This bug is created as a clone of upstream ticket:
netscape.security.PrivilegeManager.enablePrivilege() call was deprecated in Firefox 15 and can't be used.
It completely breaks IPA browser configuration in signed .jar file. (https://test.example.com/ipa/config/browserconfig.html).
FF team recommends to make FF extension for any code which uses privileged code.
I think making FF extension just for configuring kerberos auth for one site is bad. I propose to give priority to ticket #823
We can offer configuration steps for: FF <= 14, FF >= 15, IE and Chrome. For FF <= 14 I would keep the configure.jar method.
I can run the UI on FF15. So please provide steps to recreate the issue described here.
(In reply to comment #2)
> I can run the UI on FF15. So please provide steps to recreate the issue
> described here.
But can you authenticate with your Kerberos ticket? Authentication via user+password is not affected with this issue.
In https://<ipa server>/config/browserconfig.html there is the 'configure browser' button. In FF 15 it doesn't do anything (from user perspective). There is an error in web console (Ctrl+Shift+K), but user can't see it.
The outcome is that we can't configure automatically FF config options like network.negotiate-auth.trusted-uris and therefore, as Martin wrote, SSO doesn't work (if not configured manually).
Created attachment 689183 [details]
browser configuation page works
verified in firefox ESR 10.0.10,which corresponds with Firefox 16.0.2
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
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