To mark yesterdays announcement of Firefox 1.5 I thought I’d release a 1.0 of the Remember Mismatch Domains extension. This version of rmd has no major changes but I did tidy a few things up.
I think this also provides me a good opportunity to suggest that the Mozilla folks include something similar to the functionality that the rmd extension provides in future versions of their tools. As happy as I am to continue supporting rmd it seems obvious to me that not having to continuously accept the domain mismatch warning (expired certificates too) is something users want by default. I haven’t been keeping track of downloads of the extension but Googles for it are consistently at the top of the search referals to this site. I also noticed earlier this week that the bug has been open for nearly two years and the issue has been debated ad nauseam. To me that means the current (default) functionality is broken and should be addressed.
In the meantime, here’s a quick recap of the extension along with install directions:
What is Remember Mismatched Domains?
The Remember Mismatched Domains extension for Firefox and Thunderbird adds a â€œDonâ€™t warn me again about this certificate for this domainâ€™ checkbox to the Domain Mismatch and Expired Certificate warning windows. When selected the domain name and security certificate domain pair (or certificate and expiration date pair) is stored in a Firefox / Thunderbird preference and the security error dialogue will be bypassed on subsequent visits.
How do I install the extension?
If you want to install the extension in Thunderbird, you have to follow these steps:
1. In your default browser, right-click on the download link. Choose the “Save link to disk…” option and download the XPI install file into a directory of your choosing.
2. Open Mozilla Thunderbird and open the ‘Extensions’ dialog by going to the ‘Tools’ -> ‘Extensions’ menu.
3. On the Extension dialog, there’s a button named ‘Install’ in the lower left corner. Click on it and browse to the directory where you saved the remember-mismatch.xpi.
4. Choose the file you downloaded earlier on and click ‘OK’.
Firefox users left click on the link.