DTOO131 - Trust Bar Notifications for unsigned application add-ins must be blocked.


This policy setting controls whether the specified Office application notifies users when unsigned application add-ins are loaded or silently disable such add-ins without notification. This policy setting only applies if you enable the 'Require that application add-ins are signed by Trusted Publisher' policy setting, which prevents users from changing this policy setting. If you enable this policy setting, applications automatically disable unsigned add-ins without informing users. If you disable this policy setting, if this application is configured to require that all add-ins be signed by a trusted publisher, any unsigned add-ins the application loads will be disabled and the application will display the Trust Bar at the top of the active window. The Trust Bar contains a message that informs users about the unsigned add-in. If you do not configure this policy setting, the disable behavior applies, and in addition, users can configure this requirement themselves in the 'Add-ins' category of the Trust Center for the application.


Set the policy value for User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Microsoft Word 2016 -> Word Options -> Security -> Trust Center 'Disable Trust Bar Notification for unsigned application add-ins and block them' to 'Enabled'.

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References: 800-53|CM-5(3), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001749, Rule-ID|SV-85687r1_rule, STIG-ID|DTOO131, Vuln-ID|V-71063

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: ddd0cab564c5acdadd41c5277dfca1535cadc31e1a371f10a9aafa7bcfe38d4d