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Old 12-19-2008, 11:03 AM   #1
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how to disable all security in firefox


This is not so much a Linux question as it is a Firefox one. I posted this question in the Mozilla forum but, after I did, I couldn't find it.

Does anyone know a way to disable all of Firefox's security checks? I am doing automated website testing at work using Selenium Remote Control and I don't want Firefox to prompt the user for anything related to ssl certificates, scripts, javascript, etc. I have tried changing the values related to security in about:config but this doesn't help (I still get prompted about invalid ssl certificates).

Note: Please no responses about how insecure disabling ssl checks is. I am well aware of the security risks but I don't care as we are testing sites that we built.


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Old 12-19-2008, 11:15 AM   #2
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Will your testing be valid if you don't test all the events that an actual user will encounter? Rather than disabling the security features, change you test scripts to deal with them. If your current tool makes that difficult, consider getting a better tool.

The major point in an automated test is to test the whole application after every change in the app, not just the parts that the developers think they changed.

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Old 12-19-2008, 11:19 PM   #3
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Thanks, but I don't need advice on the proper way to test our websites. We know what we are trying to test. I just want to know if there's a way to disable security checks in Firefox. If I knew how to change my scripts so that they wouldn't do this then I would do that; however I don't know that this is possible. The problem seems to be inherent with using Selenium Remote Control. If you know of any better tool than this than I'd love to know.
 
Old 12-20-2008, 10:58 AM   #4
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Sorry, I retired several years ago, and I'm no longer familiar with whats available out there.

When I ran a QC group in the '90s, the automated test tools we used were all Windows specific since we were developing on that OS. But all the tools we used then were capable of dealing with random pop-up windows when they were displayed, so I'm surprised that you can't do that with the tool you're using.

In fact, I just glanced at the documentation on the SRC web site and it seemed to me that the verify directive could be used to periodically see if you'd got an unexpected pop-up and take appropriate action if it's found.
 
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What happens if you disable the ssl and tls protocols in the encryption tab.
 
  


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