Extensions through GPO

Hi, I already have the admx and adml templates installed on my gpo. I would like to control or prevent the install of vpn extensions on the firefox browser. Specificall… (xle nububuwo)

Hi,

I already have the admx and adml templates installed on my gpo. I would like to control or prevent the install of vpn extensions on the firefox browser.

Specifically I would like to prevent the install of all vpn extensions to the firefox browser for the users in my company. I would like them to download and install other extensions. How could I do this through modifying the json file in the extensions folder of the firefox template in my gpo.

Thanks in advance, Floyd,

Asked by fcastellino 1 ŋkeke si va yi

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ExtensionSettings does not show up as a GPO setting with the latest ADMX files

the settings ExtessionSettings does not show up to be able to modify even tho it is on the ADMX file (5.11)? Should I use the older Extensions policies? I want to install… (xle nububuwo)

the settings ExtessionSettings does not show up to be able to modify even tho it is on the ADMX file (5.11)? Should I use the older Extensions policies? I want to install and pin an extension from the store.

Asked by Christopher Roble 2 ŋkeke siwo va yi

Answered by Mike Kaply 1 ŋkeke si va yi

How to Get rid of "Firefox closed unexpectedly while starting" error window

Unattended software (kiosk) here. Sometimes (so rarely that I cannot reproduce in dev) the client sees this error screen: "Firefox closed unexpectedly while starting...… (xle nububuwo)

Unattended software (kiosk) here.

Sometimes (so rarely that I cannot reproduce in dev) the client sees this error screen: "Firefox closed unexpectedly while starting..." (see image in attachment)

Sometimes when rebooting the error goes away and Firefox starts normally.

Sometimes even when rebooting the system - this vertical error screen appears, and one solution is to reinstall Firefox, but I'd like not to (if not necessary) or at least programmatically detect the issue and perform the needed actions.

QUESTIONS: How to programmatically detect (bash i.e.) that this error window is present and get rid of it properly? Or, how to (for debugging) force that screen to appear (to force that broken state)?

PS: I'm running Firefox using:

nohup firefox -P ff_custom_profile -new-instance -private-window -kiosk "$url" > /dev/null 2>&1 &

Thank you for any assistance or insight

Asked by Roko C.B. 3 ŋkeke siwo va yi

Last reply by Roko C.B. 3 ŋkeke siwo va yi

Azure Virtual Desktop

Hello, We have a client using Azure Virtual Desktops. Most of the users prefer to use Firefox. We are having an issue that anytime we update Firefox and reimage the vi… (xle nububuwo)

Hello,

We have a client using Azure Virtual Desktops. Most of the users prefer to use Firefox. We are having an issue that anytime we update Firefox and reimage the virtual hosts. When the users login they get a new Firefox profile. We have to remote in and copy their old profile data to the new profile.

Is there a better way for us to handle Firefox and profiling in and Azure Virtual Desktop deployment?

Asked by jbrady6 1 kwasiɖa si va yi

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 kwasiɖa si va yi

Policy to set startpage not working on first start / Linux

Hello, I am using firefox 126.0 on linux mint 21.2 with an policy file in the directory "/usr/lib/firefox/distribution/policies.json". This is just working fine with one… (xle nububuwo)

Hello,

I am using firefox 126.0 on linux mint 21.2 with an policy file in the directory "/usr/lib/firefox/distribution/policies.json". This is just working fine with one little problem. When opening firefox the first time, it does not apply the policy to set the startpage to the url in the policy file. All other policies seem to be applied correctly. I figured out, that at the first start of firefox, no user profile (folder) "~/.mozilla/" exists. When i click the little "house" button on the the top besides the refresh buton, the correct startpage is shown. After the first start this folder is created and then the policies work fine even the startpage shows up directly. Can I somehow use a template profiles-folder for new users, so they have the correct firefox feeling at the first start or is there something missing in my policy file ? The policy file has rights set to "644 root:root" Image of the policy file is attached because I can't upload files other then images.

