Firefox needs updating to many machines - how do i do this easily when no internet connection?

I have a number of servers which need firefox updating They do not have internet. There is one machine that does have internet How do i get them to point to that serve… (xle nububuwo)

I have a number of servers which need firefox updating They do not have internet.

There is one machine that does have internet

How do i get them to point to that server for updates?

FF should have an easy deployment console for rolling out their product.

I saw something about an MAR server however its not clear.

We just have WSUS so cant use that to update like Edge.

Asked by petesinbox 6 ŋkeke siwo va yi

Last reply by Mike Kaply 3 ŋkeke siwo va yi

Addon/Extension allow list with group policy

Hello! I manage our browser configuration for our enterprise. We use group policy to restrict browser addons until they clear our internal security review. I'm looking … (xle nububuwo)

Hello!

I manage our browser configuration for our enterprise. We use group policy to restrict browser addons until they clear our internal security review.

I'm looking for a way to allow specific addons using group policy, while generally blocking everything else.

I've found the setting to enforce the installation of addons, but we'd like to avoid forcing every addon to install on every system as there would be overlap between things like password managers and such.

Is there a way to accomplish this?

Asked by ggroathouse 1 kwasiɖa si va yi

Last reply by Mike Kaply 6 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 ɣleti si va yi

Last reply by Mike Kaply 2 kwasiɖa siwo 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 kwasiɖa siwo va yi

Last reply by Mike Kaply 2 kwasiɖa siwo va yi

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 3 kwasiɖa siwo va yi

Last reply by Mike Kaply 2 kwasiɖa siwo va yi

Could we have a plist for configuring DNS settings on our Firefox browser.

Hello, We would like to deploy a configuration profile to our macbooks running Sonoma 14.5 and above. This is being done via Jamf MDM. However when we use our current … (xle nububuwo)

Hello,

We would like to deploy a configuration profile to our macbooks running Sonoma 14.5 and above. This is being done via Jamf MDM. However when we use our current plist to configure settings, They are not being applied correctly, The issue seems to be with the firefox plist itself and not our Jamf deployment. Would you be be able to advise or could we ask for a plist template that could achieve this?


Thanks.

Asked by sysadmins 3 kwasiɖa siwo va yi

Last reply by Mike Kaply 2 kwasiɖa siwo 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 3 kwasiɖa siwo va yi

Answered by Mike Kaply 3 kwasiɖa siwo 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 ɣleti 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 1 ɣleti si 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 1 ɣleti si va yi

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 ɣleti si 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 2 ɣleti siwo va yi

Last reply by cor-el 2 ɣleti siwo 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 2 ɣleti siwo va yi

Last reply by Mike Kaply 2 ɣleti siwo 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 2 ɣleti siwo va yi

Last reply by Mike Kaply 2 ɣleti siwo 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 2 ɣleti siwo va yi

Answered by TyDraniu 2 ɣleti siwo 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 2 ɣleti siwo va yi

Answered by stepits 2 ɣleti siwo 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 2 ɣleti siwo 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 2 ɣleti siwo va yi

Last reply by Mike Kaply 2 ɣleti siwo 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 3 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