X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.
Your Firefox is out of date and may contain a security risk! Upgrade Firefox

Support Forum

I'm trying to create a Ubuntu Firefox Kiosk but I cannot disable the resource:///, about:config back doors. Can I make it so a clever user cannot access this?

Posted

I'm attempting to make a Ubuntu 10.10 Firefox Kiosk for public use and I have everything set except for the built in back doors that Firefox has. I was able to block "file:///" and "chrome:" with a proxy filter but "about:config" and "resource:///" still gain access.

Most of the people that will use this Kiosk won't have a clue how to access these but I need to prevent a few clever people from messing with settings. Is there a way to disable or block these "back doors"?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Additional System Details

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux i686; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0

More Information

Ed 95 solutions 596 answers

Helpful Reply

Hi Es44pop,

I don't have any personal experience of trying this but I have found a few likely looking options for you. I hope one of them will help:

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Locking_preferences

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/cck/

https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-software-2/firefox-is-possible-to-disable-about-config-and-preferences-636772/

http://www.nugi.org/index.php?topic=753.0

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=301974

Let me know if none of this works and I'll try to point another volunteer, who may have more experience, to this thread.

--Edward

Modified by Ed

cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
10753 solutions 96760 answers

You would probably need to run Firefox in a virtual machine to disable browsing to real folders on your computer. You can't do that with locking prefs (you can't disable protocols).