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What features would you add to Firefox to get it into the enterprise?

Firefox adoption in the home/personal user base seems to be growing fine, but adoption in the enterprise is not going anywhere quickly. My view on this is because SysAdmins are not promoting it ...
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How can I run Firefox on CentOS with no display? [closed]

I'm trying to use Selenium Server to do some web testing.... if you're not familiar with Selenium, the way it works is that my web app (in this case, a PHP script) uses Selenium's excellent API, which ...
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Is there a way for administrators to disable users from installing Firefox extensions?

Is there a way to disable the installation of Firefox extensions by non-admin users?
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Using Firefox in Windows Domain Environment?

Is anyone successfully using Firefox 3 in a Windows domain? By "successfully" I mean deploying via AD, configuring via GPO (especially setting network.automatic-ntlm-auth.trusted-uris), default ...
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As a system administrator, what Firefox plugin helps you do your job? [closed]

I know that there are several Firefox plugins that are invaluable for development. What plugins exist that are useful for system administration, monitoring, and the like? What plugins make your day-...
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Setting Access-Control-Allow-Origin on Cloudfront

I am having problems serving static assets to Firefox using AWS Cloudfront. Chrome works perfect, but Firefox is returning a CORS error. If I execute curl , I get: HTTP/1.1 200 OK Content-Type: ...
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Free, web based alternative to Visio? [closed]

I have used Visio to map out my network structure, and have used the export function to create an HTML page that is searchable by IP, hostname etc. This is a really nice tool and I use it often. ...
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Is there a way to access a specific server with the hostname in a round-robin setup?

I have a cluster of Apache webservers using round-robin for primitive load balancing. Is there a way to have firefox or chrome request that server name from a specific IP? If you just enter the http:...
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Most efficient way to handle Firefox updates in computer labs with DeepFreeze?

I will soon be taking over responsibility for managing the software on all student computer lab machines at the university where I work. Firefox updates have tended to prove particularly irritating ...
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Deploy internal CA to linux clients

I have a large number of workstations that run RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. I'd like to deploy our new internal CA (Active Directory) to these machines. I can manually import the certificate ...
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Integrated Windows Authentication with Chrome and FireFox

I have a webapplication which uses claims based authentication. The STS is ADFS 2.0. When I am in the intranet and use IE, IWA is used and no login dialog appears. When I am on the internet zone, the ...
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sec_error_unknown_issuer but only with Firefox and IE6

I recently renewed the SSL certificate on my site and while initially it seemed that the certificated was installed correctly, I was shocked to discover hours ago that the HTTPS connection no longer ...
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Completely disable “this plugin is vulnerable and should be updated” page in Firefox 18.0.2

I'm running Firefox 18.0.2 on some thin clients with Windows 7 Embedded - basically locked down web kiosks for customer use. The clients are write protected and all updates are disabled, but once ...
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Firefox does not load certificate chain

I'm running lighttpd/1.4.28 (ssl) on Debian Squeeze. I just created a http://startssl.com certificate, I runs fine at all of my Browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Opera), but my users are reporting ...
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SELinux: cannot confine Firefox process to mozilla_t domain

My goal is to execute Firefox in the mozilla_t domain instead of unconfined_t. The machine runs Fedora 20 with SELinux in enforcing mode. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get this right. No matter ...
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How do I enable XRandR in Xvfb or disable it in firefox when running firefox headless?

I am trying to start firefox headless. The following is the beginning of the shell script that starts it: #!/bin/sh Xvfb :99 >/dev/null 2>&1 & XVFB=$! sleep 3 firefox --display=:99 >...
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Firefox dynamic default preference configuration

My users are all on NFS home directories and with hundreds of users all using firefox it generates a bit of traffic reading/writing to the disk cache. As a result, I'd like to move the default ...
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IE8 vs Firefox 4 with regards to central management and updating

For an organization still using XP, and that plans to continue using XP for at least another year, do you think it would be better to switch to Firefox 4 or continue to use IE8? Is Firefox ...
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Company Wide Windows Auth with Chrome and Firefox

I know that we can allow Firefox to allow passing through of Windows credentials by editing the following about:config settings --If using Kerberos-- network.negotiate-auth.trusted-uris network....
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Locking Preferences in Mozilla

For security reasons, we need to "lock" some of the preferences in Mozilla Firefox. We are running Windows XP and the latest version of Mozilla version 14.0.1. In particular some of the security ...
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Opening RDP Files with browser

In my organization, we are planning to make RDP files available via web browser. The hope is that users can just point their browsers to one or the other RDP file and have the remote desktop client ...
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How to set up HTTPS without paying anything anywhere? (But with no warnings from Firefox)

Usual HTTPS setup requires certificate that is signed by some rich authority and requires [monthly] fees and periodic maintenance (to prevent expiring). This way Firefox displays happy green badge ...
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Make firefox more accepting of self-signed SSL certs

Is there any plugin or setting for firefox that can simplify the invalid SSL certificate process to a single click, or even not put up any errors and just display a warning indicator? Working on a ...
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How can I get Firefox to display MIME types in-browser?

When I click on a *.json or *.patch file in Firefox, it asks me what external application I want to view it in. However, I don't want to use an external application. It's plain text -- I just want to ...
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The OCSP response is not yet valid (contains a date in the future)

I'm getting this error when opening the site: Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to http://practiceti.me The OCSP response is not yet valid (contains a date in the ...
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How to set Firefox as default browser using a script?

