addon-kit access to hashing functions ( sha1, etc )

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

Add-on SDK
General
P2
enhancement
RESOLVED INVALID
7 years ago
7 years ago

People

(Reporter: canuckistani, Unassigned)

Tracking

unspecified
Future
x86
Mac OS X

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(Not tracked)

Details

Various web apis require client implementations to be able to create cryptographic hashes eg as a request token or to sign requests, etc. Usually this involves using sha1 or similar. The SDK would greatly aid developers in creating client implementations if it exposed an easy-to-use api for accessing nsICryptoHash, btoa / atob etc. 

Note: similar functionality would be needed for the implementation of bug #671948 ( http basic auth support in Request )
Priority: -- → P2
Target Milestone: --- → Future
Marking anything that potentially looks like a feature request as "enhancement", sorry for the bugspam. :)
Severity: normal → enhancement
This'll probably work better as a feature page. There's already a bug for btoa/atob specifically.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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