Features/Desktop/Improve Add-on Monitoring

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Improve Add-on Monitoring
Stage Draft
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Product manager Asa Dotzler
Directly Responsible Individual Jorge Villalobos
Lead engineer Blair McBride
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Additional members Matt Grimes, Tyler Downer, Michael Verdi

Open issues/risks

Many of these features would require work on AMO. Most AMO developer focus these days is directed to the new Marketplace, so we might need help.

Stage 1: Definition

1. Feature overview

We want to have a way to better control add-ons that are distributed outside of AMO, while preserving add-on developers' freedom to create and distribute their work.

This is a system that would require add-on developers to upload their add-on files to AMO for registration. Uploaded files would be tied to a developer account and would only go through automated code tests before being accepted. Unregistered files would then become much more difficult to install, requiring add-ons to be whitelisted by the user.

2. Users & use cases

This is meant to protect end users from spontaneous malware. It will also give the Add-ons Team greater insight into unknown add-ons and common add-on malware patterns.

3. Dependencies


4. Requirements

Current PRD

See also Add-on File Registration



Stage 2: Design

5. Functional specification


6. User experience design


Stage 3: Planning

7. Implementation plan


8. Reviews

Security review


Privacy review


Localization review




Quality Assurance review


Operations review


Stage 4: Development

9. Implementation


Stage 5: Release

10. Landing criteria


Feature details

Priority Unprioritized
Rank 999
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