DTBC-0008 - The default search provider URL must be set to perform encrypted searches.


Specifies the URL of the search engine used when doing a default search. The URL should contain the string '{searchTerms}', which will be replaced at query time by the terms the user is searching for. This option must be set when the 'DefaultSearchProviderEnabled' policy is enabled and will only be respected if this is the case. When doing internet searches it is important to use an encrypted connection via https.


If the system is on the SIPRNet, this requirement is NA.

Windows group policy:
1. Open the group policy editor tool with gpedit.msc.
2. Navigate to Policy Path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Google\Google Chrome\Default search provider\.
- Policy Name: Default search provider search URL
- Policy State: Enabled
- Policy Value: Must be set to an organization-approved encrypted search string
(ex. https://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms} or https://www.bing.com/search?q={searchTerms} )

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Item Details


References: 800-53|CM-7a., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000381, Rule-ID|SV-221565r754421_rule, STIG-ID|DTBC-0008, STIG-Legacy|SV-57569, STIG-Legacy|V-44735, Vuln-ID|V-221565

Plugin: Windows

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