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Data Synchronization must be disabled.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-235727 EDGE-00-000010 SV-235727r766843_rule Low
Description
Disables data synchronization in Microsoft Edge. This policy also prevents the sync consent prompt from appearing. If this policy is not set or applied as recommended, users will be able to turn sync on or off. If this policy is applied as mandatory, users will not be able to turn on sync.
STIG Date
Microsoft Edge Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17

Details

Check Text ( C-38946r766841_chk )
The policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Disable synchronization of data using Microsoft sync services" must be set to "Enabled".

Use the Windows Registry Editor to navigate to the following key:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge

If the value for "SyncDisabled" is not set to "REG_DWORD = 1", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-38909r766842_fix)
Set the policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Disable synchronization of data using Microsoft sync services" to "Enabled".