Enterprise Mode Site List. The user must be signed into Microsoft Edge with a valid work or school account for reports to be sent, and the user's account tenant must match the tenant specified by the policy.

If you configure this policy, Microsoft Edge will send a report to the M365 Admin Center Site Lists app when a navigation appears stuck redirecting back and forth between the Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer engines several times. This usually indicates that redirection to an authentication server is switching engines, which repeatedly fails in a loop. The report will show the URL of the site that is the redirect target, minus any query string or fragment. The user's identity isn't reported.

For this reporting to work correctly, you must have successfully visited the Microsoft Edge Site Lists app in the M365 Admin Center at least once. This activates a per-tenant storage account used to store these reports. Microsoft Edge will still attempt to send reports if this step hasn't been completed. However, the reports will not be stored in the Site Lists app.

When enabling this policy, you must specify your O365 tenant ID. To learn more about finding your O365 tenant ID, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2185668

If you disable or don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge will never send reports about potentially misconfigured neutral sites to the Site Lists app.

To learn more about Internet Explorer mode, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2165707

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: InternetExplorerIntegrationCloudNeutralSitesReporting
  • GP name: Configure reporting of potentially misconfigured neutral site URLs to the M365 Admin Center Site Lists app
  • 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: InternetExplorerIntegrationCloudNeutralSitesReporting
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"aba95e58-070f-4784-8dcd-e5fd46c2c6d6"

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InternetExplorerIntegrationCloudSiteList

Configure the Enterprise Mode Cloud Site List

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 93 or later

Description

The Microsoft Edge Site Lists setting in the M365 Admin Center allows you to host your site list(s) in a compliant cloud location and manage the contents of your site list(s) through the built-in experience. This setting allows you to specify which site list within the M365 Admin Center to deploy to your users. The user must be signed into Microsoft Edge with a valid work or school account. Otherwise, Microsoft Edge will not download the site list from the cloud location.

This setting is applicable only when the InternetExplorerIntegrationLevel setting is configured.

If you configure this policy, Microsoft Edge will use the specified site list. When enabled, you can enter the identifier of the site list that you created and published to the cloud in M365 Admin Center.

This setting takes precedence over Microsoft Edge's InternetExplorerIntegrationSiteList policy as well as Internet Explorer's site list setting (Use the Enterprise mode IE website list). If you disable or don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge will use the InternetExplorerIntegrationSiteList policy instead.

To learn more about Internet Explorer mode, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2165707

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: InternetExplorerIntegrationCloudSiteList
  • GP name: Configure the Enterprise Mode Cloud 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: InternetExplorerIntegrationCloudSiteList
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"aba95e58-070f-4784-8dcd-e5fd46c2c6d6"

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InternetExplorerIntegrationCloudUserSitesReporting

Configure reporting of IE Mode user list entries to the M365 Admin Center Site Lists app

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 99 or later

Description

This setting lets you enable reporting of sites that Microsoft Edge users add to their local IE Mode site list. The user must be signed into Microsoft Edge with a valid work or school account for reports to be sent, and the user's account tenant must match the tenant specified by the policy.

If you configure this policy, Microsoft Edge will send a report to the M365 Admin Center Site Lists app when a user adds a site to their local IE mode site list. The report will show the URL of the site the user added, minus any query string or fragment. The user's identity isn't reported.

For this reporting to work correctly, you must have successfully visited the Microsoft Edge Site Lists app in the M365 Admin Center at least once. This activates a per-tenant storage account used to store these reports. Microsoft Edge will still attempt to send reports if this step hasn't been completed. However, the reports will not be stored in the Site Lists app.

When enabling this policy, you must specify your O365 tenant ID. To learn more about finding your O365 tenant ID, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2185668

If you disable or don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge will never send reports about URLs added to a user's local site list to the Site Lists app.

To learn more about Internet Explorer mode, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2165707

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: InternetExplorerIntegrationCloudUserSitesReporting
  • GP name: Configure reporting of IE Mode user list entries to the M365 Admin Center Site Lists app
  • 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: InternetExplorerIntegrationCloudUserSitesReporting
  • Value Type: REG_SZ
Example value:
"aba95e58-070f-4784-8dcd-e5fd46c2c6d6"

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InternetExplorerIntegrationComplexNavDataTypes

Configure whether form data and HTTP headers will be sent when entering or exiting Internet Explorer mode

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 96 or later

Description

Starting with Microsoft Edge version 96, navigations that switch between Internet Explorer mode and Microsoft Edge will include form data.

