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The user data location must be set


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-35787 DTBC-0033 SV-47074r1_rule ECSC-1 Medium
"Configures the directory that Google Chrome will use for storing user data. If you set this policy, Google Chrome will use the provided directory regardless whether the user has specified the '--user-data-dir' flag or not. If this policy is left not set the default profile path will be used and the user will be able to override it with the '--user-data-dir' command line flag." - Google Chrome Administrators Policy List
Google Chrome v23 Windows STIG 2013-01-11


Check Text ( C-44133r1_chk )
Universal method(Requires Chrome Browser v15 or later):
1. In the omnibox(address bar) type chrome://policy
2. If the policy "UserDataDir" is not shown or is not set to "${roaming_app_data}\Chrome\Data", then this is a finding.

Start regedit
Navigate to HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\UserDataDir
If this key does not exist or is not set to "${roaming_app_data}\Chrome\Data" this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-40335r1_fix)
Valid for Chrome Browser version 11 or later.
Windows Registry:
Registry Path: HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\
Value Name: UserDataDir
Value Type: String (REG_SZ)
Value Data: "${roaming_app_data}\Chrome\Data"

Windows group policy:
Policy Path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Google\Google Chrome\
Policy Name: "Set user data directory"
Policy State: Enabled
Policy Value: "${roaming_app_data}\Chrome\Data"