Closed Bug 1281833 Opened 3 years ago Closed 3 months ago
UI Web Extension calls
Bug 1189060 added hooks into webrtcUI to allow addons control over certain aspects of the WebRTC permissions and consent model. The blog post at <https://hacks.mozilla.org/2015/09/controlling-webrtc-peerconnections-with-an-extension/> does a good job of demonstrating the kind of things that this facilitates. The only way to use this at the moment is through traditional mechanisms; however, the utility of this API is likely to remain even after we start shepherding addons authors towards WebExtensions as a preferred technology. This bug is intended to cover both design and implementation of a WebExtensions API that allows (among other things): - The ability to add, remove, or change IP addresses exposed by PeerConnections - Prompting the user for permission to perform address gathering and forming of connections, including the ability to block such operations altogether - The ability to add user-visible indicia when various WebRTC conditions exist (basically, addons need to know when the various operations and connection states begin and end) This is a short list off the top of my head; there are probably other things that I've overlooked. Marking [design-decision-approved] at Andy's suggestion.
this is likely a good first bug for experiments (landing in Q3). let's use this to get some examples for others to follow.
Priority: -- → P2
Whiteboard: [design-decision-approved] → [design-decision-approved] triaged
Andrew is working on implementing this as an Experiment.
Assignee: nobody → aswan
This is being done here: https://github.com/web-ext-experiments/webrtc/
Assignee: aswan → nobody
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 3 months ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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