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Firefox GPO: Add Custom Search Engine

We would like to install a custom search engine using Firefox policies. We have the latest version of Firefox installed. We have the latest admx files installed on our … (read more)

We would like to install a custom search engine using Firefox policies. We have the latest version of Firefox installed. We have the latest admx files installed on our Domain Controllers. In the Policy, I go into the User -> Administrative Templates -> Mozilla -> Search and setup a search engine using Search Engine One. I then go into Default Search Engine and configure our custom search to be default. What we find is that the custom search engine never installs, so the custom search engine is not set at the default. If I manually add the custom search engine using the Search Engine Helper Add-on, I can verify that the custom search settings do indeed work. With that said, does anyone have thoughts on how to troubleshoot this issue? First, need to figure out why the custom engine isn't installing at all. Thanks.

Asked by peterc5 11 months ago

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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… (read more)

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 1 month ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 1 month ago

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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 … (read more)

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 3 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 months ago

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Application Handlers

Hi All, I have been on the struggle bus lately trying to get the application handlers set properly in our GPO. I am trying to get PDF, webp, avif to open in browser, and… (read more)

Hi All, I have been on the struggle bus lately trying to get the application handlers set properly in our GPO. I am trying to get PDF, webp, avif to open in browser, and jnlp to auto launch Java. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

{"application/pdf":{"action":3,"extensions":["pdf"]},"image/webp":{"action":3,"extensions":["webp"]},"image/avif":{"action":3,"extensions":["avif"]},"application/x-java-jnlp-file":{"action":4,"handlers":[{"name":"javaws.exe","path":"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Java\\jre-1.8\\bin\\javaws.exe"}],"extensions":["jnlp"]}}

Asked by Chris Wilkerson 4 months ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 4 months ago

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Remove extensions button from toolbar

I need to be able to hide the Extensions button from the toolbar. Is there a way to do that outside of the user.js or prefs.js? Preferably I'd like to do this though the … (read more)

I need to be able to hide the Extensions button from the toolbar. Is there a way to do that outside of the user.js or prefs.js? Preferably I'd like to do this though the policies.json file though I could not find any options for this.

Asked by patrick.hinckley 4 months ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 4 months ago

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HTTPs Only Mode

Hello, I have a problem with setting up HTTPs only Mode in my Organization, I read a lot about that, but I dont see the "dom.security.https_only_mode" switch in GPO, we h… (read more)

Hello, I have a problem with setting up HTTPs only Mode in my Organization, I read a lot about that, but I dont see the "dom.security.https_only_mode" switch in GPO, we have the newest admx for Firefox. We need that to specific container, but still I dont know how to set it up, even via regedit, or preferences. Can someone describe me when can I set it up ? It could be using json file (which exactly file and how?), registry or just gpo. Regards, M.

Asked by marcin.markiewicz 6 months ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 6 months ago

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Do we have GPO setting for this preference "network.captive-portal-service.enabled" ?

In my environment, we have Firefox version 117. Users get this pop up "You must log in to this network before you can access the Internet" (see snip 1) when they launch f… (read more)

In my environment, we have Firefox version 117. Users get this pop up "You must log in to this network before you can access the Internet" (see snip 1) when they launch firefox. In order to get rid of we can toggle this preference setting to TRUE ""network.captive-portal-service.enabled" in the user's browser, which works fine. But i want to control this setting from GPO. I'm unable to find the GPO for the same in the GPO hive for FF. See snip 2 for 'Preferences' related GPOs.

Asked by pivashis 8 months ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 8 months ago

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Problem with ExtensionSettings

Hello I have installed german Firefox Version 117.0 (Build-ID 20230824132758) on Windows 10. The following ExtensionSettings policy works as expected. The addons ublock … (read more)

Hello I have installed german Firefox Version 117.0 (Build-ID 20230824132758) on Windows 10.

The following ExtensionSettings policy works as expected. The addons ublock and TreeTabs are both installed automatically.


{

 "*": {
   "blocked_install_message": "My Message",
   "install_sources": ["https://addons.mozilla.org/"],
   "installation_mode": "blocked",
   "allowed_types": ["locale", "extension"]
 },
 "uBlock0@raymondhill.net": {
   "installation_mode": "force_installed",
   "install_url": "https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/latest/ublock-origin/latest.xpi",
   "default_area": "navbar"
 },
 "TreeTabs@jagiello.it": {
   "installation_mode": "force_installed",
   "install_url": "https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/latest/tree-tabs/latest.xpi"
 }

}


But I don't want TreeTabs to be installed automatically on all workstations. So I want to change installation_mode to allowed.


