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Google to block local Chrome Extentions

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Hi All,

FYI....Google will be blocking local chrome extensions from January 2014. No doubt this will impact KLC unless it gets officially published to the Chrome Store.

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/13/11/07/1941238/google-to-block-local-chrome-extensions-on-windows-starting-in-january

Cheers

J

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  • Just saw this on Engadget.

    Kaseya, can we get an official response ASAP?  This is VERY important.

  • Joshua Niland
    No doubt this will impact KLC unless it gets officially published to the Chrome Store.

    No need to worry, you will just need to enable developer mode within Google Chrome to use the plugin.

  • Or you can use a browser who don't track what you are doing like Firefox/Cyberfox ? There's no plugins problems on it and Cyberfox is 64 bits (8pecxstudios.com).

    Maybe you see too the lot of tracking ad...

  • Etienne Deneuve
    You can use a browser who don't track what you are doing like Firefox/Cyberfox ? There's no plugins problems on it and Cyberfox is 64 bits

    Are you using Kaseya 6.3? How did you manage getting Active X and Live Connect working with Cyberfox? 

  • A colleague pointed out we can force extensions to install with GPO and/or agent procedure: dev.chromium.org/.../policy-list-3

    Confirmation that this will be enough to get around the new restriction:

    www.theregister.co.uk/.../google_chrome_extensions_clampdown

    “Also, the new rules won't interfere with enterprises that have set up group policies to allow Chrome to install extensions from their own servers. It's strictly meant to stem malicious downloads from the open internet.”

  • There have been many questions regarding browser and OS support for Live Connect.  Please review the Q and A below for updates on your questions.  

    Q: What happens in January when Chrome begins to block the Live Connect plugins?
    A: We are working on a solution for this and plan to release it as part of the Jan 31, 2014 release

    Q: Is Windows 8.1 currently supported?
    A: Yes.   We have confirmed that Live Connect will work on Windows 8.1 with Firefox and Chrome.  IE 11 is not currently supported. 

    Q: When will you support IE 11?
    A: IE 11 will be officially supported in our Jan 31, 2014 release.

    Q: When will Apple OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and Safari 7 support be official?
    A: Although we have had reports of people using 10.9 successfully with Chrome and Firefox, official support, including Safari 7, is planned for Jan 31, 2014.

    Q: Is Firefox 24 ok to use?
    A: Yes, we have tested FireFox 24 and all tests have returned successfully.  Firefox 25 testing is still underway.    

    If you are experiencing a technical issue with one of the items above, please contact support opening a ticket via our Kaseya Customer portal at http://portal.kaseya.net

    Thank you for your patience,
    Chad Gniffke 
    Product Manager