(L2) Ensure 'Allow a Windows app to share application data between users' is set to 'Disabled'


Manages a Windows app's ability to share data between users who have installed the app. Data is shared through the SharedLocal folder. This folder is available through the Windows.Storage API.

The recommended state for this setting is: Disabled

Users of a system could accidentally share sensitive data with other users on the same system.


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

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\App Package Deployment\Allow a Windows app to share application data between users

Note: This Group Policy path may not exist by default. It is provided by the Group Policy template AppxPackageManager.admx/adml that is included with the Microsoft Windows 10 RTM (Release 1507) Administrative Templates (or newer).


None - this is the default behavior.

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References: 800-53|AC-3, CSCv7|14.6

Plugin: Windows

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