GPOs for MS Edge Site Permissions?

GCox 1 Reputation point
2022-11-10T16:53:33.43+00:00

For MS Edge, are there Group Policy settings that directly control site permissions? We are trying to control clipboard access for specific sites; while this is individually available to the users, we cannot preset (make it default) for specific sites. To offer more detail, the population of users are in a citrix environment and we have access to the internet tightly controlled through a proxy. But we need to control MS Edge for in-house application performance. Setting site permissions through GPO would make things FAR easier. Thanks in advance. -g

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  1. ShiJieLi-MSFT 8,731 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2022-11-11T05:24:02.1+00:00

    Hi @GCox ,
    Unfortunately, there is no such Group Policy to control Clipboard permission. It can only be configured in Edge settings currently, and there seems to be no alternative to such a policy according to my investigation. I'm afraid that you have to add the sites manually. If you would like to have a related policy in the future, I suggest sending feedback to the Dev Team by pressing Alt+Shift+I.

    UPDATE: Since Edge 109.0.1518.49, new policies have been introduced to control clipboard permission (per site). Please check the following 3 policies:

    1. ClipboardAllowedForUrls
    2. ClipboardBlockedForUrls
    3. DefaultClipboardSetting

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  2. GCox 1 Reputation point
    2022-11-18T19:25:55.1+00:00

    Thank you for taking the time to look into this. Settings like pop-up, notifications, and copy-cut-paste are grouped/controlled in the same place for users to change themselves in the Edge browser. And I find that there are GPO settings for notifications and popups listed under "Content Settings" which makes sense but strange that some settings aren't found there.

    So, how about registry settings? Can copy-paste functionality (by site) be controlled through a registry setting?

    Thanks!