{

 "*": {
   "blocked_install_message": "My Message",
   "install_sources": ["https://addons.mozilla.org/"],
   "installation_mode": "blocked",
   "allowed_types": ["locale", "extension"]
 },
 "uBlock0@raymondhill.net": {
   "installation_mode": "force_installed",
   "install_url": "https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/latest/ublock-origin/latest.xpi",
   "default_area": "navbar"
 },
 "TreeTabs@jagiello.it": {
   "installation_mode": "allowed",
   "install_url": "https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/latest/tree-tabs/latest.xpi"
 }

}


But with this setting I'm unable to install it manually from https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/tree-tabs/ The message "An unexpected error occurred during installation." and a popup with the "blocked_install_message" "My Message" is displayed.

The same error occurs without the line (and the comma) "install_url": "https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/latest/tree-tabs/latest.xpi"

I don't know why this does not work. Please help. Thank you.

Asked by ewomy 10 months ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 10 months ago

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I can’t change the min and max TLS versions with either policies.json or mozilla.cfg

I need to set the max TLS version to 1.3 and the min version to 1.2 on my shstems. The max and min TLS versions are set to 4 and 3 by default in about:config. If I use lo… (read more)

I need to set the max TLS version to 1.3 and the min version to 1.2 on my shstems. The max and min TLS versions are set to 4 and 3 by default in about:config. If I use lockPref(“security.tls.version.max”,”3”), it is still 4 in about:config for some reason. If I set the min version to 2, it is still 3. This also doesn’t work if I use “SSLVersionMin”: “tls1.2” how can I fix this issue? Thank you in advance!

Asked by Terwassolam21434 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago

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Unable to set multiple ExtensionSettings through imported admx

I am using the intune preview feature which allows you to import admx/adml instead of using the custom injection method. Everything works far better then with the inject… (read more)

I am using the intune preview feature which allows you to import admx/adml instead of using the custom injection method. Everything works far better then with the injection method, except for one settings:

ExtensionSettings this setting is working when I have only one setting set (ex):

{"someplugin@test.com": { "installation_mode" : "allowed" }}

If I add a second line to the entry:

{"someotherplugin@test.com":{ "installation_mode" : "allowed"}}

I understand this is a new feature, but if I had the correct format that would work for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Mozilla\Firefox\ExtensionSettings to allow two plugins to work I belive I shouldn't have any issue getting the admx feature to do this, I even tried manually editing the registry setting and it breaks whenever I add the second line to it.

Asked by robert.deed 11 months ago

Answered by robert.deed 11 months ago

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Firefox Extension Management

Hi All, I have recently been enhaciing our security posture and have started sorting out our browser extensions, however I seem to be having errors allowing 2 extensions… (read more)

Hi All,

I have recently been enhaciing our security posture and have started sorting out our browser extensions, however I seem to be having errors allowing 2 extensions

  • 1Password; and
  • Firefox Multi Containers.

This is my json:

{ "*": { "blocked_install_message": "version 0.4 - Addon or Extension is not approved. Please submit a ticket to Help Desk if you need access to this extension.", "install_sources": ["https://addons.mozilla.org/"], "installation_mode": "blocked" }, "{bc8367b6-d946-484e-8da6-37691f23ee64}": { "installation_mode": "allowed", "install_url": "https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/latest/1password-x-password-manager/latest.xpi" }, "{2a28e7e4-64c9-4e7f-81fb-0475af840c0f}": { "installation_mode": "allowed", "install_url": "https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/latest/multi-account-containers/latest.xpi" } }

I have tried the obvious and removed the {} from both extensions, however still having troubles.

Is someone able to point me in the right direction?

Asked by andrew219 12 months ago

Answered by andrew219 12 months ago

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Issue Policy ExtensionSettings - Lang pack

Hello, I'm trying to deploy Firefox with several languages. I followed the guide on [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/deploying-firefox-language-packs]. Everything… (read more)

Hello,

I'm trying to deploy Firefox with several languages.

I followed the guide on [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/deploying-firefox-language-packs].

Everything work fine until I set up ExtensionSettings policy. This policy hide and block languages menu.

