Remove nsISignatureVerifier and/or nsISignatureVerifier::VerifySignature

RESOLVED FIXED in Thunderbird 19.0

Status

MailNews Core
Backend
RESOLVED FIXED
5 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: standard8, Assigned: standard8)

Tracking

(Blocks: 2 bugs)

unspecified
Thunderbird 19.0
Dependency tree / graph
Bug Flags:
in-testsuite -

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

Attachments

(1 attachment)

(Assignee)

Description

5 years ago
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #805305 +++

This does a public key operation on the main thread. It is not used by any addons on AMO (according to MXR) and it's only use within Gecko will go away soon. MailNews uses it, but only to initialize PSM and/or to check if PSM exists; I will provide MailNews with another technique for initializing PSM.
(Assignee)

Comment 1

5 years ago
Created attachment 677148 [details] [diff] [review]
The fix

This does what Brian suggests in bug 805305 comment 1. It looks like all but one of the cases were detecting if psm was included or not (which really should have been build config switches!).
Assignee: nobody → mbanner
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #677148 - Flags: review?(neil)

Comment 2

5 years ago
Comment on attachment 677148 [details] [diff] [review]
The fix

[Surely the correct way to do these checks would have been to try to instantiate the appropriate auth module? Also, interesting that IMAP doesn't even bother.]
Attachment #677148 - Flags: review?(neil) → review+
(Assignee)

Comment 3

5 years ago
https://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/rev/b2d52e305718
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Flags: in-testsuite-
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 19.0

Comment 4

4 years ago
I wasted 2 days on looking for the reason why this interface is not usable with javascript. It does not even show up in the firefox. eventually, I came to here. I would say, this interface is not bad.
if you can keep it, then with window.crypto.signText, I can sign on something
and with this iterface, I can verify something.

This interface is especially good to be called from content page. since it does not require the caller to find the certificate.

can we keep this and make it scriptable? or add it to the crypto?
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