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November 6, 2010

Noscript And Zimbra Problem

Filed under: computing, security — Tags: , , , , , — Robert Wicks @ 8:23 am

I log into a Zimbra server for email. I may be logged in on the local network, from outside, over the Internet, or across a VPN. The hostname is always the same. I found that I would have to actually quit Firefox in order to log back into Zimbra if I initiated a session over the Internet, and later made a VPN connection. I would see a white screen with a link in the upper left corner which said [Sign Out]. Clicking it did nothing. I actually had to restart Firefox. I discovered that this happened because of Noscript’s ABE protection. I did not wish to disable this, as it is a useful security feature. The solution is to go into the NoScript options, under ABE, and edit the SYSTEM settings. It normally says

# Prevent Internet sites from requesting LAN resources.
Site LOCAL
Accept from LOCAL
Deny

I added this line after the Accept lin:

Accept ALL from *.<mydomainname>

That fixed the issue. It might be advisable for people who use Noscript in a corporate environment with VPN access to add this to their ABE settings in order to prevent web application failures.

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3 Comments »

  1. Thanks for the tip. The article should probably read: “this happened because of **NoScripts’s** ABE protection” and “go into the **NoScript** options, under ABE”… instead of referencing Zimbra.

    Comment by Rob — June 22, 2011 @ 12:39 am

  2. Thanks! I corrected the error.

    Comment by Robert Wicks — June 22, 2011 @ 5:30 pm

  3. thank you–this helped me!

    Comment by Heather McCalley — February 6, 2012 @ 12:43 pm


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