After scratching my head for a while, I finally figured out how to do it. I would to like to know if an easier way to whitelist all locales and dictionaries. I would like to only control the extensions.

<enabled/> <data id="ExtensionSettings" value=' {

 "*": {
   "blocked_install_message": "Blocked by your administrator.",
   "installation_mode": "blocked",
   "allowed_types": ["extensions", "dictionary", "locale"]
 },
 "uBlock0@raymondhill.net": {
   "installation_mode": "force_installed",
   "install_url": "https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/latest/ublock-origin/latest.xpi"
 },

"qwantcomforfirefox@jetpack": {

   "installation_mode": "force_installed",
   "install_url": "https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/file/3658805/latest.xpi"

}, "langpack-en-CA@firefox.mozilla.org": {

 "installation_mode": "allowed"

}, "langpack-en-GB@firefox.mozilla.org": {

 "installation_mode": "allowed"

}, "langpack-en-US@firefox.mozilla.org": {

 "installation_mode": "allowed"

}, "langpack-es-AR@firefox.mozilla.org": {

 "installation_mode": "allowed"

}, "langpack-es-CL@firefox.mozilla.org": {

 "installation_mode": "allowed"

}, "langpack-es-ES@firefox.mozilla.org": {

 "installation_mode": "allowed"

}, "langpack-es-MX@firefox.mozilla.org": {

 "installation_mode": "allowed"

}, "langpack-fr@firefox.mozilla.org": {

 "installation_mode": "allowed"

}, "langpack-pt-BR@firefox.mozilla.org": {

 "installation_mode": "allowed"

}, "langpack-pt-PT@firefox.mozilla.org": {

 "installation_mode": "allowed"

} }'/>

Thank you

Asked by yann.yong 1 year ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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about:preferences " What should Firefox do with other files?" change with mozialla.cfg / How can I control this setting using mozilla.cfg?

From my point of view, the setting " What should Firefox do with other files?" has been added in the current ESR version. "What should Firefox do with other files?" ("Wi… (read more)

From my point of view, the setting " What should Firefox do with other files?" has been added in the current ESR version.

"What should Firefox do with other files?" ("Wie soll Firefox mit anderen Dateien verfahren?") . "Save files" ("Dateien speichern") . "Ask whether to open or save files" ("Fragen, ob Dateien geöffnet oder gespeichert werden sollen")


How can I control/change this setting using mozilla.cfg?


By the way:

// What should Firefox do with other files? - Wie soll Firefox mit anderen Dateien verfahren? lockPref("applications-ask-before-handling", false);

// What should Firefox do with other files? - Wie soll Firefox mit anderen Dateien verfahren? lockPref("applications-ask-before-handling", true);

works detectably via about:config but does not change the setting for "What should Firefox do with other files?".

Asked by bzam 1 year ago

Answered by bzam 1 year ago

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Captcha hidden with a screen

I am using Firefox ESR 102.2.0 version which I updated yesterday. Now when I try to login to my account on "https://myaccount.hdfclife.com/login", the captcha is covered … (read more)

I am using Firefox ESR 102.2.0 version which I updated yesterday. Now when I try to login to my account on "https://myaccount.hdfclife.com/login", the captcha is covered and I can not read it. See the attached file.

It was working fine in the previous esr release 102.1.0. I have tested it with a new profile and captcha is visible in 102.2.0 version.

My query is about the cause of this issue and how can I fix it. I have checked and found that this issue does not appear on other websites. If there is an issue with the profile it should be with other websites which is not the case.

Please help

Asked by AjayC 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox ESR 91.12

Hello, Qualys is detecting Vulnerabilites on our Firefox ESR 91.12 Versions which were patched by MFSA2022-29. It is showing Vulnerabilities because MFSA2022-30 lists CV… (read more)

Hello, Qualys is detecting Vulnerabilites on our Firefox ESR 91.12 Versions which were patched by MFSA2022-29.

It is showing Vulnerabilities because MFSA2022-30 lists CVE's for ESR 102.X and we are on 91.12.

Is there anywhere I can go to get a list of all Vulnerabilities on 91.X to show our Security team, I believe CVE-2022-36314 and CVE-2022-2505 are not present in 91.12 because they are not listed in https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2022-29/ but need evidence

Thank You,

Asked by mriley1 1 year ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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Extension GPO help

Hello, I am trying to create a deny all & white list only gpo for Firefox extensions. I am using the gpo; Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/M… (read more)

Hello, I am trying to create a deny all & white list only gpo for Firefox extensions.

