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Web Security 0.22.1-signed.1-signed Requires Restart
To inform end users with authenticity of the websites and the web content hope to replace Firefox's identity box and plugin icon.
This add-on has been marked as experimental by its developers
This add-on is not compatible with your version of Firefox because of the following:
About this Add-on
Without this add, Firefox's identity box provides only the website authenticity information (with EV certificate or not) & TLS. I am not satisfied with the identity box, so I propose 4 icons to replace the identity box. The 4 icons are: website authenticity, confidential transportation, web content authenticity, authorization to the web page.
My 4 icons give some more information and can be much easily understood by end users.
Furthermore, the authenticity can be based on either X509 system or OpenPGP system. The web content authenticity is achieved by adding 2 HTTP headers Sig-X509 and Sig-GPG. This addon also provides PKI based client authentication, so with this, no website should keep passwords of their users any more. The original purpose of this project is to get rid of passwords for all websites.
By the way, even for this web page, there are 4 websites (and hence 4 digital certificates) get involved, but Firefox tells you only 1 of them. What are the rest? You can see the image #2.
In order for OpenPGP to be supported, GPG compatible software should be installed in the system. Though for authenticity based on X509 system, no external software is needed in the system.
The size is less than 120K (including those icons and English & Chinese strings), so very little. You are very welcome to check its source code. And if still afraid, you can try it without affecting your firefox at all by starting firefox this way: with command prompt, you input >firefox -no-remote -P tryAuth
With this a new profile named tryAuth will be created, while no-remote let the firefox does not affect your original firefox.
Even If you did not go with the above mentioned way, an addon can be easily removed through menu Tools>Addons, or just remove the file from your firefox profile directory.
I will refine it if there are some people using it. Any feedback are welcome.