Mozilla rolls out hot fix for Firefox Add-ons issue

Recently Mozilla rolls out a hotfix to solve its Firefox Add-ons issue. This comes as a response to its extensions, themes and add-ons were disabled due to a certificate bug. As this is a major issue, hence Firefox Team will take some time to resolve it. Here, in this guide, we brought some easy tweaks that will solve this temporarily.

A few days back, users came to know that the existing add-ons on Firefox were disabled. Also, they were not able to install any new extensions or themes from the Mozilla add-ons section. As per Company, this happens due to the expiry of the immediate certificate which they use for extensions sign-in.

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Firefox team has already described a method to fix the add-ons issue on your System. However, to activate this hotfix, you have to enable the studies section. After this, you can download any extension or theme on Mozilla and it will work effectively.

How to enable this hotfix on your Mozilla Firefox

You need to follow the below steps to apply the fix to the Firefox Add-ons issue.

  • At first, open Firefox web-browser and navigate to the following address-
Mozilla Menu --> Options -->  Privacy and Security
  • Here, mark the checkbox against “Allow Firefox to send technical and interaction data to Mozilla” under the Firefox data collection and Use section. See Snapshot below-

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Note: In case you are having Nightly on your System, substitute Firefox with Nightly and proceed accordingly.

Mozilla experts have mentioned in their blog that it will take roughly six hours to apply the fixes on Study. To check whether it has activated your web-browser, follow these steps-

  • Copy/ paste or type about: studies in the address bar followed by Enter Key.

Here, you can find “hotfix-update-xpi-signing-intermediate-bug-1548973″ listed here (See the snapshot below). If there is a green Active button beside this, it implies there is an intermediate certificate active for signing add-ons.

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The techies are currently working on a general fix that can fully resolve this bug, hence users won’t need to rely on studies program. We will let you know when Firefox experts configure out that fix. To get more updates on this issue, just follow AMO on Twitter.