I am using the gpo; Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/Mozilla/Firefox/Extensions/Extension Management

I started out simple using a template which worked.

{ "*": { "blocked_install_message": "Your Company Blocked Message", "installation_mode": "blocked" }, "uBlock0@raymondhill.net": { "installation_mode": "allowed" } }

However, when I tried to add in more allowed extensions it now longer worked and was able to install any extension.

{ "*": { "blocked_install_message": "Your Company Blocked Message", "installation_mode": "blocked" }, "uBlock0@raymondhill.net": { "installation_mode": "allowed" }, "querymoid@kaply.com": { "installation_mode": "allowed" } }

Asked by zick.rockco 7 months ago

Answered by zick.rockco 7 months ago

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Extensions policy allowed not working (Intune ADMX)

Hi! Using Intune, we are setting some settings in Firefox. One that is a bit troublesome is the ExtensionSettings Currently looks like this: { "*": { "blocked_ins… (read more)

Hi!

Using Intune, we are setting some settings in Firefox. One that is a bit troublesome is the ExtensionSettings

Currently looks like this:

{

 "*": {
   "blocked_install_message": "Blocked.",
   "installation_mode": "blocked"
 },
 "uBlock0@raymondhill.net": {
   "installation_mode": "allowed"
 },
 "addon@darkreader.org": {
   "installation_mode": "allowed"
 },
 "@react-devtools": {
   "installation_mode": "allowed"
 }

}

I get the Blocked message if I try any of the allowed extentions like uBlock, Dark Reader or React Dev Tools.

I can add that uBlock had "force_installed" (With URL since that is required for force) and that worked fine.

Asked by janfredrik 8 months ago

Answered by janfredrik 8 months ago

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Firefox 102.3.0 ESR, installs extension without permission

Hello, I am managing Firefox for a very large organization. We have several extension that we deploy using registry keys and we don't allow users to install additional a… (read more)

Hello,

I am managing Firefox for a very large organization. We have several extension that we deploy using registry keys and we don't allow users to install additional addons. However, since version 102.3 I noticed some extensions that are present on the machine as .xpi files, but should not install unless a specific application is also present, are also being activated. They are enabled in the add-on manager, the information is present in the "extensions.json" and "extension-preferences.json" files. This should not happen. Is there any way to prevent the activation of these files?

Thank you!

Asked by antoniu-laurentiu.imbrea 1 year ago

Answered by antoniu-laurentiu.imbrea 1 year ago

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Firefox ESR (Windows) Policy Wildcards - Is it possible?

Good afternoon, We're currently trying to set up a Hardening Guide for Firefox ESR but are struggling with a few policies and setting wildcards. For example, we're tr… (read more)

Good afternoon,

We're currently trying to set up a Hardening Guide for Firefox ESR but are struggling with a few policies and setting wildcards.

For example, we're trying to set an origin in Cookies > Block Settings to something like "*", and we get the error "Ignoring parameter "*" - not a valid origin."

In Chrome / Edge you can set a wildcard like this: [*.]google.com for example - we receive the same error message for this.

Can you do such a thing for Firefox ESR without having to list every site you want to block?

ESR Version: 115.6.0esr (64-bit)

Kind Regards, Ethan Jerrum

Asked by ethan.jerrum 6 months ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 6 months ago

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Install extention using GPO

Hello, I want to download an extension using firefox policy templates. I put the location folder and extension id so that it cannot be deleted, but for some reason it do… (read more)

Hello,

I want to download an extension using firefox policy templates. I put the location folder and extension id so that it cannot be deleted, but for some reason it doesn't want to install most of the times. The policy is added after using the gpupdate /force command and restarting the machine then open and close the browser. I wait 10 minutes for the policy to be configured on the computer and open the browser again and nothing happens. Also, the keys in the registry have the corresponding value type (checked in site https://admx.help/?Category=Firefox&Policy=Mozilla.Policies.Firefox::Extensions_Locked). But when I drag and drop with a mouse, the extension is installed and cannot be deleted. Can you tell me why does the extension not install when the policy is in effect?

I sent pictures from Group Policy Manager, Registry editor and showing that the extension can not be deleted after drag and drop with a mouse.

Thank you in advanced!

Asked by thristov1980 1 year ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 1 year ago