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Dimas Streich (Informàtica ICS Girona)

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Apr 8, 2021, 10:10:15 AM (11 days ago) Apr 8
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Hi,

Let me ask you something about the police.json file though I don't know if it's a stupid question or not.

With Firefox <= 52 we used AutoConfig to distribute the settings. The peculiarity is that every time Firefox started it read the settings we had on a remote server, so updating this file the settings were automatically applied to all machines after restart Firefox.
We did this by having the mozilla.cfg of each machine point to the remote file as follows: lockPref ("autoadmin.global_config_url", "http: //intranet_server/firefox.js");

Is it possible to have the police.json file on a server and Firefox read it remotely?

What we do now is that, using netlogon, at each user login on Windows we copy this file locally. But it requires users to log in and is a step back from the previous settings.

Thx
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Dimas Streich Colomeda
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Mike Kaply

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Apr 8, 2021, 10:30:42 AM (11 days ago) Apr 8
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On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 9:10 AM Dimas Streich (Informàtica ICS Girona) <dstreich....@gencat.cat> wrote:
Hi,

Let me ask you something about the police.json file though I don't know if it's a stupid question or not.

With Firefox <= 52 we used AutoConfig to distribute the settings. The peculiarity is that every time Firefox started it read the settings we had on a remote server, so updating this file the settings were automatically applied to all machines after restart Firefox.
We did this by having the mozilla.cfg of each machine point to the remote file as follows: lockPref ("autoadmin.global_config_url", "http: //intranet_server/firefox.js");

Is it possible to have the police.json file on a server and Firefox read it remotely?

What we do now is that, using netlogon, at each user login on Windows we copy this file locally. But it requires users to log in and is a step back from the previous settings.

There is not. My expectation was that people that needed remote settings would use Windows Group Policy (or Intune).

We've thought about allowing setting policies.json via Autoconfig, but I haven't had a chance to work on that yet.

Mike
 

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Dimas Streich Colomeda
Unitat de Tecnologies de la Informació i Comunicació

Departament de Salut | Generalitat de Catalunya
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Dimas Streich (Informàtica ICS Girona)

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Apr 8, 2021, 10:41:26 AM (11 days ago) Apr 8
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Thx for answering. Is there a bug on bugzilla to follow a possible future feature for that?

Eddie Rowe

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Apr 8, 2021, 7:43:16 PM (11 days ago) Apr 8
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I use Windows group policy to maintain the policies.json file under C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\distribution\ folder so that it is always up-to-date.  Since we are ONLY using the policies.json file to setup things, the Windows group policy is actually a group policy preference that updates the file as opposed to using the GPO templates that Mozilla provides.  I also maintain the autoconfig.js file and the Mozilla.cfg file with the same group policy.  This group policy is a computer policy so it applies independent of a user login.

 

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Hi,

Let me ask you something about the police.json file though I don't know if it's a stupid question or not.

With Firefox <= 52 we used AutoConfig to distribute the settings. The peculiarity is that every time Firefox started it read the settings we had on a remote server, so updating this file the settings were automatically applied to all machines after restart Firefox.
We did this by having the mozilla.cfg of each machine point to the remote file as follows: lockPref ("autoadmin.global_config_url", "http: //intranet_server/firefox.js");

Is it possible to have the police.json file on a server and Firefox read it remotely?

What we do now is that, using netlogon, at each user login on Windows we copy this file locally. But it requires users to log in and is a step back from the previous settings.

Thx

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Dimas Streich Colomeda


Unitat de Tecnologies de la Informació i Comunicació

Departament de Salut | Generalitat de Catalunya
Av.França s/n | 17007 Girona 


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