Accessing my.scouting.org with Firefox 34

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Since Firefox 34 landed, users of Mozilla’s Firefox have been unable to access my.scouting.org, due to the disabling of SSLv3 in Firefox 34 (it’s slightly more complicated than that but close enough).

Users will encounter an error like this:

myscouting-firefox-34

One workaround is to switch to Chrome, but for those who like Firefox, a short journey into the configuration editor will re-enable SSLv3 and allow you to access My.Scouting.

1) Type about:config in the location bar.

2) In the search bar that comes up, enter: security.tls.version.min . Double-click on the entry that comes up and change the value to ** (zero).

3) Do the same for security.tls.version.fallback-limit .

You should now be able to access the site again. It’s not great to leave these settings like this.  Hopefully the Office updates sooner or later to support more modern ciphers (propeller-heads: ECDHE suites) or Mozilla backs down from its overly-aggressive stance (too much, too soon, good long-term idea). If you’re doing this change, try to remember to come back in a year and undo it, for better long-term security.

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