Breaking TLS 1.0/1.1 support has been disabled by default


Categories: Networking, Privacy & Security

Releases: Firefox 78, Firefox 78 ESR


The support for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol’s version 1.0 and 1.1, deprecated since Firefox 71, has been removed from all the channels as of Firefox 74 78. All major browsers are going to drop the support for the older versions of TLS in early 2020.

Make sure to enable TLS 1.2 or 1.3 on your web server, otherwise Firefox will show the Secure Connection Failed error page to prevent users from accessing servers not using the newer version. See this Mozilla Hacks blog post for more information.

Update: Mozilla is going to temporarily re-enable the TLS 1.0/1.1 support in Firefox 74 and 75 Beta. The preference change will be remotely applied to Firefox 74, which has already been shipped. This is because many people are currently forced to work at home and relying on online tools amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, but some of critical government sites still don’t support TLS 1.2 yet. Also due to COVID-19, Google has postponed the release of Chrome 81 that would remove their TLS 1.0/1.1 support. We’ll update this note when the situation has changed.

Update 2: TLS 1.0/1.1 will remain enabled in Firefox 76 and 77 as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Update 3: TLS 1.0/1.1 will be disabled by default in Firefox 78 shipping June 30.

How can I test this?

This change can be tested with the compatibilty checker in our Firefox Developer Tools extension. Get it today!