Nov 7 – 9, 2022
Prague, Czech Republic
Europe/Prague timezone

Native messaging for strictly confined browsers

Nov 9, 2022, 4:00 PM
Karlin 2 (Hilton Prague)

Karlin 2

Hilton Prague

25 Minute Talk Ubuntu Desktop


Olivier Tilloy


In this short talk I'm going to present the work the Ubuntu Desktop Team did in collaboration with Mozilla developers to enable native messaging in the Firefox snap.
This is made up of several pieces, including a new WebExtensions portal, and changes in Firefox to make use of the portal where available.
I will demo the functionality with several extensions that require native messaging to work.
I will also mention future work to implement this in more browsers.

Session author bios

Olivier is a long-time free software enthusiast, Ubuntu user and developer, and has the privilege of being part of the Ubuntu Desktop team at Canonical.

Level of Difficulty Intermediate

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