Thank you.

Asked by naumaj 1 kwasiɖa si va yi

Enforce use of extension

Hello, My company recently started using ActivTrak Monitoring software and I need some help configuring the setup for Apple computers. I'm trying to create a custom .mob… (xle nububuwo)

Hello,

My company recently started using ActivTrak Monitoring software and I need some help configuring the setup for Apple computers. I'm trying to create a custom .mobileconfig to automatically turn on the browser extension and then stop the end users from turning the add-on off. I can successfully install and lock the extension on once installed but need to manually activate the add-on first. What do I need to add to the plist to enable the extension automatically?

Thank you!

Asked by MiITsolutions 2 kwasiɖa siwo va yi

Enquiry On Force Update Firefox

Does anyone possess expertise in executing a forced update for Firefox within the user's profile directory located at "AppData\Local\Mozilla Firefox"? It would be advanta… (xle nububuwo)

Does anyone possess expertise in executing a forced update for Firefox within the user's profile directory located at "AppData\Local\Mozilla Firefox"? It would be advantageous to employ a PowerShell script for rectifying this issue. It appears that certain users are not frequently opening Firefox, thus impeding the automatic update process.

Asked by slimmonkey 3 kwasiɖa siwo va yi

Last reply by Mike Kaply 2 kwasiɖa siwo va yi

Group Policy Settings list with description

Hi, I would like to implement GPO settings for Firefox, and would like to review the list of the policies with description (explanation of what the policy is about and w… (xle nububuwo)

Hi, I would like to implement GPO settings for Firefox, and would like to review the list of the policies with description (explanation of what the policy is about and what happens if its enabled or disabled) on a table or excel format. Is there a site or page that will give me that list?

Asked by aurel_dimaculangan 1 ɣleti si va yi

Last reply by cor-el 1 ɣleti si va yi

Issue getting Firefox to launch for the first time, directly to a clicked link, without start page/default browser prompt

We are deploying Firefox installed via the v122 binary on Ubuntu 22.04.4 Server w/ubuntu-desktop-minimal --no-install-recommends (we need to have no-user-interaction inst… (xle nububuwo)

We are deploying Firefox installed via the v122 binary on Ubuntu 22.04.4 Server w/ubuntu-desktop-minimal --no-install-recommends (we need to have no-user-interaction install). We are using an Ansible playbook to copy over and unarchive the tarball, then create a firefox/distribution folder in the install directory and copying a profiles.json file to said folder, links the install directory to the /usr/bin/local directory, and setting firefox.desktop as the system default browser.

Using the instructions from: https://mozilla.github.io/policy-templates/

What we are hoping to accomplish is the user who has never launched Firefox will click on a link in an application, which will launch Firefox and go directly to the requested page. As it stands right now, the first time a user clicks the link, it launches firefox and shows a start page. The user must then close this window, and click the link again. This brings up a "Use Firefox as the default browser" prompt, which the user must accept, but then does not display the link. The third time the user clicks the link, the requested page pops up, and works from this time out.

We would like to have this be a one-click experience for the user. Looking at the options in about:config after getting firefox to launch, it appears firefox is not getting the options from the profiles.json file. Are we missing something about placement of this file? Missing some lines? Should we be using AutoConfig instead? Thank you for any assistance!

{

   "policies": {
       "Homepage": {
           "StartPage": "none"
       },
       "Preferences": {
           "browser.shell.checkDefaultBrowser": {
               "Value": false,
               "Status": "default",
               "Type": "boolean"
           },
           "browser.shell.skipDefaultBrowserCheckOnFirstRun": {
               "Value": true,
               "Status": "default",
               "Type": "boolean"
           },
           "browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone": {
               "Value": "ignore",
               "Status": "default",
               "Type": "string"
           }
       },
       "PopupBlocking": {
           "Default": false
       },
       "DontCheckDefaultBrowser": true,
       "OverrideFirstRunPage": "",
       "OverridePostUpdatePage": ""
   }

