EDGE-00-000056 - Suggestions of similar web pages in the event of a navigation error must be disabled.

Information

This setting allows Microsoft Edge to issue a connection to a web service to generate URL and search suggestions for connectivity issues such as DNS errors.

If this policy is enabled, a web service is used to generate URL and search suggestions for network errors.

If this policy is disabled, no calls to the web service are made and a standard error page is shown.

If this policy is not configured, Microsoft Edge respects the user preference that is set under Services at edge://settings/privacy. Specifically, there is a 'Suggest similar pages when a webpage can't be found' toggle, which the user can switch on or off.

Note that if this policy has been enabled (AlternateErrorPagesEnabled), the 'Suggest similar pages when a webpage can't be found setting' is turned on, but the user cannot change the setting by using the toggle.

If this policy is disabled, the 'Suggest similar pages when a webpage can't be found' setting is turned off, and the user cannot change the setting by using the toggle.

Solution

Set the policy value for 'Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Suggest similar pages when a webpage can't be found' to 'Disabled'.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_MS_Edge_V1R4_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION

References: 800-53|IA-2(3), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000767, Rule-ID|SV-235768r766877_rule, STIG-ID|EDGE-00-000056, Vuln-ID|V-235768

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 9999d07d20dad52a17ba41aa7986d893e32466ae73a2e5186f64f83b05a5b03d