Tools & Resources: Download DoD Mozilla Firefox & Thunderbird Add-ons

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Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser that is managed by Mozilla Corporation. Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The DoD Firefox & Thunderbird Add-ons extend each of these applications to streamline and simplify your DoD and Forge.mil experiences.

Download

dod_configuration-1.3.7.xpi - Version 1.3.7, Firefox installation archive

If you have problems with the download, follow this manual workaround

Feature List

  • Works on all platforms including Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
  • Turns on auto-updates
  • Imports DoD Root Certificates
  • Setup of CAC Reader driver
  • Clarifies SSL error when Common Access Card (smartcard) not present (Firefox)
  • Indicate when using trusted domain websites (.mil), similar to SSL (Firefox)
  • Redirect to HTTPS when HTTP connection fails (Firefox)
  • Adds search engines to search bar (Firefox)
  • Sets up DoD LDAP Address Books (Thunderbird)
  • Turns off image loading and javascript (Thunderbird)
  • Setup of mail signing (Thunderbird)
  • Looks at mail headers and warns if mail originates from outside of trusted domain (.mil) (Thunderbird)
  • Selection of Threat (INFOCON) Level (Thunderbird)
  • Selection of Classification Level (Thunderbird)

Setup Instructions

After Firefox/Thunderbird is restarted to complete the installation, you will be prompted to add the CAC reader driver if you have the ActivCard/ActivIdentity software installed on your computer already. It should automatically setup the program to use your CAC card and add the device, choose OK. You may want to remove any old CAC devices as you will then be prompted for your PIN twice. Next it will install three DoD Root Certificate sets. Check all of the boxes for each one and select OK.

Firefox:

Firefox setup

Thunderbird:

Thunderbird setup

Version Compatibility Matrix

DoD Addon Firefox Min Firefox Max Thunderbird Min Thunderbird Max Notes
1.3.6 1.5 9.0* 1.5 9.0.*
1.3.5 1.5 8.0* 1.5 8.0.*
1.3.4 1.5 7.0* 1.5 7.0.*
1.3.3 1.5 6.0* 1.5 6.0.*
1.3.2 1.5 5.0* 1.5 5.0.*
1.3.1 1.5 5.0* 1.5 5.0.* Added experimental DISA STIG options
1.3 1.5 4.0* 1.5 3.1.*
1.2.2 Beta 1.5 4.0* 1.5 3.1.* Replaced Java certificate installation with much faster and more reliable native solution.
1.2.1 Beta 1.5 4.0b* 1.5 3.1.* Replaced Java certificate installation with much faster and more reliable native solution.
1.2 1.5 3.6.* 1.5 3.1.*
1.1 1.5 3.6.* 1.5 3.0.* Firefox 3.5.x and greater and Thunderbird 3.0 do not support adding the CAC reader automatically.
1.0.5 Beta 1.5 3.6.* 1.5 3.0.0.* Firefox 3.5.x and greater and Thunderbird 3.0 do not support adding the CAC reader automatically. Thunderbird 3.0 still has problems with options dialog, adding LDAP directories, and email warnings.
1.0.4 Beta 1.5 3.5.* 1.5 3.0.0.* Thunderbird 3.0 added, problems with options dialog, adding LDAP directories, and email warnings. Firefox 3.5.x and Thunderbird 3.0 do not support adding the CAC reader automatically.
1.0.3 1.5 3.5.* 1.5 2.0.0.* Firefox 3.5.x does not support adding the CAC reader automatically.
1.0.2 1.5 3.5.* 1.5 2.0.0.* There are known bugs when using this version and older in Firefox 3.5.x.
1.0.1 1.5 3.0.* 1.5 2.0.0.*  
1.0 1.5 3.0.* 1.5 2.0.0.*  
0.9 1.5 3.0.* 1.5 2.0.0.*  
0.8 1.5 3.0.* 1.5 2.0.0.*  
0.7 1.5 3.0b3 1.5 2.0.0.*  
0.6.2 1.5 2.0.0.* 1.5 2.0.0.*  
0.6.1 1.5 2.0.0.* 1.5 1.5.0.*  
0.6 1.5 2.0.0.* 1.5 1.5.0.*  
0.5 1.5 2.0.0.* 1.5 1.5.0.*  
0.4.2 1.5 2.0.0.* 1.5 1.5.0.*  
0.4.1 1.5 2.0.0.* 1.5 1.5.0.*  
0.4 1.5 1.5.0.* 1.5 1.5.0.*  
0.3.2 1.5 1.5.0.* 1.5 1.5.0.*  
0.3.1 1.5 1.5.0.* 1.5 1.5.0.*  

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