}

Asked by JuniorDevOps 1 ɣleti si va yi

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 ɣleti si va yi

Issue with Blocking Websites in Mozilla Firefox via Group Policy

We followed the links below to block internet access in Firefox browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAGYYX5hYb8 https://github.com/mozilla/policy-templates/release… (xle nububuwo)

We followed the links below to block internet access in Firefox browser:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAGYYX5hYb8 https://github.com/mozilla/policy-templates/releases

We downloaded the ADMX and ADML files. Using these files, we were able to locate Mozilla Firefox in Group Policy Management and successfully block all websites in the Firefox browser using the pattern :///*.

However, we encountered an issue with exceptions. We do not wish to block certain websites, including localhost. We attempted to use the "Exceptions to block websites" option, providing values such as ://msn.com/ to exclude specific sites. Unfortunately, this approach did not work as intended. For instance, msn.com is one of the websites we want to allow, among others and also localhost.

We require assistance with the following issue: "Exceptions to block websites" is not functioning properly within the group policy of Mozilla Firefox.

Asked by hitenj.trivedi 1 ɣleti si va yi

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 ɣleti si va yi

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How to Add preferences to Firefox through Windows Server Group Policy

Hi everyone. I have installed Firefox on all windows 10 workstations and I have also installed latest Firefox Group Policy ADMX on Server. I need to set some preferences … (xle nububuwo)

Hi everyone. I have installed Firefox on all windows 10 workstations and I have also installed latest Firefox Group Policy ADMX on Server. I need to set some preferences on all Workstations. The preferences that I want to set are the ones that can be found in about:config.

But the problem is that only some of these preferences exist in Group Policy by default and it says "deprecated". I know that I can add additional about:config preferences in a Group Policy object called "Preferences". But no matter how I enter the format or how I change the JASON file, no preference policy is applied to Firefox in workstations. By the way when I change "Preferences" gpo in group Policy the next Policy called "Preferences (JASON on one file)" does also change. I have thoroughly searched the web and Mozilla support and have tested all suggestions but all to no avail. Can you please help me and Give me an example of how to do that? I would appreciate any answer in advance.

Asked by manoochehr.zangooei 1 ɣleti si va yi

Answered by TyDraniu 1 ɣleti si va yi

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toggle button yahoo setting - desktop notifications not working

Hello, Toggle button yahoo setting - desktop notifications, not working I am facing this problem only in firefox windows 11. Sometimes it works but rarely and inconsist… (xle nububuwo)

Hello,

Toggle button yahoo setting - desktop notifications, not working

I am facing this problem only in firefox windows 11. Sometimes it works but rarely and inconsistently. I have tried the suggested solutions..

At your disposal

Asked by stepits 1 ɣleti si va yi

Answered by stepits 1 ɣleti si va yi

keep getting XULRunner error

I keep getting this error. I reinstalled mozila firefox esr, but the error seems to persist. What could I do to get rid of this error that constantly appears at a certain… (xle nububuwo)

I keep getting this error. I reinstalled mozila firefox esr, but the error seems to persist. What could I do to get rid of this error that constantly appears at a certain time interval?

Asked by Darius2012 1 ɣleti si va yi

Profiles on RDS Windows Server 2016 - Need to create a new one almost each time

Hi, We are using Firefox Enterprise on Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop for approx 100 users. The users need very often to create a new profile when launching FireFo… (xle nububuwo)

Hi,

We are using Firefox Enterprise on Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop for approx 100 users.

The users need very often to create a new profile when launching FireFox, and then loose all their bookmarks.

Is there a way to manage the profiles correctly to bypass this problem ?

Thank you for your help ! Have a nice day.

