1.1.17 Ensure 'Allow suggestions from local providers' is set to 'Disabled'

Information

This policy setting determines whether suggestions from providers on a local device are able to be utilized for Microsoft Edge.

Note: Some features may not be available if a policy to disable this feature has been applied. For example, Browsing History suggestions will not be available if the SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled setting is enabled.

The recommended state for this setting is: Disabled

Rationale:

Data should not be shared with 3rd party vendors in an enterprise managed environment. Allowing this could unintentionally share data with local providers that are not managed by the organization.

Impact:

Some features may not be available to users such as browsing and search suggestions that would be based on the collected data.

Solution

To establish the recommended configuration via GP, set the following UI path to Disabled:

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Edge\Allow suggestions from local providers

Note: This Group Policy path may not exist by default. It is provided by the Group Policy template MSEdge.admx/adml that can be downloaded from Microsoft here.

Default Value:

Not Configured - Suggestions from local providers are allowed but the user can change the setting using the settings toggle.

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/3907

Item Details

Category: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

References: 800-53|CM-6, CSCv7|5.1

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 4e244f5fc7212d2f48bc7978bcd5a1b9ee4ca559e5bb5d89c2411b38dfd05931