FFOX-00-000026 - Firefox extension recommendations must be disabled.

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The Recommended Extensions program makes it easier for users to discover extensions that have been reviewed for security, functionality, and user experience. Allowed extensions are to be centrally managed.


Windows group policy:
1. Open the group policy editor tool with 'gpedit.msc'.
2. Navigate to Policy Path: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Mozilla\Firefox\
Policy Name: Preferences
Policy State: Enabled
Policy Value:
'extensions.htmlaboutaddons.recommendations.enabled': {
'Value': false,
'Status': 'locked'

macOS 'plist' file:
Add the following:

Linux 'policies.json' file:
Add the following in the policies section:
'Preferences': {
'extensions.htmlaboutaddons.recommendations.enabled': {
'Value': false,
'Status': 'locked'

See Also


Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000381, Rule-ID|SV-251570r820759_rule, STIG-ID|FFOX-00-000026, Vuln-ID|V-251570

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 47b38ff60e2fd6b4f2f439bdb1fb8a523475e6c062ed1894f398611eadc13cfe