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Status

Create API for add-ons and components that provides check-point between TLS/SSL handshake and HTTP request
Stage On hold
Status In progress
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Health OK
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Team

Product manager Sid Stamm
Directly Responsible Individual Peter Eckersley
Lead engineer Honza Bombas
Security lead `
Privacy lead Sid Stamm
Localization lead `
Accessibility lead `
QA lead `
UX lead `
Product marketing lead `
Operations lead `
Additional members Brian Smith

Open issues/risks

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Stage 1: Definition

1. Feature overview

Create API for add-ons and components that provides check-point between TLS/SSL handshake and HTTP request, allowing add-ons greater scrutiny of secure connections before they are used. This feature also would expose the controls to add-ons so they can implement an alternate certificate-validation path that's not dependent on our existing PKI and root certificate program.

2. Users & use cases

Convergence: Moxie would really like an API like this for simplifying the Convergence (http://convergence.io) add-on implementation. He had to "jump through some pretty prolific hoops in order to replace the browser's default certificate validation with my own."

3. Dependencies

  • bug 644640: Implement extension point for extensions to influence trust decisions in PSM

4. Requirements

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Non-goals

  • This will not replace our existing PKI/CA program
  • This is not affecting stuff outside the TLS layer of HTTPS connections.
  • This is not adding additional UI over the DV/EV SSL indicators.

Stage 2: Design

5. Functional specification

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6. User experience design

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Stage 3: Planning

7. Implementation plan

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8. Reviews

Security review

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Privacy review

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Localization review

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Accessibility

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Quality Assurance review

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Operations review

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Stage 4: Development

9. Implementation

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Stage 5: Release

10. Landing criteria

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Feature details

Priority P3
Rank 999
Theme / Goal Product Hardening
Roadmap Security
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Feature list Platform
Project `
Engineering team Networking

Team status notes

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