FFOX-00-000017 - Firefox must be configured to not delete data upon shutdown - Cache

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For diagnostic purposes, data must remain behind when the browser is closed. This is required to meet non-repudiation controls.


Windows group policy:
1. Open the group policy editor tool with 'gpedit.msc'.
2. Navigate to Policy Path: Computer ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesMozillaFirefoxClear data when browser is closed
Policy Name: Cache, Cookies, Download History, Form & Search History, Browsing History, Active Logins, Site Preferences, Offline Website Data
Policy State: Disabled
Policy Name: Locked
Policy State: Enabled

macOS 'plist' file:
Add the following:

Linux 'policies.json' file:
Add the following in the policies section:
'SanitizeOnShutdown': {
'Cache': false,
'Cookies': false,
'Downloads': false,
'FormData': false,
'History': false,
'Sessions': false,
'SiteSettings': false,
'OfflineApps': false,
'Locked': true

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Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000381, Rule-ID|SV-252881r820757_rule, STIG-ID|FFOX-00-000017, Vuln-ID|V-252881

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 1c61ea619b97d9f0cd945dc5d2a37536624dc69c62f233dc08093f8a42972c6c