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Marco Gaiarin

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Jun 6, 2022, 11:14:43 AMJun 6
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I need to install this:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ie-view-we/
https://github.com/clear-code/ieview-we

and reading the doc and:

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensions/API/storage/managed
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensions/Native_manifests#manifest_location

I've created the file:
%ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox\browser\defaults\ievi...@clear-code.com.json
with inside:
{
"name": "ievi...@clear-code.com",
"description": "Managed Storage for IE View WE",
"type": "storage",
"data": {
"forceielist" : "https://sissi.*.lnf.it/*",
"disableForce" : false,
}
}


and then added the key:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\ManagedStorage\ievi...@clear-code.com

with default value ('@'):

%ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox\browser\defaults\ievi...@clear-code.com.json

but seems that configuration are not catched.


But, because i've done some trial and error, and i suppose this is a
''default'' configuration, probably the managed storage get just
initialized and so i've to ''cleanup'' to reread the json.

Or enable some sort of ''debugging''...


Mike, some hint?! Thanks.

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Mike Kaply

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Jun 6, 2022, 11:30:41 AMJun 6
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I don't have any experience doing managed storage with manifest files.

I've only used the 3rdparty stuff in policy.

You'll probably need to debug the extension to see if it's reading the values.

Mike

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Marco Gaiarin

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Jun 8, 2022, 12:57:51 PMJun 8
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> I don't have any experience doing managed storage with manifest files.
> I've only used the 3rdparty stuff in policy.
> You'll probably need to debug the extension to see if it's reading the values.

I've tried to debug with:

https://extensionworkshop.com/documentation/develop/debugging/

but nothing strange seems to popup. I've fired up a bug:

https://github.com/clear-code/ieview-we/issues/46


Anyway, the extension seems to offer also MCD, and so i've created the
file ieview-we.js with:

// configurazione del plugin IE View WE
//
pref("extensions.ieview.forceielist", "https://sissi.*.lnf.it/*");

and landed to '%ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox\browser\defaults\preferences\ieview-we.js'
but still no pref; something changed about preferences for FF 91?!


The only way i've found to setup the preferences was adding to the
'policies.json' file, but still there's no support for split-file for
policies, and my current management tool (WPKG) cannot affordably manage
file content, i'll need to switch to sometking like ansible but... it
is another life...

Marco Gaiarin

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Jun 9, 2022, 3:55:30 AMJun 9
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> I don't have any experience doing managed storage with manifest files.
> I've only used the 3rdparty stuff in policy.

It works! I've followed strictly the documentation/examples/scripts
provided by the extensions:

https://github.com/clear-code/ieview-we/tree/master/managed-storage

and works as expected, seems that the file have to be places in
%ProgramData%, that seems a bit strange to be but... indeed works.


Options defined in this way are 'locked', as expected, so really all
works well!

Kris Lou

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Jun 9, 2022, 11:27:03 AMJun 9
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You might be able to save yourself some more work and add the provided snippet to your policies.json (https://github.com/clear-code/ieview-we/blob/master/managed-storage/policies.json).

It looks like this extension already has the appropriate permissions in it's manifest.json ("permissions": ["storage"]).

TB version of the sample FF extension (because I can't find the link right now): https://github.com/thundernest/sample-extensions/tree/master/managedStorage



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Marco Gaiarin

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Jun 10, 2022, 3:52:15 AMJun 10
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> You might be able to save yourself some more work and add the provided snippet
> to your policies.json (https://github.com/clear-code/ieview-we/blob/master/
> managed-storage/policies.json).

...but the single-file 'policy.json' it is hard to mantain without the
proper tool (Ansible, AFAIK); see:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1678999

> It looks like this extension already has the appropriate permissions in it's
> manifest.json ("permissions": ["storage"]).

Indeed, works. Thanks for the links.
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