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Active Directory Integration
Firefox doesn't have integrated Active Directory (AD) support. AD is useful generally in enterprises where there are thousands of machines and setting up web browser preferences on each one may be a tedious task. AD lets you set up group policies that Firefox should follow. For example, some policies may include setting the default home page, or setting the proxy settings based on user groups.
This is where the status of the project. Mainly, releases will go here.
Moved mkaply's grouppolicy extension into the tree. The extension is available here. It will also be available under the subversion repository
The documentation to add the grouppolicy extension into the tree, and test out a group policy is also available.
This goal of this release was getting familiar with the concepts of Active Directory and Group Policies. No code has been written at this point in the time.
- I have set up a Google Notebook to keep track of important links and conversations.
- Had a few discussions with Michael Kaply (mkaply), a Firefox Advocate who works at IBM.
- Discussed some of the goals for this project :
- Many of IE's policies change more than just IE preferences. For example, there are policies to disable full screen mode. So it is not just a matter of mapping Firefox preferences to a policy, it is much more broad than that.
- Still in the early stages. We should have a meeting this Monday to discuss exactly what should be worked on.
- Started commenting on bug 337679
Status right now :
- mkaply has started doing XUL overlays to disable some functionality. He's reading IE's policies and 'translating' them into Firefox policies.
- Some obvious problems. Firefox has some options that IE does, and IE has preferences that Firefox does not.
Got project page up with details
FirefoxADM - a visual basic script that changes firefox prefs based on some registry values
WetDog - a C++ program that does something with active directory.
MSDN articles on implementing registry based policies