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Browser history must be saved


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-35793 DTBC-0039 SV-47080r1_rule ECSC-1 Medium
"Disables saving browser history in Google Chrome and prevents users from changing this setting. If this setting is enabled, browsing history is not saved. If this setting is disabled or not set, browsing history is saved." - Google Chrome Administrators Policy List
Google Chrome v23 Windows STIG 2013-01-11


Check Text ( C-44139r1_chk )
Universal method (Requires Chrome Browser v15 or later):
1. In the omnibox (address bar) type chrome://policy
2. If the policy "SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled" is not shown or is not set to false, then this is a finding.

1. Start regedit
2. Navigate to HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\
3. If the SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled value name does not exist or its value data is not set to 0, then this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-40341r1_fix)
Valid for Chrome Browser version 8 or later.

Windows registry:
Key Path: HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\
Value Name: SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled
Value Type: Boolean (REG_DWORD)
Value Data: 0

Windows group policy:
Policy Path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Google\Google Chrome\
Policy Name: Disable saving browser history
Policy State: Disabled
Policy Value: N/A