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Convergence Extra 0.11.20140409205855.1-signed.1-signed Requires Restart
A secure, agile and distributed replacement for the Certificate Authority system.
About this Add-on
Convergence is a Firefox browser addon replacing default Certificate Authority TLS authentication model with custom validation model, which is implemented by "notary" servers.
Queries to notary servers can be anonymized via simple (built-in) onion routing, list of such notaries to trust can be changed at any time and validation logic on notaries themselves is designed to be customizable to provide "trust agility" property, which current CA system lacks.
This "Extra" version (fork) provides compatibility with newer Firefox browsers, bugfixes and some extra features over the original version.
See README file in the repository for a detailed list of these.
Should not work with firefox 31+, needs compatibility update.
Please understand and know what you are doing!
- May require more maintenance work than Firefox default CA system.
- List of notaries shipped with addon can be out of date - feel free to run your own from the code in "server" section of the repository.
- Any issues should probably be reported to the fork repo, not the original one.
- To opt out of convergence validation and fall back to CA system for a list of sites which e.g. notaries cannot or should not handle, see "Exceptions" tab in options (and example below).
Example list of validation exceptions:
# Local stuff
# Addon updates
# Google has too many certs in rotation
No actual changes to the code.
This add-on is not compatible with your version of Firefox because of the following: