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Firefox Certificate Issues - Extensions etc
« on: May 04, 2019, 06:06:34 am »
Morning
Whilst using Firefox just all my extensions suddenly were made 'legacy & no longer supported by Firefox' since then a notice banner appeared when I tried to reinstall the extensions:
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Due to a certificate issue, add-ons are not working and will fail to install. We are currently working on this issue and you can track updates at https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/certificate-issue-causing-add-ons-to-be-disabled-or-fail-to-install/39047/
No fixed as of this moment - hopefully soon
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Re: Firefox Certificate Issues - Extensions etc
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2019, 06:29:45 am »
Thanks for the heads up Bigoeuf :)

[EDIT]

Okay I'm getting this too .. you can read about it here
https://www.ghacks.net/2019/05/04/your-firefox-extensions-are-all-disabled-thats-a-bug/

Seems Mozilla need to fix this at their end by issuing new signatures (or fixing their certificate handling) ::)

C'mon Mozilla pull your finger out .. I can live without most extensions (for a short while), but I **MUST** have uBlock Origin >:(

[EDIT 2]

Okay as a temporary workaround (whilst Mozilla get their act together), in Firefox go to
about:config
search for the key
xpinstall.signatures.required
and set it to "false"
(only do this if you feel you can trust the addons you have installed .. and probably best not to install any new ones yet)

But remember to set it back to "true" when Mozilla announce it is fixed (at Bigoeuf's link) .. they are currently working on the problem
https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/certificate-issue-causing-add-ons-to-be-disabled-or-fail-to-install/39047
« Last Edit: May 04, 2019, 06:59:46 am by PCNetSpec »
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Re: Firefox Certificate Issues - Extensions etc
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2019, 07:23:37 am »
Yeah, thanks. I guess that explains why I can't install any extensions. ::)

I remember them doing stuff like this in the past, and you just have to wait for the extension authors to upload new versions.

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Re: Firefox Certificate Issues - Extensions etc
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2019, 07:53:27 am »
Hi PCNetSpec,

Unfortunately your changes do not work. It seems that they might work for people using the Firefox Nightly or Developer versions, but otherwise we just are forced to wait it out.  ::)

What a PITA !!  :-X

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Re: Firefox Certificate Issues - Extensions etc
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2019, 07:57:02 am »
Yeah, PITA is right. Especially when you go to a site that has extremely annoying ads, including videos that auto play. It makes me miss my ad blocker and disable HTML5 auto play add-ons. :(

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Re: Firefox Certificate Issues - Extensions etc
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2019, 08:02:11 am »
Hi PCNetSpec,

Unfortunately your changes do not work. It seems that they might work for people using the Firefox Nightly or Developer versions, but otherwise we just are forced to wait it out.  ::)

What a PITA !!  :-X

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Working for me in FF 66.03 (standard edition) :-\

Maybe I have a FF profile from an earlier version.

Why doesn't it work ? .. is there no such key in a new profile ? .. if so maybe you could create the key as it is obviously acted upon if present (at least it is for me).
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Re: Firefox Certificate Issues - Extensions etc
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2019, 08:08:14 am »
No, that actually did work just fine. Thanks Mark.  8)

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Re: Firefox Certificate Issues - Extensions etc
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2019, 08:09:26 am »
:)
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Re: Firefox Certificate Issues - Extensions etc
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2019, 08:22:21 am »
Yeah, last night I was introducing a friend to Firefox, and I wanted him to have a good first impression of Firefox.  So then he asked me if I could have it block ads...and then the fun began with Firefox's extensions! ::)

Next week I'll give it another try.  At least I was able to put Peppermint's search engine as its default. ;)
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Re: Firefox Certificate Issues - Extensions etc
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2019, 08:37:01 am »
Nicely done perknh :)
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Re: Firefox Certificate Issues - Extensions etc
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2019, 08:47:21 am »
I use DuckDuckGo everywhere. I don't need Google tracking every little search I do. ::)
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Re: Firefox Certificate Issues - Extensions etc
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2019, 09:11:36 am »
Hi PCNetSpec,

I have the key in my Firefox 66.0.3 but changing it to false does not allow me to activate the deactivated add-ons.  :-\

I closed Firefox and restarted it but that did not change anything... maybe I should reboot?

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Re: Firefox Certificate Issues - Extensions etc
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2019, 09:24:18 am »
Hey! WTF ?!?

All add-ons just started working again before I went to try rebooting!  :-\ Well, I think I'll leave the key set at false -- at least until I see something about Mozerello having cleared up its problems.  :P

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Re: Firefox Certificate Issues - Extensions etc
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2019, 09:31:51 am »
Hi PCNetSpec,

I have the key in my Firefox 66.0.3 but changing it to false does not allow me to activate the deactivated add-ons.  :-\

I closed Firefox and restarted it but that did not change anything... maybe I should reboot?

Regards,

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For me they just automatically re-enabled themselves as soon as I changed the setting .. the addon window still bitches about 'being careful' with them (with an amber background), but they definitely re-enabled.

[EDIT

On another PC addons seem to be working without me making the change .. uBlock Origin still can't download an update, but it's still enabled.

Maybe they've kinda half-fixed the isssue.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2019, 09:34:02 am by PCNetSpec »
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Re: Firefox Certificate Issues - Extensions etc
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2019, 09:42:37 am »
Hi PCNetSpec,

I think they are fixing it. On my machines now there is no amber background. I'll still wait before changing the key back to true.

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