Tuesday, September 3, 2013

How to disable Firefox mixed content blocking

Pertains to Firefox 23.0.1 and maybe later.
I was surprised this information was so hard to find, so hopefully this will make it easier for you.


At the company I work for we have an HTTP iframe inside an HTTPS web page. The new version of Firefox objects to this mixed content and forces the user to respond by clicking on a little shield icon in order to allow the mixed content. However Firefox does not "remember" this override, nor does it allow a "white list" of domains where you don't care about mixed content. You can however disable the checking entirely by changing these options shown in the graphic above. PLEASE do not do this unless you completely understand the security implications.

If this is what you were looking for, please leave a comment, just say Hi or something.

30 comments:

Austin Dashiell said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

thank u......

Anonymous said...

We were having trouble with a website's pdf / viewing and printing. This worked like a charm. Thanks!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks!

Best Docs said...

That worked!!!!
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

a HUGE THANKS!!! My school uses a HTTP iframe inside a HTTPS webpage too and it was annoying having to click on the security shield everytime I logged in to do my school work.

Anonymous said...

Hi ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hey,
if you only want to disable this feature for one domain, like 'sicencedirct.com' you have to create an entry named 'extension.http_everywhere.DOMAIN' and set this variable to true.

Andrew said...

"Hey,
if you only want to disable this feature for one domain, like 'sicencedirct.com' you have to create an entry named 'extension.http_everywhere.DOMAIN' and set this variable to true."

Anyone have an example of that? I would like to do that for just my domain.

survive said...

Vielen Dank - hat sehr gut geholfen !! :-)

Anonymous said...

thanks

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Firefox can be so annoying at times like this.

Anonymous said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks! This is so annoying... wished Firefox had not done this.

Anonymous said...

firefox always implementing new things


thank you for the solution

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Have been trying to correct this for months.

Anonymous said...

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Worked like a charm. Thanks for this information!

Mike Schran said...

i cant ge t the second bold one to show up, itried typing it in the search bar and nothing, still unable to view recored video from me wireles camers sd card any ideas???not a fire wall issue or network issue cuz i can see the feed

Michael Moore said...

Mike, you probably have a different version of Firefox.

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bulleteyes said...

Mike, I am a newbie on this kind of thing but I could follow your easy instructions. Unfortunately, I have Firefox 28 and it did not remove the blocking. Is there something further I must do? Thank you. Getting easy instructions is a lifeline.

Michael Moore said...

Sorry bulleteyes. This is all I know.

Amit yadav said...

nice one
thanks

Anonymous said...

thank you :)

Anonymous said...

I've had a few problems recently posting URLs and HTML code to forums - it doesn't seem to get there.
Could this be caused by Firefox also?

CS said...

Needed a quick and dirty fix for this one; great temporary fix! Of course people shouldn't leave this setting off long-term, but for quick dev. work it was invaluable. Thanks!

Sakul said...

Thanks

Olivier said...

A solution seems to add a new line like extension.http_everywhere.DOMAIN' and set this variable to true, but what is the file where add this parameter ? prof.js ?

Thanks

Diana Kuneva said...

thank u

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