Extension Manager:Projects:Third Party Add-on Warnings

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Ensure user accepts add-ons installed by third-party apps
Stage Landed
Status Complete
Release target Firefox 8
Health OK
Status note Feature made it in to Firefox 8


Product manager Asa Dotzler
Directly Responsible Individual Dave Townsend
Lead engineer Dave Townsend
Security lead Curtis Koenig
Privacy lead `
Localization lead `
Accessibility lead `
QA lead Vlad Maniac
UX lead Jennifer Boriss
Product marketing lead `
Operations lead `
Additional members Mossop, Unfocused, rs (available reviewers)

Open issues/risks


Stage 1: Definition

1. Feature overview

We currently do not provide adequate warning to users that new third-party provided add-ons have been installed. This project will ensure that users opt-in to all add-ons that aren't installed through the Firefox UI.

This feature falls primarily in the Experience category (from the "Discover, Experience, and Connect" vision statement.)

2. Users & use cases

  • Make users aware when new add-ons have been installed that they may not know about
    • Users should be able to opt out of such add-ons before the add-on's code has a chance to run

3. Dependencies


4. Requirements

  • Developed UI must pass UI review
  • Feature should be covered by automated tests
  • Feature must have passed security review


  • Support removing other applications on the system from within Firefox

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 P1
Rank 999
Theme / Goal `
Roadmap Add-ons
Secondary roadmap `
Feature list Desktop
Project `
Engineering team Desktop front-end

Team status notes

  status notes
Products ` `
Engineering ` `
Security sec-review-complete Notes
Privacy ` `
Localization ` `
Accessibility ` `
Quality assurance Signed-off Test Plan
User experience ` `
Product marketing ` `
Operations ` `