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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… (read more)

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 6 days ago

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… (read more)

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 week ago

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… (read more)

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 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 2 weeks ago

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… (read more)

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 4 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 weeks ago

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… (read more)

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 month ago

Last reply 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 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago

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… (read more)

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 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 month ago

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 … (read more)

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 1 month ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 month ago

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 … (read more)

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 1 month ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 month ago

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… (read more)

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 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

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 … (read more)

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 months ago

Last reply by rhall4 2 months ago

CyberArk Extension ID

I'm looking to allow the CyberArk extension for FireFox, via our GPO. I am not seeing the application ID for the extension, which is needed. I'm hoping that you folks ca… (read more)

I'm looking to allow the CyberArk extension for FireFox, via our GPO. I am not seeing the application ID for the extension, which is needed.

I'm hoping that you folks can provide that ID.

Thanks!

Asked by dlacivita 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 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 2 months ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 2 months ago

I am working for an Organization.

HI Team, I am working for an organization, members have different versions installed and need help to uninstall the Firefox completely, Member able to see the applicatio… (read more)

HI Team,

I am working for an organization, members have different versions installed and need help to uninstall the Firefox completely, Member able to see the application installed in Apps and features and but files do not exist in program files or program files x86, please someone please contact me for my queries [removed phone# from support forum]. my email id [edited] @gmail.com

The script is not removing the application

IF EXIST "%ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox\" ( "%ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox\uninstall\helper.exe" /s )

IF EXIST "%Program Files (x86)%\Mozilla Firefox\" ( "%Program Files (x86)%\Mozilla Firefox\uninstall\helper.exe" /s )

Asked by siji monish karial 2 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 2 months ago

Disable Save menu entry from Firefox built-in PDF Viewer on local Linux system

I would like to prevent users to navigate on the Linux system when they view a PDF and then use the Save option. The "PDFjs" policy enables or disables the PDF Viewer but… (read more)

I would like to prevent users to navigate on the Linux system when they view a PDF and then use the Save option. The "PDFjs" policy enables or disables the PDF Viewer but does not control the built-in PDF Viewer menus.

Asked by InfoMaze 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

Looking to customize Firefox application via Intune Plist

Looking to specify homepage, homepage button, and new tab page within Firefox on our Mac fleet. I was able to create a plist file for macs, and it was "deployed successf… (read more)

Looking to specify homepage, homepage button, and new tab page within Firefox on our Mac fleet.

I was able to create a plist file for macs, and it was "deployed successfully" according to Intune, but no changes actually happened on my test machines.

I've uploaded a redacted version of the used plist.

Anyone out there have any ideas?

Asked by jmajors50 3 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 3 months ago

Best Way to force firefox update without opening the application

We are currently looking at devices with out-of-date Firefox versions these are listed with vulnerabilities within our environment and need to be patched to the latest ve… (read more)

We are currently looking at devices with out-of-date Firefox versions these are listed with vulnerabilities within our environment and need to be patched to the latest version to cover those vulnerabilities.

With the volume of patching required, we want to be able to enable auto-update and allow the application to patch itself.

However, the current options via group policy don't seem to work as I've read on such threads https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1876302.

The application Autoupdate has been enabled within local group policy as a test and nothing seems to force the application to update unless a user enters the application and selects about.

Reading into how Firefox does this it doesn't seem viable to enable an auto-update feature without specifying the version it needs to upgrade to, we can currently patch to specific versions using SCCM.

Is anyone aware of a solution to this problem or another method?

Looked into calling updater.exe and the maintenance service but nothing i successful when trying to call on these.

Asked by oliver.gillman 3 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 3 months ago

Proxy not working

Hello, from Terminal Servers, it is not possible to browse the Internet via FortiGate's explicit proxy from the Firefox browser, while there is no problem with Chrome or … (read more)

Hello, from Terminal Servers, it is not possible to browse the Internet via FortiGate's explicit proxy from the Firefox browser, while there is no problem with Chrome or Edge. When the user tries to browse external sites, the proxy sends the error page "You need to authenticate to use this service". It seems that Firefox does not pass user authentication to FortiGate. The proxy authenticates users per session via Kerberos tickets.

Firefox version: 115.5.0esr

I also performed the following settings to pass the Kerberos ticket to the proxy without success: https://people.redhat.com/mikeb/negotiate/

I also noticed that it is not possible to change the "network.negotiate-auth.allow-proxies" setting from "false" to "true." Is this my problem? Is it normal that it cannot be changed?

Attached are the settings.

Thank you in advance.

Asked by akas89 5 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 3 months ago

How to disable welcome back notification?

Seems to be new in 122.0 because i never received that before. It asks if you want to open links with Firefox and if you do, it sets file associations for htm / html and … (read more)

Seems to be new in 122.0 because i never received that before. It asks if you want to open links with Firefox and if you do, it sets file associations for htm / html and things like that. However in a company environment i want to supress that notification

Asked by Tynth 4 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 3 months ago

GPO, Reg Key, Nothing works to force add/install an extension.

I am writing from an enterprise environment and I have been directed to the community page by Mozilla support to seek answers. This approach seems somewhat unreasonable f… (read more)

I am writing from an enterprise environment and I have been directed to the community page by Mozilla support to seek answers. This approach seems somewhat unreasonable for an enterprise setting and it has led me to consider discontinuing their product within our organization. I had requested support to send me a copy of my previous correspondence as I had forgotten some details, but this request was ignored, which is disappointing.

I am skeptical about receiving the help or answers I need here. If there is a more direct line to Mozilla support, I would greatly appreciate being redirected there.

We are currently using Firefox 121.0 and are attempting to implement the Applied Epic extension. I have updated the ADMX policy.

Originally, the reg key flip I created did work but something has changed since then. See screenshot of this. I followed the guide provided at https://github.com/mozilla/policy-templates/blob/v5.5/docs/index.md, which instructed me to place the registry key in Software\Policies\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions\Install\1. However, the guide did not specify whether this should be in HKLM or HKCU. I tried this instead, and it did not work.

I also attempted to implement the extension via GPO, but this was unsuccessful. I tried the new Extension Management system as well, but to no avail.

Here is the JSON configuration I used: {

 "AppliedEpicExtension@gmail.com": {
   "installation_mode": "force_installed",
   "install_url": "https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/file/4143256/applied_epic_extension-3.16.3.xpi"
 }

}

Despite following the guide and trying multiple methods, none of the options seem to work. I would appreciate any guidance on what I might be doing wrong.

Asked by BM 4 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 4 months ago