Cannot install bonfire extension in chrome browser

When trying to install bonfire in chrome, chrome tells me that for security reasons they changed the way they handle extension installation. Now it needs to be done from the chrome webstore but bonfire is not in the chrome webstore.

How can I install it otherwise?

2 answers

Hi Nicolas,

In order to install Bonfire on Chrome, I believe that the following documentaiton should assist you:
https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/BONFIRE/Installing+Bonfire+extension+in+Chrome

I hope that the info helps! :)

I think Atlassian could do a little better than that, don't you think? Some of the people within my organization are not very computer savvy, and asking them to "Drag the downloaded extension file from its folder into the extensions page to install." just isn't going to happen. While I know this isn't a problem caused by Atlassian, it greatly affects you. Since the upgrade, most of my users can't get Bonfire to work and me going around individually helping them isn't very scalable.

I've found that there are a couple of solutions:

  1. Change the shortcuts on the user desktops to have the following switch: --enable-easy-off-store-extension-install. The drawback is that this leaves it open to download any extension and user's may open Chrome from a link, etc not a shortcut.

  2. Implement a policy as instructed here: http://www.chromium.org/administrators/policy-list-3#ExtensionInstallSources

I'm having some success with #2 as adding "http://downloads.atlassian.com/*" doesn't seem to always work. I believe it could be due to some redirection or something happening on your end as this user reported here regarding LastPass. I do know that adding a string value of "<all_urls>" does allow me to download and install the Bonfire extension directly from the page, but that just leaves me ending up in the same boat that #1 left me in above.

Here's the thing... while I'm a developer I must come clean and admit that I'm not a system administrator and don't know the intricacies to get this to work. I do believe that Atlassian can provide a solid answer and provide an actual solution rather than telling us, people who pay you, to basically figure it out on our own.

If You have problems with instalation extancion to Chrome on Mac OS:

  1. Close Chrome
  2. Run Terminal and enter next comand:
    open "/Applications/Google Chrome.app" --args --enable-easy-off-store-extension-install
  3. Next follow standart install instruction.

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