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Importing of open tabs must be disabled.


Overview

Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-235736 EDGE-00-000019 SV-235736r626523_rule Medium
Description
Allows users to import open and pinned tabs from another browser into Microsoft Edge. If this policy is enabled, the Open tabs check box is automatically selected in the Import browser data dialog box. If this policy is disabled, open tabs are not imported at first run, and users cannot import them manually. If this policy is not configured, open tabs are imported at first run, and users can choose whether to import them manually during later browsing sessions.
STIG Date
Microsoft Edge Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17

Details

Check Text ( C-38955r626404_chk )
The policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Allow importing of open tabs" must be set to "disabled".

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

If the value for "ImportOpenTabs" is not set to "REG_DWORD = 0", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-38918r626405_fix)
Set the policy value for "Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Edge/Allow importing of open tabs" to "disabled".