Enable Autoupdates In Firefox

New Contributor II

Howdy all. I've seen a few posts asking how to disable Automatic updates, but I'm actually trying to enable them for Firefox on our machines. Both our Chrome and Edge packages install with autoupdates on by default, but no matter what I do, Firefox has them off by default, saying it's managed by an administrator. I don't (yet) deploy a custom config or plist or anything in the package itself, although I've dabbled with deploying a config profile to adjust the setting with mixed results. For what it's worth, I've been downloading the package referenced in Mozilla's instructions here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/deploying-firefox-macos-using-pkg-and-jamf

Maybe the package I'm downloading needs to be tweaked to allow it? Although I'd much rather push a config / file / script that can make this change instead of advising all our users to do an uninstall / reinstall. Unfortunately all of my google-fu has yielded pretty weak results.



Have you taken a look at the App installers for Firefox, since you are going this route?

New Contributor II

I use a plist to enable autoupdates; its just easier to do. It does seem you need three options (at least how I have it working) - one to enable enterprise features, one to enable autoupdates (setting it to false), and one to set auto app updates to false (seems weird to have two keys here but alas...). I have it published in a configuration profile to org.mozilla.com as a custom application config upload. 
<<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0">