Notification of Updates and Limited User Accounts

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 318855

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enhancement
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 318855
13 years ago
11 years ago

People

(Reporter: P.Rynhart, Unassigned)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.3) Gecko/20060426 Firefox/1.5.0.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.3) Gecko/20060426 Firefox/1.5.0.3

Users running Firefox without Administrator rights are unable to "Check for Updates" in the Help menu and do not receive notification of updates. Users who routinely run as a limited user may therefore be led to believe that no updates are available when in fact there are. There are cases where the current behaviour is good. However, additional options, such as the following, should be added:

1) An option to notify the LUA user of an update, but then state that an Administrator is required to log on to install the update

OR

2) Present a dialog box prompting for Administrator credentials to install the update similiar to "RunAs" or sudo.

In addition, I've noticed that the "Update" options in Options -> Advanced tab are still available for LUA users! Surely these options should be ghosted out if LUA accounts are unable to receive update notifications or install updates. Currently, this gives the LUA user a false sense of security.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Log on as a Limited User
Actual Results:  
See "Details" above.

Expected Results:  
See "Details" above.

See "Details" above.

Comment 1

13 years ago

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 318855 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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Updated

11 years ago
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
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