Waterfox installation error (untrusted source)

Is there any reason why I cannot freely install the firefox extension in a firefox/mozilla - based browser?

It is similar to installing chrome browser extension in a chromium-based browser, isn't it?

And the toast message said something about "see logs for more info" ?

The security updates of waterfox are in line with ESR 60.9 or so.

1Password Version: 7.3.712
Extension Version:
OS Version: win8.1 x64
Sync Type: 1p.com


  • Yulka1355Yulka1355
    edited September 13

    Hi @4EverMaAT,

    1Paqssword 7 will not have the option to disable the code signature for unsupported browsers. If you want to use these browsers you can use 1Password X instead if you already are using the 1Password membership (https://support.1password.com/getting-started-1password-x/) It will work in either Firefox or Chromium forks on any OS platforms.

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member
    edited September 13

    @4EverMaAT: Indeed, we vet specific browsers to develop and test for, and the 1Password desktop apps verify the identity of those browsers before connecting and sending any information to them; otherwise any malicious browser/app would be able to connect to 1Password. 1Password X, on the other hand, runs entirely in the browser, so there is no risk of inter-app communication exploitation in that case. While we don't support Waterfox or other unofficial browser derivatives, if it works there that's great. I'm just not sure that it will given how far behind Waterfox has gotten, with regard to extension support.

  • 4EverMaAT4EverMaAT Junior Member

    I was able to install the 1Password X app. You have to right-click where it says "Add to firefox" (looks greyed out and you see the mouse cursor become a red circle with slash). "Open in new tab" will open the xpi link. Firefox will initially reject installing it.

    Then just manually go to the url text and press enter like you want to still visit the site. And then the extension installer will open and prompt that you accept the permissions that 1pX needs.


    Perhaps waterfox v68.x wouldnt have this problem. I just wanted to see if it would work in 56.x

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    Thanks for the update! The tough thing is that Firefox has been making improvements and adding features for WebExtensions with each release, and we're taking advantage of those, so compatibility may break with derivatives of old versions as everything evolves. So you'll have the best luck the more up to date you can stay. Thank you for sharing your experience here! :)

  • 4EverMaAT4EverMaAT Junior Member

    Spoke too soon. The extension installed, but it seems like the login to 1password.com hangs. I thought it was loading password file into some internal database. but for 20 minutes?

    I may try the v68.x, but there is no portable version, which was a big reason why I was drawn to WF.

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