Edge Chromium Introduces Insecure Content Blocking Feature

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How to Allow or Block Insecure Content in Microsoft Edge Chromium

Microsoft Edge Chromium has received a new feature. A new site's permission can be enabled to block mixed (typically insecure HTTP) content on a web site you browse. The feature can also be globally enabled for all web sites in Settings.

Starting in Canary build 80.0.340.0, there is a new flag that enables the "Insecure content" site permission option in Settings. When enabled, it makes it sure that only secure HTTPS content is allowed on web sites you browse. This can be individually changed per a web site, or configured globally for all web sites.

First of all, the new option should be unblocked with a flag. The procedure is described below.

Note: Microsoft is using Controlled Feature Roll-outs (CFR). Quite possible that the option is already available in your browser out of the box. If so, you can omit the steps below and go directly to the feature configuration part of this post.

Add Insecure Content Permission Option

  1. Update your Edge Chromium to the latest Canary build. See the version list below.
  2. Type edge://flags/#mixed-content-setting in the address bar and hit Enter.
  3. Enable the flag Blockable mixed content switch as site setting.
  4. Restart the browser.

Congrats, you just unblocked the option. Now, let's tweak it a little.

To Allow or Block Insecure Content in Microsoft Edge Chromium,

  1. Update your Microsoft Edge to the latest version (see below).
  2. Open the desired web site in Edge Chromium.
  3. Click on the site information (padlock) icon in the address bar.
  4. Click on Site permissions.
  5. In the list of permissions, find Insecure content and set it to Block to block mixed content (it is the default setting). Select Allow to unblock it and have page elements loaded via the plain HTTP.

You are done!

Also, you can maintain the list of blocked and white-listed web sites in Edge settings.

Manage Insecure Content Site Permission in Settings

  1. Open Edge settings from the menu.
  2. Go to in Settings > Site Permissions (or type edge://settings/content in the address bar).
  3. Click on the option Insecure content.
  4. On the next page, check out the list of web sites under the Block and Allow sections.

You are done!

Actual Microsoft Edge Versions

The actual pre-release versions of Edge Chromium at the moment of this writing are as follows:

I have covered many Edge tricks and features in the following post:

Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

Also, see the following updates.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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