I have windows server 2008 r2 enterprise and windows 7 machines. I have firefox 4.0.1 currently deploying through group policy to the windows 7 machines. I know how to create a login script. I have ...
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Publish Bookmarks in FireFox with Active Directory (AD)

Issue: We have a number of bookmarks that we need to publish to our users computers that are bound to active directory. We can easily accomplish this with group policy for Internet Explorer. At the ...
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Why is Firefox 23 showing Untrusted Connection errors?

We recently went from a standard SSL certificate to a wildcard one. We use RapidSSL for our certificates. As of Firefox 23 we are getting the following untrusted connection error: www.safelincs.co....
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Enforce “click-to-play” in Chrome and Firefox domain-wide?

Is there any way to enforce the newish "Click-to-Play" setting for plugins (Java especially) for a domain of Windows systems? I know I can go around to each of my 100 different users and set their ...
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Can I disable X-Frame-Options on Firefox?

I'm testing an internal web application that pulls content from servers that I'd rather leave 100% alone, and some of them send the "X-Frame-Options" header. While that's the right setting in ...
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Apache2 Cross-Origin Request Blocked while headers are set

My website uses CDN and while everything is fine on Chrome in Firefox I'm getting the following error: Cross-Origin Request Blocked: The Same Origin Policy disallows reading the remote resource at ...
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Non-IE browsers wont auto-authenticate

We're considering offering Safari (windows), Chrome, Firefox and Opera as optional browsers in our 2500 person organisation. I'm just testing them out now and where IE auto-authenticates with our ...
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The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate is unknown. (Error code: sec_error_unknown_issuer) Firefox

A website wants to switch an SSL certificate from Network Solutions to Gandi. Everything seemed to be installed correctly except that there is an error being thrown in Firefox only. On Chrome and IE, ...
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How do I whitelist Firefox installations from my Cryptolocker SRP GPO?

I've a GPO setup to try and prevent Cryptolocker from infecting systems in our environment. The below software restrictions are in place: %AppData%\*.exe %AppData%\*\*.exe %LocalAppData%\Temp\*.zip\*...
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Firefox says “You don't have permission to access /somefolder/somefile.php on this server.” IE/Chrome work well

Background: I have my website (http://www.gymandspajobs.com) code hosted on a linux server . My website allows new registrations for members. The filled-up forms are verified by javascripts in the ...
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Firefox sec_error_unknown_issuer after renewing root CA certificate [closed]

For our corporate network we use an internal CA, which directly signs some intranet server certificates. Now the root certificate is about to expire. I tried to renew it with the following OpenSSL ...
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DNS lookup >100ms when domain is an IP address?

I have a webpage on a device that is access only by IP address, not by a domain name (e.g. 172.16.4.33). The page performs a few ajax calls to the same server, and I noticed in firebug some of these ...
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open terminal via ssh run firefox -> display not found

I want to run selenium tests on a Hudson slave. The slave (i.e. the machine) that will execute the selenium is a Ubuntu 10.04. Thus it has Gnome. Selenium needs a firefox to run. What Hudson does now ...
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Cannot get proxy.pac file to get browsers to go DIRECT for localhost

I am gonna throw this problem out into the wild. We have just started using a proxy to log users internet usage against login names. This is setup on ISA Server 2004 (which is on our Internet gateway ...
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NGINX - CORS error affecting only Firefox

this is an issue with Nginx that affects only firefox. I have this config: http://pastebin.com/q6Yeqxv9 upstream connect { server 127.0.0.1:8080; } server { server_name admin....
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Setting default nice value for a program on linux

Strange as it seems, I can't find information how I can set a default nice value for a program (not for a user or a group!). I would like to start all chrome and firefox instances with a nice value of ...
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Firefox not using Kerberos despite being configured to [closed]

I am deploying Linux/Firefox on a corporate Kerberos network. I followed this Kerberos-on-Firefox procedure but still Firefox does not connect via the company's Kerberos. I am using Firefox 3.0.18 ...
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Deploy new homepage preferences

We have several hundred MacBooks on campus, all managed by us. We're hoping to find an easy(ish) way of setting the homepage across all of them, all at once. The catch is, there are a variety of ...
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How to install FF on Ubuntu Server for use in printing PDF's from the command line

I am interested in creating a "print server" for my web application and I've thought about various ways to solve the problem and came up with this solution. I found a plug-in for firefox that will get ...
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applying ssl for subdomains

When I access my site by domain.com from firefox says "Connection is untrusted" and it says "the certificate is valid only for *.domain.com". But when I try to access the site www.domain.com, its ...
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Query string parameters get shuffled

We're observing some strange behavior of the data send to our systems from a javascript since 9/9/2015. The problem shows up when the query string is send to our servers. Some values of the ...
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Not able to run firefox in a head-less Ubuntu server 9.10

I need to run Firefox in my server in order to execute some Selenium tests from Hudson. I would love no to have to install a complete gui. So I installed Xvfb in order to fake the Gui (I understand it ...
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Firefox hangs waiting for ssl.google-analytics.com

It seems that FF has a problem with 403 Access Denied responses from proxies, at least for ssl.google-analytics.com. I've found this post which describes my problem. I'm posting my workaround as an ...
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Disable Certain Firefox Plugins System-wide by Default

I have firefox installed system-wide for all our users. Unfortunately the Adobe Reader Plug-in is rather flakey and doesn't work some of the time. As a result I want to disable the plug-in by ...
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Disable save password in Firefox by Group Policy?

Alright, so a huge security flaw is that Firefox saves passwords in plain text. How can we disallow saving of passwords in Firefox the quickest way. Is it possible by Group Policy or anything like ...