Running the new Firefox sync

Since I first set up Firefox Sync, things have changed. Mozilla thought that they needed to completely change the user experience of setting it up in firefox, thus discarding the previous firefox sync server for a totally new system of “Firefox Accounts”.

That sounds nice, however at the moment it’s nowhere as easy to set up if you want to self-host it instead of relying on Mozilla’s services.

You have to start 3 services:

Unfortunately, the READMEs are not as good as before. Sometimes, they ask you to change settings, but they don’t always tell you in which file you should modify it; or it also happens that the file they mention does not exist (e.g. the “config.json”).

I’ll have to give it another try… I hope that for next time, the documentation will have improved.

I get a CORS issue, but then… what?