Asked by esteban.beytrison 1 ɣleti si va yi

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 ɣleti si va yi

Folder redirection conflicts synchronization firefox profile

Welcome, We are implementing redirected folders in our company via Widnows Server. We are also redirecting the Appdata folder. We have offline mode enabled which means th… (xle nububuwo)

Welcome, We are implementing redirected folders in our company via Widnows Server. We are also redirecting the Appdata folder. We have offline mode enabled which means that the folders are synchronised every 5 minutes. The synchronised Appdata folder has a Firefox profile which causes a lot of conflicts. Every time the folder is synced there are conflicts like "Both versions have been updated since the last sync" or "Cannot sync now. Try again". I attach a screen shot of how much of this there is. No other applications cause such errors. Only Firefox blocks us from a large deployment. If the problem cannot be resolved we will be forced to abandon the FireFox browser altogether. Has anyone had a similar problem?

Asked by sebastian.pawlowski 2 ɣleti siwo va yi

Last reply by Mike Kaply 2 ɣleti siwo va yi

Disable Firefox Password Manager Completely via plist

Attempting to disable FF Password manager completely for my org via a plist. Currently have the password manager itself disabled but can't figure out how to disable the … (xle nububuwo)

Attempting to disable FF Password manager completely for my org via a plist.

Currently have the password manager itself disabled but can't figure out how to disable the Auto-fill settings with previously saved passwords prior to the password manager being disabled?

Is this possible? Or is this disabled already when the password manager itself is disabled?

Currently have this set via a plist:

<key>PasswordManagerEnabled</key> <false/>

Asked by Matthew L 2 ɣleti siwo va yi

Last reply by Mike Kaply 2 ɣleti siwo va yi

Assistance Needed with Firefox Browser and Group Policy Settings

Hi there, We are currently utilizing Windows Server 2019 as our development server. To maintain security protocols, we have implemented a Group Policy to block internet … (xle nububuwo)

Hi there,

We are currently utilizing Windows Server 2019 as our development server. To maintain security protocols, we have implemented a Group Policy to block internet access on this server. Initially, this configuration successfully restricted internet access on all browsers, including Firefox. However, recently we encountered an issue where internet access became available solely through the Firefox browser, posing a significant data security risk.

Upon investigation, we discovered that Firefox allows users to modify proxy settings, effectively bypassing our Group Policy restrictions. Unlike other browsers, Firefox permits users to adjust proxy settings without sufficient rights, thus overriding our established restrictions.

To mitigate this issue, we require guidance on enforcing Group Policy settings within Firefox to prevent unauthorized alterations to proxy settings and ensure internet access remains restricted. It's important to note that Firefox is exclusively utilized for development purposes on our server.

Your assistance in resolving this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Regards, Hiten

Asked by hitenj.trivedi 2 ɣleti siwo va yi

Last reply by Mike Kaply 2 ɣleti siwo va yi

Trigger Update through command line or script

Is there a way to trigger a Firefox browser update through command line or script? I need to trigger an update across a few hundered computers and I can do this, but thr… (xle nububuwo)

Is there a way to trigger a Firefox browser update through command line or script? I need to trigger an update across a few hundered computers and I can do this, but through command line or script automation. What is the command line syntax to do this, if there is any?

Thank you for your help

Asked by pcdl 2 ɣleti siwo va yi

Last reply by cor-el 2 ɣleti siwo va yi

How to Disable Saved Address and Credit Cards

During a client Audit earlier this week we were dinged on not having the option in Firefox ESR to block manually saving Addresses and Credit Cards. We have the autofill … (xle nububuwo)

During a client Audit earlier this week we were dinged on not having the option in Firefox ESR to block manually saving Addresses and Credit Cards. We have the autofill disabled however users can still manually add credit cards and addresses and this poses an issue with our call center agents handling Credit Card info. I'd like to be able to gray out the Saved Addresses and Saved Credit Card boxes so as to prevent agents from manually entering card data into it using a GPO or Registry setting that we can push and apply to all our domain PCs. Ideally, if we could add an entry to the JSON preferences in the Mozilla GPO that would gray those options out that'd be best but any option that removes the users ability to add CC info would be acceptable.

Asked by rhall4 3 ɣleti siwo va yi

Last reply by rhall4 2 ɣleti siwo va yi