Last Comment Bug 729853 - Cannot launch pop-up dialog for facebook and browser ID when running app natively
: Cannot launch pop-up dialog for facebook and browser ID when running app nati...
[topapps], [marketplace-beta+]
Product: Firefox Graveyard
Classification: Graveyard
Component: Webapp Runtime (show other bugs)
: unspecified
: All All
: -- critical
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Assigned To: Ed Lee :Mardak
: Jason Smith [:jsmith]
: 732628 746229 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 749415
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Reported: 2012-02-22 23:37 PST by Jason Smith [:jsmith]
Modified: 2016-03-21 12:39 PDT (History)
8 users (show)
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v1 (1006 bytes, patch)
2012-04-26 12:08 PDT, Ed Lee :Mardak
myk: review+
Details | Diff | Splinter Review
for checkin (1.07 KB, patch)
2012-04-26 16:36 PDT, Ed Lee :Mardak
no flags Details | Diff | Splinter Review

Description Jason Smith [:jsmith] 2012-02-22 23:37:28 PST

1. Install the latest build of the extension
2. Go to
3. Install "Forces of War" natively
4. Run Forces of War natively
5. Select the facebook login button to login


A pop-up dialog box should appear allowing the user to login via facebook.


No pop-up appears.
Comment 1 Jason Smith [:jsmith] 2012-03-16 10:58:56 PDT
*** Bug 732628 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Jason Smith [:jsmith] 2012-04-12 11:26:59 PDT
Confirmed to still be happening from testing the marketplace open web application.
Comment 3 Jason Smith [:jsmith] 2012-04-17 17:17:02 PDT
This is definitely a problem with pretty much anything that does integration to external origin. Common use case is anything that has pop-ups, including:

- Persona Integration
- Clicking facebook, google plus like buttons
- JavaScript pop-ups

Moving to critical, given that this greatly causes problems in functionality from a user's perspective, as many applications do use pop-ups.
Comment 4 Jason Smith [:jsmith] 2012-04-18 12:36:40 PDT
*** Bug 746229 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Jennifer Arguello :ticachica 2012-04-18 16:40:29 PDT
I need to know how many apps this will affect. If it's a large number of partner apps then I need to speak with BD to get their take on it.
Comment 6 Jason Smith [:jsmith] 2012-04-18 17:21:57 PDT
Comment 7 Jason Smith [:jsmith] 2012-04-18 17:24:22 PDT
Investigation needed on the following applications:

- Backpack
- Basecamp
- Campfire
- Highrise
- Ta-Da List
- Lord of Ultima
- Soundcloud
- Times Crossword
- Sky Guide
Comment 8 Jason Smith [:jsmith] 2012-04-20 11:37:20 PDT
Per a discussion with Kumar, this will prevent in-app payments from working correctly in the desktop WebRT, given that they rely on logging in with browser ID, which uses a pop-up.
Comment 9 Jason Smith [:jsmith] 2012-04-20 11:39:28 PDT
Time Crossword also relies on persona integration. Without this fixed, this application has limited functionality. Switching this to block marketplace beta.
Comment 10 Jason Smith [:jsmith] 2012-04-20 11:41:18 PDT
This stops account management also from working in Soundcloud.
Comment 11 Jason Smith [:jsmith] 2012-04-24 16:13:28 PDT
Jen to follow up with BD on this bug.
Comment 12 Justin Scott [:fligtar] 2012-04-25 16:49:16 PDT
From my perspective having looked at around 60 submissions and on the marketplace product side of things:

* I've seen around 10 submissions affected by this, where primary functionality of an app is unusable without Facebook Connect pop-up (many of these are BD-sourced apps)

* one of our important goals for this milestone was getting feedback on in-app purchases. We did a ton of work to hustle and get in-app payments ready for this release, and we're thwarted by the BrowserID pop-up not being able to open.