If you enable this policy, you can specify which data types should be included in navigations between Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer mode.

If you disable or don't configure this policy, Microsoft Edge will use the new behavior of including form data in navigations that change modes.

To learn more, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2174004

Policy options mapping:

  • IncludeNone (0) = Do not send form data or headers

  • IncludeFormDataOnly (1) = Send form data only

  • IncludeHeadersOnly (2) = Send additional headers only

  • IncludeFormDataAndHeaders (3) = Send form data and additional headers

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: InternetExplorerIntegrationComplexNavDataTypes
  • GP name: Configure whether form data and HTTP headers will be sent when entering or exiting Internet Explorer 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: InternetExplorerIntegrationComplexNavDataTypes
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000003

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InternetExplorerIntegrationEnhancedHangDetection

Configure enhanced hang detection for Internet Explorer mode

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 84 or later

Description

Enhanced hang detection is a more granular approach to detecting hung webpages in Internet Explorer mode than what standalone Internet Explorer uses. When a hung webpage is detected, the browser will apply a mitigation to prevent the rest of the browser from hanging.

This setting allows you to configure the use of enhanced hang detection in case you run into incompatible issues with any of your websites. We recommend disabling this policy only if you see notifications such as "(website) is not responding" in Internet Explorer mode but not in standalone Internet Explorer.

This setting works in conjunction with: InternetExplorerIntegrationLevel is set to 'IEMode' and InternetExplorerIntegrationSiteList policy where the list has at least one entry.

If you set this policy to 'Enabled' or don't configure it, websites running in Internet Explorer mode will use enhanced hang detection.

If you set this policy to 'Disabled', enhanced hang detection is disabled, and users will get the basic Internet Explorer hang detection behavior.

To learn more about Internet Explorer mode, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2094210

Policy options mapping:

  • Disabled (0) = Enhanced hang detection disabled

  • Enabled (1) = Enhanced hang detection enabled

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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: InternetExplorerIntegrationEnhancedHangDetection
  • GP name: Configure enhanced hang detection for Internet Explorer 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: InternetExplorerIntegrationEnhancedHangDetection
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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InternetExplorerIntegrationLevel

Configure Internet Explorer integration

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 77 or later

Description

For guidance about configuring the optimal experience for Internet Explorer mode see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2094210

Policy options mapping:

  • None (0) = None

  • IEMode (1) = Internet Explorer mode

  • NeedIE (2) = Internet Explorer 11

Use the preceding information when configuring this policy.

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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InternetExplorerIntegrationLocalFileAllowed

Allow launching of local files in Internet Explorer mode

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 88 or later

Description

This policy controls the availability of the --ie-mode-file-url command line argument which is used to launch Microsoft Edge with a local file specified on the command line into Internet Explorer mode.

This setting works in conjunction with: InternetExplorerIntegrationLevel is set to 'IEMode'.

If you set this policy to True, or don't configure it, the user is allowed to use the --ie-mode-file-url command line argument for launching local files in Internet Explorer mode.

If you set this policy to false, the user isn't allowed to use the --ie-mode-file-url command line argument for launching local files in Internet Explorer mode.

To learn more about Internet Explorer mode, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2094210

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: InternetExplorerIntegrationLocalFileAllowed
  • GP name: Allow launching of local files in Internet Explorer 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: InternetExplorerIntegrationLocalFileAllowed
  • Value Type: REG_DWORD
Example value:
0x00000001

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InternetExplorerIntegrationLocalFileExtensionAllowList

Open local files in Internet Explorer mode file extension allow list

Supported versions:

  • On Windows since 88 or later

Description

This policy limits which file:// URLs are allowed to be launched into Internet Explorer mode based on file extension.

This setting works in conjunction with: InternetExplorerIntegrationLevel is set to 'IEMode'.

When a file:// URL is requested to launch in Internet Explorer mode, the file extension of the URL must be present in this list in order for the URL to be allowed to launch in Internet Explorer mode. A URL w