Trusted sites are those in which you have confidence that they will not cause any harm to your computer or internet data. Once you’ve added trusted sites to Google Chrome, you’ll be able to access them even if the site’s trust rating is low. Trusted sites, on the other hand, should be on a secure connection and use the HTTPS protocol. This article will go over how to add and remove trusted sites from Google Chrome.
Google Chrome may prevent you from accessing certain websites due to security concerns. This could be due to a site having questionable credentials, the site being flagged as malicious by some users, or it could simply be a Google oversight. If you are confident that a website is safe and will not perform any unwanted actions, you can add it to Google Chromer’s trusted sites list. Read the entire article if you want to learn how to add a website to the trusted site list.
How to Add Trusted Sites in Google Chrome With GPO
Managing website safety settings in Chrome with a Group Policy is slightly more difficult than without a domain controller. Instead of Chrome, you’ll need to use your GPO to configure the settings. Follow the steps below to mark a website as trusted:
- Navigate to the Google Chrome GPO folder on your computer.
- Navigate to Policies for HTTP Authentication in the Administration Templates section.
- Select the Authentication Server Whitelist option and double-click it.
- Check the box next to Enabled.
- Fill in the text input box under the Authentication server whitelist with the website address.
- Click OK to confirm.
Why does a website appear in Chrome to be insecure?
A red warning sign or an information icon next to a website’s address indicates that the information shared is not private. Chrome frequently flags websites with the prefix HTTP:// as unsafe. HTTP is an abbreviation for hypertext transfer protocol. In contrast, HTTPS is a secure hypertext transfer protocol.
Some websites have two versions, which means you can change the URL from HTTP:// to HTTPS://. Chrome will then mark the site as safe. Don’t share your payment information or other sensitive information via HTTP websites.
Be Wary of Changing Security Settings
Hopefully, with the assistance of our guide, you will be able to easily manage site security settings in Google Chrome. However, keep in mind that Chrome frequently has a valid reason to flag a website as insecure. Don’t share personal information on websites that don’t use encryption. If you frequently visit a website that uses HTTP, consider asking them to switch to the HTTPS version to reduce risks, or use a browser setting or extension that automatically encrypts HTTP traffic.