To have a few SMS encryption applications on the marketplace

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

RESOLVED WONTFIX
3 years ago
11 months ago

People

(Reporter: simon, Unassigned)

Tracking

unspecified
FxOS-S7 (18Sep)

Firefox Tracking Flags

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Description

3 years ago
After asking SMSSecure why their application was not available, turns out they don't have access to SMS/MMS API:
https://twitter.com/SMSSecure_/status/643302983032303616

The idea is to eventually have a few SMS encryption applications on the marketplace.


That's why the SMS API should be accessible with the crypto API.
Is there work ongoing to expose MobileMessage API to other apps than certified?
Component: General → DOM
Flags: needinfo?(htsai)
Flags: needinfo?(echen)
Product: Firefox OS → Core
Target Milestone: --- → FxOS-S7 (18Sep)
Version: unspecified → Trunk
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Updated

3 years ago
Component: DOM → General
Product: Core → Firefox OS
Target Milestone: FxOS-S7 (18Sep) → ---
Version: Trunk → unspecified
Component: General → DOM
Product: Firefox OS → Core
Target Milestone: --- → FxOS-S7 (18Sep)
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Component: DOM → DOM: Device Interfaces

Comment 2

3 years ago
See https://wiki.mozilla.org/WebAPI/Security/SMS
"further integration for Web SMS access to privileged APIs is planned for the future", but that would need some controls to avoid some inherent threats of sending/receiving SMS
(In reply to Alexandre LISSY :gerard-majax from comment #1)
> Is there work ongoing to expose MobileMessage API to other apps than
> certified?

No. Per comment 2, there's a security model concern. If there's a specific need, we need to investigate the use case and see how we could support that.
Flags: needinfo?(htsai)
Flags: needinfo?(echen)

Comment 4

3 years ago
Per comment 1 we have a specific need :)
> The idea is to eventually have a few SMS encryption applications on the
> marketplace.
I think we could rather expose the ability for WebExtensions to intercept some APIs calls, like webRequest let extensions intercept http requests. I haven't though about details for this kind of api yet though.
(In reply to [:fabrice] Fabrice Desré from comment #5)
> I think we could rather expose the ability for WebExtensions to intercept
> some APIs calls, like webRequest let extensions intercept http requests. I
> haven't though about details for this kind of api yet though.

I've also thought of the similar idea.
Change the bug title to better fit the requirement
Component: DOM: Device Interfaces → Gaia
Product: Core → Firefox OS
Summary: SMS/MMS API unavailable → To have a few SMS encryption applications on the marketplace
Version: Trunk → unspecified

Comment 8

11 months ago
Firefox OS is not being worked on
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 months ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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