XN disabled by Firefox

Since today XN could not be verified by Firefox and therefor Firefox has disabled XN.

When i try to download the newest (or other) version of XN I receive message "Download failed. Please check your connection."

What can be the cause of this issue ?
I've about 20 email boxes and would we glad if XN works as good as before.

vZ's picture

It's Mozilla's fault.

They were tightening the screw on add-on signing for "user safety" beyond common sense for few last years under assumption that any danger that comes from add-on is caused by add-on devs' malice or incompetence, and Mozilla is knight-in-the-shining-armor here. And now, knight's horse lost his shoe and can't perform, so all signed add-ons stopped working for our safety :)

TL;DR: technical issues on Moz side, as far as I know, no ETA of fixing known. Since majority of add-ons stopped working and users rely on them heavily, the work is rather frantic though. Might come back any time.

RpD's picture

Update to FF 66.0.4 and 'unsupported' 'legacy' extensions should be back and working. 

RpD's picture

I just got hit in FF 66.0.3 with that disabling fun... all but one of my extensions.
I updated to FF 66.0.4 and all my extensions are back and working, including XN 4.2.11.

jeanlinoux's picture

Til the problem will be solved, I' using Quantum Extended Support Release and XN works fine.


RpD's picture

@jeanlinoux   Using the latest Firefox 66.0.4 "solves" the problem. It restored my addons... XN works fine on 66.0,4 (for me anyway) and there's no 'verification' problem anymore.

RpD's picture

Firefox 66.0.5 has been released supposedly specifically addressing the "addon issue".