Edge Kiosk mode wiping local storage?

Tobias 5 Reputation points
2023-03-08T15:16:23.5833333+00:00

We have a webpage that is displayed in kiosk-mode in Microsoft Edge. When the page is loaded a few fields needs to be populated with information so that data is shown from the correct location. When this was done in the same way in IE it worked without issues, the fields were populated once and then they were saved even after reboots of the machine (the webpage loaded the correct data). Now when using Edge for this instead the browser forgets the data that was entered from last session and it has to be re-entered everytime the machine or browser restarts. I'm assuming it's because Edge Kiosk mode is wiping the local storage when it closes.

Is there any way of preventing this from happening?

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  1. Yu Zhou-MSFT 12,951 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-03-09T06:04:26.5533333+00:00

    Hi @Tobias

    Edge kiosk mode running in InPrivate session, that's why it's wiping the local storage. You can refer to this doc:

    Both experiences are running a Microsoft Edge InPrivate session, which protects user data.

    But the doc also says:

    Microsoft Edge can be run with multi-app assigned access on Windows 10, which is the equivalent of Microsoft Edge Legacy "Normal browsing" kiosk mode type.

    Referring to this similar thread and this doc:

    User's image

    You can configure Edge to be the only app in a multi-app kiosk configuration and select "Normal browsing" mode to work around the issue.


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