If this can't be fixed more generically, a temporary solution for FBConnect and BrowserID would solve most of the problems I've run into.
Comment 13 Ed Lee :Mardak 2012-04-26 12:08:19 PDT
Created attachment 618751 [details] [diff] [review]

Builds on bug 707836 for controlling navigation and bug 732631 for allowing popups to explicitly allow navigation in a popup.
Comment 14 Jason Smith [:jsmith] 2012-04-26 12:13:40 PDT
(In reply to Edward Lee :Mardak from comment #13)
> Created attachment 618751 [details] [diff] [review]
> v1
> Builds on bug 707836 for controlling navigation and bug 732631 for allowing
> popups to explicitly allow navigation in a popup.

What about facebook connect? That's very common in web apps, especially top apps. Also, how will we address this in the long run? An app probably should be able to control the "allowed_origins" parameter (bug 741955).
Comment 15 Ed Lee :Mardak 2012-04-26 12:35:07 PDT
(In reply to Jason Smith from comment #14)
> how will we address this in the long run?
In the long run, at least for Persona, is to implement that still doesn't address the issue of facebook connect though.
Comment 16 Myk Melez [:myk] [@mykmelez] 2012-04-26 14:52:15 PDT
Comment on attachment 618751 [details] [diff] [review]

r=myk with Facebook Connect's origin added to this list and a bug filed to implement an manifest-specified list of allowed origins!
Comment 17 Myk Melez [:myk] [@mykmelez] 2012-04-26 15:08:18 PDT
Comment on attachment 618751 [details] [diff] [review]

Erm, I'm going to make this r+ with conditions noted in comment 16 so you can carry forward review and land the patch with Facebook Connect added to the list.
Comment 18 Myk Melez [:myk] [@mykmelez] 2012-04-26 15:11:18 PDT
Erm, and I've gone ahead and filed the followup bug (bug 749415).
Comment 19 Ed Lee :Mardak 2012-04-26 16:36:10 PDT
Created attachment 618849 [details] [diff] [review]
for checkin

Explicitly allow Persona and Facebook Connect for now.
Comment 21 :Ms2ger (⌚ UTC+1/+2) 2012-04-27 06:53:47 PDT
Comment 22 Jason Smith [:jsmith] 2012-04-27 06:59:19 PDT
(In reply to Ms2ger from comment #21)

Is this is really resolved fixed in this case? The fix only addresses pop-ups with facebook and browser ID.
Comment 23 :Ms2ger (⌚ UTC+1/+2) 2012-04-27 07:02:36 PDT
If you need the bug to remain open after its patch lands, put "[leave open]" on the whiteboard.
Comment 24 Jason Smith [:jsmith] 2012-04-27 07:04:36 PDT
Flagging qawanted to test the two origins added.
Comment 25 Ed Lee :Mardak 2012-04-27 08:27:22 PDT
We can close this for now. Myk has already filed a followup bug 749415.
Comment 26 Jason Smith [:jsmith] 2012-04-27 08:30:34 PDT
Okay. Updated the bug title, so that the fix reflects the name of the bug for tracking purposes.
Comment 27 Jason Smith [:jsmith] 2012-04-30 16:13:55 PDT
Verified for browser ID pop-up.
Comment 28 Jason Smith [:jsmith] 2012-04-30 16:24:50 PDT
Verified with facebook login.
Comment 29 Jason Smith [:jsmith] 2012-05-02 00:23:12 PDT
Moving this back to resolved fixed. There's a test case in question to reopen this bug, involving the facebook like button:

Example Test Case Steps:

1. Install Sandglaz (
2. Launch that application
3. Click the facebook like button on the bottom of the application


A application pop-up should appear for login.


The default browser starts. Logging in will result in going to page of nothingness, probably cause it's trying to redirect back to the application.

Additional Notes:

Similar issue occurs with google plus +1 button, although it's we don't have that whitelisted yet.
Comment 30 Jason Smith [:jsmith] 2012-05-02 00:43:53 PDT
Moving this back to verified per an email from Myk. Will open a separate bug to track the facebook like button and google +1 button issue.

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