Welcome to the GPOFirefox documentation
Paul, who initially wrote the base part of this add-on started development early 2009 and created a must have add-on for every windows administrator who uses Firefox on most computers of his company.
At least you can use an active directory to manage all these clients. Since different browsers like Chrome come with the possibility to be managed through the Active Directory, Firefox never had any additional features to be configured remotely by policies.
In the end, this add-on is used to close the gap between Firefox and Active Directory.
Because Paul stopped further development on this add-on I wrote him if I could become the developer to bring in some new features and fix some old bugs. I believe further development is needed to manage some settings the actual add-on can’t handle at the moment. Things like modifying sqlite databases, create event triggers (e.g. based on date and time, new Firefox version on start-up etc…) updates, edit XUL files and so on.
These things are only ideas I have at the moment. If you have an idea what feature would be great, please take the time and write to our forum.
I’m working on extending this documentation. If you have any question, please leave me a comment at my forum.
Download of the current Version
This is the same version released to Mozilla.org. Please use this for testing purpose until Mozilla has released the add-on at the extension store.
Changelog of GPOFirefox
0.9.4 – Release Date 30.01.2014
– Due to policy changes at Mozilla I removed the ability to hide the extension from the extension list. If we don’t remove this, the add-on will never be published at the add-on gallery
0.9.3 – Release Date 23.01.2014 -Rejected by Mozilla
– Bug fix: Boolean „false“ values are applied correctly
– Bug fix: Non existing values are correctly created