Mozilla Will Start Enforcing Extension Signing

By | February 12, 2015 | 2 Comments


Mozilla Will Start Enforcing Extension SigningFinally.

In an effort to protects its users and reduce the number of malicious add-ons, the open source organization has announced its plans to enforce extension signing, which means that starting from Q2, 2015, developers will have to get a signature verification from Mozilla. The extension signing warnings will first appear on Firefox 39.

As of now, it looks like this will only apply to Firefox and they don’t have plans to bring the very same thing to SeaMonkey or Thunderbird. In addition to that, themes and dictionaries will not require any signing and should work as usual.

If you are a developer and want to learn more, head over to the following page for all the details.


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  1. Tiago Sá says:

    as long as I don’t need to sign my own self-made extensions, it’s not a problem for me.

  2. pnh says:

    Selective copy of Firefox is not working properly. Does not restore correctly, for example, Saved Password. Tested on Firefox 35.0.1. Regards.

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