Manage Firefox with Group Policy

You’ve got Firefox and a large amount of users. How do you set up important, key settings like:

  • Home page
  • Update behavior
  • Javascript behavior
  • Encryption settings
  • Privacy settings

… and just about every other Firefox setting.

Firefox itself has no native Group Policy support with ADM or ADMX files to control these key settings, what are you going to do? It’s true there are third party companies like Frontmotion which will repackage, modify and “re-sell” Firefox – each and every time an update is created. It’s also true they provide some ADM support with this modified software.

But there’s a better way – a much better way.

When you use PolicyPak and our Pre-configured PolicyPak for Firefox, you get to use the actual, unchanged real and genuine Firefox. You’re NOT using a re-packaged Firefox.

Full Group Policy lockdown and enforcement is available right now for all versions (current and future) of Firefox.It’s a better way to manage Firefox in your enterprise. Watch this video to see exactly how it’s done:

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Want to see how to dictate which websites can allow or block pop-ups? How about permissions like Camera or Microphone? Only PolicyPak enables you to set these using Group Policy or the Cloud.

With PolicyPak you can add or remove bookmarks to the menus or the toolbar. Watch this video to see exactly how to do it.

Firefox has four types of Add-ons: Extensions, Appearance, Plugins, and Services. And PolicyPak can manage (enable or disable) ALL of these types. Watch this video to finally get a handle on how to manage your Firefox Add-ons using Group Policy or your own systems management utility.

Need to add or remove a certificate dynamically within Firefox? PolicyPak makes it drop dead easy. Just point to the file and specify the store. Watch this video to see how it’s done.

In this video, we show you PolicyPak’s “Extras” that can be configured.

Prevent Firefox as Default Browser: 48 seconds in.
Prevent Private Browsing: 2:19.
Prevent Saving Passwords: 3:10.
Disable Firefox Safe Mode: 5:23.
Prevent Access to Local Files: 6:13.
Prevent Firefox Sync: 7:17.
Prevent Misc Buttons and Controls: 9:36.

Our solution isn’t a mere “ADM” template, it’s a true Group Policy extension, with powerful management and lockdown capabilities. PolicyPak can deliver, lockdown and revoke Firefox settings – the way you need to using Group Policy.

Our PolicyPak software snaps-in to the Group Policy Editor and mimics the user interface of the Firefox application itself. You can set key settings like Home Page settings, like what is seen here.

And you can manage how Firefox is updated, like what is seen here.

With PolicyPak and the free Pre-Configured PolicyPak for Firefox, you get full control over Firefox, and granular control for each OU or users – using normal Group Policy controls.

Why wouldn’t you use it?

Besides, once you’re using PolicyPak to manage Firefox, you’ll also get to manage all your other enterprise desktop applications the same way:Java, WinZip, Acrobat, and any custom application you have. They’re 100% included – absolutely free.

It’s all included when you’re a PolicyPak Professional customer.

PolicyPak was designed by Group Policy MVP Jeremy Moskowitz – who “wrote the book” on Group Policy, runs GPanswers.com, and lives and breathes Group Policy and enterprise software deployments and desktop lockdown.

When you’re ready to get serious about managing Firefox today, and in the future, PolicyPak is ready for you.