Does Firefox have a VPN extension?
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a server application that allows users to send all of their data from your computer through a secure connection to the server over the Internet. Most VPNs do have an extension built-in, but if you find that no one is offering a server plugin for Firefox, then you can use open-source software to do it yourself. Start with a search on your local network for vpns. Once you've found a working VPN, then install the extension in Firefox and follow the easy steps below:
Download and Install the Server-side Extension From Mozilla. There is a wealth of articles and help out there to explain how to install extensions from Mozilla. This article gives a bit more detail on the subject, but the most helpful is this article by Mozilla developer Jesse Ruderman: Using the Mozilla Add-ons Manager.
Once the installation is complete, you can create a new profile for the server-side plugin by going to Tools -> Import/Export -> Create New Profile. To the 'Name' field, enter OpenVPN (without quotation marks). Click Save. Click the button next to Save As on the top menu bar to select the new file in the location you wish.
Download and Install the Client-Side Extension From Mozilla. The steps for installing the client side plugin are very similar, but slightly easier. To download the plugin from the Mozilla website, head over to OpenVPN's Download page and enter the version you wish to download and the build number to download the server plugin. Once downloaded, open your Firefox's extensions folder by going to View > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
Unzip the OpenVPN bundle using the program WinZip, or another ZIP archiving program. Browse the 'extensions' directory of the unpacked files and drag-drop your OpenVPN installation into the empty 'extensions' folder.
Afterwards, you can restart Firefox and the VPN plugin should be usable by any sites that require network traffic through the openVPN server.
How do I add a VPN extension to Firefox?
Firefox currently does not support VPN extensions, but we are working on that. Please join us and sign up to make sure you're notified when it's available! Add a VPN to Firefox. When you first install the extension, Firefox will ask you to enter your OpenVPN config. The config file has many lines, so just put a few lines in and leave the rest blank (but DO NOT enter anything you do not trust).
That's it! The configuration information is stored locally in your Firefox profile (default:C:Users
This extension adds three new network entries in the list of available network connections: Tor Network. Aurora Network. The name of each entry contains a shortcut for the domain name with the VPN server's IP address: Tors-01.nyu.edu
Opendns-01.com Each entry has its own proxy configuration stored in the Firefox profile. The proxy is used by the connection itself. The configuration for the Tor Network is:
(Use this URL to configure your own proxy). This sets the socks proxy to be 127.1 and port 9050 (the default for the tor-socks5 bridge) The proxy configuration for the Aurora Network is: