[RCD] Mailvelope -> Firefox settings dissapearing issue

Hans de Raad info at hcderaad.nl
Mon Aug 31 16:03:11 CEST 2015


Hi Thomas,

Thanks for your quick response, I definitely agree to not storing keys 
in RC.
I was just wondering if yuo had other users facing the same issue and if 
you would perhaps know of a workaround.

I'll be sure to check the dev-mailvelope branch sometime soon, thanks!

Best,
Hans

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On 2015-08-31 14:59, Thomas Bruederli wrote:
> Hello Hans
> 
> Unfortunately we don't have a solution for this problem. The key
> storage of Mailvelope is totally isolated and access for a web
> application is only possible in a very limited way. Which is by design
> an actually a key feature.
> 
> Although we might check the availability of certain keys from within
> Roundcube and providing a backup copy from the Roundcube side is
> theoretically possible, it doesn't make much sense because it would
> break the integrity of the key store by moving sensitive data (like
> private keys) from the extension's isolated storage into the web
> application's local storage which cannot be trusted.
> 
> An immediate workaround might be to switch to Chrome where the storage
> backend for extensions seems to be more reliable. But other than that,
> you have to wait for Firefox to fix that issue.
> 
> Best,
> Thomas
> 
> P.S. check out the latest version from our dev-mailvelope branch. It
> comes with an import feature for public keys if they're missing for
> certain message recipients.
> 
> 
> On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 12:00 PM, Hans de Raad <info at hcderaad.nl> 
> wrote:
>> Dear RC-devs,
>> 
>> A question that is probably outside of your area of influence but
>> nonetheless I'm interested if you have had any more feedback on this. 
>> If you
>> don't then a short "no" would ofcourse be very much acceptable.
>> 
>> Recently on the ML it was announced that you were looking into more
>> functional integration with Mailvelope, that sounds very promising, 
>> however
>> Mailvelope (at least on Firefox) suffers from a very problematic bug, 
>> namely
>> it frequently looses all keys and settings due to some unreliable 
>> behaviour
>> of the extension storage back end in firefox:
>> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1091244
>> 
>> And:
>> https://github.com/mailvelope/mailvelope/issues/304
>> 
>> There are a number of tickets opened in the Mailvelope Github, however 
>> no
>> usable remedy has been found yet. Do you know of any way to solve/work
>> around this? As it is effectively prohibiting me from using Mailvelope 
>> at
>> all.
>> 
>> Best regards,
>> Hans de Raad
>> 
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>> 
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>> 
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