10.1 (L1) Ensure 'Show full website address' is 'Enabled'


This setting controls how the URL is displayed. With it enabled, the full path will be shown. With it disabled, only the high-level domain will be displayed.


By displaying the full URL, the user is better informed as to where they are browsing on a given site and may even see sensitive parameters that are being passed via URL.


Follow the below steps to set Show full website address to Enabled:

1. Click Safari.
2. Click Preferences.
3. Click Advanced.
4. Check Show full website address checkbox.

To configure the plist follow the below steps:

1. Open the com.apple.Safari.plist.
2. Find the token <key>ShowFullURLInSmartSearchField</key>
3. Ensure this token is immediately followed by <true/>

Default Value:
Disabled. (Shortens URL)

See Also


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References: 800-53|CM-6b., CSCv6|7

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