Point of order, sir! Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I don't get it, I install it, Firefox restarts as usual, then I get bak to this page and it doesnt show as installed yet!?

More information needed Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Good idea. Needs more information on the page. Is notary contact anonymous? What is sent? How does it work? Explain it to those of us that aren't quite so technically proficient.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Needs requests to notaries to be anonymized (or are they already?). Attack report form buggy. Idea excellent!

Current CA model is broken Rated 5 out of 5 stars

With the trusted CA model currently in use, there's a lot of exposure for bad actors to compromise security. This app is so simple in concept yet surprisingly hasn't received much exposure. I love the idea and run a set of notary servers for the public to use.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.3.8). 

Thanks for the kind words! Here's to making the web more secure :)

Everyone should use this! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is one of my favorite addons. It helps in identifying potential MITM attacks and seeing when sites actually update their SSL certificates and verifying that you aren't the only one receiving a specific certificate. Everyone should use this extension, and if you have the resources please run a Notary Server!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.3.4). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Unbelievable! Why didn't I think of this? Why didn't EVERYONE think of this? Perspectives solves ALL of the major weaknesses of SSL Unbelievable! With Perspectives, we don't need to trust certificate "authorities", and most importantly, we don't need to pay them anymore either! Unbelievable! Yes, oooooh yessss, this extension makes it possible for everyone to use self-signed certificates securely and safely. You no longer need to pay attention to security warnings - ignore them! Perspectives will take care of security for you, and it suppresses countless security warnings until they're really necessary and important. Tor users will love this - no more man in the middle attacks on Tor exits! Unbelievable!

So why did I only give 4 out of 5 stars? Because this is not a platform independent project. You prefer Google Chrome? Too bad. Your grandma still uses Internet Explorer? Too bad. You're a power user that uses FireFox, Opera, Chrome, IE, Konqueror, Safari, etc? Nope, you're not important either! The only extension available is only for FireFox. If you want to help the project by running notary servers - this is kind of funny - You have to do in Ubuntu and...Amazon Cloud! Yes, it's that specific, nothing else is supported. WTF?! Why bother trying to change the world if only the starbellies benefit?

Make an extension for every browser that supports extensions. Hassle the browser developers to support notary servers natively so extensions aren't even required. Put together a crossplatform solution that benefits everyone, not just people using FireFox with Ubuntu on Amazon Cloud...The whole world needs this!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.3.3). 

Hey badonfirefox, thanks for the kind words. We would definitely like to port Perspectives to other platforms, and I have plans to do so. It requires a few big internal code changes before it is possible.

For updates on new platforms please stay tuned to the Perspectives blog at http://perspectives-project.org/blog/

As for running notaries, these certainly do not have to use Ubuntu or Amazon. It's possible to run a Perspectives notary on any system that can run Python 2.7 and openssl.

If you have any questions or want some help please feel free to email me or ask on the mailing list - perspectives-dev@googlegroups.com.

Cheers!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very nice extension. I love the option to automatically bypass SSL security alert if the certificate pass the notary test. Other extensions automatically bypass that alert, and they can be useful especially on intranets or testing environments, but this one do the same with the strongness of the notary system, on the open internet. Great!.

Thanks to the guys of Carnegie Mellon.

(FF 16.0a1 32-bit on win)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.3.1). 

Thank you very much for the kind words! There are even more improvements planned for the near future :)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

With Moxie's Convergence project apparently defunct, it's great to see that the original inspiration is still being actively developed.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.3). 

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Going back to 4.2. The Perspectives blog says that in version 4.3, "The Perspectives icon will no longer always appear on the addons bar or status bar, freeing you to only place it where you want!" The problem is now the icon *never* appears in the status bar, which is where I want it. There's no option to place it there, and the icon can't be dragged to the status bar.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.3). 

How to move the icon

Hey there,

Sorry to hear the icon isn't where you want. It should still be possible to drag it back to the status bar. Would you mind trying these steps?

1. Make sure the status or add/on bar is being displayed by checking View -> Toolbars -> Add-on Bar
2. Once the add-on bar is visible, right-click on it and click 'Customize...'. You can also select View -> Toolbars -> 'Customize...'.
3. If the Perspectives icon is currently beside the location bar, drag it to the Add-ons bar to move it. You should be able to move the Perspectives icon around as long as the 'Customize' window is still open.
4. Once the Perspectives icon is where you like, click 'Close' on the 'Customize' window.


Please give it a try and let me know if this works. Also, what version of Firefox are you running?

Thanks!
Dave (one of the Perspective devs)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great tool. I would like to see more notaries set up by other organizations.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2). 

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

no response from notaries... even http://www.networknotary.org/ is down. Wasn't the idea to build a network of notaries that is more reliable than any single https site?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2). 

I'm sorry that you're having trouble reaching the notaries. It may be that you are behind a proxy that is blocking notary connections.

For another else reading this, I would like to point out that the notaries are not a single site. There are 8 different servers running on a total of 4 different continents.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I am afraid that I have to agree with Bob Smith's review. The issue seems to be two-fold. First, many sites do not manage certificates in a manner consistent with Perspectives. Second, Perspectives seems to have problems with their array of notaries, especially mornings EST. In either case, the add-on is not of serious use. I have also uninstalled it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2). 

Close but no cigar. Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Uninstalled. After several months of use, I got tired of seeing "no results" from their servers. Like a security company that fails to answer the phone half the time - what good is it? Perspectives is a noble effort and I wish them luck as they move forward.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This appears to be very similar to the "convergence" add-on. Is there any major difference?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2). 

Please update! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I couldn't agree more with the previous review. This extensions is abolutely great and indispensable. Please update it to make it compatible with newer FF versions!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2). 

Glad you find the extension useful. Just confirmed that it works with FF 6 and updated the compatibility, so it should be working now.

Needs a Version Bump Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have been using this addon for a long time, even before it was available on AMO and I love what it accomplishes and the simplicity by which it does so. I believe people would benefit from having it. I strongly urge the developers to please keep on top of the rapid Fx versioning and keep the addon compatible. Thank you.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been running this for several months and it works great. This addon closes a fundamental gap in PKI - IMHO it's essential!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

great addon just after last nightly update the network of Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:7.0a1) Gecko/20110620 Firefox/7.0a1 was broken

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

nice

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great addon - just what I needed!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1).