Facebook App

Status

Fully working but reduces filtering capabilities, with additional configuration (listed below).

Configuration

Enable the App: Facebook web proxy override.

Note that this will also disable HTTPS interception for the Facebook website with a corresponding reduction in filtering and auditing capabilities. It is therefore recommended that the override is only enabled on wifi networks and that proper consideration is given to the risks.

Detail

The Facebook app does not utilise the device's trusted certificate store and therefore HTTPS interception must be disabled. It is not possible to disable HTTPS interception for the Facebook app without also disabling it for the Facebook website. Disabling HTTPS interception significantly reduces the system's filtering and auditing capabilities.

Vendor Contact Log

The following log summarises discussions with Facebook regarding the problems listed above.

  • 2016-07-07 - Reported to vendor.
  • 2016-07-17 - Reply from vendor: We've received your report and appreciate your patience as we work to fix technical problems on Facebook. Although we can't update everyone who submits a report, we're using your feedback to improve the Facebook experience for everyone.